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Bob B.
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Well, those of you who shoot woodies and like your footed shafts I have a question. Do you think they are worth the extra time and money or are regular wood shafts a better bang for the buck? I am talking about shooting in the yard, stumping, and deer hunting.

Bob.

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Been awhile since I have shot them (20 years), but they will last longer. I think I was shooting tapered ceder footed with cherry or walnut. Looks like I was increasing my front of center before it was known to be beneficial. Once the kids are out of the house and the career starts winding down I probably will start making them again.

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Orion
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Four-footed shafts are time consuming to make and expensive to buy. They do strengthen the area behind the head. i use them for hunting sometimes, but not for stump shooting or target shooting. A hardwood foot on a cedar shaft increases the FOC 1%-2%.
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Bjorn
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I have shot footed shafts as much as anyone, and made more than a few along the way. Are they worth the extra bucks? Only if they are to you. For repair and restoring shaft length Reparrows are far more economical; but sometimes it has nothing to do with price and that's when it is great to have alternatives. There is nothing like a great set of footed woodies in the woods of your choice as either a gift or just to enjoy for yourself.
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Mike Vines
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quote:
Originally posted by Bjorn:
There is nothing like a great set of footed woodies in the woods of your choice as either a gift or just to enjoy for yourself.

I will agree with that statement, and making a single foot only takes a couple minutes. Here is a tutorial I did just a short time ago on making them.

http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000123

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