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Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

For anyone looking to fletch your own arrows, I would recommend the EZ fletch bolt. It is really easy to use and it fletches 3 fletching at once. The main thing is when releasing the spring loaded base is to do it very slowly. If you let it go fast it will cause the fletchings to slide up on the shaft. It puts what they call a radical helical on the fletchings. I am using 2" Blazer vanes on victory arrows. They are shooting very well. I like it alot.

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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

I've used the regular one for years,

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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

I've been using it off and on. Great fletching jig for those that want to do it on thier own. Nice thing about it is that it will stabilize about any broadhead.

One of the odd things that I learned is that it doesn't drop the velocity like an offset fletch does. When you use a large offset, you lose velocity downrange. However, when you use a radical helical, the velocity drop is far less than that of a large offset. I expected just the opposite.

The Blazer vanes work well with it too. It "cups" the vane, so to speak. One of the issues I had with the Blazers, was that they would fold over and whistle. The EZ fletcher makes the Blazers stiff and they don't fold over.

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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

I looked into the EZ bolt.. but my current GT's are 3in fletch is set straight...shoot well out of my Tornado..

? with offset won;t the fletch hit the rail going out causing the dreaded fish tailing. I have some bolts the need fletching but still have 1 1/2 dz of 3in straight.
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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

I did some testing in the 2011 Tornado. No issues so far with the Blazers. If you still have 18 good arrows, youshould be good for a while. I doubt I would make the purchase at this time.

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. Great fletching jig for those that want to do it on thier own.
That is what I like about it. Not only are the arrows shooting great, but the thing is pretty idiot proof (obviously since I am getting good results). The biggest thing I found is to make sure you release the bottom of it slow when applying the fletching. If you do that it works great.

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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

Ok for another subject any one try NAP quick fletch for bolts? Blazer makes one also.. seems simple..for one or two bolts at a time...
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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

I tested them. I really didn't like them as my fletching machine does a much better job. The only time I can see a use for them would be in a wilderness situation, where you have to pack light and miles back in. They are very easy to use though.

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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

I haven't used the Nap Quick Fletch, but I looked at them before going the route that I did. The EZ fletch honestly seems just as simple to use for a fraction of the cost. If I remember correctly the NAP Quick Fletch were quite expensive.

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Re: Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt

I used a Mono-fletcher from Jo Jan. Works awesome. Tip for ya rub string wax on the fins of your fletcher. Over time excess glue will build up and cause ya headaches! Rub wax and its easy to clean off the dried glue!

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