Black Gold Sights - Pure Gold
Vanetech Vanes?
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
ki-ke 15-Jul-18
WapitiBob 15-Jul-18
Ermine 15-Jul-18
midwest 15-Jul-18
RogBow 15-Jul-18
Bowfreak 15-Jul-18
ChrisH. 15-Jul-18
WapitiBob 15-Jul-18
4blade 15-Jul-18
otcWill 15-Jul-18
ki-ke 16-Jul-18
midwest 16-Jul-18
bb 16-Jul-18
Dafish 18-Jul-18
ki-ke 21-Jul-18
carcus 21-Jul-18
Dale06 21-Jul-18
Ermine 21-Jul-18
carcus 21-Jul-18
From: ki-ke
15-Jul-18
If you've used VT's, what has been your experience and which models have you used?Looking for an alternative to Blazers.

Thanks

From: WapitiBob
15-Jul-18
Used them for years, stuck well but will curl quickly.

From: Ermine
15-Jul-18
They adhere good. Good vane

Not that tough can get messed up quick

From: midwest
15-Jul-18
Thought they were all the same until I used Flex Fletch.

From: RogBow
15-Jul-18
I have been using Vane Tec HP's for several years with good results.

From: Bowfreak
15-Jul-18
Ditto Midwest.

From: ChrisH.
15-Jul-18
Very quiet but not very durable. I’ve found the Flex Fletch vanes to be a lot more durable. I’ve been shooting the FFP 200 in a 4 fletch for a while now. I’ve shot them through my target, hay, the ground and they stay intact.

From: WapitiBob
15-Jul-18
Flex Fletch original is the best vane you have been able to buy since the 70's and continues today. Went back to FF once the freebee Gold Tip deal was over.

From: 4blade
15-Jul-18
The Swifts are the best, imo. stiffer than the vmax and steers just as well.

From: otcWill
15-Jul-18

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I've been messing with the v-max. I like them. Used ffp 360s for years and wanted something slightly lower profile. 50 yd group

From: ki-ke
16-Jul-18
Thanks for the feedback. Not interested if they crush like tinfoil. I'm moving away from Blazers due to inconsistent adhesion and apparent "expiration" of the activator they use on the vane base. I don't want to trade 1 devil for another. I guess its back to what always worked!

I used Flex fletch prior to switching to blazers and never had an issue, unless I didn't prep the vane base properly. How are you guys prepping the vanes/shafts prior to fletching? What adhesive are you using?

From: midwest
16-Jul-18
Zing primer and Loctite Control Gel on wraps.

From: bb
16-Jul-18
I have been using the vantech swift vanes for years. It's been my experience that they hold up very well. I shoot through targets and they show no ill effects. It's been my experience they hold up as well as blazers.

From: Dafish
18-Jul-18
300's n 360's here

From: ki-ke
21-Jul-18
Thanks for the feedback. Going back to FF

From: carcus
21-Jul-18
Are flex fletch as good as blazers?

From: Dale06
21-Jul-18
I shoot feathers a lot, but when I hunt Alaska, I use vanetec for water resistance. I use three 4” and have very good performance from them.

From: Ermine
21-Jul-18
Flex fletch are heads and tails better than blazer vanes

From: carcus
21-Jul-18
Thats good to know Ermine, I have 8 fmj shafts coming, I have a bunch of blazers but if the flex fletch is that much better I will get some! Which flex fletch?

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