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Anyone NOT shoot Blazers?
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Contributors to this thread:
Ironbow 05-Oct-18
otcWill 05-Oct-18
Trial153 05-Oct-18
Ucsdryder 05-Oct-18
WapitiBob 05-Oct-18
LINK 05-Oct-18
SoDakSooner 05-Oct-18
Buck Watcher 05-Oct-18
midwest 05-Oct-18
Dale06 05-Oct-18
Bowfreak 05-Oct-18
JTV 05-Oct-18
Predeter 05-Oct-18
Buffalo1 05-Oct-18
Franklin 05-Oct-18
Ambush 05-Oct-18
Cheesehead Mike 05-Oct-18
Dale06 05-Oct-18
Stubbleduck 05-Oct-18
ARROWONEPY 05-Oct-18
HUNT MAN 05-Oct-18
Russell 05-Oct-18
elkstabber 05-Oct-18
BOWUNTR 05-Oct-18
Swampbuck 05-Oct-18
EmbryOklahoma 05-Oct-18
buzz mc 05-Oct-18
Ermine 05-Oct-18
Bowfreak 05-Oct-18
Kurt 05-Oct-18
bowhunter55 05-Oct-18
Bigdan 05-Oct-18
Lever Action 05-Oct-18
elkmtngear 05-Oct-18
Lee 05-Oct-18
Ironbow-cell 05-Oct-18
Backpack Hunter 05-Oct-18
ahunter55 05-Oct-18
TD 06-Oct-18
weekender21 06-Oct-18
Shug 06-Oct-18
wyobullshooter 06-Oct-18
joehunter8301 06-Oct-18
Bowboy 06-Oct-18
Pat Lefemine 06-Oct-18
Treeline 06-Oct-18
sundowner 06-Oct-18
Bobbin hood 06-Oct-18
copperman 06-Oct-18
Kodiak 06-Oct-18
Wood 06-Oct-18
Grunt-N-Gobble 06-Oct-18
krieger 07-Oct-18
RogBow 07-Oct-18
RJ Hunt 07-Oct-18
rallison 07-Oct-18
jingalls 07-Oct-18
Hoyt59 07-Oct-18
ELKMAN 08-Oct-18
Buck Watcher 08-Oct-18
jingalls 08-Oct-18
r-man 08-Oct-18
carcus 08-Oct-18
bighorn 08-Oct-18
DEC 09-Oct-18
MDW 09-Oct-18
BO-N-ARO 09-Oct-18
farmer33 09-Oct-18
Shaft2Long 09-Oct-18
From: Ironbow
05-Oct-18
I have shot Blazers and they work fine, but I have wanted to experiment with some other sizes and styles of vanes. Impossible to find anything other than Blazers at any store other than online ordering.

Does anyone else shoot something besides Blazers?

From: otcWill
05-Oct-18
Last time I shot blazers I was in my early 20s. I'm a bit of a vane junky. I've tried about everything. Blazers might be the loudest I've ever used.

From: Trial153
05-Oct-18
I am not a blazer fan. Shooting mostly max stealths right now.

From: Ucsdryder
05-Oct-18
I shoot blazers because they’re easy. Some super glue gel and I’m ready to go. I’m not buying a special primer, then a special glue.

From: WapitiBob
05-Oct-18
My outdoor arrows get original Flex Fletch, indoors get Vantetec.

From: LINK
05-Oct-18

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I shoot Q2i fusion vanes in 3” .

From: SoDakSooner
05-Oct-18
Ive shot a bunch. Gravitated to Blazers because they are readily available and easy to use.

Maybe state what you want to go to. Plenty of folks with experience with others if you state what you are looking at.

NAP quickspins are far louder than blazers btw...they work though. Just L. O. U. D.

From: Buck Watcher
05-Oct-18
I tried Blazers (along with 9 other vanes) about 10-12 years ago. Didn't like them. They were loud. If you stood them on a table they looked like this > / / \ \ l / \ \.

Flex-Fletch FFP-360 and Trueflight 4" feathers is all I use now. Well the Trueflight feathers for 40+ years. I did try Flex-Fletch SK-300 and would use them too.

From: midwest
05-Oct-18
Flex Fletch FFP-360. Lower profile, tough as hell.

From: Dale06
05-Oct-18
Never have shot them in my 40 plus years at this. I mostly shoot 4” feathers but sometimes 4” vanes. Not saying any thing good or bad about Blazers, but what I have been using has worked very well, so I am sticking with what works.

From: Bowfreak
05-Oct-18
FFP 360s for me. Probably will try the 300s in a 4 fletch next year.

From: JTV
05-Oct-18
Still a Blazers fan... Tried the new Heats, they are OK with low profile heads and Mech's but cant control the larger heads, even with a hard helical ... I stick to what works for me, Blazers for the main set up.... I do use the Heats on the Back up bow, but all I shoot with it is Steelheads/XL's and the Heats work well there, they would be good for 3D too I suppose ..

From: Predeter
05-Oct-18
Been shooting Flex Fletch for last 2 years. SK 300's this year and very happy with them.

