Feathers vs. Vanes

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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby Patriot » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:42 am

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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.

 
My thoughts as well.  Last year was a wet one.  I got real tired of drying out my feathers every time.
 
I got real nervous when they got wet while on stand.
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby paulie » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:00 am

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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby Patriot » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:20 am

What flies better....feathers or vanes?
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby Goose » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:36 pm

I'm gonna say go with vanes. They are more durable all around, from being stuffed in your case to weather. They weigh more and are a little nosier in flight but they are better IMO.
I have used both and gave up on feathers. There are many great options out there. NAP makes some good ones,duravanes, and of course blazers.
Another one that I am gonna try next are the Arizona Archery Max Hunters.
http://arizonaarchery.com/category/x_0IY2l3kPT/VANES.html
 
 
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby PrairieShadow » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:27 pm

the old rule of thumb was that feathers are more forgiving than vanes but with all the new materials out that vanes are made of now i believe that vanes are the way to go for hunting arrows.
 
I know of some guys that are big time target shooters who use feathers but they are fair weather shooters of course.
 
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby DeerCamp » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:55 pm

I use the vanes..I use to use the feathers, but have since changed to vanes. They are less work for me and last a long time as well.
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby fasteddie » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:53 am

I tried feathers on my compounds and figured I would stay with the vanes .
Definately feathers on recurves .........
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby Patriot » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:48 am

Thanks guys.  I'm actually meeting up with Buckhunter21 today at the local archery shop (our first face to face meeting.  Gonna get some new Patriot missles baby!
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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby Andy Aubuchon » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:48 am

I shot feathers for years but i switched to blazer vanes and i love them still shoot five inch feather for my recurve tho

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RE: Feathers vs. Vanes

Postby tnt1960 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:28 am

I used to shoot feathers for years, but since have switched to vanes. Trying to weather proof the feathers with powders or sprays was too much of a hassle. Besides, vanes are a lot more durable.
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