Drop away vane orientation

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by BowhuntnHoosier, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Ok, I would like to know what you guys shoot. C o c k vane up or down or does it really matter with a dropaway?? I have always heard it goes up but at the range the other day some guys were shooting with it down and said it really does not matter. I am going to have either the ripcord or TT put on the XT next week and was just curious as to how you all shot. Thanks for the input.:peace:
     
  2. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    I shoot mine up, but I did have a different drop away that I shot them down, not sure why.

    P.S. Nice new Avatar there Hoosier
     

  3. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    I also shoot **** feather up. I use a trophy taker drop-away and get better clearance that way.
     
  4. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    I guess I have to spell it c o c k.
     
  5. Josh

    Josh Junior Member

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    I shoot c o c k feather up too.
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    just call it indexing vane as that is the proper name of the "odd" color vane.....

    some prefer to call it minority vane.....
     
  7. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    yeah thank god he got rid of thet awful purple.....

    wait a second WB boy what you mean your getting a drop away????
     
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  8. Radar

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    his arrows arent gonna know how to fly, without the added drag:biggrin1:
     
  9. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Hey now I liked the purple avatar, something different.

    I told you after season I was going to try out a drop away with as many arrows as I shoot I wear out alot of biscuits. But do not worry come Season 2007 the WB will be back on.:peace:

    And I do not like to call it the minority vane or indexing vane.:mad: It is the c o c k vane and always will be. I refuse to be politically correct.:whistle:
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    or know what proper archery terms are.......:biggrin1:
     
  11. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Yeah yeah yeah........................whatever.:hand: :hand: :hand:
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    :biggrin1: thought you would like that one....
     
  13. mlviper35

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    I shoot, odd up. No reason. I know on some DA rest, people shootng tall 4" feathers have hit the rest as it was falling. Which kicked the arrow and so that was why they ran it up. But I think that was on older DA's.

    Today, I would say it does not matter.


    Regards,

    Matt
     
  14. Frank

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    I shoot a trophy taker drop away and shoot the **** vane up. I did experiment with it when I first got the rest and I never had a clearance problem. I shoot the 2" blazer vanes and clearance is not an issue however you decide to shoot **** feather. I think early dropaways may have had a problem with clearance as mlviper35 stated.
     
  15. Holy Smokes

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  16. bullspotter

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    :laugh: mines up when i shoot!!!!!
     
  17. Dredly

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    It doens't matter... the whole idea of a drop away is to get it out of the way before the arrow passes. after some testing with arrows that some moron fletched wrong and I've been to lazy to fix its pretty clear to me that they all hit the same spot no matter which way the minority vein goes (btw thats mine you little rat, I expect royalties whenever its used!) :biggrin1: