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    I am a new archer and seem to enjoy shooting at 70 yards the most (I love the flight time and trajectory). I bought my first set of arrows with Blazers set straight (the recomendation of the vendor), but am wondering if I should get arrows that will impart a little spin in them.

    I understand that spinning arrows tend to be more accurate, but loose speed faster. So for shooting at 70 yards (and maybe 80 when I get another pin), would I be better of with straight fletching, or one that imparts a spin?

    Any information much appreciated.

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    Straight fletch with offset will spin them fine, which is really more for BHs than feild tips. But I like my arrows spinnin. I shoot regularly out to 120 yrds as I also enjoy watching the arrow soar.

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    • #3
      Kurly vanes made of mylar, but they are fragile. Do a search they have a website.

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      • #4
        Any offset or helical will increase your downrange speed decay, but will stabilize the arrow better as it slows down. At the ranges you are talking about I think the difference in straight to offset will require different sight settings do to increased arrow drop.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by L-train View Post
          Straight fletch with offset will spin them fine, which is really more for BHs than feild tips. But I like my arrows spinnin. I shoot regularly out to 120 yrds as I also enjoy watching the arrow soar.
          I have seen what Lonnie can do at that distance and he is very good at it. Came in handy at the Double J last October.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DougH9 View Post
            I am a new archer and seem to enjoy shooting at 70 yards the most (I love the flight time and trajectory). I bought my first set of arrows with Blazers set straight (the recomendation of the vendor), but am wondering if I should get arrows that will impart a little spin in them.

            I understand that spinning arrows tend to be more accurate, but loose speed faster. So for shooting at 70 yards (and maybe 80 when I get another pin), would I be better of with straight fletching, or one that imparts a spin?

            Any information much appreciated.
            What kind of arrows are they ?
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            • #7
              I too have Blazers and also bought their fletching jig (Bohning) which is preset at the factory at 2 degree offset.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TEXAS 10PT View Post
                I have seen what Lonnie can do at that distance and he is very good at it. Came in handy at the Double J last October.

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                Elaborate please.
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                '08 LH GT500-65lb Next G1 ​sold
                09 LH Z28-70lb AP sold
                '09 LH Z28-60lb AP sold
                '10 LH XLR-60lb AP Snow sold
                '11 LH Elite Pure-70lb Max 1 sold
                '12 LH Elite Answer-70lb-AP Black ​​sold
                '13 LH Hoyt Procomp Elite XL-60lb- Orange with Black hardware
                '14 LH Hoyt Faktor 34-65lb- AP

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                • #9
                  We hunted together last year for Elk. When I got to Colorado we went to his range club where he consistently nailed 3D targets in the kill zone from 67-102 yards. Elk & Caribou. He came to my ranch in October out in West Texas and killed a nice Mulie and it wasn't at 20 yards!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Jeff - Mule Deer....

                    Lonnie - Where....

                    Jeff - Waaayyyy out there...wait a few

                    Lonnie - Nope, I'm going long....

                    (zip.............................................. .................................................. .......thwack)

                    Jeff - my God man......
                    Last edited by Ringtail; 01-04-2009, 01:19 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TEXAS 10PT View Post
                      We hunted together last year for Elk. When I got to Colorado we went to his range club where he consistently nailed 3D targets in the kill zone from 67-102 yards. Elk & Caribou. He came to my ranch in October out in West Texas and killed a nice Mulie and it wasn't at 20 yards!!!!!

                      TEXAS
                      Thanks, Do you guys think long shots like that are tough?? if you have a rangefinder and the sight settings it might not be as hard as you think. I know I can hit my whitetail broadhead target every time at 80yds if I set a pin for it.
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                      '08 LH GT500-65lb Next G1 ​sold
                      09 LH Z28-70lb AP sold
                      '09 LH Z28-60lb AP sold
                      '10 LH XLR-60lb AP Snow sold
                      '11 LH Elite Pure-70lb Max 1 sold
                      '12 LH Elite Answer-70lb-AP Black ​​sold
                      '13 LH Hoyt Procomp Elite XL-60lb- Orange with Black hardware
                      '14 LH Hoyt Faktor 34-65lb- AP

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by standsitter View Post
                        Thanks, Do you guys think long shots like that are tough?? if you have a rangefinder and the sight settings it might not be as hard as you think. I know I can hit my whitetail broadhead target every time at 80yds if I set a pin for it.
                        Its not that tough if you practice at long ranges all year long. He had a rangefinder and pins to go longer than the shot was. Mulie went 60-80 yards max and the hemmorage was massive.

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                        • #13
                          four Mini Blazers work great....but like Jeff said, year around practice is a have-to-do...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by standsitter View Post
                            Thanks, Do you guys think long shots like that are tough?? if you have a rangefinder and the sight settings it might not be as hard as you think. I know I can hit my whitetail broadhead target every time at 80yds if I set a pin for it.
                            Like Jeff said lots of practice will help.
                            Long shots you need to know when its the right time or not too.
                            Lonnie has lots of time and knowledge of the right conditions for that type of shot. he wouldn't try it in a high wind scenario.
                            No ifs and or buts Just maybee.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Maybee-R View Post
                              Like Jeff said lots of practice will help.
                              Long shots you need to know when its the right time or not too.
                              Lonnie has lots of time and knowledge of the right conditions for that type of shot. he wouldn't try it in a high wind scenario.
                              Exactly and it was a very cold calm morning.

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