Re: [SCA-Archery] Fletch size?
- I have read that the more center shot your bow, the less fletch you
can get away with, which makes perfect sense to me. I tend to use 4"
shield fletches, eith 3 or 4 at a time depending on what bow or
shooter the arrows are for.
- I have made 11/32 shaft, 30 inch long, 125 grain tips, and have used 3,4 and
5 inch fletches. I was using a 30# fiberglass bow with the 3 inch and
experienced slight wobble till it got about 10 yards out. The 4 inch out of
the same bow wobbled about 5-6 yards.
Now I use a 43# ELB with the 5 inch roundback fletches. I find that with a
40-50# spined shafts my shots were going a lot left. Now, I use 30-35#
shafts, 5 inch roundback and have a much tighter group, closer to center,
and much less wobble.
From what I can tell, the wider the bow, the further the arrow is from
center, and thus you need a slightly less spine weight for it to curve
around the bow properly.
I am now making my 7th dozen arrows. These will be 11/32 30# spine, 30 inch
draw, 125 grain tips, right wing feathers, 5 inch long, tapered to 1/2 inch
high, hide glue and linen tied with right hand twist.
I'll let you know how they fly.
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