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Fletching

Post by bigbowman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:54 am

Here’s my first foray into making my own custom arrows! Tricking out some older pink crested Black Eagle executioners. So far here’s my first process and will update while preforming the process!

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Re: Fletching

Post by gerald strine » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:50 pm

Making your own arrows is the only way to go being able to maintain your gear from home is very important.
I recommend an arrow squaring tool it really helps eliminate fliers.
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Re: Fletching

Post by bigbowman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:59 pm

I already use the G5 squaring tool, weston arrow saw, spine tester, Spinal Tap Nation insert glues, Bohning Blazer Bond fletching glue, 2” Blazer vanes, Arizona EZ-Fletch Pro and the Bohning Big Jig Right Helical! ;)
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Re: Fletching

Post by gerald strine » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:35 pm

Sounds like you got it down.
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Re: Fletching

Post by bigbowman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:18 pm

Well I bought everything needed but doing is totally different! Lol ;)
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Re: Fletching

Post by xcaliber » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:30 pm

Looks pretty good to me! Remember what works, and what doesn't, you'll get better every time you make some. Have Fun! :wink:
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Re: Fletching

Post by jody5252 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:40 am

Arrows look good. Just out of curiosity, by using arrow wraps, will that raise the arrow up just enough to cause any problems with string alignment?? I tried that and it looked as though the arrow was up higher... I was not going to try that! Also, I would think that the wraps would become torn up, after repeated shots. My 2219's that I have shot many times, are scratched up a bit... I really like arrow wraps, but was not sure if I should use them.
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Re: Fletching

Post by Boo » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:07 pm

Wraps are not thick enough to raise the arrow out of the arrow channel.
If you damage one vane, the whole wrap and other 2 vanes have to come off. Not only that but wraps are no fun to remove. With a lot of shooting, wraps will look terrible.
The only real benefit to wraps is that it's easier to get a vane to stick to it. No fancy cleaning with acetone. But the vanes come off much easier than when they are glued directly to the shaft.
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Re: Fletching

Post by bigbowman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:55 pm

I only use wraps on my hunting arrow setups for visibility reasons only! I’m colorblind so I need every visual aid I can get!
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Re: Fletching

Post by Boo » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:11 pm

I hate losing arrows!
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Re: Fletching

Post by bigbowman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm

Me too! Especially at about $20.00 for each hunting arrow setup, can get very costly! :)
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