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Refletching

Post by aib1015 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:11 am

I was looking for some advice refletching some arrows. Wanted to put some new wraps, fletching and a few need new nocks. Cleaning the old ones up seems pretty straight forward, a little acetone, a little scraping (I found a small chunk of wood works pretty well) and some wiping.

I could use some advice on a jig and vanes. I’m shooting a 350 with 17” zombie slayers.
I was going to go with the Arizona E-Z fletch for bolts and some 2” blazers, unless there’s a better option.

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Re: Refletching

Post by janesy » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:16 am

Eze Fletch Bolt and Blazer are the perfect place to start :thumbup:
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Re: Refletching

Post by Boo » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:40 am

janesy wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:16 am
Eze Fletch Bolt and Blazer are the perfect place to start :thumbup:
Absolutely! :thumbup:
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Re: Refletching

Post by papa bear1 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:01 am

Perfect choice :thumbup:

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Re: Refletching

Post by aib1015 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:10 pm

Thanks a lot, have one on the way

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Re: Refletching

Post by Boo » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:25 pm

aib1015 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Thanks a lot, have one on the way
Hope you have acetone.
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Re: Refletching

Post by janesy » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:42 pm

Good point Boo, one of the keys to success with a EZ Fletch is to give it a wipe between arrows to clear the adhesive from the "vane holders" I don't know what they are called. But it can build up fast and cause inconsistent placement
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Re: Refletching

Post by xcaliber » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:01 pm

A procedure I have adopted over the years is to hold the vane between my thumb & index finger and apply the glue, then put the vane in the jig. It seems to keep the jig cleaner for me when doing several arrows at a time. I also apply very little adhesive, and smooth it out with a Q-Tip stem, not the cotton swab, then put it into the jig slot. Good luck, you should do fine! :thumbup:
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Re: Refletching

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:04 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:01 pm
A procedure I have adopted over the years is to hold the vane between my thumb & index finger and apply the glue, then put the vane in the jig. It seems to keep the jig cleaner for me when doing several arrows at a time. I also apply very little adhesive, and smooth it out with a Q-Tip stem, not the cotton swab, then put it into the jig slot. Good luck, you should do fine! :thumbup:
This! Makes all the difference. Haven't had to clean the e-z fletch since I started doing this. Good post, xcaliber.
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Re: Refletching

Post by xcaliber » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:06 pm

Hank, I think I got that idea from you actually! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Refletching

Post by aib1015 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 am

Thanks for all of the tips. Much appreciated

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Re: Refletching

Post by jody5252 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:02 pm

I am curious as to why you would use a 17" arrow in a 350? Seems it would be to light/small... Just curious. Not an expert, by any means... Best of luck.
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Re: Refletching

Post by janesy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:14 am

jody5252 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:02 pm
I am curious as to why you would use a 17" arrow in a 350? Seems it would be to light/small... Just curious. Not an expert, by any means... Best of luck.
I shot 17" zombies from my M355. Worked great. In a nutshell, a shorter arrow effectively has a stiffer spine. Shorter arrows have their benefits, just as longer ones do too
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Re: Refletching

Post by xcaliber » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 am

Your arrows need only be long enough to keep you from slipping your foot under an arrow when the bow is cocked, Safety First! :thumbup:
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Re: Refletching

Post by aib1015 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:51 am

Finally got time to fix a couple arrows. Not perfect, a little excess glue, but not too bad for first time. I think next time I’ll try using a toothpick to get a lighter coat of glue. Now I just need a little free time to go shooting,will probably have to wait until next weekend though. Thanks again for all of the tips.

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