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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow losing fletchings! help!

I'm having trouble with my bow and its driving me crazy. I keep getting the fletching ripped off my arrows. I just started shooting a bow a couple months ago and thought maybe it was how I was knocking my arrows. I'm starting to think its catching on my drop away rest. I took today off work to go hunting but instead I'll be driving to the bow shop and hopefully figure out what the problem is.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 02:58 PM
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Are you loosing the same fleching off the same arrows ? Are you using fletching glue and a fletching jig when you put them back on ? Putting them back on improperly will caz them to come back off very easily. The jig will keep pressure on it the whole time. Might be part of the issue.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 03:35 PM
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It tore all the fletchings that were on the arrows when I bought them and I've tore off 12 quickfletches off too. Its tearing it in the same place every time. When I shoot my arrows in my sons bow with the same setup it doesn't do it.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 04:56 PM
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sounds like your alignment is off or your rest is not droping fast enough
taking it to the bow shop was probably the right choice

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 07:06 PM
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the guy at the bow shop got me all fixed up
there was something defective going on with it. Got a different one and after I get resighted in and i should be good to go. Awesome guy that owns the place. I got a pkg of free quick fletches and he gave me the different rest for free
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Good customer service goes a long way !! You still got time to get it sighted in and try to harvest a deer this season with it. Good luck
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 07:37 PM
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As soon as its light out Saturday morning we'll be sighting it in so I can go out in the afternoon. There's a 10 point I've got my eye on.
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 09:15 PM
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i would deff. check your rest...make sure your bow is level..they make kits you can buy that help with this...for example...while your bow is level vertically...place an arrow in your bow on your rest and all...and then make sure your arrow if level at the same time your bow if vertically level..like i said they make kits for this, which make bow set-up a sinch..and be sure to check level, with your drop away rest up...and another thing, make sure your fletchings are pointed in the right direction...odd vane up.and....make sure your arrowis leaving the rest straight...not at an angle....i hope this helps..i was having the same problems you are last year, i was going through fletchings, like a girl goes through panties..lol...but i corrected all this..and i dont loose any now..and i have a whisker bisket as a rest....oh and last but not least...try switching from glue on fletchins, to the fletching wraps...their a little pricey, but well worth it...i bought the bone collector quickspins from NAP...took me a total of 1 1/2 minutes to fletch 7 arrows..lol..quick...easy...and durable...wraps are the way to go..!!:)
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My last post was for future use...lol if you ever encounter these problems again..
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 05:12 AM
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Glad to hear you are all fixed up now GO GET THAT 10

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