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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclepath View Post
    can these be done with a helical fletch or would you have to straight fletch?
    Either, helical works fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclepath View Post
    What would be the advantage of 4 vanes if you can get the same results using 3 longer vanes?
    Shorter so there is less chance of collisions and depending on the angle you can get the cables closer to the fletching, great for low brace height bows too. You need to work out the area of the different sizes to get a true comparison.

    I'm going to try three 3" feathers in my Mauler, use to work very well with low profile bh's in my ILF recurve.

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    3 fletch or 4 doesn't matter, but if broadheads are going to be used then it's always advisable to use either straight-offset or helical. Being as I have both RH and LH helical clamps that's what I use. Here's a decent comparison. Why do guns have rifling? To spin the bullet, of course, for better accuracy. A bullet that isn't spinning is at the mercy of the elements and tends to knuckle-ball. Same goes for arrows. Straight fletch will help keep the back of the arrow in line with the front, but if the arrow veers off course due to poor tuning or a lousy shot then it will continue it's wild flight to who knows where.
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    I know where, off into the brush to never be seen again. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    I know where, off into the brush to never be seen again. lol
    And just how much sleep did you miss this past week trying to think up that answer? LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Today, 4 vanes or feathers is probably trying to have something different or neat looking.
    It was out of need to have a 4 fletch with 4" feathers because it will stabilize any broadhead. It provides more control than 3 5" feathers, and can get your cable guard closer to the arrow.

    These days its not such a concern with the heads we use but it still has it uses including 'neat looking'.
    Last edited by Destroyer; 09-04-2011 at 02:51 PM.

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