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· High-tech Hillbilly
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Over the weekend I finished up my arrows for the upcoming season. I normally burn and paint the designs on the shafts but this year my wife wanted to help so it became a family project. Judging by how much fun she had, I think she'll do them all herself next year. I made 12 hunting arrows and 7 practice arrows. I used mahogany shafts that I got from Kevin Forrester of Forrester Wood Shafts. The total arrow weight is around 815 grains with a 190 grain Meathead broadhead. I am moose hunting in October and I wanted an arrow with some thump to it!

I tried something different this year with the fletching. I used straight fletching instead of helical. There was an article in a recent issue of "Traditional Bowhunter" that made a case for straight over helical fletching. I found the argument convincing so I thought I would give it a try.









Darren
 

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Hopefully they aren't too pretty to get bloody. :D
 

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Looks good, what do you use to glue the broadheads/tips on?
 

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Thanks, all! It's a time-consuming project but it keeps me out of the pool halls.

Looks good, what do you use to glue the broadheads/tips on?
I have used a variety of glues over the years, mostly Ferrule-Tite and its offspring. I am now using some hot-melt glue I get from Big Jim's Bow Company. I had a lot of trouble with my points pulling off in cold weather when using Ferrule-Tite. I don't have that as much with this new glue.

Darren
 
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