outdoors crazy said:
why the dark colors for 3d setup?
Two reasons, but they are actually one in the sameï¿½to make it harder for people in your group and in the same class from zeroing in on your arrow and keep them from using it as a reference point to setup their shotï¿½my fletchings are two dark blue and one black with a dark blue nock and it is harder to see than the light colors.
However, alot of 3D archers use adapters and pin nocks and in the event your arrow hits like that it will likely hit the side of the adapter and deflect off. A guy in our group got "bounced" out of the 10 and 12 rings at Cheatham last month and had to settle for 8's every timeï¿½it stinks, but that is just the way it happens.
When I shot hunter class I was notorious for using others arrows as reference points because I was using fixed pins. For example, if the distance was 37 yards and you were at the top of the 10-ring I would set my 30-yard pin on your arrow and let it drift down to the bottom of the 10-ring and try to catch a 12.