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    Default Do you like crested arrows?

    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?




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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjchasman View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    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?




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    UH, just wondering if you are meaning just crested, or dipped and crested Hutch?
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    Default Don't care for them much...

    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...
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    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.
    goldtip devastators extremes.jpgdevastators exetreme 2.jpgdevastators exetreme 3.jpg


    I went from 415gn. to 373gn arrows what a major difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    I went from 415gn. to 373gn arrows what a major difference.
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    42gn lighter, probably picked up a few fps. Did that change your point of impact at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peace View Post
    42gn lighter, probably picked up a few fps. Did that change your point of impact at all?
    Nope!


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    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.



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    Arrow wraps not cresting like I was expecting. My experience with them hasn't been good, vanes came off way too easily.

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