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    • Bounty Hunter
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      Decided to give building myself some arrows with Trade Points. Gave it a lot of thought before I built the first one yesterday. Used a tapered Sitka Spruce shaft so I’d have a better front of center as the trade points are only 120 grains. Cut a self nock into it that turned out really nice. I did change up on my wrapping material and went with nylon thread used on fishing rod eyes for both the fletching and point. I also used the flex epoxy usind on fishing rods to cover most of the wraps for protection. The finished arrow weighs in at 566 grains.

      Here is what the fletching looks like with the new wrap materials.

      Here is the business end….

      Let everything dry over night and before it got hot I took it out for some test shots. It flys out of my longbow absolutely perfect!!! I was a little suprised that the flight was so good and expected I’d have to do some tweaking, but got lucky I guess.

      Here is one of the 10 yard test shots. (Yes my old target is due for retirement…..lol)

      Here is one of the 15 yard test shots. Had a hard time pulling this one as it found a hole in the deer and was deep in the hay.

      All in all I’m very pleased with this one and have started building a set of these. Might even have to give them a try on deer this year…;)b

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      That’s a beauty. I admire you guys designing good looking arrows that fly well.

    • Bounty Hunter
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      Thanks! I do like to buld pretty good flying arrows.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Right now, I’m happy with an ugly arrow, if there is such a thing, that flies pretty.

      Since you build arrows, you can probably answer this question. Any problems using spray paint on a shaft? I was thinking of an easy, cheap way to make my stumpers easier to find with some orange spray paint. Ugly, sure, practical…?
      Thanks, d

    • bruc
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      Look Good !!!!

      Is the fletching glued on before being wrappped ?
      Bruce

    • Bounty Hunter
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      dwcphoto wrote: Right now, I’m happy with an ugly arrow, if there is such a thing, that flies pretty.

      Since you build arrows, you can probably answer this question. Any problems using spray paint on a shaft? I was thinking of an easy, cheap way to make my stumpers easier to find with some orange spray paint. Ugly, sure, practical…?
      Thanks, d

      Are you talking about wood, carbon or aluminum shafts. I’ve never use paint on wood, always stains and then gasket laquer for the finish. I have tried spray paint on carbon and aluminum, but went to dipping them as it turns out better. For stumpers though the spray paint should work on any type of shaft. All I can tell you is give it a try on a couple and see how it works.

      BRUC wrote: Look Good !!!!

      Is the fletching glued on before being wrappped ?
      Bruce

      Thanks Bruce! I use fletch tape on them before wrapping them. That way I have a nice helicoil on the feather and don’t have to try and hold them as I’m wrapping. I have done it before without glue and tape, they fly good, but just aren’t as pretty.

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