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According to this guide, it is recommended when testing to first shoot with fletched arrows before shooting with the unfletched ones, always aiming at the same point. It gives you a control group to compare with the bare ones. Defects in the spine or nocking point position should affect the flight significantly enough to be able to distinguish it from bad ...


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To answer this I need to split up your question a little bit. I'd like to know which kind of arrow would slow down or kill a bear Every arrow with a broad-head (= hunting point) attached. It doesn't matter whether it's made out of wood, aluminium or carbon, if the arrow fits you and your bow. Which vital spots should I aim at The lethal zone which is in ...


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A direct flame isn't a good way to set heat shrink tube as the flame is much too hot, making it very difficult to apply heat evenly without just melting the tube. The ideal thing is a hot air gun. You can get smaller more precise ones for fiddly electronics applications etc but for arrows a standard sized one should be fine and they generally aren't too ...


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They are usually used for making your arrows easier to find in low light / cloudy conditions. Also they give a certain flair if you happen to be filming your shot. Imagine hunting in a forest, light isn't that great and it's hard to use a metal detector, and you miss. The idea is so long as you know the general area where it might have landed you will have ...


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Artificial vanes are heaps more durable than feathers and being artificial, they are weather resistant. One of the things I most see in the field on a wet day is long bowers covering arrows with a plastic bag because they won't fly well if feathers get wet.


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If it stings your eyes you're probably working too close, but glasses wouldn't help (goggles might). If you're using it a lot you may find it dries your skin so you could choose to wear gloves (or avoid getting so much on your hands). From using acetone a lot in industry and academia I can tell you that people use it freely without ill effects all the time....


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Acetone is often used in nail polish removers, if it's at this strength no you would not need a mask, just make sure you're in a well ventilated room. For high percentage acetone cleaners used to remove resins and such, you should think about wearing a ventilation mask, gloves, and also possibly goggles to protect your eyes - in addition to being in a well ...


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FOC is "front of center", which is a term for how far the center of mass is relatively from the midpoint of the arrow. There doesn't seem to be a consensus on what an "ideal" FOC is, but I hear anything in the 7-15% range will provide a good balance of distance versus stability (source). It can still be used as a way to measure the weighting/balancing/feel ...


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Heating can help, but you have to be careful, infact an "insert removal tool" is basically a brass bolt as tip of a soldering iron. However if you have a soldering iron with bent needle tip for electronics you will be able to work it only where you need running into the threads, you will clean it but its slow. Dental picks (metal ones) work too if you have ...


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Acetone smells scary but is really one of the less dangerous chemicals used for dissolving stuff. Main nasty effects: Drying skin almost instantly, not damaging it if cleaned quickly though Temporary damage to CNS, can cause dizziness I advise to do your job in outside or in ventilated area and wear gloves if you don't want to have dry skin. If you feel ...


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I use lighted nocks on my arrows because it helps me judge the quality of the arrow strike on an animal. When the LED on the arrow tip flies across your field of vision, it leaves a trace in your visual memory of the shot. I can immediately determine if something happened during the shot, such as a deflection off a branch, or if the shot went true. On top ...


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Dynadin is correct. Also, I would add, the arrows with fletching, broadhead tips, and tuning become very expensive. Losing a $20 arrow does not make sense when you can add $3 (per arrow) to the total price and have a much better chance of finding the arrow. As responsible outdoorsmen and women it is our job to take everything with us that we brought out, ...


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An arrow's fletching should balance between providing good spin and minimizing drag. See the video here. Feathers: Superior in-flight characteristics: recede well at high airspeed (decreases drag) while springing back exponentially as airspeed decreases (increases stability) Lighter weight Higher arrow speed [1] More forgivingly slides past risers and ...


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This one is actually much simpler than you might realise: On a three feathered arrow, the nock is at 90 degrees to one feather, and at 30 degrees to the other two feathers. If the cock feather was pointed towards the bow, it would be much more likely to hit the bow than the other feathers would if the arrow was rotated the other way. So having it in an ...


