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#2988202 - 10/18/12 08:42 PM helical
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does helical fletching affect arrow speed
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#2988531 - 10/19/12 06:50 AM Re: helical [Re: DEERDOWN]
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Prob slows it down if I had to guess. Creates more drag.
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#2988566 - 10/19/12 07:26 AM Re: helical [Re: cozy23]
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Yes. But not by much. I have half dozen arrows in helical. The other half in offset. The difference between the two was average 5 fps.
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#2988687 - 10/19/12 08:42 AM Re: helical [Re: thejetman]
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 Originally Posted By: thejetman
Yes. But not by much. I have half dozen arrows in helical. The other half in offset. The difference between the two was average 5 fps.


Correct statement above. Helical patterns are also slightly louder than straight, or offset; however, helicals are also slightly more accurate as well. To sum it up, the more rotation will equate to more noise and increased accuracy—especially in higher wind situations.
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#2989446 - 10/19/12 04:28 PM Re: helical [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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What's the difference between offset and helical
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#2989455 - 10/19/12 04:37 PM Re: helical [Re: DEERDOWN]
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The reason I ask I have the new bohning helix jig and it says 3 degree offset
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#2989493 - 10/19/12 05:08 PM Re: helical [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
 Originally Posted By: thejetman
Yes. But not by much. I have half dozen arrows in helical. The other half in offset. The difference between the two was average 5 fps.


Correct statement above. Helical patterns are also slightly louder than straight, or offset; however, helicals are also slightly more accurate as well. To sum it up, the more rotation will equate to more noise and increased accuracy—especially in higher wind situations.

That about sums it up.
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#2989496 - 10/19/12 05:09 PM Re: helical [Re: DEERDOWN]
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[quote=DEERDOWN]The reason I ask I have the new bohning helix jig and it says 3 degree offset [/quoteI wanna trade for my helical fetch jig?
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#2989541 - 10/19/12 05:42 PM Re: helical [Re: thejetman]
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Just bought this one want to learn more about it
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#2989628 - 10/19/12 07:14 PM Re: helical [Re: DEERDOWN]
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Invest in a good Bitzenburger Dial-o-Fletch if you are serious about building your own arrows. Worth every penny.
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