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Vesty
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All my arrows are fletched left wing but I have some old right bevel grizzlies I want to try. Any problem?
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Tedd
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No, it's probably not going to matter at all to a whitetail. But still, I would use those for practice and get 6 of the correct ones. They are reasonably priced. Support the industry!

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SuperK
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Several years ago before I knew better [Roll Eyes] I used right bevel grizzly with left wing feathers. The deer I killed with them didn't know the difference either.

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Three or four deer ago, my wife shooting a cedar with left wing feathers and a right wing Grizzly with her 38 at her 26" draw, had a nice big doe that walked about five yards behind her while she was resting on a dead trunk. As the deer preceded down the trail it offered a good quartering shot. The deer jumped on the release and she hit in the right rump. It went down very quickly with a steady blood trail. Upon inspection, the head cut the rear hip bone and went forward lodging in the left scapula with the entire arrow inside the deer. That was a file sharpened original Grizzly.
I went to a left wing Jo-Jan because I was getting feather cuts on my index finger with my longbows and had a bunch of the old right wing Grizzlies left. Later, I went to single bevel left wing Hills, because I was worried about the effects of a left wing arrow fighting with a right wing in flight and then having the beveled side of the blade turning counter clockwise, when it wanted to spin clockwise after the hit. This was sometime in the 90s that I made the switch. My wife being frugal decided to use an old arrow first before breaking into her new batch. I shot a bunch of deer with right winged arrows with the right wing Grizzlies in the first years of the Grizzly heads. Perhaps, just maybe, I get a drop or two more blood on the ground with the left wing Hills on left wing arrows, maybe. I see no difference in the average blood trail length.

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Doc Nock
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Not that anyone cares what I think, but from all the reading and talk, over the past years, I surmise that flight isn't a big issue... the counter to bevel is more an issue on that S shape wound channel which may or may not be of concern or interest.

In the end, a sharp head will do the damage.

As some of us say, "shoot what you will, just place em well and KEEP EM SHARP!"

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SlowBowinMO
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I shot RW Grizzlies and left wing feathers for quite a while before the information came out that matching was better. I never had any trouble but I was shooting whitetails with 50+ pound bows, not water buffalo.

Since I was made aware I switched to all left. There is nothing wrong with maximizing your set up for even better results if possible.

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amicus
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quote:
Originally posted by Doc Nock:
Not that anyone cares what I think, but from all the reading and talk, over the past years, I surmise that flight isn't a big issue... the counter to bevel is more an issue on that S shape wound channel which may or may not be of concern or interest.

In the end, a sharp head will do the damage.

As some of us say, "shoot what you will, just place em well and KEEP EM SHARP!"

I care! Ditto to what doc said.

Gilbert

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ChuckC
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I am gonna guess you will still get that S shaped wound, and counter that, maybe, if striking bone right away, as in a humerus, it might give a bit more twist torque yet to pop that bone.

In the end I agree, with deer sized game I really doubt it matters, as long as it is sharp and in a reasonable place.

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