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4" inch or 2" vanes which do you prefer? I shoot 4", but am considering switching to 2". I know, if it ain't broke don't fix it!

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • Hunt_Hard
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    I shoot Carbon Express "Edge" with 2" blazers and It is consistently accurate and quiet. I dont ever plan on going to 4"...

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  • chuckles
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    I shoot the Maxima Hunters with the 2" Blazers. They hold tight groups as far out as I would shoot at an animal. I have never noticed more or less noise but years of gunfire and sitting on top of diesel engines have pretty much trashed my hearing.

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  • kolbster
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    i shoot the 2in blazer veins and they work great for me.

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  • rocky d bashaw
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    i use 4" and 5" feathers on 2413 aluminum shafts and wrk very well

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  • hjohn429
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    I am getting 2" blazers because they are supposed to be more accurate. My friend uses 2" blazers, and my dad uses 6" feathers. Both of them get great groups with them.

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  • Beekeeper
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    I guess I'm an old dinosaur who still shoots 4 inch feathers. They work for me so I've never considered changing!

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  • Del in KS
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    I switched to Blazers 2 yr ago when I also changed arrows to Maxima Hunters. When I paper tuned they made a tiny hole with no tear. With Rage 2 blades I've shot 6 arrows and killed 5 deer with them. One arrow ticked a branch and hit the mature buck in the shoulder blade. The arrow did not penetrate and he got away.

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  • steve182
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    I'm hard of hearing so i never noticed the noise

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  • shane
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    I've shot some pretty tight groups with blazers thru a whisker biscuit. I still lean towards 4" vanes for hunting though, the blazers make a lot more noise in flight.

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  • MLH
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    I played with different vanes and broadheads for most of last summer before switching. I increased my draw weight when I replaced the string so changed everything (had shoulder surgery so reduced the draw weight for a couple of years). I finally picked the Blazers over 4" vanes and Quickspins because they were the most accurate and consistent for me.

    The Blazers fletched with 1 degree offset didn't stabilize my arrows. Arrows struck targets at various angles. I ended up with a helical offset. Very good accuracy and consistency but a bit more noise. Seems I lost a bit of speed downrange but I am more concerned with accuracy.

    Blazers are likely taller than than 4" vanes so clearance might be an issue. The Blazer is also much stiffer - positive for durability but negative if it touches anything. Helical offset might be an issue with a whisker biscuit. Other than that, they work for me. Nice that it is a Michigan made product.

    When I switch broadheads, I will try out 4" vanes and Quickspins again, too. I'll shoot whatever works best. Like you said if what you have is working then why switch?

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  • buckhunter
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    I purchased a dozen arrows at the end of archery season with 2in blazers. I have a lot of shooting to do before I make my decision. So far I see little difference except as Clay said, shooting with a crosswind may be the big difference.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    The most noticeable difference would be in shooting crosswind. Try it and see what happens, 2” would be the same air dynamic load as a broadhead and with the added velocity over recurves, the additional arrow speed just might make up the differences with les drag!

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  • steve182
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    Not sure of the advantages, but i started shooting blazers last year with good results. I suspect they're lighter and have lass drag, but that's a guess. I guess the Proofs in the Puddin' as they say. I'll continue to shoot'm

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  • 4" inch or 2" vanes which do you prefer? I shoot 4", but am considering switching to 2". I know, if it ain't broke don't fix it!

    4" inch or 2" vanes which do you prefer? I shoot 4", but am considering switching to 2". I know, if it ain't broke don't fix it! But what are the advantages & disadvantages of 2" Blazer vanes?

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