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Offline AB

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Building arrows
« on: June 15, 2006, 11:35:10 PM »
Is building your own arrows, or modifying them, kind of like reloading for a rifle?  Can you change stuff around to work better with your bow set up?  I have always just shot stuff of of the rack that was cut to fit my draw length with whatever inserts they put in them, and I haven't ever given much thought to the brand of vanes etc.  Does it save you $$$.. I am always up for that!!
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Re: Building arrows
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006, 03:54:00 PM »
Yes, building you own arrows can work for you.  You can change vanes, add lighted nocks, use feathers, add helical fletches, etc.  You can tune your arrows to your bow, rest, game being hunted, etc.  As with all equipment, once you go from "Off-The-Shelf" to "Custom"  the price always goes up.  If you do the custom work yourself, it will obviously cost less than having the shop do it for you.

A recent issue of Bowhunting world had a section detailing all of new arrows, inserts, fletching materials, rests, and bows available; worth a read in my opinion.
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Re: Building arrows
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006, 10:46:00 PM »
You are a stud Mad.. thanks.
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Re: Building arrows
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2006, 05:02:33 PM »
i try to do everything i can for myself when it comes to archery.  its a good idea to learn about your equipment.  what happens if the archery shops closed?  some arrows all it takes is alittle more point weight or a bigger fletch or vice versa to get them to fly like bullets.  i like to start by shooting my arrows thruogh paper and go from there. the paper tear tells you alot.  i feel its more cost effcient to fletch your own, plus you can do a better job sometimes.

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Re: Building arrows
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 05:35:06 PM »
YALL' WHAT THAT GUY SAID.
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