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New Post 8/12/2009 10:05 PM
  host
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Fletching arrows 

A visitor asked us this question:

I am replacing some missing vanes on my carbon arrows and after gluing them to the shaft and letting it cure, they come off the shafts after about 3 or 4 shots. I shoot through a wisker biscuit. Am I doing something wrong?

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New Post 9/12/2012 7:13 PM
  kxrider235
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Re: Fletching arrows 

I am no expert on fletching arrows by any definition. As a matter of fact I have probably only re-fletched about a dozen arrows. I am also shooting my arrows through a wisker biscuit. I have yet to have what is happening to you happen to me BUT I am also shooting aluminum arrows. The only thing I can think of is the adhesive you are using isnt bonding with the arrow shaft. I have tried super glue and had decent results. The fletching glue that was included in the vanes I purchased had a tube of adhesive gel with them. Looked suspiciously like super glue gel to me. Once I used the gel the vanes seemed to set alot faster.

How long are you allowing the arrows to set after fletching and prior to shooting them. I try to let mine set for at least a couple hours.

I know carbons are different to aluminum because of the arrow shaft diameter and I believe it's the helical twist that can't be used on carbons. Just straight and offset.

 
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