All of the time? And how do you know?
I have discovered a problem I wasn't aware of. Call me ignorant...or uninformed, but I don't think I am alone.
I bought some FOB's from Starrflight. A great company and Paul is a a great guy. This is not a knock on FOB's at all!
After a lot of messing around with these yesterday...using 3 different rests and lots of hours...I have almost given up. The only reason I don't is...I am convinced that if I am getting contact with the FOB's periodically then I am with fletching too. If I get contact with fletching (even once in a while) it will be an errant shot. It is not the FOB's fault at all. They just exaggerate the problem.
I think the problem with fletching contact is a lot bigger than people think. People assume there can be none because they are shooting a drop away rest.
I am going to try the Trophy Taker next and if that doesn't work the next stop will be the Doty Expert.
Just to emphasize on the periodic fletching contact...I was getting perfect flight with the QAD until it malfunctioned and for whatever reason did not drop away...It broke the plastic rest arm. If I was using fletching I would not have even known there was contact. I would have missed what I was aiming at and I would have blamed myself.
I think this has been a great learning experience for me. All of those shots that felt sooo good when I released them and were bad shots...was there fletching contact??...did the rest not drop away??...did it bounce back up after hitting the shelf??...
Since the advent of drop away rests...has anyone really asked these questions? Does the average archer feel like they are fool proof?
I had no idea all of the problems they can have until now!
Maybe I am the only one who thinks this is a big deal...I dunno.