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    Member BearSlayer's Avatar
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    North Pole Alaska

    Default 3 Feathers or 4

    I just picked up some new wooden arrows for my recurve. I started to shoot some with 4 feathers and still have my 3 feathers. I do not notice a big difference. What is the benefit?

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    Just as in "large vs. small" fletchings, a fourth vane adds more stability thru drag on an arrow. This comes at a rather insignificant loss of speed. I have all 3 fletchings myself, probably due to ease in tuning and arrow rest clearence issues.

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    Member ruvimarrow's Avatar
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    Jan 2008
    Delta Junction


    advantage is beter arrow flight with big broad heads
    but the further out the arrow goes it really loose advantage because of speed loss therfore arrow falling faster

    personally i would stay with 3 flechted
    but who am I ? just my 2 cc


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