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    Default 2" or 4" vanes?

    I am looking into buying some new arrows. I have always shot 4" vanes but I was wondering if it was beneficial to switch to 2" vanes? Just curious what you guys thought?

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    While some of it is personal preference, I have found that the overall flight of my arrows improved with 2 in. Blazers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow Splitter View Post
    While some of it is personal preference, I have found that the overall flight of my arrows improved with 2 in. Blazers.

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    X2, tighter groups for me. Some say they (blazer) are quieter too??? I can't notice it.
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    I would have to agree with the rest. But I still might try feathers.

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    Try the Rayzr..son shoots them well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow Splitter View Post
    While some of it is personal preference, I have found that the overall flight of my arrows improved with 2 in. Blazers.

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    Same here.

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    2 inch blazers group great for me.
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    Prefer 2".
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    Last couple of years I've shot Bohning Blazers, but am switching to VaneTec HP's another 2" vane this year, as they a slightly shorter then Blazer ( blazer 5/8" HP 1/2" ) which will let me go back to standard axle length on my X rigged Slayer. Got blazer clearence by using the long axle on the bottom, but that lets then cables vibrate more. I rather have them touch, and dampen them selves.
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    I think the norm is toward 2" vanes, although many still swear by feathers. I use feathers with my longbow, just gotta. I have been using the blazers but just switched over to the zeon fusion vanes, also 2" but more of a shield cut vane. Seem to group well, but haven't shot them outside yet, to cold.

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