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Fletched up a dozen of the FMJ's I bought on Camofire..


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#1 Male OFFLINE   BowTechExperience

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Posted 01/18/14 - 10:48 PM

Got my custom 4" wraps in today and installed neon yellow "x" nocks in the shafts then fletched them with a right helical Neon yellow Blazer vanes.  The FMJ's are really nice arrows.. Waiting till next Saturday for Winter Bow to end then going to tune them up in my Experience. I will loose about 20 fps ,but at 301 fps right now I can afford a 20 fps reduction in speed but will get a huge jump in KE. I've left one shaft without fletching to do my bare shaft tuning...Once it shoots clean paper as a bare shaft, then I will group tune it to see if I need minute adjustments to my rest or yokes on the cables..

 

Anyway, here is a pic of them fletched...

 

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FYI: If anyone is interested in 9 VAP Vforce HV spine 400's I will give them to whomever wants them, they are straight, inserts are installed, they have blaze orange tiger stripe wraps and fletched with 2" tiger striped Blazer vanes and orange Easton Super 3-D nocks... They fly great, but are brittle as they are very thinned walled arrows. I shoot them, then I flex them to make sure after each round they are still solid... Total arrow weight is around 316/317 grains complete with a 100 grain head.. See pics below.

 

 

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Edited by BowTechExperience, 01/18/14 - 10:49 PM.

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Posted 01/18/14 - 11:01 PM

They look great. Never seen them fletched that far from the nocks. Do they fly better ?
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Posted 01/18/14 - 11:06 PM

Thanks Hatchet. They always seem to fly great and carry a broad head well..  We shall see in a couple weeks.


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Posted 01/19/14 - 12:00 AM

Nice. :up:
They do appear farther down than you normally fletch no? Maybe it's the close up view? :)
Let us know how they fly! :up:

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Posted 01/19/14 - 07:36 AM

It must be the camera angle. Used the same jig and clamp for the last 25 years...Got another two dozen that I have not fletched....look out woodchucks ;)


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Posted 01/19/14 - 08:22 AM

just a curious question. when you wrap your arrows do you lose much  F O C? 


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Posted 01/19/14 - 08:33 AM

Not much. The 4" wraps I use weigh about 5 grains... What it has the potential to do though is stiffen up the arrow, so if you are marginal with arrow spine on the stiff side, ( meaning that your arrows are already a bit stiff for your draw weight and length ) it could cause a tuning issue. I have not found it to be a problem though shooting the Overdrive Binary cams on Bowtechs as they generate a lot of energy..


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Posted 01/19/14 - 09:03 AM

Cool! When I first got my Trykon was have'n a problem with BH hit'n 3" lower than FPs shoot'n 340 axis 4"vanes. The tec at Sporsmen Center checked my arrows n said that my FOC was real low. He cut bout .5" off n refletched with blazers n my bh hit perfect. So I always wondered if the wraps would through that back off.
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Posted 01/19/14 - 09:38 AM

They look great.. Gettin about time for me to fletch some arrows.. I'm down to 2.. 1 for target practice and 1 for hunting...


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Posted 01/20/14 - 08:09 AM

Ordered 2 dozen to use with my new bow. Will fletch with 3" feathers as when they arrive this week.

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Posted 01/20/14 - 09:52 AM

They look great. Never seen them fletched that far from the nocks. Do they fly better ?

 

Glad you pointed that out. I was puzzled as to why they appeared to sit farther down the shaft.  I checked them last night..

 

 They actually are about .75" more forward than normal because the FMJ's use an Easton "X" nock and although the throat groove is the same as a standard Easton nock from the throat to the back of the shaft, , the "legs" on the "X" nock are shorter and the nock sits deeper in my nock receiver on my Bitz...  Food for thought when I fletch up the rest of them..


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Posted 01/20/14 - 09:55 AM

They look great!   :up:



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Posted 01/20/14 - 10:14 AM

Ordered 2 dozen to use with my new bow. Will fletch with 3" feathers as when they arrive this week.

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Too good a deal to pass up.. :up:  :up:



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Posted 01/20/14 - 10:16 AM

Never seen them fletched that far from the nocks. Do they fly better ?

 

Fletching actually works better when it's closer to the rear of the arrow. It has more leverage in correcting the arrow back there. As long as it doesn't interfere with anchor point.

 

However, the difference is small. Where you'd run into a problem is having some fletched forward and some rear. Even then, you'd have to be an excellent archer to notice a real difference at hunting distances.

 

As Ed noted, the X nocks have short ears, so this is a bit further forward than he'd normally fletch. 


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Posted 01/20/14 - 11:16 AM

I'm far from n arrow expert n try to learn as much I can about them after the trouble I went threw before. If it wasn't for my vision n lack of a steady hand I would probly do my own .
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Posted 01/20/14 - 11:51 AM

I'm far from n arrow expert n try to learn as much I can about them after the trouble I went threw before. If it wasn't for my vision n lack of a steady hand I would probly do my own .

 

 

Fletching is either a love or hate relationship.. I actually enjoy fletching my arrows.. Gives me total control over my fletching................... to make mistakes like not paying attention to nock high.  lol


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Posted 01/26/14 - 12:47 PM

Just finish one of the two dozen I brought. I like a more traditional arrow, barred feathers with a good helical twistuploadfromtaptalk1390758438115.jpg


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Posted 01/27/14 - 07:39 AM

Bowhunter444,

They look great... What arrow rest do you use with the feathers?



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Posted 01/27/14 - 09:23 AM

Bowhunter444,
They look great... What arrow rest do you use with the feathers?


I'm using the mathews quad drop a way rest I think feathers stabilize a broadhead better.

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Posted 01/27/14 - 01:30 PM

Hmm, I never tried feathers with a drop away... Definitely a better FOC with feathers.. Might have to fletch up a half dozen and see how they work out for me...






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