33122Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Which Bitzenburger do you recommend
- May 6, 2013Tom,
In fact I think you have better control with the straight because you can adjust the angle more precisely. I think I can even get better spin with it. The helical is pretty critical in its optimal setting.
Try making some sets of 4 arrows with different fletching setups to try them out and find what works best for you. If one set turns out really bad, you can strip and re-fletch it. I find this gives me an end of 3 with a spare for testing.
CarolusOn 5/6/2013 8:17 PM, tomjulessca wrote:
If there isn't much difference I do prefer the aesthetic of the straight. Thanks for the input.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
> You can't get better. I've got 2 of these with straight and left
> helical clamps. Some say you should match the helical twist to your
> shooting style; if you shoot right-handed, use right helical, if
> left-handed, left helical. A few say use the reverse. I don't think it
> matters. Personally, I prefer the straight for most uses. I can set the
> twist either direction that way. Some say you get better rifling with
> helical but I don't rally see a difference. FWIW, I've been shooting
> nearly 50 years, both SCA and Olympic form including national level
> competition and I've made a lot of arrows over the years.
> On 5/5/2013 6:25 PM, tomjulessca wrote:
> > Relatively new to archery (now shooting a 45# longbow) and have never
> > made an arrow. The two dozen arrows I purchased have (had) helical
> > fletching.
> > After reading lots of reviews and other research, I am going to buy a
> > Bitzenburger jig. However, none of my research described comparison
> > between using a helical jig & clamp vs a straight jig & left hand clamp.
> > Any input regarding relative merit will be appreciated. Thanks.
> > Tom
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