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    i bought my bengle used, and the arrows it came with stick past the wisker bisquit one inch. is that about right. i fixing to get some new ones and wondering if they need to be a little longer.

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    Depends on how you like them, Some like them shorter for speed. But for safety when you draw back a broad head, you might want them about 1" to 1 3/4 past the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Depends on how you like them, Some like them shorter for speed. But for safety when you draw back a broad head, you might want them about 1" to 1 3/4 past the shelf.
    im new to all this so what are u calling the shelf.
    thanks

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    I put mine 1: past my rest.

    The shelf is the flat part of your riser in front of your whisker bisquit. were your arrow would lay if the bisquit wasn't there.

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    Last edited by FireHawk Owner; 10-20-2010 at 04:51 PM.

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    If you plan on shooting broadheads I would go at least 1" from the shelf as to not cut hand upon release. Had a friend cut his hand good one time, not pretty and ruined the hunting trip plus 15 stiches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Depends on how you like them, Some like them shorter for speed. But for safety when you draw back a broad head, you might want them about 1" to 1 3/4 past the shelf.
    yep...its your hand cut them at rest if you like...most cut target arrow just in frount of rest 1/2" or so...hunting arrows as said above for saftey sake should be cut atleast 1" in frount of riser
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    All of my arrows extend 1" past the front of the bow when I'm at full draw.

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