You are Unregistered, please register to be able to read posts in all forums and participate in the discussion.
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 47

Thread: Vane colors

  1. #1
    Wheely Threads Wheely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    5,602

    Default Vane colors

    Do you boys and girls care what colors your vanes are? My bow tech couldn't believe it when I told him to pick the colors, cuz I don't really care (as long as they are NOT pink) Do you pick colors you like or colors that are easy to see in the target?

  2. #2
    are u a fat boy? kbohunt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Moseley,Va
    Posts
    3,237

    Default Colors!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    Do you boys and girls care what colors your vanes are? My bow tech couldn't believe it when I told him to pick the colors, cuz I don't really care (as long as they are NOT pink) Do you pick colors you like or colors that are easy to see in the target?
    I pick both!
    one time i order some arrows,couldnt makem fast enough!
    I told the guy i didnt care what colors(never again)
    He put on floresent/transparent pink & yellow!
    I had to strip them ugly vanes off!
    Pick your colors if you order, if ya dont youll be sorry!
    kbohunt

    Bows,07PSE,MOJO-3D,05Flash
    Arrows..beman ICS hunter
    SURE-LOCK sights..Extreme scopes..TT rest
    FBSA-MEMBER
    Wheely Custom Quivers & Poston Stab's..Made in The U.S.A

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    975

    Default

    Depends on what I'm shooting at. For 3d, I us flo orange and yellow. Same for the nock. Some of the guys use all black, so other shooters in their group can't use their arrow for a aiming point. For Vegas, I use a dark color, so I can see it on the center. For hunting, The woods are full or Orange and Yellow from the leaves, so if I miss , or pass through, it can be hell finding the arrow. I try to use colors that are not present in nature, except white (the deer can see it in the quiver if they look up and around) or that contrast my target. If one of my friends Robin Hood's one of my arrows, I'm happy for him, but WILL get even when he shoots first. I fletch my own, so I don't have to wait on a guy in a store.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Buffalo, New York
    Posts
    43

    Default

    I like 2 whites with another bright color. I also use a white wrap, the visibility is great for hunting. Being able to see where u hit the animal, finding the arrow in the ground or if missed, and for telling me what kind of hit i have by judging the blood.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    975

    Default

    Down here in S.E. Pa our older deer get educated fast during hunting season. Hunters who don't go high enough and get spotted teach the older deer to be cautious. I've seen nice bucks and old does walk throught the woods, stopping regularly and looking carefully up into the trees in front and off the sides. They get smart about hunters, and go the other way if they see ANYTHING suspicious. The white in the quiver is more than enough. They sure lock in on it. The young naive deer don't learn very fast, and often get shot before they get old enough to learn good judgement. They really play the game down here. they can tell the difference between a harmless citizen and a hunter in a couple weeks of archery season. Too much pressure.

  6. #6
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    I just prefer white/orange but I don't know why...
    I recently bought some black Blazers but I don't know why...


    Ron

  7. #7
    Bisquit....... BowhuntnHoosier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hoosierville
    Posts
    13,885

    Default

    I have 3 white blazers on mine. I can see the impact of arrow better.


    And besides......................arent white vanes faster.


    "HONDA"

  8. #8
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    I have 3 white blazers on mine. I can see the impact of arrow better.


    And besides......................arent white vanes faster.
    White must be faster because they are lighter because they have no color in them...


    Ron

  9. #9
    Bisquit....... BowhuntnHoosier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hoosierville
    Posts
    13,885

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhop View Post
    White must be faster because they are lighter because they have no color in them...


    Ron
    See there I knew I was right....................just did'nt know why.


    "HONDA"

  10. #10
    Site Guru
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Saylorsburg PA
    Posts
    4,358

    Default

    I normally shoot blaze orange and Neon green blazers... mainly because thats what I have but I think I'm going to get some more different colors when I pickup my new arrows.

    As for what Sniper said... he ain't kidding. We shot with Jay Are (the sandbagger ) who was shooting black arrows, black fletch and black nock and with a few exceptions we couldn't see his arrow at all. Mine and my dad's stood out like a beacon to aim at.

    I'm thinking about fletching up a bunch in black / brown blazers for 3-d (the ICS is a black shaft anyway).

