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Offline TrapperJohn77

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Arrow questions
« on: April 21, 2019, 03:40:29 PM »
Hello,

I got a wild hair to pick up a bow again after 25 years.  Needing some arrows, I headed to Bass Pro Shops.  The salesman insisted that I buy arrows with fake feather fletchings and refused to cut the shafts down for me.  He said I couldn't shoot solid plastic fletched arrows on my bow.  He also said that the arrows we're not designed to be cut - even though the inserts needed to be glued in.  They are Easton traditional.  My draw length is 29.5 and the arrows are 32.5 inches in length.  Is the salesman correct?  I can't shoot solid fletchings, even off of  stick on rest and the arrow length is fine as is?

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Re: Arrow questions
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 04:54:16 PM »
Sorry you had this experience Trapper!!  BUT if you go  t o a "big box store" you will get what you deserve!!  I MIGHT buy a T shirt from one of the "clerks" but ONLY IF I tried it on first.  NOT sure what you mean by "fake feather fletchings" -- either you are getting feathers or you are getting plastic vanes.  You don't say what bow you are shooting, but after 25 years, you'd be well advised to buy full length arrows to get back into the game and only cut later after your have regained some proficiency.  All arrows can be cut but when first starting out, leave them full length!!

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Re: Arrow questions
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 09:51:35 PM »
I’ve heard of fake feather fletching. They are plastic vanes that have been sliced somewhat like feathers, so they fold in when passing by the arrow rest. I haven’t read any reviews on here, so I don’t know how well they work. But real feathers work so well, I don’t know why anyone would bother with fake feathers. But if they are already on your arrows, I would go ahead and use them. Maybe you can write us a report on how well they work.
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Re: Arrow questions
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 10:11:13 PM »
Good advice above. When it comes to stickbows the big boxers haven't got a clue. Arnie's right. Get back in your groove then think about cutting to length. I've tried the fake feathers that were sliced as McDave mentions. Not so great. Best shot off an elevated rest. See if you can find someone local that knows what he or she is talking about and go from there. Otherwise, lotsa help here.
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Offline TrapperJohn77

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Re: Arrow questions
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 11:36:30 PM »
I appreciate the replies.  It has been a long time since I even held a bow.  For some crazy reason I gave my Grizzly (graying green) away when I went to college.  Before that, I got my first bow when I was six and shot consistently through high school.  Been missing it for a while and decided to try my hand at archery again, but with a  different bow.  Anyway, I clearly don't know all of the terminology.  Just looking to get going again.  New bow arrives Tuesday and had limited options for shopping.  It was either Dick's, Bass Pro or Walmart.  I'll glue in the inserts and a let a few arrows fly before I try anything fancy.

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