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bucknut
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That is what I use on my carbons with no issues whatsoever. I shoot 4 fletch on wood to be able to get more wear out of the feathers.
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That's what I use on my Centershot's

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I use 3 2.5" fletch. We bare shafted with a 1.5" broadhead.
It took some tweaking but we achieved perfect flight. Going to those 2.5" fletch was a great move. Arrows are much faster.

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I use 3 2.5" fletch. We bare shafted with a 1.5" broadhead.
It took some tweaking but we achieved perfect flight. Going to those 2.5" fletch was a great move. Arrows are much faster.

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3 should work fine as stated above if the arrows are tuned and your release is good. What if that doesn’t happen tho ? I also like 4 fletch and I shoot 3, 5” feathers too but I get one more inch of feather with the 4 fletch.

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If your arrows are tuned very well, and your shooting is clean you can get away with very little fletching. 3 4" is more than enough. If that doesn't fly well you have tuning and/or form problems.

I use either 3 4" or 3 5" just depending on what I have lying around.

I've thought about trying 4 2" rayzr feathers, but since long distance performance is not really relevant for trad bow hunting, I haven't bothered.

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I shoot 2.5 and 3 inch fletching with broadheads often no issues.
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I shoot 310 grains up front on 28.25” 400’s with 3-3.5” parabolic feathers on the back end. They fly like bullets

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I use 3 4" Parabolic with 125 grain field and broadheads with well tuned arrows and they both fly equally well.

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I have been shooting 4/4" feathers at 90 degrees for the past several years, I.like that I can cut 2 4" feathers out of a full length quill, and also that the shorter 4" feathers clear the rear of the arrow shelf of my Hill-style bows when an arrow is nocked just resting on the string and shelf. They fly well for me with fairly heavy arrows,
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I've been using 3x3" with Grizzly Kodiaks for several years with no issues. Like others have said, fly like bullets. You may not notice a significant difference in flight in normal conditions but when the wind starts to blow is when they really shine. Much less yawing in a cross wind than with larger fletching.

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I have been shooting 4/4" feathers at 90 degrees for the past several years, I.like that I can cut 2 4" feathers out of a full length quill, and also that the shorter 4" feathers clear the rear of the arrow shelf of my Hill-style bows when an arrow is nocked just resting on the string and shelf. They fly well for me with fairly heavy arrows,
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Jerry, can you give us some numbers on the speed difference your getting? Sometimes smaller fletch 'looks' faster than they really are. Hard to really know if you haven't chronoed them.

I've ran the numbers and although faster, I've not found a way to use the word 'much faster'. Only slightly.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

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I have been shooting 3-4" fletch for years with zwickey and woodsmen heads. They shoot flatter and with much less noise then larger or longer feathers.
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Running Buck, from what I have found is that noise comes from the height and cut of the feather, not the length. I've heard a lot of difference in noise on some cuts and heights, but I can say either that going from a 5 inch feather to a 4 inch feather of the same cut to be 'much less noise'. Did you do a decibel test?

Please enlighten.

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