Getting into re-fletching my own arrows

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hambone76

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The cost of re-fletching arrows has convinced me that it’s time to start doing my own arrrows. The last half dozen I had done at a shop costed me $27. I have roughly 6 or 7 dozen arrows for the various bows that I shoot, not counting my Wife’s and kid’s bows/crossbows.
I got a used jig and clamps off of eBay for a steal of a price, ordered 100 feathers and some glue for initial startup.
I started last night and got a half dozen ready to roll before bedtime. I figured that the first dozen will almost pay for the initial cost of my jig and basic supplies.
My next step is to get a crester and a dip tube/drying rack set up.
These are 2016 Autumn Hunters, four fletched, 4” shield cut left wing for my backup bow. E94BD7E2-4852-43D3-BB43-24645F712503.jpeg
 
Nice job. Did you buy a Bitzenburger jig ? I've been using Super glue gel for several years now and like it on Aluminum and carbon. It's easy to find fresh bottles at Big stores.
 
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hambone76

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Nice job. Did you buy a Bitzenburger jig ? I've been using Super glue gel for several years now and like it on Aluminum and carbon. It's easy to find fresh bottles at Big stores.
Thanks!

No Sir, I bought a Bohning jig.
I figured I’d start out with that one and then upgrade if I decide to continue to fletch my own.
 
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hambone76

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Thanks y’all. I’m enjoying it so far. I shot the first half dozen and they fly like darts!
I’m going to shoot broadheads on them tomorrow and see how they fly.
 

devolve

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I’ve had a jojan multi fletcher for 20 years or so. It works fantastic and does 6 arrows at a time.
It’s always nice to be able to do things yourself and not rely on a shop. 😊
 

GregoryB.

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It will definitely pay for its self in a short period if you shoot a lot. Started fletching my own in the early 90’s with a AZ easy fletch when I was shooting compound bows. Still have it and use it. Got a Jo Jan single fletcher around 2006 and it works great on big feathers and lots of helical. You can get some good color combos now.
 
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hambone76

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Just cranked out a few more.
Reflective yellow wraps with orange, 5” feathers.
All arrows are the same length, 4 of them have broadheads on them.
I found the wraps on eBay, price is good, it’s a US seller, he sent 4 extra wraps for free.
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With flash in pic below.
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hambone76

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Nice job ! You will get addicted to building your own. It seems to add something to your hunt. Hope you bloody up a couple this year. Good luck
Thanks,
I am addicted already. I snagged 4 more Autumn Hunter 2018’s and got them fletched up the other day. Took a few shots to test them out and stay loose. 4 shots from 20 yards with the Dorado.
 

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