Fletching Preferance

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  • August 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm #495907 Back to Top REPORT

    Billdean

    Joined: 7/21/2008
    What does everyone use when fletching their arrows for hunting use. How would a 4 fletch blazer work with Flex-Fletch Flash Vanes. Any benefit to 4 vane over 3? Any draw backs?
    August 11, 2008 at 5:55 pm #520900 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

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    What does everyone use when fletching their arrows for hunting use. How would a 4 fletch blazer work with Flex-Fletch Flash Vanes. Any benefit to 4 vane over 3? Any draw backs?[/quote:1jqc7kqt]

    :smt15 :smt12 :smt02

    I shoot an arrow with 3 fletchings using flex fletch flash vanes [=}=]

    The 4th vane adds more weight and drag, but has been show by some to provide better stabilization when using shorter vanes [=}=] IMO you loose the benifits of having shorter vanes if you use a 4 fletch due to adding the weight you are trying to remove by using the shorter vanes. Seems kinda counter productive to me :smt69

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    August 11, 2008 at 6:18 pm #520901 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    What does everyone use when fletching their arrows for hunting use…

    I use three Flex Fletch FFP360 helical or three VaneTec Vmax 4 helical.

    I would only use a fourth vane/feather if the initial control/stabilization with three was insufficient. I would four fletch using the 105/75 spacing to get riser/rest clearance.

    Bohning’s 2″ Blazer works as well as some 4″ vanes because their drag is the same as most 4″ vanes. This was determines shooting through a chronograph at 0, 20, 40, and 60 yds using the same arrow, the fletch being the only difference.

    AMO standard for a hunting arrow is for three 5″ fletch or four 4″ fletch:

    AMO BROADHEAD & FIELD ARROW
    FLETCHING RECOMMENDATION[/b:199dy9nh]
    1. Fletching for three vane arrows
    a) Length 5″ minimum
    b) Square inches 1.9 minimum
    c) Height 5/8″ maximum
    2. Fletching for four vane arrows
    a) Length 4″ minimum
    b) Square inches 1.4 minimum
    c) Height 5/8″ maximum
    3. Fletching shall be spiraled with the limits of one revolution in 2 1/2 feet to one revolution in 6 feet.
    4. Compliance with other AMO arrow standards, such as arrow length, tapers, adapters, etc.
    [/quote:199dy9nh]

    August 11, 2008 at 7:15 pm #520902 Back to Top REPORT
    wihill
    wihill

    Joined: 5/25/2007
    I use 4up fletch with my target arrows, but I’m also using FF low profile 187’s – some of the smallest they make. The extra drag is nice for the small/micro vanes.

    I haven’t used them with broadheads, but I’ve heard of people using the Mini Blazers 4up for broadheads and the work great. Weight wise you end up heavier, so I don’t really know if it’s worth the trouble in the end.

    I’ve also considered fletching up some of my traditional arrows with 4 4″ feathers to get a bit more drag to stablized my extreme FOC (22%), which may happen here in the future, I just need to swap around my jig and get some feathers – I’ve got a few arrows that need to be redone.

    :thumbup

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    August 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm #520903 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    … I’ve also considered fletching up some of my traditional arrows with 4 4″ feathers to get a bit more drag to stablized my extreme FOC (22%) …

    The best arrangement I got for accuracy was a .5″ high, four fletch 105/75 modified shield cut with 2-degree offset. By modified, I mean I moved the point where the shield cut makes the drop off farther forward, so that the trailing edge of the feather was about a 45-degree angle instead of the 60-degree angle. The drag was still adequate and it minimized the fletch flutter, so reduced the “phhisss–hissss” noise associated with shield cut.

    … hope this helps [=}=]

    August 12, 2008 at 12:18 am #520904 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    3 vane blazer for me. :thumbup

    I only found that a 4 fletch blazer was more expensive not more accurate! [=}=]

    August 12, 2008 at 1:10 am #520905 Back to Top REPORT
    wihill
    wihill

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    … By modified, I mean I moved the point where the shield cut makes the drop off farther forward, so that the trailing edge of the feather was about a 45-degree angle instead of the 60-degree angle…. hope this helps [=}=]

    Choo’ got a picture? :D :D I’m a visual person…

    :thumbup

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    August 12, 2008 at 2:13 am #520906 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004
    I use 4″ Marco vanes. Cheap & they do great. Blazers hit my rest. I have to shoot 105o x 75o with my Marcos.
    August 12, 2008 at 1:09 pm #520907 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    … By modified, I mean I moved the point where the shield cut makes the drop off farther forward, so that the trailing edge of the feather was about a 45-degree angle instead of the 60-degree angle…. hope this helps [=}=]

    Choo’ got a picture? :D :D I’m a visual person…
    :thumbup[/quote:hsjb3ixi]
    I haven’t made those arrows in over 25 years when I was shooting recurve. Conventional fletch was three shield cut 5 or 5.5″ helical about 5/8″ tall … they sounded like a 747 coming in on final approach #-o

    I found I got just as good broadhead control using the four 4″ shield cut fletched 2-degree offset, and by a bit less height and cutting the back angle a bit shallower, less noise. Also, if you are burning your own feathers from full cuts, you normally can get two good 4″ sections instead of only one 5.5″ section. ;)

    August 12, 2008 at 1:13 pm #520908 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    Check out this fletching on Gillinghams 5/8″ shaft :D

    http://www.archerytalktv.com/attv/view_ … d3b5c6e0b0

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