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Questions tagged [arrows]

Ammunition for a bow. This tag should be used when asking question about types of arrows or how they should be used.

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How relevant is distance between nock and fletching?

I just recently fletched new arrows and I decided to put them a little more downward than usual. I thought (with my particular fletching rig) I would get more helical twist into it. However, I ended ...
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How to cut an arrow shaft

I'm currently planning to bare shaft tune a bow. The problem is that I don't have a cutting machine for arrows. These are rather expensive and so it doesn't quite make sense to obtain one for private ...
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Why is there a cock vane/feather?

Last weekend I went to the range with a youngster. Naturally he was very curious and asked me a lot of question. One of them was, why there even was a cock feather which needs to be pointed away from ...
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The thread of my point broke while being screwed-in. How to get the insert out of the shaft?

Something curious happened this weekend. One of my field-tips broke inside the shaft. The actual point and the thread of the tip got separated. The problem is that the thread is stilled screwed in the ...
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Are the Goldtip and Easton spine declarations AMO/AMA or ASTM?

I need to convert the spine of my Goldtip and Easton shafts to the AMO static spine standardization. They've their static spine declared as for example "500" which translates into a deflection of "0....
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What is a lumen nock used for?

There are several different manufacturers producing so called "lumen nocks". They provide a small light at the end of the arrow. But why? Why would I need a tiny light on my nock?
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How to measure strike plate position?

Stu Miller's Dynamic Spine Calculator asks the user for the "strike plate position". How do I measure and add it correctly to the calculator?
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Roving Crown vs. Charly Point - what's the difference?

TopHat has two roving points in its range. One is the Roving Crown... ... and the other is called Charly Point. They seem to have an identical concept but still the Crown costs three times as much ...
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Applying enough heat (120 ° C) to shrinking tube without damaging the fletching

I want to test a shrinking tube as my arrow winding. Commonly I've used the normal yarn and glue combination. However, I wonder how to apply enough heat (at least 120 ° C) to the tube without ...
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Why are plastic vanes used instead of feathers?

A lot of manufacturer (and archers) state that feathers are better in all respects. For example a quote from Trueflight: Using feathers results in higher arrow velocities, greater stability, ...
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Broadhead tuning

I have what I think is a well-tuned 70# compound bow. I use a release and carbon fiber arrows. IBO is 313 fps. Real-world chrony is around 250 fps. Arrows are GT XT 5575 with QuickFletch vanes. I ...
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What's meant by F.O.C.in archery?

When it comes to arrows, a term which is often mentioned is "F.O.C.". What does it mean? Why is it so important? How can I measure/calculate it?
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How should I clean epoxy out of the insert that goes in an arrow shaft?

I've glued in some inserts with the Nijora two component glue (hard to 200 °C). However, as they've a hole in the "ceiling", some glue got into the insert. It sticks to the thread now. I'm not able to ...
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Downsides of a bullet point for 3D archery

I would like to have bullet points for 3D archery. I just think that they look better than combo/field tips. However, I was suggested that I shouldn't use them for 3D archery. What are the ...
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Is there a rule of thumb, how many fps is added per missing grain of the arrow?

Let's say I shoot 180 fps with a 400 grain arrow. I choose a new shaft and tune it, so that I get a 350 grain arrow. Is there a rule of thumb how many fps adds to the 180? I'm searching for something ...
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Minimum arrow weight of a Bear Archery Grizzly bow

What's the minimum arrow weight in grains per pound (GPP) of a Bear Archery Grizzly? It's a 2015 model with 35# if that matters.
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Protection while working with acetone

I used to clean my arrow-shafts with acetone before I applied glue. However, I was told that I should be more careful with it, because of its toxic vapors and stuff. Which breathing mask is ...
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What exactly is meant by the diameter of an arrowhead point?

I need points with a diameter of 17/64. I assume that it means 0.265625" (6,746875 mm). But which diameter is meant by this number? The thread or the point's "head"?
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How to kill a bear with a bow?

I'd like to know which kind of arrow would slow down or kill a bear, which vital spots should I aim at, which kind of bow should do the job, more specifically, against black and grizzly bears? "What ...
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Which arrow inserts to use?

I am new to bow hunting and I am getting my stuff set up and I was wondering what inserts to use for the following Easton shafts: 9.5 gpi 400 axis third generation N-fused carbon arrow shaft, nocks ...
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How to distinguish “bad shooting” from “bad spine”?

To tune arrows, one should shoot bare shafts (so called "bare shaft test") onto a target. If it's left or right of your "aiming-point", you should adjust the dynamic spine accordingly. I'm afraid ...
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Easton Axis and Axis Traditional - are they basically the same?

There are two shafts from Easton. The "Axis" and its younger brother the "Axis Traditional". Both of them are full featured carbon arrows but the latter one has a wooden design. I've heard that ...
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Are wooden shafts competitive to carbon ones?

I know a lot of archers who emotionally prefer wooden shafts: More "traditional" Environmental-friendly if lost Just general personal preferences However, do they (the arrows) have any rational ...