From: Buffalo1
05-Oct-18
I have shot Blazers (4 fletch) for years and had a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude.

Then I started experimenting with the Flex Fletch 360 vane. I experimented with 3 and 4 fletch. Settled on the 4-fletch.

Fletched a dozen and took them to Africa. Very pleased with their performance. The seem to provide a stable, accurate flight of arrow with a broadhead attached. Plan to continue to use this setup this year. I am shooting 125 gr vented VPA and Woodsmen Elite BH’s.

From: Franklin
05-Oct-18
4" helical vanes....for hunting. I used the blazers on practice arrows during the off season...easy to replace when they get knocked off.

From: Ambush
05-Oct-18
I did, now I don’t.

05-Oct-18
Shot 4" feathers and vanes for years. Switched to Blazers several years ago and have been unhappy with adhesion and having them fall off while elk hunting.

Tried some Flex Fletch FFP 360's this year based on comments on the Bowsite and I didn't like them. I stripped them all off and put Blazers back on but this time with Zing Cling and the primer and haven't lost a single vane.

I don't know about the "loud" thing, I've never heard my Blazers say a thing...

From: Dale06
05-Oct-18
Never have shot them in my 40 plus years at this. I mostly shoot 4” feathers but sometimes 4” vanes. Not saying any thing good or bad about Blazers, but what I have been using has worked very well, so I am sticking with what works.

From: Stubbleduck
05-Oct-18
Switched from "Conventional" fletching to "FOB's" about 13 years ago. Haven't shot a conventionally fletched arrow since. FOB's simply work....and eliminate all the tools, glue, and time involved with any of the conventional fletching products.

From: ARROWONEPY
05-Oct-18
4inch gateway feather. then dip them in dri feather. have for 40 plus years. won't change

From: HUNT MAN
05-Oct-18
I am a flex fletch guy.

From: Russell
05-Oct-18
Blazers on my whitetail deer arrows. Once I use up my supply of Blazers, it's SK 300's from then on.

Use SK 300's on arrows for ground hunting.

From: elkstabber
05-Oct-18
There was a thread about two months ago where guys talked about how Coues deer would always duck an arrow with Blazers but wouldn't duck with other vanes.

From: BOWUNTR
05-Oct-18
That's funny... I killed 2 Coues Whitetail the last two years with Blazers... they're dead. Ed F

From: Swampbuck
05-Oct-18
I switched back to 4” duravanes this year and put as much helical as possible. My arrows fly much better and are quieter imo

05-Oct-18
I shoot fusion vanes on my compound and my wife shoots blazers.

From: buzz mc
05-Oct-18
Throw me in with the flex fletch 360 group also.

From: Ermine
05-Oct-18
Haven’t shot blazers in years since they cost me some Coues Deer. Been shooting low profile vanes lately and liking them.

Vanetec, AAE and Fletch fletch. Been using 4 fletch AAE pro max lately

The blazers are well used by many. I got a little irritated at how some are bent bases different lengths and different weights etc

From: Bowfreak
05-Oct-18
Have you tried the 300s yet Ermine?

From: Kurt
05-Oct-18
I've killed 5 AZ Coues deer bucks with Blazers. Don't like the 3" lower profile vanes that were sold by Trophy Taker (Silent Hunter, or some name like that?) as well, but they were quieter when I tried them. Didn't control fixed blade heads as well so stuck with Blazers.

From: bowhunter55
05-Oct-18
I shoot the Fusion Q2 vanes. Love them.

From: Bigdan
05-Oct-18
I shoot 4 inch 4 fletch and I can shoot any q125 gr head and it will fly the same as my field tips

From: Lever Action
05-Oct-18
Rayzr feathers

From: elkmtngear
05-Oct-18
Flex Fletch

From: Lee
05-Oct-18
AAE Max Stealth helical with 4 fletch. Shooting 175 grain VPA solids - they handle them well!

From: Ironbow-cell
05-Oct-18
Been shooting 4" feathers for years and play with vanes from time to time, more so lately. Ordered some Flex Fletch 3" vanes to try a 4 fletch combo with.

05-Oct-18
Ihave been using Vanetec for a little while now. Arrows fly well.

From: ahunter55
05-Oct-18
Blazers, Vanetec, feathers & others. I make arrows for 8 family members & we switch up depending what we use the arrow for. My target arrows have a 2" low profile on them right now. Another has a 3" parabolic feather. My hunting arrows this year are a 4" helical shield feather. Son is shooting blazers hunting & low 2" profile vanetec for 3-D. G-Daughter is Blazers for everything. G-son blazers for everything. Lots of choices out there but Blazers seem to treat everyone pretty good.. Last year my hunting arrows were 2" off set Razor feathers.

From: TD
06-Oct-18
flex fletch SN300 has been working well, getting great broadhead flight with them. Couldn't say as to noise, I'm about half deaf.... I will say few vanes are as noisy as feathers and feathers have been killin' stuff for a very long time..... Many if not most broadheads make as much or more noise than fletching. Arrow flight noise is a more of a natural noise than a bow going "pop". IMO not a big issue.

