Which vanes for my arrows???

cmeier117

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I am trying to figure out some good vanes for my new arrows I am building. I will be using 4 fletch and arrow weight will be 520-550 grains with a 125 or 150 grain broadhead. Haven't decided which yet. Should you look for more surface area, more height, more length? How much is enough, I want them to be accurate but I also don't want uneccesary weight at the back of my arrow. I am looking at trying the Vanetec V-Max series in 3 inch, the Vanetec Swift cut in either 2.25 inch or 2.88 inch ones? Most likely I will be using a straight clamp with a good amount of offset.
 

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I have had good luck with three fletch right helical blazers. You shouldn't have a problem with that arrow weight and FOC numbers though. With the right spine a heavy arrow and high FOC you should be flying real well the four fletch will be even better likely.
 

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I think you'll be fine with 4 fletch using the 2.25 or 2.88 vanes. I've shot 477 grain arrows with 3 fletch blazers and they flew great out to 50 yards.

Are you planning on using wraps? If so..depending on the length they can add quite a bit of weight decreasing your FOC. So if you decide to run 4 fletch and a wrap you may be getting on the lower limits of FOC?
 
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I won't be using a wrap, as much as I like the look. For some reason I get luckier or unluckier (which ever way you want to look at it) when I shoot broadheads and so I cut off a lot of fletchings. That is why I am trying to get away with the 2.25's, don't want to much weight on the back of my arrow.
 

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Id just go with a 3 fletch and Blazers. Plenty of steering, less drag, and will keep your FOC up.
 

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Cmeier, I've been thinking of going to a 4 fletch myself. I just got the Tommy Hogg and if I want to shoot just a little farther on my slider without hitting my top fletch, I have to either flip my arrow upside down or go to a four fletch. I guess I could learn to stack pins but I'm maxed out right now at about 115 yards and only need about 20 more yards
 
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I am guessing my Foc could be as high as 14% with the 150 grain heads. I am new to arrow building but am confident my bow will be tuned well and I may just start with the 2.25's and fletch 6 arrows and see how they shoot, I can always switch to the 2.88's or try something different all together.
 
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It is either between the 150 grain VPA or the 125 grain Trophy Taker Shuttle T. It may change but those are the two I have it narrowed down too.
 

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Flex Fletch vanes are the best in my opinion. You cant find a better vane and I have tried a lot. I use the flash vanes or the FF360
 

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Flex Fletch vanes are the best in my opinion. You cant find a better vane and I have tried a lot. I use the flash vanes or the FF360

Three FF360's is also my favorite fixed blade "recipe", but if you want to shoot 4-fletch, try the flex fletch 310 (3.1") shield cut vanes. You will drive tacks with that load behind a Shuttle-T! They're pretty light and a little lower profile. A lot quieter than Blazers and I don't think you'll find any more accuracy with another vane. You may be able to get away with a little shorter vane, but I personally would choose to err on the side of more stability and try the 310's.

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