How many arrows do I need for a 3D shoot?

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by slow, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. slow

    slow Junior Member

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    I've been practicing a lot trying to get ready for my first 3D shoot. But my arrow inventory has been reduced due to losing them or robin hoods. So now I'm down to 4 good arrows and 2 that have ripped vanes.
     
  2. lungbuster

    lungbuster Senior Member

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    4 should work

    At the shoot's Ive been to its one arrow a target and some times 2 targets from the same flag, so if u don't lose or break any during 4 should work just fine.. Good luck at the shoot, They are fun and after the frist one you can't wait for the next, well I can't any way..
     

  3. 3dhunter

    3dhunter Member

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    How many arrows?

    I usually took at least 6 arrows and extra nocks. You mention something about stripping your vanes? I always shot with 3-4" feathers. I could have almost 50% of the feathers missing, and still group 5 arrows in a 1 - 1 1/2" group at 20 yrds. Another thing, when the vanes are fletched, are they putting a drop of glue on each end of the fletching to hold it on, helps on pass thru's too.
     
  4. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I usually bring 4 and only use 1, unless there are multiple targets from 1 stake like Lungbuster said. My first 3D I missed afew targets but only lost 1 arrow and broke a second. So if you've been practicing and can confidently estimate your yardage +/-5 you'll be fine.

    As far as the 2 with the ripped vanes as long as most of the vane is there they may make alittle noise but they fly just fine.
     
  5. slow

    slow Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply guys. The only shooting since I started about a month ago has been spot targets so I didn't know if I need five arrows for 3D. The arrows with ripped vanes shoot just as good as the others so I should be Ok.