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Actually, it is done to minimize the possibility that the feathers will contact the arrow rest. Since there are different types of arrow rests, the direction pointed will depend on the type of rest. The nock of your arrows should be adjusted so that when placed on the string (nocked) the cock feather or vane (the one with a different color) points in the ...


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No offence, but if your bow is properly tuned you'll literally feel no difference from field tips to broadheads :) Broadheads intensify any tuning issues. That's why you may experience a supposedly well-tuned field tip and a bad flying broadhead. On a properly tuned bow, a Wasp Broadhead will hit the same marks as your field points. (...) ...


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ShemSeger has a great explanation. If we zoom into the graphic you can see where the measurement is made: From blue line to blue line.


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How to measure the strike plate position for the purposes of this calculation is given in the instructions for the calculator:


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They didnt give you any reason for that suggestion? Sometimes depends on clubs, one club I was member of years ago was extremely fussy about which were allowed and which not. There is a difference in aerodynamics but at the end it comes down to the target: the intent is to reduce damage to it. The field/combo that flare out to the wider shoulder limit ...


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I do not know any rule of thumbs but I do have some knowledge in physics and math, so lets see what we can do with that=) Let's assume the energy that is put into an arrow is independent of the weight of the arrow. If we would want to model this too, it would be highly dependent of construction of the bow, and not useful for any rule of thumb. And as long ...


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It's the big part of the point. You match it to the diameter of the shaft (or widest part of the insert or shaft reinforcement). If you get a diameter much larger than the shaft it can bug you when you go pulling the arrows from the target (depending on the type of target you use). With my crossbow bolts, sometimes had to unscrew the shaft to recuperate it ...


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Certain styles of archery, like some traditional longbow styles, will actually prescribe that you must use wooden arrows. Example: British Clout Archery Apart from this and the couple of side effects you mentioned (cheaper, more traditional, ...) I don't think there are any benefits in using wooden shafts. I dare say that you could find any wished for ...


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What you need is a screw extractor. Usually they are sold with reverse threaded drill bits. You drill into the screw that is recessed and then stick an object in that hole like a flat bladed screwdriver or something of that effect and unscrew the stud. The trick will be finding a drill bit smaller than the shaft of the stud so you don't damage the threads. ...


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It affects accuracy. There's something in archery known as the archers paradox. If you think about it, you never actually shoot an arrow straight in front of you, you have to shoot it around the bow. If you watch an arrow in slow motion, it bends one way just as it's loosed, the other way as it's going around the bow, and back again before straightening ...


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The size most buyers would be interested in matching is the outer diameter of the tip, the insert, and the shaft. From a casual search, the thread size of the insert is standardized at 8/32 (8 gauge thickness, 32 threads per inch). This does not always appear to be possible, particularly with carbon shafts that may have a diameter of 0.295" (which is close ...


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disclaimer I'm not an archer The following seems to be only half the story: I need points with a diameter of 17/64 From easton archery's frequently asked question page: What does the numbering system on aluminum arrows mean? (ex. 2213) The four-digit number refers to the outside diameter and wall thickness of the shaft. The first two numbers are ...


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Each Axis shaft has the "Hidden Insert Technology" (short HIT) and therefore you need a HIT-insert. Normally these shafts are already delivered with such! So be aware that you don't buy additional ones. X HIT conventional inserts included From Lancasterarchery You can get them for example here. The Deep Six RPS Steel insert is also compatible ...


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Unless you are exposed constantly, you can probably deal with this by setting up reasonable ventilation. Either work outside, and stand crossways to the wind, or set up an exhaust hood or fan to pull air from where you work to the outside.


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Most recurves and selfbows I have shot behave best with an arrow that is close to or at 10GPP. My definition of behave though is related to performance related to hunting - I want a heavier arrow to have more kinetic energy downrange. I shoot no less than 9GPP, the lighter arrows just have to much string twang for me and makes me nervous. I'd start with ...


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