fletchings

fletchings

(ˈflɛtʃɪŋz)
pl n
(Archery) arrow feathers
[plural of fletching, from fletch]
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"I should have been on my way to Fletching hours since.
Noon found them at Leicester, and three days later they rode into the baronial camp at Fletching.
(D) Trun your arrow nocks so the arrow's fletchings pass cleanly through or over the rest.
Your arrow fletchings may also be contacting your arrow rest.
The patented design includes a disk--or biscuit--of soft synthetic bristles with center aperture that traps the arrow shaft while waiting or drawing, but give way on release to provide fletchings free passage.
Gateway Feathers, long known for their round and shield back fletchings, now gives us their eye-catching new Batwing ($18.99/50-count 2" length).
With a good jig, you will be able to place your fletchings precisely where you want them on the shaft regardless of its diameter.
To provide maximum accuracy, drop-away rests must support and guide released arrows as long as possible before getting out of the way and allowing fletchings to pass cleanly.
The presence of whole birds (Krajick, 2002), feathers, and feather fletchings (the attachment of feathers to arrows) associated with the wooden weapon shafts recovered from these ice patches became apparent as soon as scientists began examining the materials (Kuzyk et al., 1999; Krajick, 2002; Farnell et al., 2004).
GOLDEN KEY FUTURA's Whisper Disk (970/249-6700, WWW.GOLDENKEYARCHERY.COM) is made of closed-cell foam and has slots for the fletchings to pass through, it loads from the side and fully contains the arrow so it can't fall out of position no matter how you hold the bow.
The system supports the arrow shaft for the maximum amount of time possible after release to boost accuracy and clears fletchings completely by dropping straight down.
This can save gobs of money since raw shafts can often be had for nearly half that of fletched arrows, and favorite fletchings can be ordered in bulk.