Straight fletch or helical fletch???

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  • January 23, 2013 at 11:07 am #497756 Back to Top REPORT
    big-hoss
    Big Hoss

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    If only shooting 3d with 2″ blazers, will a straight fletch work,or do u have to use a rh 3 degree helical? Does it spin that much faster without a target tip? ](*,)
    January 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm #548640 Back to Top REPORT
    wolbear
    wolbear

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    I would recommend ALWAYS going with the offset when fletching, especially Blazers. I have found that they just seem to fly slightly more true and accurate. :thumbup
    January 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm #548641 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    A straight fletch is akin to throwing a knuckleball.

    Like Wolbear said, at Least offset.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm #548642 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    A faster stabilization of the arrows flight is what you want and the helical does that best from the tests I have read.
    January 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm #548643 Back to Top REPORT

    CHAS

    Joined: 1/30/2008
    I would recommend ALWAYS going with the offset when fletching, especially Blazers. I have found that they just seem to fly slightly more true and accurate. :thumbup

    X2- i always thought of it like the difference between a smooth bore and a rifled barrel.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm #548644 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

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    :D .. :thumbup …When it comes to broadheads avoid straight fletch like the plaque..field points its not a huge issue if bow is tuned proper…we like all our arrow fletched with the vanes as much offset as the vane and arrow both have full contact…

    :D
    Neil

    January 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm #548645 Back to Top REPORT
    mikeday
    mikeday

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    i shoot 2in blazers for broadheads and field points straight fletched with zero issues out to 45 / 50 yards…for 3d you shouldnt have any worries
    January 24, 2013 at 1:33 am #548646 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    i shoot 2in blazers for broadheads and field points straight fletched …

    What jig do you use, and how to you measure to know that the fletch is straight?

    Bohning recommends 2º offset fletch for the Blazer. After extensive testing, I’ve found that good group and less downrange speed loss is had with 1.5º offset fletch.

    The only vanes I know of that will perform well when fletched straight (zero degree offset) are the NAP Quickspin, the Kurly, and the SpinWing vanes.

    http://www.huntersfriend.com/carbon_arr … pter_4.htm

    January 24, 2013 at 11:03 am #548647 Back to Top REPORT
    big-hoss
    Big Hoss

    Joined: 1/6/2010
    Thanks alot for the help guys
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