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#3405478 - 10/16/13 06:23 PM FOBs
Cbutl
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Has anyone used fobs??
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#3405576 - 10/16/13 07:24 PM Re: FOBs [Re: Cbutl]
TNDeerGuy
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Don't like them...they do fly good, but that is about the end of it. They are loud, they create a lot of drag on the arrow resulting in a faster deceleration than a standard fletching, you can only shoot them out of a drop away and clearance problems can be an issue, and if another arrow hits it then you are putting another one.
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#3405946 - 10/16/13 10:59 PM Re: FOBs [Re: TNDeerGuy]
Cbutl
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I figured those videos were to good to be true! Haha
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#3411092 - 10/20/13 07:06 PM Re: FOBs [Re: Cbutl]
cdtac1
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Registered: 02/28/07
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Loc: Atoka, TN

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I've used them and had no issues with them. If you like fletching arrows (I do a lot of customized fletching for the wife) great. If you just want fletching that is very simple and quick FOBs are hard to beat.
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#3413657 - 10/22/13 11:46 AM Re: FOBs [Re: cdtac1]
wjohnson1983
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I tried to use them, but had to go back to fletching. With a field point they flew great, and I was breaking FOBs at 30 yards. Very inconsistent with broadheads for me though. I'll be giving the NAP Quikfletch a trial run this week hopefully.
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#3413784 - 10/22/13 01:37 PM Re: FOBs [Re: TNDeerGuy]
DixieCrafter
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Registered: 10/03/12
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Loc: Mid-TN

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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Don't like them...they do fly good, but that is about the end of it. They are loud, they create a lot of drag on the arrow resulting in a faster deceleration than a standard fletching, you can only shoot them out of a drop away and clearance problems can be an issue, and if another arrow hits it then you are putting another one.


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#3415699 - 10/23/13 03:44 PM Re: FOBs [Re: DixieCrafter]
scn
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I use them and like them. I think the noise issue is much overated, and the speed appears to be identical as they group with my fletched arrows. I find that they do a better job of stabilizing broadheads than fletched arrows.

But, as stated, you can't do much "shooting for groups" with them as you will tear them up.
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