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    I can think of a dandy forkie taken off of Wolf Creek, that never heard those blazers comming.
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    Default 2" or 4" vanes?

    You guys ever hear of dosemeter or decibel gage? It checks sound emissions. We had to use them at motercycle enduro races. I don't know whether the reader could pick up vane noise, should though.

    Anyway, have someone stand down range, off to the side hopefull , and let them listen for the arrow. You'll be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    You guys ever hear of dosemeter or decibel gage? It checks sound emissions. We had to use them at motercycle enduro races. I don't know whether the reader could pick up vane noise, should though.

    Anyway, have someone stand down range, off to the side hopefull , and let them listen for the arrow. You'll be surprised.
    .......and if it's below 96db we're good!...........for the race anyway

    I think I was told the ones used at some of our local rides/races only went down to 40db, but seem to remember somebody (I think on this site) saying they had done that with some sort of similar sound meter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    You guys ever hear of dosemeter or decibel gage? It checks sound emissions. We had to use them at motercycle enduro races. I don't know whether the reader could pick up vane noise, should though.

    Anyway, have someone stand down range, off to the side hopefull , and let them listen for the arrow. You'll be surprised.
    yes i have... use them at the coast here for all the sand toys..
    and yes you will one would hope they stand out of the way, as i said hide behind a tree ..lol one could just duck
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElkSlayer View Post
    you wont ... but down range someone else can tell.


    ....does it matter ? umm doubt i could get outa the way fast enough..and I know lots of deer /elk that failed too
    X2... Something about an arrow doing near race car speed.
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    I did a study last year about ths time with a noise meter and 2" - 3" - 4" vanes don't remember which but the 2" and 4" were louder then the 3". I'm now shooting 3" after I mess up my 4" stock vanes....
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    AS, race car speed? Last deer I hit I was going about 25 mph. Well, it actually ran into me. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    AS, race car speed? Last deer I hit I was going about 25 mph. Well, it actually ran into me. lol
    I wouldn't try doing that too much, cause it costs more than an arrow does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuttyNative View Post
    X2, tighter groups for me. Some say they (blazer) are quieter too??? I can't notice it.
    Ditto....................

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    AS, it's a chronic problem I have with Fords. I've had 3 Ford work trucks, hit a deer within the first 3 months with all 3. Always in the dark, or fog, and never over 45 mph. Just bought a Mustang, and I'm hoping to break that cycle. lol

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