Blazer Vanes?

Discussion in 'Archery Hunting' started by cfdjay, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Does anyone here shoot these things? I keep hearing about them and did a little research. I can't for the life of me understand why they would be so much more effective!!!
     
  2. thh058

    thh058 Active Member

    May 12, 2005
    Jefferson County
    i'm no expert (that's for sure). but i do shoot them and i know they shoot just as good, if not better than my 4" vanes out to 50 yards with my 100 grain thunderheads.

    i think the magic comes from them being a higher profile vane and the shape they are cut....that is just my guess...i really have no idea though!:confused:

    i would recommend them to anyone!
     

  3. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    hmmmm....I'm very curious now!
     
  4. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    I know DSG and alwyshntn shoot them and love them. I'll probably get them the next time I have arrows made.
     
  5. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    If I understand right they are also a stiffer material and are slightly textured to cause similar air resistance with a smaller surface. Mine shoot great.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  6. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    How many different kinds are there? 3" and 2" ???
     
  7. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    I echo what has been said already about them.

    My question would be why shoot 4" vanes when 2" will do the job, and in many cases do the job better?

    Jay, I don't know how many sizes they come in, I just know that the 2" will do the job on arrows for deer sized game.
     
  8. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    DSG, How do you have them fletched, I know 2" wouldn' be enough for a substantial helical, so I'm guessing offset?
     
  9. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Just barely offset. Almost straight jay. I might add that they wouldn't work on an arrow that is real heavy. I can't tell you what the rule of thumb might be but mine are around 320 grains or so and they work great!
     
  10. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Here is what I'm thinking of for my arrow set up: Easton Axis either 340 or 400 with 100gr slicktrick broad head and the blazers.
     
  11. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Hmmm, just off hand, I'd say they'd work great on those. But I'd check the grains per inch on the 340 and 400 first. If it was over 8 or so they might not be quite big enough. BUT understand I am just guessing, maybe someone else can give you some more definative advice. I'd check the Easton website and calculate your estimated arrow weight and go from there. Blazer might have some rule of thumb weights on the site too. Be worth checking.

    :cheers:
     
  12. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    The 340 are 9.5gpi and the 400 are 8.9gpi. I have a 28" draw. So I guess we can estimate a 29" arrow. Does that sound right?
     
  13. Jay the Blazers would work great for that setup....

    The Blazers are designed to steer a fixed broadhead as well if not better in most cases than a 4'' fletch....

    Everything you've heard about these things is right on....THEY ARE AMAZING!!!

    I fletch alot of arrows for different individuals and friends and most all are using the Blazers now....
     
  14. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Yip, sounds right. I'm trying to do some research for you but not getting through to the "blazer" sight right now.

    You may be fine, but just my un-educated guess is you might be a little on the heavy side but I intend to find out.
     
  15. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    I was wrong about my arrow length....sorry, I still havn't gotten my bow yet. They will be more like 27 or 27.5" in length.
     
  16. Jay if you went w/ the 340's your finished arrow weight would probably come in just above IBO at around 350gr.

    That is exactly what my arrow is weighing and is coming out of my Tribute at around 311fps....
     
  17. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    70lb draw right? And you shoot the axis? I'm one of those guys that will sacrifice a little speed for a heavier arrow. I figured the arrow to be around 370 gr.
     
  18. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    I emailed hunters friend and told them they can officially put me on the "pain in the ass" customer list. I've changed my order about 5 times now. With the money I'm spending though, I should be able to change as many times as I want.
     
  19. Yeah 70lbs.

    The arrows aren't Eastons but they weight 8.1 gr per inch but are a little longer than yours....Also the same Draw length....

    I use to be a big heavy arrow shooter because of the whole Kenetic Energy thingy but not anymore...My setup is still producing well over 70lbs of KE...
     
  20. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    I think I'm sold. I'll let you guys know as soon as I do!!! Thanks for all your help!!