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Jake-the-snake
01-28-2012, 12:22 PM
Curious...what do you guys all use for fletching with your broadheads and/or your field points?

Me? nothing better than 3" feathers in a right helical clamp set at 3 degree!

I also use rayzers (spelling?) with a helical...both are great.

Arrow Splitter
01-28-2012, 12:43 PM
Curious...what do you guys all use for fletching with your broadheads and/or your field points?

Me? nothing better than 3" feathers in a right helical clamp set at 3 degree!

I also use rayzers (spelling?) with a helical...both are great.http://i.tfcdn.com/img2/Z6CA1ooAY2a9wsVQXJBfVFIcn5iXEp9fWpKSn19UzJBRUlJgpa-fmKlXUJSZnJpelJiUlFqkl5yfq1-QqW9hoG9gqm9qCGQYmJoampsZxpuZGOhlFaSTrREA/fyVMtP8ANuff said:cool:



On my Walmart arrows I am using the 2" vanes that came on them from the factory.

A.S

Jake-the-snake
01-29-2012, 05:59 PM
no one else?

Skbengal
01-29-2012, 06:33 PM
I use 2" blazers. They seem to work great for me. I use a WB and even my muzzy's are accurate out to 70 yds.

Double S
01-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Fobs for hunting.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/Battledrumwrapsorangeandpink2.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/StarrflightFobs010.jpg

Some Blazers too.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/RobinhoodBlazers4-3-1110.jpg

NeilMac
01-29-2012, 09:59 PM
As a 'finger flinger' I need a touch more stabilisation on my (3D) arrows. For many years I have used NAP Quickspin 2.25's, but they stopped making them about a year ago, so as my stocks have run down, I have been messing with Blazers and VaneTec and a bunch of others.

My problem with the modern 'short and high' designs are that no matter what I do, or how I index the nock, I am getting fletching contact with the index finger of my bow holding hand, and rather than change the set up of my bow, or the anchor point I have used for donkey's years, I have just kept trying different fletchings.

Thanks to Don (a fellow finger flinger) I am now using Gator Vane feathers, cut to 2", and they are really something; very consistent and accurate. I am now trying to get a few friends over here interested in them, as I really think they are very good.

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Ehunter
01-30-2012, 01:34 AM
I either use Blazers or Norway Predator vanes. They are basically the same thing. I've tried Quick Spins, and they work well, but drop off pretty fast after about 45 yards or so. Used Martin Fury vanes, duravanes, and a few others, but keep coming back to the Blazers or Predators.

MLN1963
01-30-2012, 05:17 AM
NeilMac

Too bad you can't use FOBs. I don't think there is anything that gives more stabilization.

NeilMac
01-31-2012, 10:42 AM
NeilMac

Too bad you can't use FOBs. I don't think there is anything that gives more stabilization.

My buddy Kev has some FOBs for wet days, but still prefers feathers for hunting and for 3D comps.

I know there are a couple of drop away rests that can be used by finger shooters, but I'm not sure if they would work for me, and it's a lot of messin and expense just to find out.

I do like the FOBs though and if there was an easy way to try them, I would.

Jake-the-snake
02-04-2012, 07:13 AM
I dont think I'll ever try FOBS....just something about them...for NeilMac, why dont you use a helical? A lot of guys over here in this area who shoot fingers, love helical with their fletching...

NeilMac
02-04-2012, 07:23 AM
for NeilMac, why dont you use a helical? A lot of guys over here in this area who shoot fingers, love helical with their fletching...

I'm only using field points (no hunting in the UK), so a straight or offset straight fletch will give me the fast stabilisation I need, and will also maintain as much speed (velocity) as possible over distance, as I am shooting 3D's out to 60 yards plus.

Jake-the-snake
02-05-2012, 07:45 PM
Good point. I've found, even when killing foam and paper, that a harder offset, or a nice helical, really helps out in stabilizing. Ive been experimenting with a 3 degree helical, and im loving the results with both broadheads and fieldpoints...out to 70 yards as of now.

NuttyNative
02-06-2012, 09:00 PM
I'm making up a dozen with 3" Fusion Duravanes. Last year I bought 4 different vaned 1/2 dozens and the Fusion vanes seemed to be quieter and more accurate for me.

wscywabbit
02-07-2012, 12:00 PM
I started out with predator vanes, and had no issues other than none of the archery shops around me carried them. So I switched to blazers, and have had similar success. I am now looking at the newer 2" feathers, got some samples from Truflight. I really like the look of the feathers and have read good reviews on them, but once again no one around here carries them, and they even proved to be difficult to find online for a decent price. I did however find a deal on Gateway feathers' Rayzr 2" feathers, and they should be here any day... I'll let you know how they fly! ;)

Jake-the-snake
02-10-2012, 04:12 AM
I used the rayzers last year to kill a turkey, fletched some arrows with my hard offset and they were amazing out to 75 yards (all my yard will allow me)
and good thing too...took this feller at 71 yards
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/DSCN3720.jpg

wscywabbit
02-10-2012, 09:34 AM
that's awesome Jake, nice shot! I'm pretty excited, my new feathers should be here today or tomorrow...

