Feathers vs. Vanes

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RE: feathers vs. vanes

Postby paulie » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:06 am

I shoot four inch vanes from my compound, and five inch feathers from my recurve.

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RE: feathers vs. vanes

Postby Patriot » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:57 pm

I've always shot feathers, but am a little tired of getting them back to normal after a rain.  Got wet a lot this season.
 
Sounds like you guys like the 2 inch vanes....maybe I'll give them a shot.  I'm in need of some new arrows anyway.
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RE: feathers vs. vanes

Postby JPH » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:01 pm

ORIGINAL: Patriot

Sounds like you guys like the 2 inch vanes....maybe I'll give them a shot.  I'm in need of some new arrows anyway.


I think they are a good choice if you shoot a mechanical or a small profile fixed blade. If you shoot a larger broadhead that tends to plane, you may want a longer helical vane.

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RE: feathers vs. vanes

Postby Goose » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:10 pm

I think youll be happy with them patriot, gotta find em in red, white, and blue though!
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RE: feathers vs. vanes

Postby buckhunter21 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:57 pm

I shot vanes when I first started hunting when I was 12...The long ones.  But then again I was shooting Thunderheads.  The past few years I've shot expandables, more recently the Rage 2 blade, and have been using feathers.  I think I may switch to the 2 inch vanes now to try them out.  Thanks for the info guys!

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RE: feathers vs. vanes

Postby Woody » Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:17 pm

I also shoot the 2" blazer vanes with a right helical twist. This was my first year shooting vanes after alot of years with feathers. I used a right wing Bohning fletching jig and fletched all my own arrows. Vanes are a little more durable than feathers for hunting conditions in my opinion.

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RE: feathers vs. vanes

Postby Archery_NUT » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:33 pm

i have also found that the 4' inch vanes warp easily too. and the other day i hit one and it riped
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Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby Patriot » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:35 am

I thought there was a thread on this already, but couldn't seem to find it.
 
My wife and I need new arrows and were considering going with vanes instead of feathers.
 
What have your experiences been with each?
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby DeanoZ » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:24 am

I thought I recall a previous post on it as well?  My two cents for what its worth; I used to use he feathers and my one complaint was when it was raining or wet out the feathers got ruffled a bit and I'm quite certain it would have impacted my accuracy...I switched to vanes after that.

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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby dtrain56 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:19 am

I am a feathers man, traditionalist i guess but never had a problem no matter what the weather, yes they do look like hell when their wet but doesn't seem to affect accuracy...
 
I also use 4" feathers for quicker arrow recovery- it increases accuracy but also slows the arrow down a bit as compared to vanes...
 
though with todays bows..what is the difference they are all ultra fast and quiet if set up correctly..

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