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    Default Will 4 vanes work with a blade spring rest?

    I'm in the middle of redoing some fletching and I'm thinking about trying 4 vanes. Has anybody here tried 4 vanes on a TT spring rest?



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    I've shot 4 fletch, from a recurve. Creates a lot of drag, unless you make 'em real small, try to keep the same amount of feather or vane. By that I mean that if you 3 fletch vanes total 6 sq in, make your 4 vanes equal 6 sq inches. Good luck.
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    I took some shots today just for giggles and see how they reacted. I was very surprised on how fast the 4 vanes recovered from the archers paradox. I shot at 20 yards, destroyed some vanes on one 4 vane arrow. 30 yards and then at 50 yards.

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    30 yards. you can see one of the feathered arrows hit odd. I think i pulled dwon to check the shot and didn't follow through properly.


    50 yards. this is when i started shaking. i decided to come on in and take a break.

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    more surface area, catches more air... how much drop did you experance if any ?
    looked like the grouped well..
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    I readjusted about an inch or so to get the 4 vaned arrows back in circle at 50 yards. Zero at 20 yards. Not till I was moving back did I notice the drop.

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    does it give u the "fshm" sound? I did tried once wif 4 fletch, but i get sound on every shot. Maybe my skill for fletching is limited.
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