a href="http://www.lancasterarchery.com/archery-classic-register/#header">
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Feather question

  1. #1

    Feather question

    For anyone who uses feathers, Isthere any differnece in flight with broadheads or feild points between 4 inch 5 inch and 2 inch feathers. Also can anyone notice any differences in noise or drop at father distances. Thanks to all and merry christmas.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    2,274
    Well feathers are going to control a broadhead the best but you will notice some drop at distances because feathers have a lot more drag. I have a bunch of the razor feathers if you would like to try some out.
    Athens Factory Staff
    Dead Center Archery Factory Staff
    If it is brown it's down. I love animals they're delicious- Ted Nugent

  3. #3
    ttt

  4. #4
    bump

  5. #5
    ttt

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Altoona, PA
    Posts
    735
    Quote Originally Posted by texasbowhunter9 View Post
    For anyone who uses feathers, Isthere any differnece in flight with broadheads or feild points between 4 inch 5 inch and 2 inch feathers. Also can anyone notice any differences in noise or drop at father distances. Thanks to all and merry christmas.
    yes there will be a difference between 2, 4, and 5 inch feathers with both feild pts and bh. 5 inch will stabilize the arrow the best with both, but will create the most drag and as a result will have more drop at farther distances. 5" will allow for more forgiveness of poor shots as well as a bow that is slightly out of perfect tune.

    4" is a good medium. You will get most of the stabilization of a 5", but with less drag and less drop at longer distances. They will stabilize bh well and will be forgiving.

    2" is good for target use. It will be less forgiving, but will not create as much drag. They do not stabilize bh great, but if you bow is in tune they can work.

    You will notice a pretty big difference in drop after 30 yards between 4 and 5" feathers and after 40 yards between 3 and 4" feathers. I typically use 4" for about everything except fita type target (outdoor) and field round were I have to shoot 80 yards. Then I use 3". I also fletch them both with a helical.

    Here is part of a chart from gateway feathers web site, with size, use and comments. http://www.gatewayfeathers.com/feathers.html

    Size Target/3D Hunting Comments:
    1 7/8" Yes/ No Popular outdoor target feather
    2 1/4" Yes/ No Left wing only
    2 1/2" Yes/ No Right wing only
    3" Yes/ Yes Use with mechanical heads for hunting
    4" Yes/ Yes Becoming the standard feather
    5" Yes/ Yes The all purpose feather

Similar Threads

  1. RW Feather question ?
    By Bowjoe1972 in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 7th, 2009, 03:38 PM
  2. feather question
    By Robinhooder3 in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 16th, 2009, 02:47 PM
  3. feather Question
    By zac82 in forum Traditional Archery
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: June 4th, 2009, 10:17 PM
  4. Feather Question
    By rigginuts in forum Arrows & Strings
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: January 11th, 2009, 02:50 AM
  5. Feather question
    By NM STEEL in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: December 27th, 2004, 04:45 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •