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    What fletching is good for broadheads? What is better helical, off set, or straight?

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    The brilliant part about archery is there is no best... You can expirement and find what works for you but it may not work for the next.

    That being said I have had great luck with starr-flight fobs, and just recently 3" fusions fletched with right helical. With either of those fletches I can stack broadheads closer then I should be shooting broadheads anyway.
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    I like blazers put on with Arizona ez fletch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05_sprcrw View Post
    The brilliant part about archery is there is no best... You can expirement and find what works for you but it may not work for the next.

    That being said I have had great luck with starr-flight fobs, and just recently 3" fusions fletched with right helical. With either of those fletches I can stack broadheads closer then I should be shooting broadheads anyway.
    I have 3" fsions and I fletched them with a straight clamp. I will try a right helical and see what happens.

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    I've been using FOB's for about 2 years. I've got magnus 4 blade Buzzcuts and Nap Hellrazors flying with my FP's to 40 yds so far, going for 60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervohunter View Post
    I've been using FOB's for about 2 years. I've got magnus 4 blade Buzzcuts and Nap Hellrazors flying with my FP's to 40 yds so far, going for 60.
    You should have no problem doing that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervohunter View Post
    I've been using FOB's for about 2 years. I've got magnus 4 blade Buzzcuts and Nap Hellrazors flying with my FP's to 40 yds so far, going for 60.
    How are the fobs. I have seen them on youtube, but never seen anyone around here use them.

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    They work great. I just buy Cabelas carbon extreme shafts, pull out nocks, slide Fob's on, and replace the nocks. Make sure you use drop away rest. This worked for me cause I didn't like WB to start with. I've got some Fob's that extremely beat up from practicing groups and they just keep on hitting where you aim.

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    I shoot Blazers I have used fusions and went back to Blazers and I use a strait fletch. I believe if you have the correct spined arrow and your bow is tuned then you should not have to go to a helical. I shoot muzzy 100 3 blade's and put field tips and muzzys in a pop can at 50 yards consistently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac1 View Post
    I shoot Blazers I have used fusions and went back to Blazers and I use a strait fletch. I believe if you have the correct spined arrow and your bow is tuned then you should not have to go to a helical. I shoot muzzy 100 3 blade's and put field tips and muzzys in a pop can at 50 yards consistently.
    WOW! That is some good shooting and really sayes something about your tuneing!

    I my self use both a off set and helical. I like my flechings to be as agressive as possiable. I usally use feathers but will be useing AAE Max Hunters. They are flying great so far. I have shot muzzy 100, 3,4, 4 blade MX, and muzzy phantom 100-125. I could have used them all to hunt with.
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    I've found that I get the best results w/2in fusion, right helical. I've tried
    a lot of different fletchings & these fly & group the best for me. That's with my field points, expendables & fixed blade.

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    Thanks a bunch for all the help full info.

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    I personally feel that it is dependent on the setup and it varies from bow to bow. First things first, everything on the bow itself must by in sync. Next you need to determine what style of rest you are using. A full containment rest such as a Whisker Biscuit or an Octane Hostage or Hostage Pro is not going to be very nice to helical or extreme offset, really with the Whisker Biscuit, anything more than three degrees you start to see some flaws. If you are using a drop away, you may find it hard to tune, especially with some of the longer fletchings as the tip of the fletching may reach the rest before it has been fully deployed. Also, some drop aways show signs of wear within the prongs with both fletchings like blazers or fusions, or some of the shorter Gateway fletchings and the same is true for the longer fletchings, especially 4 inch fletchings.

    Now you have to determine your total arrow weight. Most 2,3,or 4 blade fixed broadheads out of a speed bow, will generally require one of two things if not both: 1) more arrow weight, 2) larger, longer fletchings, usually 3 or 4 inches. Very rarely does the speed have great effect on the flight of mechanicals.

    If you are going to shoot shorter, high profile fletchings with fixed broadheads out of a speed bow, you will more than likely have to increase the weight of the arrow as a whole. This means increasing front of center as well as taking a greater impact in the speed of your arrow. However, the heavier arrow generally stabilizes better out of the bow and faster than most lighter arrows and it also equates to an increase in Kinetic energy due to the increased weight of the arrow and the energy absorbed by the string. Depending on your draw length, you may also have to increase the spine of of the arrow due to the effects of an increase in weight at the tip of the arrow. There are two forces applied when an arrow is released. One is the string pressing forward in the nock to propel the arrow forward and the other is the tip of the arrow trying to press back in the direction of the nock. If the spine is off, it causes enough problems with a field point, just imagine its effects on a broadhead that is also planing.

    A few other points to remember, with a 2 blade broadhead, planing is even greater due to the usual increased surface area. Without a sufficiently weighted arrow and enough surface area/right combination of fletchings to stabilize the arrow, unless you are lobbing grenades for arrows, its gonna plane on you. Hope this helps a bit
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    I like the 3" fusions with an offset. My Pheonix fly perfect out to 60 yds. And they are easy to use and tough as hell.
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    Ever since I went to a drop away rest I canned all other fletching except helical. Ive use 4 inch and 5 inch 3 fletch right helical and 4 inch 4 fletch helical. All done with a Bitzenbeger and Duravanes. My broadhead flight has never been better than with the 4 inch 4 fletch. When I used shoot through style rests I could acheive fairly good broadhead flight with a lot of tinkering and could get them very close to my field point impacts out to 30 yards . But while my field point groups at that range were very tight my broadhead groups were just OK. But that is not the case with more agressive fletching. And i dont care how much it slows down the arrow either because they go exactly where they are aimed. And my broadhead grooups are much tighter.
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