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Question by mcquay83. Uploaded on March 23, 2010
One real advantage with 2 inch vanes are less affected by crosswind. If the arrow stabilizes just as good and is accurate, go for it!
I shoot two inch blazers with very good results and excellent broadhead flight.
I test the 2" blazer against traditional 4" vanes on my new bow (1 year ago). They chronographed about 15-20 fps faster and they shot tighter groups. They was actually a larger difference in accuracy the further I shot. i.e. the difference in grouping were greater at 30 yards than 20 yards. I would highly recommend on newer bows. Not sure how well they work for older bows.
The 2" Blazers have gotten really popular. Supposedly stabilize broadheads better. I still use both but tend toward the Blazers for hunting.
The bow shop I usually deal with told me that 4" vanes are not necessary.
I went to the 2 inch vanes and I have noticed a difference..The Arrow flight is excellent and I noticed that the 2 inch vanes don't get distorted like the 4 inch did..Going to the 2 inch vanes is a great move for me!!!
I skeptically switched to the 2 inch vanes when my archery shop pro suggested it. (and I'm thankful I did!) My groups have tightened, and there is a flatter trajectory on my arrows. I also feel that I have gained a few FPS on my arrow flight as well. And as noted before, the blazer vanes really dont get distorted like the big 4 inch vanes after a few dozen shots. They may look a little funny to you at first, but dont let their small size fool you. 2 inch vanes make a big difference!
2 in. vanes are faster but 4 in. will stabilize the arrow quicker.
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