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Author Topic: Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season  (Read 1934 times)

Online Darren Haverstick

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Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season
« on: August 11, 2016, 07:49:43 AM »
Each year I make a set of arrows for the upcoming season and I finally got these finished yesterday. I tried a new wood that I really like the looks of; golden mahogany that I got from Forrester Wood Shafts. I was able to go down in diameter from 11/32" to 5/16" but still keep my weight up. Another thing I did differently this year was use permanent markers to decorate my arrows. I usually do them in two colors and flame crest them but this year I went for the "totem pole" look. I'm pretty happy with the result. I chose blue and natural barred turkey feathers for the fletching. Blue is not a color normally found in the woods during fall and winter so, hopefully, it will make my arrows easier to find if the need arises.

The back-of-point length of these is 28.5" and the average weight is 720 grains. I think they spined around 63 pounds. After my moose hunt last year, I am sold on single bevel broadheads and this year I'm trying out Vintage Archery's 190 grain Meathead. I love the looks of the 3 to 1 taper!

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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 09:04:29 AM »
Nice arrows; A guy asked me once why we went to so much trouble decorating arrows when plain ones shot just as well. I didn't have an answer for him than but now know some of us take pride in what we make and always want our work to be just a little better than what everyone else makes.

I doll up my arrows as well.

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 02:52:44 PM »
That's a helluva lot of work pard, and it shows it!  :hairy
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 09:02:58 PM »
Good looking flock of arrows there Darren...a deer oughta be downright proud to get to wear one of those!
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 07:13:52 AM »
Nice looking arrows.

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 02:17:04 PM »
Darren, you do really nice work! No doubt about that in anybody's mind, it's obvious in everything you do.  :hairy

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2016-2017 season
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2016, 05:27:50 PM »
Very nice arrow for sure. :rt th
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