rayzr feathers vs blazersContributors to this thread:
I would like to hear some input from those who have used the Rayzr feathers for hunting? I have used blazers for years but am pondering a change.....
I switched from Blazers to Rayzr's several years ago. They have been durable (enough) and work well. Feathers are superior to plastics when it comes to arrow stabilization. I shoot Magnus Cut on Contact broad heads. I get excellent flight and accuracy. They slow the arrow down beyond 30 yards, but then at most hunting distances, (30 yards and less), the speed decrease is pretty much non existent. On the flip side, they come off the bow faster than plastic (if speed is your thing). My reason for the the switch originally was, I wanted to increase the FOC of the arrow without having to increasing the arrow spine and weight. At the time, I built my arrow for an Antelope hunt. I have liked the combination so much that I have not switched back and have used it for Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk and Hogs.
I have a love hate relationship with feathers. So I have feathers and blazers in my quiver. Feathers have the edge in Broadhead stabilization, so I tune my bow to blazers and good to go with feathers. See no difference in point of impact. Never shot feathers when wet but should. My suspicion is that they will fly good, but drop more at farther distances. Give them a try. Greg
I bought some used arrows with razor feathers. They were beautiful and flew great. Then they got wet and it was basically a bare shaft with a Broadhead. I went to blazers and wouldn’t go back.
Feathers are great in great weather.
I tried feathers before I started using blazers many years ago. Never again.
Slo mo videos show feathers flapping and folding in the air, the reason Bohning came out with the Blazers and several companies followed afterwards. I use a lot of 4" feathers and see no change in the Razors, except the Razors are taller and stiffer. Going from Blazers to Razors doesn't change your foc that much to be noticed.
Buglmin, I just did some calculating with one of the shafts I shoot. The shaft is 10 gpi and FOC with Blazers and 125 grain head is 10.8%. With the Razors, the FOC would be 12.5%. Is that not a significant difference in FOC? I am honestly curious.
And with 150 grain head it is 12.7 vs. 14.4%.
If you guys want to use feathers in the rain, get some Rust-Oleum Never Wet outdoor fabric spray and follow the instructions on the label, it mentions temperature and humidity etc. A fairly permanent treatment as opposed to other products I've tried. Feathers will still get soaked eventually if your are in a prolonged deluge etc, but they will work still in what most of us are willing to hunt in!
I have used never wet with great results.
I don't know what people are talking about. When I was shooting FITA, I had 2 inch feathers on my arrows. An I was shooting them at 90 meters. I had no problems. My coach had me try some arrows with mylar vanes. I had to make NO changes on my sight. Just my thought.