    As for hunting there are only 2 choices imho. White fletching w/ a blaze orange minority vane and a white arrow wrap or a blaze orange wrap. The arrows actually glow and you can easily follow them when you shoot plus blood stands out quite clearly so you can easily see if you got a good hit w/ your binos without getting out of the tree.
    No I'm not dead

  11. #11
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    A lot of the open/unlimited guys use all black/brown vanes and nocks. The problem is when they miss (and some of them do), your arrow is usually gone...

    If anyone shoots at my arrow on a 3D target they're either dumb or don't want a respectable score or both...

    Ron

  12. #12
    Site Guru
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Saylorsburg PA
    Posts
    4,358

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhop View Post
    A lot of the open/unlimited guys use all black/brown vanes and nocks. The problem is when they miss (and some of them do), your arrow is usually gone...

    If anyone shoots at my arrow on a 3D target they're either dumb or don't want a respectable score or both...

    Ron
    Yeah I was a bit torn in making my decision... Misery likes company and those gut shots I keep putting on the 3-d animals could sure use some other arrows near em
    No I'm not dead

  13. #13
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dredly View Post
    Yeah I was a bit torn in making my decision... Misery likes company and those gut shots I keep putting on the 3-d animals could sure use some other arrows near em


    Ron

  14. #14
    are u a fat boy? kbohunt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Moseley,Va
    Posts
    3,237

    Default Ha,dreadly!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dredly View Post
    I normally shoot blaze orange and Neon green blazers... mainly because thats what I have but I think I'm going to get some more different colors when I pickup my new arrows.

    As for what Sniper said... he ain't kidding. We shot with Jay Are (the sandbagger ) who was shooting black arrows, black fletch and black nock and with a few exceptions we couldn't see his arrow at all. Mine and my dad's stood out like a beacon to aim at.

    I'm thinking about fletching up a bunch in black / brown blazers for 3-d (the ICS is a black shaft anyway).

    As for hunting there are only 2 choices imho. White fletching w/ a blaze orange minority vane and a white arrow wrap or a blaze orange wrap. The arrows actually glow and you can easily follow them when you shoot plus blood stands out quite clearly so you can easily see if you got a good hit w/ your binos without getting out of the tree.
    The color of choice for me,hunting & 3-d!
    On ICS!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    kbohunt

    Bows,07PSE,MOJO-3D,05Flash
    Arrows..beman ICS hunter
    SURE-LOCK sights..Extreme scopes..TT rest
    FBSA-MEMBER
    Wheely Custom Quivers & Poston Stab's..Made in The U.S.A

  15. #15
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Yeah, I like them tiger striped blazers. I may 'bling-bling' a few arrows with those for the R-100 just for grins...

    Ron

  16. #16
    I pray for you! BUNNYMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    the Hutch
    Posts
    29,901

    Default

    I shoot black shafts, black vanes, and white knocks......(havent found and Black knocks).....goes w/the black bow.....
    I cut things up and split them down!

  17. #17
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    1,403

    Default

    I usually go with Black vanes and Black nocks... I don't want to distract other shooters with my arrow when I hit the target outside the 8 ring.

  18. #18
    I pray for you! BUNNYMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    the Hutch
    Posts
    29,901

    Default

    you know what kills me......

    when a customer will request a camo shaft and a BRITE fletching.....
    I cut things up and split them down!

  19. #19
    Evil Genius brokenarrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hudson Valley NY
    Posts
    5,305

    Default

    I don't care what colors they are...


  20. #20
    Senior Member longcut36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    virginia
    Posts
    3,620

    Default

    I shoot black nocks and black vanes for 3D. for paper I am shooting, I hate to say it pink vanes. thats all the shop had in the size I wanted. needless to say I have took some ribbing over them. and no they dont match anything I wear

Similar Threads

  1. vane weight
    By redneckbowhunter in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-30-2007, 09:41 PM
  2. vane tec vanes in stock many sizes and colors chepest price around
    By sean in forum Archery Equipment Accessories - Buy Sell Trade
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-15-2007, 02:22 PM
  3. vane length
    By sleepytrucker in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-15-2007, 03:16 PM
  4. What type of Vane?
    By swift footz in forum Beginners Archery Range
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-25-2007, 01:57 PM
  5. Vane Question???
    By MdBowhunter in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-23-2007, 10:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •