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Which fletching style do you prefer for hunting?

Old 10-10-2005, 08:17 PM
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Default Which fletching style do you prefer for hunting?

Im thinking of buying a fletching jig in the near future. I heard Bitzenberger is the brand to buy. can you adjust the degree you want the fletchings to be or do you have to buy each clamp made specifically for straight, 1 degree offset, or helical?

Which leads to this poll question.
Which fletching style do you prefer for hunting?
Im shooting straight b/c I didnt have a choice at beginning of season.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:20 PM
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There are 2 clamps available for the Bitz, straight and helical. You can then adjust each to fit your needs (ie. various degrees of offset or helical).
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:24 PM
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I really dig my Blazers with a hard right helical. They fly awesome.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:53 PM
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Default RE: Which fletching style do you prefer for hunting?

I've always shot offset vanes but now that I have a drop-away I'm going to try some helical. Probably won't make much difference but it's worth a try.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:30 AM
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Never tried all 3
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:41 AM
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Default RE: Which fletching style do you prefer for hunting?

Every time I've gotten helicals each individual arrow is amazingly consistent, but my arrows won't group together as close as offsets. Currently I can't use helicals anyway.





Straight Fletch
4ยบ Right Offset Fletch
Right Helical Fletch

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Straight
- Fastest Flying Vane Configuration
- Least Amount of Air Resistance
- Works with Any Arrow Rest
- Minimal Fletching Clearance Problems

- Less Stable at Long Distances
- Provides Less Stabilization for Broadheads
- Best Used in a Well-Tuned Bow


Offset
- Provides More Stabilization for Broadheads
- Only Some Air Resistance in Flight
- Works with Most Arrow Rests
- Stable Flight to Moderate Distances

- May Cause Fletching Clearance Issues
- Some Loss of Arrow Velocity
(Most Popular Choice)


Helical
- Superior Stabilization for Broadheads
- Best Overall Arrow Flight at Long Distance
- Increased Overall Accuracy
- Arrow Corrects Attitude in Flight

- Notable Loss of Arrow Velocity
- Fletching Clearance More Problematic


I borrowed this from huntersfriend.com. They have been so helpful to me in the past, I pay a lil' more $ to use them even if I can find a slightly better deal. They have great, in depth, tutorials on all aspects of bow hunting.
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