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jmsmithy
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747pilot wrote: [quote=ssumner1]Thanks guys, I will take it all into consideration. My arrows fly true, so I don’t want to alter anything currently. To come to think of it, I just fletched the arrow the night before and I did not put a drop on the ends like I usually do. I honestly didn’t ever do it for that reason, but so they would not fall off if it went through some rough brush.

-Andrew

One other thing that helps. Take another arrow with a field point installed and use the field point as a “steam roller” to squash the leading edge of the feather back towards the nock end of the arrow about 1/4″ (in other words, only the first 1/4″ gets mushed). Helps quite a bit.

Along this line, I picked up a great tip in Maine bear camp few weeks ago… Use light drum on Dremel tool and touch 3 or 4x to that leading edge. Even with carbons I’ve gotten that edge feathered to almost imperceptible seam. Then light drop fletch tire and should be all set.