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    Fletching/Wrap Color - Show me yours!

    Well I departed from my old GT XT Hunter 5575's. They were camo shafts with 5 inch white wraps and 2 white 1 orange blazer.

    I replaced them with Easton FMJ 340's with the regular black shafts.

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    Now I bought them planning to refletch them. And I'm trying to decide on what I want to do. Show me what you're shooting!

    I thought about buying the heartland bow hunter edition quick fletches (white wrap 3 white quick spin blazers). I've also thought about doing flo pink. But had a few questions.

    1) what would be the easiest to see on the ground of the woods in your opinion

    2) are the quick fletches worth it or is wrapping and then fletching more durable and look better?

    3) the classic myth of lining fletchings up with Broadheads is just that. A myth?
    Kyle -- Kansas/Iowa, Chasing Monster Bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucksUnlimitedHunter27 View Post
    Well I departed from my old GT XT Hunter 5575's. They were camo shafts with 5 inch white wraps and 2 white 1 orange blazer.

    I replaced them with Easton FMJ 340's with the regular black shafts.

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    Now I bought them planning to refletch them. And I'm trying to decide on what I want to do. Show me what you're shooting!

    I thought about buying the heartland bow hunter edition quick fletches (white wrap 3 white quick spin blazers). I've also thought about doing flo pink. But had a few questions.

    1) what would be the easiest to see on the ground of the woods in your opinion

    2) are the quick fletches worth it or is wrapping and then fletching more durable and look better?

    3) the classic myth of lining fletchings up with Broadheads is just that. A myth?
    In my opinion, and it's just my opinion, all white is the best. I can see my arrow flight as clearly as I can with lighted nocks so I get to see where my arrow hits the deer without adding weight to the non-business end of my arrow. The quick fletches are probably pretty cool because they're fast and convenient, but they're expensive and you have no real way to be creative. Yes, the need to line your fletching up with your blades is a myth. Besides, how would you pull this off if you shoot a 2 or 4 blade head?

    Oh, and here are mine. Well, these aren't my current arrows but they're fletched the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fletch920 View Post
    I met a guy in unicorn camp once that said if he ever gets busted by a whitetail, he sells his bow, sells his truck, sells the farm, gets a divorce, and just starts over fresh the next season. That dude was pretty intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleChief View Post
    In my opinion, and it's just my opinion, all white is the best. I can see my arrow flight as clearly as I can with lighted nocks so I get to see where my arrow hits the deer without adding weight to the non-business end of my arrow. The quick fletches are probably pretty cool because they're fast and convenient, but they're expensive and you have no real way to be creative. Yes, the need to line your fletching up with your blades is a myth. Besides, how would you pull this off if you shoot a 2 or 4 blade head?

    Oh, and here are mine. Well, these aren't my current arrows but they're fletched the same.
    I really like those. I wish I would have just ordered the FMJ camo shafts... I really like the camo arrows. But what can you do. Thanks for the input
    Kyle -- Kansas/Iowa, Chasing Monster Bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucksUnlimitedHunter27 View Post
    I really like those. I wish I would have just ordered the FMJ camo shafts... I really like the camo arrows. But what can you do. Thanks for the input
    The arrows in my pic are my old GT 7595s. Great arrows, but the camo finish really seemed to burn into the foam 3D targets. You could give yourself a hernia trying to get them out. There would be specks of foam that seemed to be welded on and I had to scrape it off.

    I now shoot black Velocity 300's out of my new bow. Much easier to pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fletch920 View Post
    I met a guy in unicorn camp once that said if he ever gets busted by a whitetail, he sells his bow, sells his truck, sells the farm, gets a divorce, and just starts over fresh the next season. That dude was pretty intense.

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    Just got my arrows wrapped yesterday. Can't wait to shoot them.
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    They look deadly mab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REMYNGTON View Post
    They look deadly mab.
    Thanks REMYNGTON. I really like Coop's. Killer.
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    Coop those look awesome! Bet they are easy to see.

    Mab- how'd you like the quick fletches?
    Kyle -- Kansas/Iowa, Chasing Monster Bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucksUnlimitedHunter27 View Post
    Coop those look awesome! Bet they are easy to see.

    Mab- how'd you like the quick fletches?
    As I have mentioned in a thread quite some time ago, last year was the first year since 2004 that I have bow hunted. Back then, I had a bitzenburger. I used 4" vanes to practice and hunted strictly with 4" feathers. This whole idea with boiling water and shrink wrapping your fletches to your arrows in incredible. No glue, no mess, just that quick and that easy. I have not had a chance to shoot them yet. But looking forward to getting out and trying these new wraps. Keep ya posted.
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    I personally like all white to. The reason I went to all white was to see my arrows in flight better. Plus when you need to refletch it will make it easier to just peel off the wrap.
    "If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you'll be successful"

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    I personally like all white to. The reason I went to all white was to see my arrows in flight better. Plus when you need to refletch it will make it easier to just peel off the wrap.
    Did you fletch these yourself or have a pro shop do it?
    Kyle -- Kansas/Iowa, Chasing Monster Bucks

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    Trophy Ridge Revolution Arrow Rest
    Trophy Ridge React 5 Pin Sight
    Easton Full Metal Jacket 400's
    100 gr. G5 T3, G5 Striker, Magnus Bullhead
    ArrowWeb T5 Quiver
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    I did those my self about a week ago.
    "If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you'll be successful"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bauer6 View Post
    I did those my self about a week ago.
    What kind of jig and glue do you use? I've heard good things about the Arizona Ez fletch mini for blazer vanes
    Kyle -- Kansas/Iowa, Chasing Monster Bucks

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    Trophy Ridge React 5 Pin Sight
    Easton Full Metal Jacket 400's
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    [QUOTE=DucksUnlimitedHunter27;687058]What kind of jig and glue do you use? I've heard good things about the Arizona Ez fletch mini for blazer vanes

    I was using a bohning pro class at work so I picked one up right after, it isn't anything fancy but it does the job well. Also I used fletch-tite glue.
    "If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you'll be successful"

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