Would 2 inch Blazer Vanes with a right helical fletch clear my Whisker Biscuit?

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  1. SkylarPreston

    SkylarPreston Weekend Warrior

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    I’m wanting to try different fletch on my new arrows I’m building. I would like to try a 4 fletch with helical but I would settle with a 3 fletch helical. Does any body shoot helical on a Whisker Biscuit? If so what vanes and what length?


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    You can shoot either from a WB. Lots of ppl shoot WB and love their fail proof rest. Drop aways are my choice though. Zero contact with arrow after deployment, adjustment options make tuning easy.
     
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    I tried Blazers years ago and thought they were junk. They were inconsistent in manufacturing (stand them on a table and they looked like this - / / \ \ / \ / / \ \ \ / \ . They were loud in flight and not durable. Again, years ago.

    I have had no issues using Truflight 4" feathers, FlexFletch FFP-360, SK-300 and others going through a WB. I did the 4 fletch thing on the 1980's. With today's quality built, small BH (compared to 1970-80s and even 90s) 3 fletch with helical will steer your BH just fine.
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    I don’t like blazer vanes. They are loud in flight. I use Bohning Heat Vanes in a four fletch with a left offset. Works great out of my WB.
     
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    interesting...I would have thought a twist helical would really drag hard through a WB. But now you got me thinking it would stabilize the arrow really quickly.
     
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    I have to ask those that say the blazers are too loud, since no vane is silent what difference does sound level make?
     
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    I was gonna let that one slide; but only time I have ever noticed a vane being loud is when they have a tear.
     
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    My thing is a Deer is Gonna jump string anyways. So it’s not like it’s gonna matter that my vanes are making noise when they’re flying 280 FPS


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    You could be tearing the vanes off with helical in a WB.
     
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    I haven't done a full test but there is a audible difference between some vanes. I was sighting in my bow on the 10 yard bag at the range and there was guy dropping bombs at 80 yards. He was on the other side of the range and stepped back a ways to be able to shoot that far and I could hear his arrow. He was shooting a factory fletched arrow with Blazers. I asked him if he would shoot my arrow that I have fletched with 4 AAE Max Stealths at 2 degrees offset. There was a very distinct difference.
     
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    This is just my opinion, so take it for what it’s worth.

    I don’t care for whisker biscuit rests, but if I were going to use one I would definitely stick with a three fletch arrow with less twist to avoid having to cut angled paths through the bristles. I can’t help thinking that would cause a lot of drag.

    You said that deer were going to “jump the string” anyway so you weren’t worried about the sound Blazers make. I think it was you who said in another thread that you were going to be shooting a 300 spine arrow with a 100 grain insert and a 125 grain point. Unless your bow is extremely loud I don’t think that’s going to be a problem for you.

    A heavy arrow out of a 60# bow shoots very quiet.

    Also, my arrows are fletched with three Blazers with a hard right helical. There is a slight difference in sound between a Blazer and a Duravane in flight. The blazer does make a little more sound simply because of its shorter, higher profile, but this is more noticeable the faster the arrows are flying. Also, it’s one thing to hear an arrow fly by you. It’s completely different when you’re standing by the target. By the time the sound is audible it’s too late. (Don’t ask how I know that sound)

    If you can get the arrows you described in your other thread to go through that whisker biscuit without any adverse affect then you aren’t going to have any trouble killing deer. Personally I’d switch to a full containment drop away if possible, but that’s just me.

    You’re going to be shooting the same set-up I shoot with the exception of the rest.
     
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    pretty sure @LittleChief stacks more deer up than anyone on here; so I would put some weight in to his words.
     
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    Yeah that was me in the other thread thanks again man


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    That is the set up I use, I haven't had any problems. Taken plenty of deer, goats, sheep, pigs, and lots of delta McKenzie's
     
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    very nice[​IMG]
     

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