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Building indoor arrows what size of vanes do you suggest. ?
 

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for indoor shooting i would suggest 4" feathers, not vanes. :)
 

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4" or 5" vanes or feathers will work just fine. :)
Thanks Jon. :cool: :)
 

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Plains,

Not a problem man....now do you need some arrows??? I could sell you some. LOL :D Just happen to have some laying around. Or, do I need to e-mail you a picture of something on my bow with the arrows in the background? :rolleyes:
 

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Was going to order those Platinum Plus shafts but the local shop nor Lancaster didn't have them in a 2312 or 2214 spine so I had to go with the X7 Eclipse, went with the 2312 spine for now to get use to shooting Lincoln Logs. Plan on getting the 2214 later maybe.
 

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2312 is a great arrow size and should work very well with your setup. Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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I glued 5" feathers to my Easton superSlams. All compounders in our club prefer feathers (from 4 to 5 inch) to vanes. All of them use aluminium shafts. I am thinking about carbon shafts in the winter saison.

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Plainsman, for indoor I feel the 4 inch feather is a much
better choice.. since you're shooting at a known 20 yd
or so distance, the feather drag doesn't become an issue.
But,,,, it weighs much less than a 4 inch vane set up. Feathers
allow for a greater FOC and helps weaken the
spine of the larger shafts that are more deisrable for
indoors..

A 4" feather setup would have similar FOC and spine
as a 1 3/4" vane setup but would offer better guidance
indoors with the larger feather.. and if the release wasn't
perfect, it would be a little more forgiving at launch..

some of the previous posts compared 4" feathers and
4" vanes.. this is really not a proper comparison since
feathers weigh much less and will cause the foc to
be greater and spine to be weaker..it's difficult to
get proper foc and spine with a large shaft aluminum
arrow shooting a 50 lb indoor bow with 4 inch vanes..
Now if you're a he-man and use a 70 lb indoor bow,
it's not an issue.. I must use feathers indoors for
my lower poundage shooting with large aluminums..
 

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What is the weight of the average 4" feather?

justshoot said:
Plainsman, for indoor I feel the 4 inch feather is a much
better choice.. since you're shooting at a known 20 yd
or so distance, the feather drag doesn't become an issue.
But,,,, it weighs much less than a 4 inch vane set up. Feathers
allow for a greater FOC and helps weaken the
spine of the larger shafts that are more deisrable for
indoors..

A 4" feather setup would have similar FOC and spine
as a 1 3/4" vane setup but would offer better guidance
indoors with the larger feather.. and if the release wasn't
perfect, it would be a little more forgiving at launch..

some of the previous posts compared 4" feathers and
4" vanes.. this is really not a proper comparison since
feathers weigh much less and will cause the foc to
be greater and spine to be weaker..it's difficult to
get proper foc and spine with a large shaft aluminum
arrow shooting a 50 lb indoor bow with 4 inch vanes..
Now if you're a he-man and use a 70 lb indoor bow,
it's not an issue.. I must use feathers indoors for
my lower poundage shooting with large aluminums..
 

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Plains,

We figured your setup with vanes...so feathers is only going to give you a higher FOC. In general weight added to the back of the shaft will stiffen the spine and vice versa. I have plaed with both varieties in the arrow we discussed and it really will boil down to personal preference for you and what you like or prefer.
 

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weight in the back of the arrow stiffens the
spine and it's best for indoor shooting to weaken the
spine in order to shoot larger size shafts for cutting the
line... this is why feathers are better because it stiffens
the spine less and allows for better foc and a less heavy point
up front to weaken the spine . you'd have to go with a
much smaller vane to get the same results as a
4 inch feather so no, it's not just personal preference if
you're comparing 4 inch feathers to 4 inch vanes...the vanes
will be heavier, they will stiffen the spine even more and
you'll have to add even more weight up front to weaken
the spine in order to shoot larger shafts for indoors...

Please don't misunderstand, it's personal preference as
to which you choose to shoot(vanes or feathers), but it's
not personal preference as to the results.. The results
will differ greatly between 4 inch vanes and 4 inch feathers
for indoor target shooting..
 

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2312's are cheating arrows!!! lol :) if you want to win a tourny do it with 1716's, now that would be something to be proud of. :) :) LOL
 

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archery1 said:
2312's are cheating arrows!!! lol :) if you want to win a tourny do it with 1716's, now that would be something to be proud of. :) :) LOL
Cory,

I think 1716's might be a little underspined for his setup. ;) Nothing wrong with those 1716's you are shooting...I shot 1714's and 1816's for many years with great results when I was your age. :D Shoot 'em up.
 

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archery1 said:
2312's are cheating arrows!!! lol :) if you want to win a tourny do it with 1716's, now that would be something to be proud of. :) :) LOL
Cory,

Now don't be giving them tourney officials any ideas that would go against us :)
 

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If your bow is tuned well enough, you can forget those big ole 4" feathers or vanes and use 1.8 or 2.3 duravanes. Heck even if its not perfectly tuned you still can. All of the shooters on the line where I shoot are shooting short vanes, no feathers much. And all of the release shooters that shoot field with me have little short vanes. Save the long feathers for the fingers guys and gals.
But shoot whatever works for ya and do it as well as you can!!:D
 
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