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4" Vanes
Whatever came with the arrows that I use.
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What type of fletching?

Old 11-16-2009, 08:49 PM
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Default What type of fletching?

Just wondering what type of fletching you guys are using and why you choose to use it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:55 PM
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My vote is for 4" vanes. Thats what came on my arrows but I would consider changing them if there was any real advantage to it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:03 PM
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Can't use plastic shooting off the shelf of a long bow
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:15 PM
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On my carbons I use blazers
On my aluminums I use 4" vanes
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:21 PM
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Blazers with my compounds and feather with my trad.

Nothing hold up like blazers, I use them to hunt and for competition.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:10 PM
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feathers is the only way to go in my opinion
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:07 AM
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I use them all- so I didn't vote.

Some setups I prefer feathers, some vanes.In the past 11 months I've messed around with:

Vanetec HPs (they curl/flop over)
Blazers ( a little too loud for my tastes, but durable)
AAE Max Hunters (too easily damaged, and are LOUD)
Bi-Delta Sharks Tooth (crappy quality control which makes them tough to fletch- I threw them away)
Rayzr feathers (quieter than Blazers-which surprised me).

Of those, I prefer the Blazers and Rayzrs. For my new bow's setup I'm starting off with blazer fletched arrows, but may end up with Rayzrs, or maybe try some Fusions, or a normal profile 2-3" flex fletch vane or feather.

Overall I prefer feathers- aesthetically as well as tuning/control wise- but I prefer the brighter longer lasting color of vanes, as well as less downrange velocity decay and you don't have to worry about them getting wet. Like everything in archery, every boon has it's bane and vice-versa.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:25 AM
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Depends on the use. For hunting i like 4in feathers. And i have found that past 30 yards that feather fletched arrows slow down a lot quicker than plastic fletched arrows. So for 3d, i like blazers and for hunting where shots could be farther than 40 yards(antlope,mulies) I would probably use blazers or something plastic.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:02 PM
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4" Duravane Savages on aluminum
2" Duravane Predators on carbon
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:31 PM
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So it sounds like for compound bow use for hunting plastic is better than feathers to maintain speed. Blazers are more durable then regular vanes. As far as accuracy and quicker flight stabilization whats better the standard vanes or blazers? Just wondering if i should make the switch or just stick with the stock vanes that came on my maximas.

Thanks Vince
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