Spiker
02-10-2012, 11:05 AM
If anyone on here wants to try out the Rayzr's I have maybe enough to do a half dozen arrows.
I'll send them to the first one to pm me their address.
No charge.

wscywabbit
02-11-2012, 05:59 AM
I fletched them last night, will give them a fling today! (The two odd colored arrows are Trueflight, I'll see how they compare)

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dzsmith
02-26-2012, 12:37 AM
If anyone on here wants to try out the Rayzr's I have maybe enough to do a half dozen arrows.
I'll send them to the first one to pm me their address.
No charge.
i tried to pm you, but it says that you do not receive pms. I would love to get those razr feathers if you still got them man. if not thanks for the offer anyway

Spiker
02-26-2012, 02:48 PM
i tried to pm you, but it says that you do not receive pms. I would love to get those razr feathers if you still got them man. if not thanks for the offer anyway

PM'ed you back with an email address.

Double S
03-27-2012, 02:54 PM
I just fletched these up yesterday. They are 4 inch Elite Plastifletch from AAE Cavalier USA. They are flying great so far. I might use them with my Scepter.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/Arrow%20Fletching/AAE4inchElitePlastifletchvanes1.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/Arrow%20Fletching/AAE4inchElitePlastifletchvanes2.jpg

Double S
03-28-2012, 12:36 PM
I did some today with some Gator vanes.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/Arrow%20Fletching/4inchgatorvanesHt-21-1.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Starrlfight%20Fobs/Arrow%20Fletching/4inchgatorvanesHt-22-1.jpg

Don B
04-01-2012, 04:43 AM
Gator Feathers are all I shoot. I haven't found anything taht flys any better so why change?
Looking good Simon,
I have never shot the 4" Gators, let me know how they fly.
Don.

Double S
04-01-2012, 06:44 AM
Gator Feathers are all I shoot. I haven't found anything taht flys any better so why change?
Looking good Simon,
I have never shot the 4" Gators, let me know how they fly.
Don.

Will do Don. it's been raining almost non stop with 20-30 mph winds. Not the best for testing out fletching. I'm hoping the weather gets a tad better.

shaverd
04-06-2012, 05:38 AM
I had been using vanes because that just happen to be on the arrows that I was buying. When I went to the bow shop to get feathers I ran into problems. They did not have left vane feathers. The fletching jig that came with my bow is left vane. So now I make my own fletchings from the turkeys that I have shot and it is working great.

bfisher
04-06-2012, 06:08 AM
I had been using vanes because that just happen to be on the arrows that I was buying. When I went to the bow shop to get feathers I ran into problems. They did not have left vane feathers. The fletching jig that came with my bow is left vane. So now I make my own fletchings from the turkeys that I have shot and it is working great.

What kind of jig do you have? Is it possible to get a RH clamp for it? If so then you can do like I do and just buy whatever I find on sale----RH or LH. Last batch of feathers I bought were really cheap. Nobody likes black so I got a 100 pack of black 4" Trueflights for a whopping $2.00.

shaverd
04-06-2012, 07:21 AM
What kind of jig do you have? Is it possible to get a RH clamp for it? If so then you can do like I do and just buy whatever I find on sale----RH or LH. Last batch of feathers I bought were really cheap. Nobody likes black so I got a 100 pack of black 4" Trueflights for a whopping $2.00.

I have a Martin #J-8 fletching jig and yes I can get different clamps for it, I just havn't bothered. That is a good idea though and a cheaper price always sounds good to me. I was suprised at how expensive some fletchings are.

WildWilt15
04-06-2012, 09:22 AM
have any of you guys tried them blood vanes?? im curious about them thhere like quick fletch but you dont need any boiling water all u need is good glue and about 10 seconds of your time. Id like to hear about them if they hold up or not.

droppixel
04-09-2012, 09:35 AM
Just did some Gold Tip Velocity this weekend with Kiwi/White Blazers. I'll get some pictures up tonight. Did 2 Kiwi/1 White for Target/3D arrows and 2 White/1 Kiwi for my hunting sticks.

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/c017fc9e82b311e1a9f71231382044a1_7.jpg
http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/f1a5b59a82b211e1be6a12313820455d_7.jpg

andy_camping
04-13-2012, 07:13 PM
These are my latest....with the help of my DIY arrow saw.!!

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