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    Default Fletching question

    I have 12 Easton Gamegetter 2018 shafts at 31.5". I do not know anything about fletching so my question is what veins (size,type,etc.) should I put on the arrows for target shooting? Also, are these good arrows for target shooting, is this arrow good for a 30 & 40 # recurve bow and what is the best arrow for target shooting?

    What fletching jig should I get for target arrows (used and enexpensive)?

    Thanks
    RJ

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    Default Just some thoughs

    Back in the day, I shot 2018's mustly to hunt with along with the 2117's X7 Eastons.
    I guess for target shooting now - I use the gold tip kenetic pro ( because of the straghtness .001. For indoors I shoot the Easton Full Bore and my son shoots the Gold Tip Triple X shaft. I have always used 4" feathers three fletched with the right hand helical. For outdoor targets I have used a 3" vane with the right helical. ( I am a finger shooter) Now my son is one of the top FS (release) shooters in Utah and he uses the 4" feather indoors and a 2" vane on outdoor shooting.
    Really, It is all a matter of what you can get to shoot the best out of the equipment that you are using.
    The fletcher that we like the best is the Bitzenburger Fletch-O-matic, with the right helical clamp. You can pick them up anywhere from $50.00 to $90.00.
    Hope this helps! But again it is all in what works for you and the equipment you are using.

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    Thanks Smity. I was going to cut the 2018 shafts down for my wife who has a x-200 30#. It may be easier (and cheaper) to sell the arrows and shafts I have now and just buy new ones that's already setup. I Also have some 2117's and a few 2114 arrows that has some type of soft rubber veins but someone told me the feathers are the only thing to shoot with a recurve so I guess I can't use those arrows either.

    By the time I buy the shafts, all the accessories and the fletching tool couldn't I buy arrows ready to go and spend a lot less money?

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    A fletching jig is a good investment if you shoot alot.Then you can repair worn,broken fletching and customize the arrows to your wants.It depends on if you are shooting of the shelf or a rest for vanes or feathers .

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    I'm Shooting off the shelve. So guess that's feathers.

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