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are 2" better than 3"? I've been hearing people talk about using 2" more than most others? are they actually good with a larger broadhead? Just curious. Thanks for any help.
I believe drop away rests came out long before blazer vanes.gtousey said:The biggest reason the 2" vane came about was as a result of the thinner carbon arrows.
Shooters were no longer able to fletch a helical on thin carbon arrows with 4" vanes and get fletching clearance through thier rest.
This is also why NAP's quickspin vanes came about, while longer then the blazers they didn't need to be set on a helical to generate rotation.
Drop away rests took a lot of the fletching issues away, but not before the Blazer had a strong foothold.
The vane you choose is really dependant upon your setup - if you shoot 21/64 or larger diameter arrows you can get all the vane clearance you need even using an extreme helical with 4", 3" or 2" vanes no matter what rest you use. Once you drop below that diameter shaft, fletching clearance becomes touchy. You can either opt for using a small degree off-set (instead of helical), go to a drop away arrow rest ($75-$100+) or you can use shorter fletching such as Blazers, or NAP Quickspin.
Although I have heard the NAP Quickspin are not going to give you any weight reduction, not that I believe the weight reduction with Blazers is that significant. Maybe if you were shooting competitive 3D's or field archery - cause every little bit helps. But in the woods after game - the 2-3fps you will gain by switching to a 2" vane from 4" vanes is really not going to be noticed.
The new 2" Quick Spin Speed Hunters will definitely have their following. 3 speed hunters are 1 grain lighter than 3 blazers. Which surprised me considering the weight of most QS's So far I have been impressed.prestige3D said:not only do the 2'' blazers work well but so do the smaller quick spins. i have used both blazers and quick spins and like them equally the same. i noticed tightening of my groups instantly. especially at further distances
What he said.Cornfed said:Yes sir, the popularity of the 2" vanes are because of the higher profiled 2" Bohning Blazers and the new 2" Duravane Predator vanes. These vanes are designed to maximize stabilization and arrow flight while minimizing weight. They will indeed guide b-heads everybit as good as any 4" vanes! They are not a gimmick, they truly do work and most that have tried 'em,.... love 'em! Give 'em a shot and see what all the talk is about? Good luck and good shootin'