Do you do this when fletching arrows?

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  1. Bryan Jeffrey

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    I made this video because I think these methods really make a big difference at longer range. and i wanted to help others. is this stuff common knowledge and do you guys do this. do you think this video will actually help people.
    It seems like i have to find 100 videos to piece together a little bit of information. so im trying to make videos to be a little more comprehensive or at least fill in the gap that other youtube videos dont cover.

    let me know what you think.

     
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    I'm going to try this sometime. Great tip.
     
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    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just subbed to your channel
     
  4. Jeffrey Jones

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    Very interesting great tips.
     
  5. Bryan Jeffrey

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    for those of you that wanted to know. the scale i have is called American Weigh Scales Black Blade Series. and it is accurate to 0.01g. it was $40 when i bought it years ago. i just saw it on amazon for $15. its very small and portable. works great and doesnt take up much room in the archery tackle box.
     
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    cool tip... question tho... is this for cock feather up, or to the side, or does it matter? I have to place cock feather out (old way) for clearance issues.
     
  7. Bryan Jeffrey

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    It doesnt matter where you have the cock vane in relation to the nock. as long as it is the same with all your arrows. you know what i mean?
    although it might be beneficial to keep the spine facing down regardless of cock vane. due to archers paradox. that way you have the most flex side to side.
     
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    SWEET... and I thought I was anal :busted:
    Just for kicks... how about producing a video of some groups being shot with arrows fletched 'normally' verses your improved way? It'd be interesting seeing the variation.
     
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    I'll be darned, never once thought of this. Guess this may help in eliminating that one or two arrows that fly just a little different than the rest.
     
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    I read about this but never tried it. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Bryan Jeffrey

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    next time i need arrows I will buy 6 pre fletched arrows and shoot a grouping and 12 raw shafts. all my current arrows are fletched the way i showed in the video. For me though. I dont really notice much of a difference tell i get out to about 60 yards. but because i like to shoot at 85 yards on the weekends. that extra couple inches in my grouping is a huge confidence booster. and confidence is key for me.

    In reality. during the hunt. i doubt it will be a make or break difference. But we all spend so much time tuning our bows, practicing, make sure out footing, and anchor point are all consistent, and buying all the accessories that we feel give us a bit of a edge.
    Why not tune our arrows to all be as consistent as possible aswell. All in all. this takes much less time to do than it does to learn proper footing, and a good anchor point.
     
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    Wonder what the effects would be if you added vinyl wraps?? Would you try to put them on in the same manner after doing that and then re-check? Just a thought...
     
  13. Bryan Jeffrey

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    i install wraps after i check for spine when re fletching my shafts. I dont know what the outcome would be if you just throw them on withough any though. but when i install my wraps. i try my best to keep the lap centered on the spine.
     
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    That's called " Floating "
     
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    This is awesome!! I'm about 3 days late as I just had a half dozen refletched this past week.
     
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    Great tip. I've always wondered if there was a better way to consistently tune arrows.
     
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    I've been doing this for years...As far as adding wraps, honestly I've never noticed any difference between trying to index the wrap seam to the spine of the shaft or just throwing the wrap on there. And to be totally honest most guys won't see the difference in indexing the spine simply because it really doesn't have much effect at the yardages most bowhunters practice at "20-50yds"...It does show up at longer yardages though if your the type who enjoys "airing them out" during practice sessions.
    The most consistent arrows I've built through the years was when I started off with a high quality shaft, something with .001 straightness and tight weight tolerances, then indexed the spine, cut from both ends of the shaft, squared the cuts on both ends of the shaft, then finished the build process. My personal "go-to" arrow is the Gold Tip ProHunter, they've always been super consistent for me and tough as nails.
     
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    I'm doing this next time
     
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    I'm still new and since you have a video camera. Shoot 85 yrds and let us see the group.
    It would be cool to see. Thx
     
  20. Bryan Jeffrey

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    I will shoot a video next weekend for you. I just picked up a Hoyt razertec, and I'd like to see what the last pin will hit when dropped all the way down. So whatever range that is. I will shoot at. Should be somewhere from 90-100yards
     

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