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accuracy question

has anyone tried shooting a 5 inch feather or vane for better stability?

any difference in accuracy with a feather over a vane or vise versa?

anybody tried a slight helical fletch to stabilize thier broadheads better?

only reasons i ask is this;
when i was comp shooting with my compound vertical bow i found that with shooting feathers they shot better than vanes,also i found that with broad heads a slight helical in my 5 inch feathers stabilized the broadhead really well..i could shoot the old bear razor heads with or without that little insert blade..where most the other guys i talked too had problems with that head "plaining" on them..with the 5 inch helical feathers ive never had a broadhead that i couldnt shoot with good accuracy..but as stated before this was with a vertical bow....

i know that a helical fletch would possibly touch the inside of the rail slot but i dont see a difference in that happening on a xbow over say a whisker biscuit arrow rest....

anyone expiermented with any of these methods to give any insight?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: accuracy question

I shoot the 2" blazer vanes with a radical helical fletch and am very happy with them. I use the Arizona EZ Fletch Bolt to fletch them. Alot of people have been reporting alot of success with this setup for shooting broadheads. I haven't done testing with other broadheads, but know it shoots well with the ABC Bolt Sonics. The EZ Fletch is easy for me to refletch my own bolts as well.

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Re: accuracy question

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has anyone tried shooting a 5 inch feather or vane for better stability?
Yes. 5 inch vanes. I have switched to 2 or 3 inch without any loss in accuracy.

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any difference in accuracy with a feather over a vane or vise versa?
Never shot feathers but vane contact isn't a issue with crossbows so I don't see any benefit to feathers.

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anybody tried a slight helical fletch to stabilize thier broadheads better?
Yes. Straight offset used to be the standard for crossbows but many are going to helical.

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i know that a helical fletch would possibly touch the inside of the rail slot but i dont see a difference in that happening on a xbow over say a whisker biscuit arrow rest....
With short vanes, most crossbows are fine with helical as the manufacturers are building the channels wide enough these days. With 4 or 5 inch vanes, helical may be a problem though

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anyone expiermented with any of these methods to give any insight?
I am currently shooting 2 or 3 inch vanes with both straight offset and helical at the moment. Future arrows will probably all be fletched in helical.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 02:19 PM
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Re: accuracy question

What DPMS said times 2. Good advice there!

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