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Arrows

Postby Atchman2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:12 pm

So I'm using my 45# fishing bow and trying to learn enough to actually hunt with one. I have a variety of arrows that I own that are "junk" arrows to me. In other words the ones on my compound bow are the ones I hunt with currently.

So I noticed arrows with the long fletching don't seem to be as accurate (to me at least) than those with the short fletching. I have some arrows that came with my first bow ever, that I have refletched them with Bohning Quick Fletch They seem to be just fine. They are old carbon arrows that were too short for me (it was a preowned bow). They are fine with the stick bow.

Any arrow advice from those who know? I grabbed some long fletch aluminum arrows out of the bargain bin at Academy. I can't hit anything with them :)
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Re: Arrows

Postby eddie c » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:19 pm

Not enough info. Need more information about the arrows you are shooting.
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Re: Arrows

Postby Atchman2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:22 pm

I guess i mean what do you guys shoot?

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Re: Arrows

Postby eddie c » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:06 am

My bows like 500 spine shafts. I use both 4 and 5 inch feathers but will be using 4s when the 5s are gone.
I shoot GT with 175 gr points.
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Re: Arrows

Postby Smo » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:21 am

My longbow pulls around 49-50 pounds at full draw (29-30”)

I have some Gold Tip Traditional Carbon shafts in 500 spine.
I’m still not really pleased with their flight however,
I don’t think it’s the arrow that’s the problem as much as the bow however...

I’m in the process( too many projects ) of going too wooden shafts.

I ordered a dozen 11/32” dia Oxford Cedar shafts and here is the first completed arrow.

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My quest was to take a whitetail with a traditional bow & arrow, which apparently is illegal....
I haven’t completely ruled it out as I have made the call to my local Wardens yet.

Here’s a pic of the GT Traditional arrows....

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Re: Arrows

Postby TN Song Dog » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:01 pm

Atchman2 wrote:I guess i mean what do you guys shoot?

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If shooting off the shelf, you may want to try feather type fletching. Plastic vanes be fine if using a rest or whisker biscuit though. Vanes off the shelf will probably not be very accurate.

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Re: Arrows

Postby Atchman2 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:39 pm

Using a biscuit

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