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    Default Painting Black Shafts??

    I am using Black Victory arrow shafts with FOBs. I plan on hunting with these and was wondering if I could put a flourescent spray paint spot near the back end of the shaft to help me find the arrow after a passthrough.

    Will the spray paint hurt the arrow?

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    The paint won't hurt the arrow, but, the easiest way would be to buy wraps. You can buy wraps cheaper than flouro paint. Check out:

    onestringer.com

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    I use all white vanes, with lighted nocks.

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    I all ways used white wrap and orange or pink vanes This year I used zebra striped Pink with one blue, two red. Boy do they stand out in the grass

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowdon View Post
    This year I used zebra striped Pink with one blue, two red.
    Hope the deer don't laugh at you
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    Floresent paint should work fine. Floresent nocks are pretty cheap too, and that's what I use. I wont use wraps because I'm a stickler about maintaining 14% front of center and the wrapps add weight to the wrong end of the arrow. Yup, I'm obsessed

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    J. Blay that is why I was interested in the paint. The nocks come off with the fobs on a pass through so it really doesn't matter what color they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Blay View Post
    I'm a stickler about maintaining 14% front of center and the wrapps add weight to the wrong end of the arrow.
    Put em on in the middle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyBee View Post
    Put em on in the middle
    I'm about goofy enough to do that. I'll take personality over fashion, any time

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    I'd be interested in the difference in weight between a 5" wrap and 5" paint.

    1/2 grain, 1 grain???

    Somebody do a test
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    The 7" reflective wraps I have are 17.5gn. I don't know for sure but I'll bet the paint aint no where near that weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyBee View Post
    The 7" reflective wraps I have are 17.5gn. I don't know for sure but I'll bet the paint aint no where near that weight.
    I'm sure those weigh considerably more than plain jane wraps. Do you have any plain janers you could weigh??
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    The normal 7" wrap is 8gn. The 7" clear are 6.5gn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major257 View Post
    I am using Black Victory arrow shafts with FOBs. I plan on hunting with these and was wondering if I could put a flourescent spray paint spot near the back end of the shaft to help me find the arrow after a passthrough.

    Will the spray paint hurt the arrow?
    Your best bet is to use Rustoleum white lacquer spray paint then hit it with a shot of whatever florescent color you want. The white base will make the florescent color stand out much better. The lacquer paint seems to stick to arrows better than an enamel base paint and is also compatible with fletching cement if someone wanted to fletch over the (lacquer) paint instead of using fobs. A spray painted cresting adds about 1 grain to the total arrow weight.
    Don't worry what people think... They don't do it often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Blay View Post
    I'm a stickler about maintaining 14% front of center and the wrapps add weight to the wrong end of the arrow.
    Just curious... but why is 14% foc the magic number for you?
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    [QUOTE=Rhino;252455]Just curious... but why is 14% foc the magic number for you?[/QUOT

    Within reason, the farther forward the foc is, the more leverage the fletching has to steer the arrow. Most experienced archers I've come to trust by trying their suggestions, recomend this percentage for optimum broadhead flight. My own experience is that if I make a perfect shot with no form errors with a well tuned bow, the foc isn't much of a factor. When, not if, I make errors, the 14% foc seems to correct arrow flight faster and results in a smaller miss and ultimately shorter blood trails.

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