Arrow Builds

Discussion in 'Archery Equipment' started by Lumen, May 6, 2020.

  1. Lumen

    Lumen Fawn

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    Hey all,

    I thought it would be fun to share our arrow builds or build ideas.

    Here’s my new heavy high FOC build currently in progress.

    Bow: Mathews VXR 31.5 60#/31” Draw

    Shaft: Black Eagle Rampage .250 (321 grains at 30”)
    Insert: Stainless Steel Half-Out (51 grains)
    Screw Weights: 2x 75 grain brass (150 grains)
    Vanes: Bohning Blazer 2” (6 grains each x 3 = 18 grains)
    Nock: R-Nock (10 grains)
    Broadhead: Cutthroat Single Bevel (200 grains)

    Total Weight: 750 grains
    Total FOC: 22.8%

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  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Built a set over the weekend for the #45 longbow.
    GT Hunter 55/75 full length
    315 grains up front
    615 grains total
    12.85 grains/lb
    24% FOC
    I'll shoot either Simmons Tree Sharks, or VPA 3 blades with this set up.
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  3. Lumen

    Lumen Fawn

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    I love it man! What an amazing build! You could take anything with that. I’m also a huge fan of the VPA 3 blades - I’ve used their 200 grain heads on many animals. I like your style buddy!

    I’ve never shot a longbow but I’ve been getting the itch. I might have to use your build here whenever I get around to getting a longbow/recurve for myself.

    Thanks for sharing the arrows look great!
     
  4. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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    Anyone ever try shrink wrap fletching? I have always bought pre-fletched arrows. Too afraid I would not get them consistent enough
     
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  5. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

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    Walmart had abunch of packs on clearance a couple years ago that I bought. I think they were Nap brand. I put the on some old arrows I had. I scraped all the old glue and fletching off then into boiling water. They turned out pretty good to my standards
     
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  6. NOCAMST

    NOCAMST 6 pointer

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    I’ve had pretty good results with the shrink wrap fletching. Only complaint I had was they didn’t seem as tough as regular fletch and would tear from glancing off other arrows
     
  7. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    Had a buddy give me a few to try. I've used them as replacements when fletchings get cut. Not sure how much I'd trust them hunting but I'll fling one at a squirrel every now and then.
     
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  8. Lumen

    Lumen Fawn

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    Never tried it but I’m interested in testing it. I ended up getting a bunch of basic Bohning Blazer 2” vanes on clearance. Haven’t worked through all of those yet.
     
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  9. RKF11

    RKF11 8 pointer

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    I sent my bow off to Carters archery for new strings and a super tune few months back. Had to send my arrows of course so he could tune it. He messaged me when he started on my bow and asked if I used the shrink wrap fletching all the time. I told him I had been the past few years. He told me they were the worst thing to use. Said they were made for emergency situations where you just need to get by till you could get em refletched.
    Explained to me they are never the same. They shrink different on every arrow so you can never get a true tune or will it keep a true tune on every shot. Said most never have the right amount of helical or never the same helical as a true fletched arrow. Needless to say I got rid of em all and the tune on paper proved what he explained to me.
     
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  10. RKF11

    RKF11 8 pointer

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    Awesome build. Did you get to shoot it and see what speed you were getting with that heavy setup?
     
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  11. Lumen

    Lumen Fawn

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    Awesome build. Did you get to shoot it and see what speed you were getting with that heavy setup?[/QUOTE]

    The old beat up chrono at the range was giving me readings around 230 FPS. I’ll be the first to say I bet it’s a touch slower than that - I don’t trust the chrono haha! I’ve got a 31” draw though so maybe I’m getting a few extra FPS.
     
  12. invasion36

    invasion36 8 pointer

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    I have been tinkering with the idea of going with a 600 grain set up. Currently shooting Bowtech Realm 70 pounds 28.5 inch draw maxima red sd arrows at 454 grains.
     

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