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Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-29-2011, 05:22 PM
Just got a set of new arrows. They are Gold tip, and come crested and have blazer vanes. Just wondering what you guys thought of crests?




Hutch:cool:

cjchasman
07-29-2011, 05:27 PM
I think they class up the looks of an arrow. They also can be an aid in finding arrows in the field. I like em. Have tried cresting some of my own by hand painting in an old arrow straightener. Nice to make up your own patterns.

Destroyer
07-29-2011, 06:50 PM
I think they class up the looks of an arrow.

X2. Love it on wood arrows, real traditional look. Don't bother these days because there is usually a sticker that replaces it, well sort of. Anyway we want photo's Hutch! ;)

cyclepath
07-29-2011, 09:53 PM
Just got a set of new arrows. They are Gold tip, and come crested and have blazer vanes. Just wondering what you guys thought of crests?




Hutch:cool:

UH, just wondering if you are meaning just crested, or dipped and crested Hutch? :confused:

peace
07-30-2011, 02:57 AM
Although they look really great the dipping and cresting tends to get messed up in use and becomes a pain to deal with when fletching. Any arrows I personally covet for use I clear of printed matter and bring down to the plain carbon shafts. It makes re-fletching a quicker and easier task. JMHO...

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-30-2011, 03:02 AM
I bought them at dicks sporting goods with a birthday gift card. They are Gold Tip Devastator Extremes. Just wanted to see how a light arrow would work. I cut them last night and weighed every component. I even dabbed glue on each end of every blazer, so I wouldn't have to worry about any vane issues. When I was done I was impressed they all weigh 373 on the nose.... So here is some pics.
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I went from 415gn. to 373gn arrows what a major difference.


Hutch:cool:

peace
07-30-2011, 04:37 AM
I went from 415gn. to 373gn arrows what a major difference.
Hutch:cool:

42gn lighter, probably picked up a few fps. Did that change your point of impact at all?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-30-2011, 04:42 AM
42gn lighter, probably picked up a few fps. Did that change your point of impact at all?Nope!


Hutch:cool:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-30-2011, 03:06 PM
I have quite a few rounds with the new arrows and I am still impressed. Cheap arrows hitting great every time at 20 yards. I will have to test these arrow at 30 yards and up. Speed is up there and I am hitting quarter size dots. I think they will work well for practicing.



Hutch:cool:

Destroyer
07-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Arrow wraps not cresting like I was expecting. My experience with them hasn't been good, vanes came off way too easily.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-30-2011, 04:14 PM
My apologies, I didn't think of cresting vs arrow wraps. Cresting is painted I presume and wraps of course are vinyl stick on. Well I did some extra work, so I would not have the problem with loosing vanes. We will see how they work. They are only target arrows. So far so good.


Hutch:cool:

Speedykills
07-30-2011, 04:48 PM
I dont like them.

Destroyer
07-30-2011, 09:29 PM
They are only target arrows. So far so good.

I hope they do work. Its a great idea and makes re-fletching very easy but the ones I have tried weren't any good, vanes almost fell off but I'm not the easiest on gear, they need to grip solid.