They are a stiff vane, which I'm sure helps them stabilize. Only issue is being so stiff they tend to hang up on the other side of the animals. I get two holes, but often find the shaft a few feet or yards down the trail. You don't get many of those "what was that" hits and go back to feeding and tip over like with a sharp two blade and feathers..... although I did have a buck last year take the hit and just walk off 20 yards and down. That was a pass through and a good hit.

From: weekender21
06-Oct-18
I started using Blazers about 10 years ago. Every now and then I'll try something else but always end up stripping the new vanes and going back to Blazers. I use the Bohning wraps and Loctite Ultra gel control glue, never had a single vane come off...ever. Also killed a Coues' deer with Blazers, he didn't seem to mind.

From: Shug
06-Oct-18
5” right wing feathers

06-Oct-18
weekender21 + 1. I’ve been using Blazers for a long time as well. I also use an arrow wrap and Loctite Ultra gel. Never had any adhesion or “noise” issues.

06-Oct-18
Killed a few animals with blazers. I’ll kill a few more. Shooting them in 4 fletch now and love it. Yea they are loud but I’ve sat down range of other vanes vs blazers and the difference to me is minimal. Best steering vane in calm conditions with fixed heads

From: Bowboy
06-Oct-18
AAE Max Stealth.

From: Pat Lefemine
06-Oct-18

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I’m still shooting feathers and I see no reason to change unless I’m hunting Alaska or some other saturated location.
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I’m still shooting feathers and I see no reason to change unless I’m hunting Alaska or some other saturated location.

From: Treeline
06-Oct-18
5” shield cut left wing feathers. Not sure the blazers would work...

From: sundowner
06-Oct-18
FlexFletch Silent Knight (SK) 300 vanes. Absolutely quiet, and excellent fixed broadhead flight.

From: Bobbin hood
06-Oct-18
I fletch my son's arrows with 2"Ryzors! 4 fletched! I know they don't last as long, but their faster and quitter! And for my long bow, I shoot 4 fletched 3"!

From: copperman
06-Oct-18
4" duravanes been shooting them forever

From: Kodiak
06-Oct-18
5" left wing shield cut

From: Wood
06-Oct-18
Switched to FF Flash vanes last year and well pleased with them. Similar to Blazers but a little lower profile. Control fixed heads well yet they don't have the "parachute affect" that larger vanes can have at long range.

06-Oct-18
Not anymore. 3" fusions in 4 fletch

From: krieger
07-Oct-18
The 2Qi Fusion vanes have a much better base for glue adhesion, IMO, and they are just as stiff as the Blazer if not slightly more rigid. The SK's are very stiff, really like them also. I just got a bunch of the 200's and some 300's to try. Impressed with them so far,

Using 4-fletch AAE ProMax on my Valkyrie arrows, very good system for higher FOC arrows. When you look at the size of the Jagger head and those little ProMax, it makes you wonder, but they fly purty as a box full of speckled pups.

Doubt I will ever fletch another Blazer..

From: RogBow
07-Oct-18
Vanetec HP's for me.

From: RJ Hunt
07-Oct-18
I used blazers for about 4 or 5 years but went back to my 4.18 flex fletch vanes. They are a bit more work to put on the arrow but the best I have ever used. All my hunting arrows have flex fletch again now.

From: rallison
07-Oct-18
I'm a longbow guy...been shooting 4x4 Tru-Flight right wing feathers for a looooong time. Lol

From: jingalls
07-Oct-18
I use dried carp fins. Readily available, all natural, and I’ve never had a problem with my arrows fish tailing...no matter which head I use!-D

From: Hoyt59
07-Oct-18

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There's always that one guy! :-)

From: ELKMAN
08-Oct-18
I shoot Flex Fletch period. I won't shoot anything that is noisy on my arrow, and Blazers are one of the loudest vanes in the industry...

From: Buck Watcher
08-Oct-18
We shingled the roof of the chicken coop with Carp scales once. We caught large Carp back then.

From: jingalls
08-Oct-18
=8^O

From: r-man
08-Oct-18
I shoot 3" plastic vanes and 3" feathers, 4" feathers , 5" feathers , 4" vanes, and blazers rarely and they are collecting dust . They take to far to stabilize , yet do show poor arrow flight better then others.

From: carcus
08-Oct-18
I've been shooting blazers for years, before the blazers I shot feathers

From: bighorn
08-Oct-18
Flex-Fletch 360's low profile and tough and quiet.

From: DEC
09-Oct-18
Been using 4" feathers for over 20 years. Never have seen a need to change.

From: MDW
09-Oct-18
All my arrows have a 4 inch vane and have been working well for 25 years. Course it helps when I order in bulk and can replace the vanes any time I want.

From: BO-N-ARO
09-Oct-18
Never liked them.... I use 4 inch vanes with a helical. Ya, I know, hard to teach a dog a new trick. But I don't use mechanical heads either. (Sorry, just could not help myself)

From: farmer33
09-Oct-18
FOBs - too good and too easy to go back - Slick Trick's like 'em too

From: Shaft2Long
09-Oct-18
I don’t, used them when they first came out but found them to be very inconsistent in length and adhesion reliability.

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