collapse

Author Topic: 3 vs 4 fletch  (Read 2898 times)

Offline Instinct

  • yeep
  • Off-Topics
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 1185
  • Location: moses lake, Wa
3 vs 4 fletch
« on: September 01, 2012, 08:19:38 PM »
Runnin blazer vanes and was expierenceing w/ 4 vanes noticed better arrow flight even with muzzy 3 blades at 20 yards. Was wondering if anyone else has expieremented with 4 fletches and your results.

Offline stickbuck

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 788
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 08:34:37 PM »
My broadheads and field points fly the same and more true with four vs three. Different bows and setups may yield different results.  :twocents:

Offline Instinct

  • yeep
  • Off-Topics
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 1185
  • Location: moses lake, Wa
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 12:47:51 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I noticed the same results too. Im shooting the same set up as last year (easton st excel, muzzy 100gr 3 blade, at 60lb) with the exception of useing 4 fletch and they flew better than the 3 vanes.minimal tuneing required and out to 40yards fp and bh was hitting same spot, never had that before. At 60 was hitting money even with a slight breeze.

Offline Cylvertip

  • Conservative Heathen
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 878
  • Location: Granite Falls by way of Rainier/ Tenino
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 09:41:15 AM »
4 fletch will dial you in better for sure.  The only real downside is that it will slow your arrow slightly due to more resistance.  The upsides far outweigh the downsides .   :twocents:
Used to be a bit difficult to find places to do four fletch.  Does not seem to be the case now though.
May that for which I prepare never come to pass.
Don't Tread On Me!

Offline bowjunkie

  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 200
  • Location: shoreline
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 09:00:14 AM »
i know im chimming in a little late i also switched to 4 fletch much better choice especialy with my 4 blade slick trick won't go back to 3 fletch
Bowtech 82nd airborne and hoyt 34 spyder

Offline WonkyWapiti

  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1512
  • Location: Wishing I were out in the woods
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 03:57:59 PM »
I'm shooting 4 vane blazers and getting very tight groups at all distances.

Offline jechicdr

  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 574
  • Location: Spokane
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 09:49:09 PM »
I'd like to see a comparison between a straight fletch 4 compared to a helical 3.  I use a small diameter carbon arrow, and the Bitz jig would not allow me to put 4 blazer helicals (in fact it didn't do that well with 3 helicals...ended up looking more like a slight offset).  Get better helical fletch from either Bohning, or Arizona but only have the option of 3 helical fletchings.  The real question would be would I get better flight from a 4 vane straight (or slight offset) or from a 3 vane 3 degree helix.

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 22642
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 05:13:23 PM »
4 fletch all the way for me. There is a big gain when shooting 4 fletch with those big fat heads!
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND OUTFITTERS
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
FFL-Outfitter-Guide-Booking Agent
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline Johnb317

  • johnb317
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 561
  • Location: Bellevue, WA
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 05:28:41 PM »
I'm shooting 4 fletch full helical blazers  through a WB .... my broadheads (slick tricks) shoot just like my field points.

Old enough to know better.
Young enough to go for it.

Offline elkslayer99

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 146
  • Location: Everett Wa
  • TEAM WHACK A YOTE
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 10:22:21 AM »
You guys that are shooting 4 fletch, what type of rest are you using?
When you talk, you only learn what you know. when you listen, you learn what others know.

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 22642
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 10:36:20 AM »
I shoot a trophy ridge revolution :tup:
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND OUTFITTERS
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
FFL-Outfitter-Guide-Booking Agent
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline CoryTDF

  • Make it Rain!!!
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1742
  • Location: Walla Walla
  • Look at me i'm blowing a duck call!
    • http://www.facebook.com/teamdeadfowl?ref=hl
    • Teamdeadfowl
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 11:09:01 AM »
I kinda want to give this a try...
CoryTDF

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797), British statesman and philosopher

http://www.facebook.com/teamdeadfowl?ref=hl

http://teamdeadfowl.com/

Offline deerslyr

  • Site Ad Sponsor
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1881
  • Location: Clyde Park MT via Roy WA
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 12:55:33 PM »
 :yeah:
Beartooth Outfitting Company
Your Optics Rental Authority!
beartoothoutfitting.com

Offline BOWHUNTER45

  • Site Ad Sponsor
  • Tracker
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 54
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 12:56:40 PM »
3......... :tup:

Offline WonkyWapiti

  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1512
  • Location: Wishing I were out in the woods
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 05:31:05 PM »
I'm using a Trophy Taker Pronghorn.

Offline Instinct

  • yeep
  • Off-Topics
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 1185
  • Location: moses lake, Wa
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 12:12:19 PM »
Well used the 4 fletch blazer and wow big differance ive seen. Couldnt get my muzzy 3 blades fly well useing the 3 fletch tried everything but went to 4 fletch well worth it! Sorry for getting back late was buisy doing some other things. Even with my qad they fly good.

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 22642
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 12:18:08 PM »
Good another convert!!! Another think you will love is not having to worrry about cock vane up or out. Just snap it on and let it rip. A lot of the times after my first shot. When I am putting another arrow on I don't even look down. That way I can keep my eyes on the animal.
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND OUTFITTERS
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
FFL-Outfitter-Guide-Booking Agent
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline elkslayer99

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 146
  • Location: Everett Wa
  • TEAM WHACK A YOTE
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2012, 08:11:08 PM »
Do you get and fletching contact with your QAD?
When you talk, you only learn what you know. when you listen, you learn what others know.

Offline Instinct

  • yeep
  • Off-Topics
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 1185
  • Location: moses lake, Wa
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 10:20:25 AM »
I belive so just minor which i might have to switch out the rest or get some something to put on my fletching to make sure.

Online ridgefire

  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 556
Re: 3 vs 4 fletch
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2012, 01:16:43 PM »
Shot with four blazers for a few years but switched back to three  4" vanes because I was getting flight.

 



Quick Links


* Random Photo New

2009 mulie

Views: 155
Posted by: strutnrut1984
in: New album

* Recent Topics

WANT TO GO TRADITIONAL BOWHUNTING. by MLBowhunting
[Today at 05:07:16 PM]


Release by jackelope
[Today at 04:59:54 PM]


Red Dot Site on Ducks. by PA BEN
[Today at 04:53:04 PM]


Long line sets for divers by Patarero
[Today at 04:52:04 PM]


Coyote Carcass by billythekidrock
[Today at 04:50:59 PM]


Turkey frying by Florida_Native
[Today at 04:47:13 PM]


Hawks VS Whiners by Bullkllr
[Today at 04:46:35 PM]


What State do you belong in? by csaaphill
[Today at 04:42:46 PM]


Phillips column: Show some respect when you’re BIRD hunting by JeffRaines
[Today at 04:41:05 PM]


Name the BUG! by T Pearce
[Today at 04:31:33 PM]


Which Gamecam for the X-mas list? by xd2005
[Today at 04:28:26 PM]


snohomish county trout by jason stevens
[Today at 04:22:20 PM]


HAPPY HOLIDAYS by T Pearce
[Today at 04:20:37 PM]


I may be the only one by Zardoz
[Today at 04:05:57 PM]


duck boat setups by AWS
[Today at 04:03:50 PM]


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal