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Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by Big58cal » Mon May 07, 2012 9:19 am

After tinkering with my bow over with winter, I'd been putting off getting it back out and resighting it in because I was going to start making up my own arrows. I used to "roll my own" back many moons ago when I shot vertical bows, but with all of the advancements, I needed to update all of my stuff. I've been slowly aquiring all of the pieces and parts needed. Got one of the Arizona EZ Fletch jigs for the Blazer vanes back in December, got a dozen GT Lazer II's in January, wraps, vanes, glue, points, grain scale, etc spaced out between February and a couple of weeks ago. Finally had a chance to put everything together yesterday. :twisted:

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Don't know how they shoot yet, but if nothing else, they look cool! :lol: Got a little higher FOC than what I wanted though. These are sitting at 19.35% FOC with 125 grain points. I could back it off a little, but I'm planning on shooting 125 grain broadheads this fall, so I think I'll leave it. These I put aluminum inserts into the backs, but the hunting arrows I make will have Luminocks in them. The aluminum inserts weigh 20 grains, a Luminock I had laying around from a Firebolt weighed 30 grains. I think I read somewhere that the ones to fit the GT Lazer II's weigh 27 grains. Either way, that should lower the FOC a little off the 19.35% on the hunting arrows. :wink:
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Post by Limbs and Sticks » Mon May 07, 2012 9:34 am

I see Mindy hooked you up right with those wraps, if they came from one string, looking good

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Post by Deaf jeff » Mon May 07, 2012 9:53 am

Big58cal wrote:After tinkering with my bow over with winter, I'd been putting off getting it back out and resighting it in because I was going to start making up my own arrows. I used to "roll my own" back many moons ago when I shot vertical bows, but with all of the advancements, I needed to update all of my stuff. I've been slowly aquiring all of the pieces and parts needed. Got one of the Arizona EZ Fletch jigs for the Blazer vanes back in December, got a dozen GT Lazer II's in January, wraps, vanes, glue, points, grain scale, etc spaced out between February and a couple of weeks ago. Finally had a chance to put everything together yesterday. :twisted:

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Don't know how they shoot yet, but if nothing else, they look cool! :lol: Got a little higher FOC than what I wanted though. These are sitting at 19.35% FOC with 125 grain points. I could back it off a little, but I'm planning on shooting 125 grain broadheads this fall, so I think I'll leave it. These I put aluminum inserts into the backs, but the hunting arrows I make will have Luminocks in them. The aluminum inserts weigh 20 grains, a Luminock I had laying around from a Firebolt weighed 30 grains. I think I read somewhere that the ones to fit the GT Lazer II's weigh 27 grains. Either way, that should lower the FOC a little off the 19.35% on the hunting arrows. :wink:
the arrows look awesome! wish i had the patience and talent to do my own. ........love the wraps!!
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Post by j.krug » Mon May 07, 2012 10:30 am

Real nice job you did on those arrows. I love the just passin thru wraps!! Very nice. :)
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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by Big58cal » Mon May 07, 2012 1:08 pm

Limbs and Sticks wrote:I see Mindy hooked you up right with those wraps, if they came from one string, looking good

Wes
Yep. :wink: I had been drooling over some of their designs for a while wanting to order them, but didn't see the need in it until I got closer to getting ready to assemble. Took a while to finally narrow things down as to the design. :?

Deaf jeff wrote:wish i had the patience and talent to do my own. ........love the wraps!!
Actually, it's not hard and doesn't require a lot a talent. Heck, if I can do it, anyone can! :lol: The hardest part was putting the wraps on, but that wasn't really hard. Peel the wrap, lay it on a flat surface, position the arrow next to the wrap with the ends as flush as you can get it (eye-balling it), get your shaft aligned with the edge of the wrap, and then roll. I rolled it about a 1/4 turn and then slowly worked it the rest of the way on with my fingers to keep out any air bubbles and such.

