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03-15-2014, 12:24 AM


Just a reminder to give your arrows a flex if you hear them slap each other.

03-15-2014, 05:23 AM
Good tip. I've started flexing mine every time I shoot them the last year or so. Nothing a little duct tape won't fix though! Kidding of course!

Arrow Splitter
03-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Nothing a little duct tape won't fix though! Kidding of course!Let me know how that goes for you....LOL


Sonny Thomas
03-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Little bit of Super glue.... ;)

Arrows just don't have to slap together to cause cracks. Hard targets, especially up close and any harder target for any distance. That whip when hitting a bale can cause problems also. I run a IBO spec arrow. Okay within safety guide lines, but close up I've had them snap right at the bale.

CLT Bluesman
03-20-2014, 07:42 AM
Never seen this with the 2216 XX75 that I shoot.

03-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Arrows.. its a love/hate relationship. Carbons.. don't bend, tough, but can crack at either end or in the middle, better get in the habit of flexing them after each shot, or... Alumimum, very rarely breaks, but sometimes, right above the insert.. slap something hard enough and it's bent. Wood, even when finished and sealed, can sometimes warp, heat can bend 'em, even though they're easy to straighten, and hit something hard and they break. Now the cost of feathers is climbing, but still able to keep costs down to $1.48 a shaft, plus point. :)

bob cooly
03-20-2014, 02:47 PM
Gold Tip Nocks are the absolute worst. I always trade out the gt nocks for easton nocks. Arrows are replaceable, not so much the severed nerves in your hand. FLEX or PAY the piper.:eek:

bob cooly
03-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Eslayer tells where you buy arrows that cheap. Feathers are quickly becoming above my pay grade, thinking of going back to AAE vanes 4-5" for everything. Or moving to China, start a turkey ranch and sell the dumb Americans wing feathers by the sea container full.:p

03-20-2014, 03:09 PM
Bob, talking wood arrows. Port Orford Cedar, got to buy 100 of 'em to get the cost per arrow that low, but its do-able. Until you add shipping! Sagittarius Archery sells full lenght feathers for $35/100, shafts for $30 a doz. Was browsing ebay/archery/feathers yesterday, guys are selling turkey wings, secondary feathers, well, at least they are trying to sell 'em! :D I bit the bullet earlier this month and bought a new Young Feather Burner, first try at a new feather shape, a 3 1/2" razor style, getting good broadhead ( 2 blade ) flight, stabilizes fast, but does create some air noise. Can get 2 fletches from one full length feather.