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Postby dwaw » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:30 pm

i inherited an old recurve. when i bought a new string the store guy told me i needed feather fletchings. is he right? if so, why? thanks
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Postby choclab » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:42 pm

Because feathers will give better. The rest on a recurve is a shelf. The feathers will fold down better when the go over it. The plastic vanes won't as well. You'll get way better consistancy with feathers.
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Postby dwaw » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:49 pm

that makes sense. thanks. i've looked at gander mtn, walmart, ****'s sporting goods. no luck yet. for now all i'll be doing is target practice. thanks again
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Postby Preacher1011 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:32 pm

You can go to gander or somewhere and buy some shafts and feathers seperately and buy a fletching machine so you can fletch your own.
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Postby dwaw » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:50 pm

thanks for the suggestion. i'll probably try to buy a few arrows first and see how it goes. if it turns into a hobby i'll probably do what you suggest. i'd like to get my 13 yo daughter familiar w/bows. she took to the air rifle really well. thanks again dwaw
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Postby birddog crazy » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:10 pm

i use feathers in my recurves and all of my compounds, i never had a problem, and it works for me,
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Postby QH's Paw » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:38 am

You don't have to shoot from the shelf on your recurve. You can put a flipper style rest on it if you choose. That will allow you to shoot vanes(plastic) if you want. I prefer feathers because they are more forgiving and just go with the whole traditional style better.
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If you can't find one in your local area try Raptor Archery online. They are located in Hood River, Oregon. Here is a link.
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