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    What it is you ought to do would SQUIRREL... what was i sayin....
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    I was OCD about my arrow weights. My 7 hunting arrows weight between 500-505 grains out of the quiver. I was shooting a #70 draw. If I replaced 1 fletch I replaced all 3 too keep them even.
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    My arrows out of my recurve run about 520-530-ish I think out of a 40# recurve. My arrows from my compound run about 450gr at 60#. Both are 400 spine carbons. Arrows for my recurve are a bit less FOC and over-spined than ideal, adding 50gr of weight on the front will help with both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    I've experienced the same thing when fletching with the glue they supply you.
    A friend told me to use super glue. The deer I shot yesterday retained the fletchings. I will clean up the arrow, replace the inserts on the broadhead and put it right back in the quiver.
    I've looked at those that heat shrink to the arrow, but using an xbow, I'd think that would raise the back of the bolt just a tad and wasn't sure how that would perform.
    What broadheads do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphranch View Post
    What broadheads do you use?

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    150 grain bolt cutters. They are exclusively sold through Excalibur in that weight because they are of the opinion more weight forward is more accurate.
    You can buy 125 grain bolt cutters anywhere, but not the 150’s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    150 grain bolt cutters. They are exclusively sold through Excalibur in that weight because they are of the opinion more weight forward is more accurate.
    You can buy 125 grain bolt cutters anywhere, but not the 150’s.
    Ah, but one could add washers tween the broadhead & insert in a pinch.
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    Alrighty. I tried the 7" Bohning white arrow wraps and then fletched some 4" shield cut, right wing, turkey feathers using the Platinum fletching glue. I've had really bad luck in the past with my helical clamp so I decided to try to fletch these with an offset using a straight clamp instead.

    Holy smokes these fly straight! I took off the elevated Bear weather rest and put on a faux fur and leather strike plate and started shooting from the shelf. I LOVE IT! We will see how far we get with them, but I already shot one arrow 20 times off the shelf and the fletching appears to be holding strong. Also, with the offset instead of helical, there is plenty of spin. There is way more than with the regular vanes I had on there.

    Now I just need some steel broadhead adapters to glue into my Zwickeys to help my FOC and I bet they'll fly like darts.

    Side note: my new work hunting buddy is HUGE into traditional archery. He just loaned me a Black Widow recurve and a G W Flanagan longbow to shoot and test out. Even told me to take them hunting if I wanted. I could almost care less about taking the rifle out this weekend now.
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    Wow, those turned out nice! Good luck on getting some blood on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird (this time) View Post
    Wow, those turned out nice! Good luck on getting some blood on them.
    Thanks. It was SO simple. Basically, roll your arrow across a sticker and then glue on your fletching. They look great and the test arrow I've been using is holding up great. I shot the same arrow out of my recurve and that longbow now over 100 times. The fletching looks almost new. Although my recurve is a bit over-spined and I'm getting some shelf contact, the fletching still looks great. As soon as I get more weight out front, I should be set.
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    Update: Got my FOC and spine issue adjusted. I've got 225gr of weight up front composed of 100gr steel insert and 125gr Bod-Kin 3 blades. They are flying like darts now.

    Now as for the wraps and feathers, they still look like new. They are holding up well and after hundreds of shots, there appear to be no issues just target shooting. As soon as I get a pass through on an animal I'll let ya know, but with the season coming to a close in a few weeks, I can only cross my fingers. This is the only way I'll fletch my own arrows now, they look amazing and are holding up great.

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