Thanks for the compliments folks! :D I'm rather proud of my first attempt at it with the wraps, Blazers, and EZ Fletch jig. :wink: The wife didn't seem to share my enthusiasm though. :roll: :lol: :lol:

It's supposed to storm this afternoon, so it's looking like tomorrow before I'll get to see how they shoot. :cry:
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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by Raymond » Wed May 09, 2012 12:54 am

Hey Mark,
Them there are just beautiful. The only thing that would make them prettier would if I was shooting them there arrowsa, :P :) . They look great. You done a great job on them. Congratulations now we want to see some blood on them, :) . Thanks for showing us they are nice arrows.
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Post by nchunterkw » Wed May 09, 2012 12:25 pm

Just curious...why the wraps? They look cool, but when I shoot quickspin/quickfletchs (the ones with the shrink wrap) out of my Vortex I get a little bit of that "wrap" left on the rail.
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Post by Big58cal » Wed May 09, 2012 1:45 pm

nchunterkw wrote:Just curious...why the wraps? They look cool, but when I shoot quickspin/quickfletchs (the ones with the shrink wrap) out of my Vortex I get a little bit of that "wrap" left on the rail.
Greater visibility...... and they look cool. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by Ont_Excal » Thu May 10, 2012 7:39 am

Big58cal wrote:After tinkering with my bow over with winter, I'd been putting off getting it back out and resighting it in because I was going to start making up my own arrows. I used to "roll my own" back many moons ago when I shot vertical bows, but with all of the advancements, I needed to update all of my stuff. I've been slowly aquiring all of the pieces and parts needed. Got one of the Arizona EZ Fletch jigs for the Blazer vanes back in December, got a dozen GT Lazer II's in January, wraps, vanes, glue, points, grain scale, etc spaced out between February and a couple of weeks ago. Finally had a chance to put everything together yesterday. :twisted:

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Don't know how they shoot yet, but if nothing else, they look cool! :lol: Got a little higher FOC than what I wanted though. These are sitting at 19.35% FOC with 125 grain points. I could back it off a little, but I'm planning on shooting 125 grain broadheads this fall, so I think I'll leave it. These I put aluminum inserts into the backs, but the hunting arrows I make will have Luminocks in them. The aluminum inserts weigh 20 grains, a Luminock I had laying around from a Firebolt weighed 30 grains. I think I read somewhere that the ones to fit the GT Lazer II's weigh 27 grains. Either way, that should lower the FOC a little off the 19.35% on the hunting arrows. :wink:
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Post by vixenmaster » Thu May 10, 2012 9:13 am

Very nice really eye catching, do it to it my friend!
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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by Big58cal » Thu May 10, 2012 9:58 am

Thanks folks! :D Still haven't had a chance to shoot the things yet. :( I'm hoping this weekend. :wink:
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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by Michael.stogre » Fri May 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Nothing wrong with that FOC. Read Dr. Ed. Ashby's
2008 Study update, Part 6 for some interesting
facts and observations. For example: "Earlier testing...has shown that from 19% FOC upwards
there is a measurable gain in arrow penetration."

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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by awshucks » Sat May 12, 2012 9:57 am

Nice arrows! I agree w/ the above post on higher FOC.......
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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by Big58cal » Sat May 12, 2012 6:55 pm

I was shooting for around a 15% or so FOC. The 19% to me just seems a little high. :? This fall I'm going to fletch up another dozen for hunting and will use the same components, with the exception of adding Luminocks in the back. That will add an addition 7-10 grains to the back. That will bring it down a bit from the 19.35% but probably not much.

Still haven't gotten to shoot the things yet! :x :x Got out of work early yesterday, but had to start getting the garden in the ground. Worked on that until dark. Got up this morning and started on the garden again until my boss came out to the house. He brought his daughter out her to the house for me to teach her how to shoot some "real" guns. She's in JROTC in high school, but they only let them shoot pellet guns and was interested in shooting something with a little more power. :wink:

4 hours later, I got done with them and started back in on the garden. Finished up on the garden just as it started raining. :x Hopefully sometime this week I'll get to see how well these beasts fly! :D
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Re: Got My Arrow Fletched & Ready To Go

Post by awshucks » Sun May 13, 2012 12:01 am

You'll barely be able to tell the diff in 15% and 19% FOC. What will show up is in your bheads.

I was a fan of higher FOC's until I shot a Boo arrow while he was here. It was fletched w/ newer AZ-EZ 'Bolt' setup. My Slick hit 1" high at 30 yds. It had 2" blazers.

I don't know what arrow it was, but it hadn't a brass insert.
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