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Postby Greenhead Grappler » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:47 am

I'm no recurve shooter, but a buddy of mine was asking me about fletching arrows for his recurve.
Do you guys like 3 or 4 feathers? and do you fletch straight or helical?
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Postby Preacher1011 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:51 pm

I'm no recurve shooter either, but I do fletch arrows for people at work and shoot recurves and longbows when it's not busy. I use three feathers on a right helical.
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Postby Botiz630 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:22 pm

i have a recurve bow that i hate. years of practice led to absolutely no increase in ability. Its honestly been about 5 years since i got it and still when i pick it up you would think i had never touched one before in my life. kinda off topic, but i just need to vent about how much i hate that thing.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:40 pm

3 feathers, helical. Never cared much for the stratight fletchings, and the only time i've seen four feathers is on a flu-flu.
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:50 am

Three feathers and helical. I have even made some arrows with old English looks to them as it makes that Robin Hood sound. :yes: That is fine for hunting but not long range shooting as it does slow the arrow down, but also makes it recover much faster.
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Postby Preacher1011 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:03 am

You guys ever trid Razor feathers on recurves? I fletched one up the other night at work and it seemed fine. Of course I can't shoot a recuve to save my life, but I have fun with them.
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Postby quackshutr » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:35 pm

3 feathers and helical.
Depending on shooting style, you can use a smaller profile feather unless you are "heavy" fingered and pluck the string hard, then a larger profile feather is going to stabilize the arrow quicker.

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Postby Callemup » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:40 pm

I shoot a Fox recurve. The guy makes an awesome bow. I shoot 3 5" left helical feathered cedar arrows. I make my own arrows.

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Postby Greenhead Grappler » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:24 am

that is awesome callemup. Taking a deer must be rewarding.
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Postby ScottinPA » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:57 am

I shoot (3) 5" parabola on a right helical.
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Postby seabee67 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:35 pm

The higher the profile and the longer in length the more stability and a little less finicky with less a than perfect release. Posted a couple times above and absolutely true. The downside is more noise in flight and slower speeds with bigger bulkier feathers. I fletch all my recurve arrows with a slight helical with three 4in. parobolic feathers. I have found that left or right helical makes no difference. Works for me
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Postby ClintV » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:20 am

I shoot a custom chopped 5 1/2" high back shield, three fletch helical. They are noisy, but I prefer to reffer to it as "the hiss of death". :rofl:

Left or right helical makes no difference, as long as you match it to the feathers, left helical for left wings, and vice versa..........OR if you are using single bevel broadheads. Then you must match the wing and helical to the bevel or you lose penetration as the broadhead trys to rotate one way and the arrow shaft the other.
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