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#873969 - 08/18/08 03:00 PM Short or Long Fletchings???
BEERSLAYER40
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Which do you prefer and why?

I have been using longer fletchings on my arrows for years and I recently stopped using my older bow and went to a newer one that is more compact. After I installed my whisker biscuit on my new bow my fletchings are inside my biscuit when the bow is at rest. I know it wont hurt anything to shoot it like that but I was thinking of switching to shorter fletchings for my new bow....any thoughts?

Thanks,Fred
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#873993 - 08/18/08 03:17 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
BowGuy84
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been shooting 2in blazers for several years...work better at broadhead stabilation and are tougher!
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#876285 - 08/19/08 06:35 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: BowGuy84]
BEERSLAYER40
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Does it change the way your bow will shoot or its accuracy?
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#876676 - 08/19/08 09:53 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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guy at basspro told me that it differs if you shoot broadheads or expandables.. he prefferd the short fletching with the expandables..
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#878079 - 08/20/08 04:07 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: Rico]
bsl
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blazers have out shot all other types of fletching I have tried.They are all I will shot now.
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#878168 - 08/20/08 05:11 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: bsl]
squattin dogg
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Blazer 2 inch is the only way to go !!
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#878222 - 08/20/08 05:48 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: squattin dogg]
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 Originally Posted By: squattin dogg
Blazer 2 inch is the only way to go !!


Ditto !!!

I just seem to get all around better acurracy using them with my WB rest. A test that showed me something was when I took two identical shafts one with blazers and one with regular 4 inch vanes and dropped them thru the WB rest while hold my bow parallel to the ground the blazer slipped thru and spun one revolution before it hit the ground the longer vane would either catch in bristles or if it went thru it would fall wobbly to the ground.


Edited by JDBinTN (08/20/08 05:57 PM)

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#879127 - 08/21/08 08:12 AM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: JDBinTN]
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Me and my boys went to blazers last year and won't go back! I was hocked after testing them thru paper at different distances.
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#879217 - 08/21/08 09:00 AM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: wskp1]
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My 4" feathers fly great out of a WB .
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#879242 - 08/21/08 09:19 AM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: Radar]
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Good answers, but I have another question. After shooting overdraw for so many years, I had a whisker biscuit put onto my new Bowtech. I ordered a dozen arrows off internet due to my location and work schedule. I also shoot 4" duravanes. For some reason my vanes are coming unglued toward the front of the vanes on some of my arrows. Is this a common thing with whisker biscuit rests and also will arrow wraps prevent this from happening???
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#879436 - 08/21/08 10:57 AM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: stopmount]
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Put a dab of super glue gel on the front of your fletchings .
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#879816 - 08/21/08 03:29 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: Radar]
JDBinTN
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
My 4" feathers fly great out of a WB .


Never tried feathers in WB may do so later, how durable are they in the WB?

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#879823 - 08/21/08 03:31 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: Radar]
JDBinTN
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Put a dab of super glue gel on the front of your fletchings .

That tip has saved me a lot of flething. I have read it on here from you and couple other guys before a while back. Thanks

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#880197 - 08/21/08 07:21 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: JDBinTN]
Bertman
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2in. blazers
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#880871 - 08/22/08 07:52 AM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: JDBinTN]
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 Originally Posted By: JDBinTN
 Originally Posted By: Radar
My 4" feathers fly great out of a WB .


Never tried feathers in WB may do so later, how durable are they in the WB?

They will show a little wear on the outer edge , but it doesn't tear them up .
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#882143 - 08/22/08 11:00 PM Re: Short or Long Fletchings??? [Re: stopmount]
turkeyhunter64
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shot my new slick tricks with both today and by far the blazer shot better. Took 8 hunting arrows to be refletched today.
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