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    • ssumner1
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      I was wondering if you guys ever had the fletch cut you after you loosed the arrow. I had it happen a long while ago, but today I had it happen twice. I am thinking I should change to left helical feathers, but I am not sure if that will fix the issue, because I don’t entirely see the arrow already rotating that soon. I could be wrong though.

      -Andrew

    • Rogue
      Post count: 84

      Let me start by saying I am no tuning guru (I don’t even play one on tv). All kidding aside, yes I have had this happen and in my case my nocking point was too low.

      I would check that and your brace height and go from there.

      You might even get by with changing the orientation of your nock to alieviate some of the problem.

      I am sure that there will be someone with more knowledge than myself that will chime in soon, I will look forward to hearing other opinions on this matter.

      Bill

    • Troy Breeding
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      Check and see if the front of the quills are laying down smoothly on the shaft. Most times when a feathers cuts you it’s becuase the front of the quill didn’t set smoothly down to the shaft and is slightly raised. Those puppie will cut you like a knife.

      If your arrows are shooting clean and straight, don’t mess with trying to adjust anything.

      One simple way to help this is to take a drop of fletch tite glue and dob it on the front of the quill. The glue will act as a cover to prevent the quill from cutting. Another way to solve this is to take dental floss and wrap the front of the quills to the shaft as though you are serving a string.

      Kinda gives the shaft a primitive look to boot.

      Troy

    • ssumner1
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      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

    • 747pilot
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      ssumner1 wrote: 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.

    • 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.

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