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    what is the difference between long and short fletching.

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    long stabilize the arrow faster but they tend to slow the arrow down more and have more wind drift while short tend to do the opposite. The most important thing about vanes is the offset or helical. I prefer a helical that is almost 3 degrees it causes the arrow to stabilize faster while still using a small vane which wont drift as much in wind.

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    • #3
      Well the long one's are a little longer than the short one's... LOL Sorry I had to do it, but I agree with Mike0714

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      • #4
        The short fletches excel for the longer shots - over 40yds - because of less drag.

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        • #5
          IMO, The length of fletching is not as important as the height and helical. The higher the fletching the more it will be affected by the wind and of course the more helical the more drag but it will stabilize much quicker. How quickly it stabilizes depends upon the shaft and the weight of the head. Lots of witchcraft involved in tuning arrows.

          I find variations in length make no noticeable difference as a shooter.

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