Re: Fletching Tac 15i arrows
Yup, I couldn't agree more with your insights. For hunting purposes doing just some minor repairs is all that's needed. Especially when one considers how short the average shot from a treestand actually is.
If you ever need to refletch the entire arrow (all vanes), I've found a method that's unbelievably easy. Consider this method:
1. Remove the nocks from each arrow shaft.
2. Get a very thin glass jar about 6" high and very narrow. Fill it with Acetone
just high enough that when an arrow is placed inside it, vanes down, it will
completely cover your arrows vanes.
3. Place one arrow in the jar and lean the top of the arrow against a wall or
cabinet or something that will prevent it from tipping over and let stand for
20 or 30 minutes.
4. At the end of the 30 minute soak time, you'll notice that your old vanes are
probably laying in the bottom of the jar, if not just lift them off and wipe
down your arrow shaft with a cloth to clean off any remaining residue. In a
worst case scenario you might need to dip the end of your cloth into the jar
to rub a little Acetone on any remaining glue, but not usually.
5. Allow the shafts 20 minutes to dry and re-install the nocks as before and
begin fletching your arrows.
This soaking process has simplified the task of having to scrap, peel and clean old vanes and residues from the arrow shaft, so it's as simple as if you were building new arrows from scratch.
It further eliminates the concern about getting the vane spacings exactly correct, which is always a concern when doing repair work.
Although I have and use Dorge's AG0600 Fletching Cement on all Firenock Shafts, I also use a glue by G5 called G-Lock BLU-GLU on all my other arrows. I've been using it for the past two years with outstanding results. BLU-GLU is easy to find and less expensive. Even when using my Aerojig, I apply extra downward pressure on the JIG Clamp during the gluing process, so my vanes are bonded with several thousand pounds of bonding force.
Straight Shooting and good luck!