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my cousins gave me some arrows that they didn't use anymore and some of them had missing feathers and some had missing points. I

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  • my cousins gave me some arrows that they didn't use anymore and some of them had missing feathers and some had missing points. I

    my cousins gave me some arrows that they didn't use anymore and some of them had missing feathers and some had missing points. I made some feathers out of some old cards and when I tried them on my GreenFox Recurve they cut my hand What else could I use

  • #2
    If the arrows are in good shape it would be worth the money to get them fletched correctly.

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    • #3
      PAPER CUT! Go to Wal-Mart and by some shrink wrap fletchings for $10.

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      • #4
        horse feathers,I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO GET THEM TO STAY ON.

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        • #5
          They make all kinds of re-fletching kits. I think in this case it is easier to do-it-youself with a little bit of help.

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          • #6
            If you cant figure out how to properly fletch an arrow (i would suggest buying fletching instead of using house hold objects) i am sure your local bow shop should be happy to help.
            Good luck,
            Smitty18

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            • #7
              When I was younger, I used to make my own arrows from scratch. I used duck frathers split with a single edge razor blade and shaped with a pair of scissors. I used Testor's hot fuel proof glue to attach them to the shafts. I carved nocks and wound #8 sewing thread around them to keep the shaft from spliting. I used birch dowels for shafts because the local hardware store did not have cedar. The only place close to me that sold arrows was a Western Auto store and they were cedar but you had to pick through them and hardly ever found any straight ones, thus the reason to make my own. I shot a lot of birds out of my mother's grape arbor and did not want the arrows to stick into anything so I glued spent 22 shells to the end of the arrows to make them dumb dumbs. Shot with a 48# Ben Pearson recurve, they were very effective. Todays compound bows would explode my old wood arrows, but the duck feathers with super glue should still work on modern arrows. If you know someone with a Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot, the old tail feathers would make beautiful arrow fletching because they are somewhat water resistant and have blue on the top side and yellow on the underside.

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              • #8
                Um, not to sound obvious, but regular feathers or fletchings will work a lot better for you than messing around with stuff like cards.

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                • #9
                  we had chickens but we gave them away and I shot one. And my ducks don't like the cold so I can't take theirs. I guess I have to wait until goose season

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                  • #10
                    You can make them out of duct tape.

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