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Plastic or feathers?

Old 07-18-2010, 09:03 PM
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Default Plastic or feathers?

Well I have purchased a QUEST "smoke" package which came with a WhiskerBisket rest. Which type of arrows would be best? Plastic vanes or feathers?

Also, what are some recommendations for arrows? and broadheads? I am shooting a 65lb pull with 28" draw

Carbon Express arrows? 250's? 350,s?

Fixed or mechanical broadheads?

Game that will be hunted is whitetail, mule deer and elk.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:55 AM
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I prefer feathers myself but I use a QAD rest on the compound and shoot my trad bows off the shelf.With a WB rest you might be better off with plastic just for the durability.I'd suggest Blazers.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:00 AM
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A WB will beat up feathers pretty good, however I have never observed that the flight characteristics of the arrow changed that much. Your fletching just looks like they had a tangle with a lawnmower.

The Blazers are a good vane for sure, I have shot them on my hunting arrows for 3 or 4 years. There are others as well that have a similar profile and weight as the Blazers that will do equally as well.

Shooting a WB with vanes I would also try to stick to either a harder material (Blazers) or one that holds it's shape very well (flex fletch). I have seen too many guys with Duravanes that get all wrinkled up after being shot through the WB for awhile.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:12 AM
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check out this link... very informative on vanes vs feathers..
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:38 AM
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in my experiences if you use feathers they work fine because they lay down but plastics do last alot longer but will tear up your WB after about a year
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