Finished my arrows for the 2019 season

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dhaverstick
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Finished my arrows for the 2019 season

#1 Post by dhaverstick » Tue May 28, 2019 4:34 am

Over the weekend I finished my arrows for the upcoming season. I normally burn and paint the designs on the shafts but this year my wife wanted to help so it became a family project. Judging by how much fun she had, I think she'll do them all herself next year. I made 12 hunting arrows and 7 practice arrows. I used mahogany shafts that I got from Kevin Forrester of Forrester Wood Shafts. The total arrow weight is around 815 grains with a 190 grain Meathead broadhead. I am moose hunting in October and I wanted an arrow with some thump to it!

I tried something different this year with the fletching. I used straight fletching instead of helical. There was an article in a recent issue of "Traditional Bowhunter" that made a case for straight over helical fletching. I found the argument convincing so I thought I would give it a try.

Darren

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2019 season

#2 Post by White Falcon » Tue May 28, 2019 5:10 am

Very nice.

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2019 season

#3 Post by stumper » Tue May 28, 2019 5:36 am

Beautiful
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#4 Post by Carpdaddy » Tue May 28, 2019 6:29 am

Look great, and ought to bring anything down, that’s some serious weight!

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2019 season

#5 Post by Graps » Tue May 28, 2019 7:05 am

Thems mighty perdy. :D

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2019 season

#6 Post by Captainkirk » Tue May 28, 2019 10:26 am

Can't wait to hear your flight test data. Those are some good looking arra's!
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