Are 3" parabolic feathers enough?

AKMAN

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Anybody using 3" parabolic feathers to stabilize fast (-ish) mechanical broadheads?
I want to feather-fletch some 330 spine Easton Hexx shafts for use in my new-to-me Chill R. (Should be here tomorrow...:cool:)
I'd put them on with an AZ Easy Fletch. (long version)
Plan is to use them for the range and a little bit of 3D stuff, but may try using them on sheep this year if I can get them to fly nice. Arrow would look something like 27.5", 75 brass insert, 100-125 mechanical/field point, regular nock.

Will a 3" stabilize this or do I need to go longer?
 

WoodBow

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I don't know what you call fast, but i am shooting around 450 grains at 296 fps with 3 3" vanes with no issues.
 

OR Archer

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If you're hunting with them be sure to put some sort of waterproofing on them. If they get wet they're not going to steer the arrow all that well.
 
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