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Fletching clearance

Old 05-31-2008, 03:46 PM
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Default Fletching clearance

I own a Parker Trailblazer Xp and the cable slide faces my string. When i got the bow i noticed wear on the cable and i assumed it was from the fletching hitting it. After an experiment with a little wax my assumption was correct. I went to my local pro shop and we just moved the rest out a little. The bow shoots fine but my fletching are only about .5 inches tall. I know many short vanes are much taller. If i would want to shoot these type fletchings what should i do? Bump out the rest more or what?
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:13 PM
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Default RE: Fletching clearance

First of all you need to make sure your bow is tuned...Once your bow is tuned, you do not want to move the rest anymore (esp to shoot a different fletching). Can you take a pic and let some of the guys here look at it, that would really help more, there might be another problem that the guy at the shop might have missed (which I hope is not the case, but you never know)...Knock an arrow and take a pic from the back side of the bow, looking straight down the bow from behind the string (where we can see the fletching path)...
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:17 AM
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Default RE: Fletching clearance

X2. Moving the rest is a bad idea, unless it needed to be moved independent of the clearance issue. I had this problem on a Bowtech couple months back. Unhooked the cables, loosened the set screws on the rod, and took it out. Took a long round file and worked on the hole through the riser, taking a little material out on the right rear and left front. I'm talking the thickness of a business card. Put the rod back in and tightened the set screws. This caused the rod to move about 3/32" to the right, eliminating the clearance issue.
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