Blazer vanes, yes or no
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Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Wed, 2007-12-12 15:21

Getting ready to buy another dozen of the CX Maxima series. Shooting Muzzy MX-3's and Rage 2 blade broadheads. Which ones would you go with? The Maxima's with or without blazer vanes? Thanks, Dan

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Wed, 2007-12-12 21:19

with i shoot them on everything from hunting with the rage broadheads and even on my 3D arrow:woohoo:

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Wed, 2007-12-12 21:29

Hey hoytman, I like the way they fly and group, and if I could keep em from smackin' my bowhand index finger when they come by, I'd probably still be shootin' em!:S
Later,
Billy

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Fri, 2007-12-14 13:35

OK let me try and be a little more specific. The Blazer vanes are designed to improve broadhead flight. Just because they are shorter in length doesn't mean they don't control the broadhead tipped arrow just as good or better than conventional vanes and feathers. The are wider, or have a higher profile than all other vanes. Which equates to more "Dead Air" area being used to spin or counter act the broadhead blades. Smaller ain't always a bad thing. Think of them like spin-wing vanes for broadheads. The spine on the Blazers are great too. So they can be used to great efficiency on faster arrow setups. I've shot em with broadheads out to 60 yards and they group like no bodys business. My only reasons for not using them on my hunting shafts is cable clearance on my bowtech, and the fact that my left bow hand index finger gets hit by the vanes as it leaves the bow(it rides high on the shelf). Which is why I shoot a lower profile vane. Other than those two things, I would still be shooting them on my hunting Shafts. They make a broadhead tipped arrow fly like a dart when everything is properly tuned. FWIW
Hope that helps some cxhoytman,
Later,
Billy

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Fri, 2007-12-14 15:46

Wow Billy! You sound like a real pro! I learn something new every day!

-- KC

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Fri, 2007-12-14 20:36

Hehehe, fellas a Blind hog will find an acorn or ear of corn(depends on where ya live) every once in a while!:silly:
I'm here to tell ya, a Maxima with white wraps and all white Blazers is a pretty thing to look at, and even prettier when the white turns to crimson red!!!:P
Later yall,
Billy

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Sat, 2007-12-15 07:50

Billy is correct a blazer vane weighes less than a dura vane but is taller which gives you better arrow flight.
the only draw back to blazers is some guys have a problem with clearance of a drop away

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Thu, 2007-12-13 01:19

Thanks guys. I just really didn't understand how a smaller vane could be better. Only been bow hunting since 2001. Thanks, Dan Hudzik

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Thu, 2007-12-13 13:48

I could be wrong about this. (never used blazers myself). But I think the smaller vanes will be less effective stearing your arrow with the Muzzys. However, they will probably be great with the rage. I use the NAP quick spins and I love them, but I was told the smaller vanes will make it difficult to shoot longer ranges with fix-blade broadheads. I haven't tested this myself, because I just used the rage heads this year. So if you are really attached to the Muzzy's I would try and get a little info from someone who has shot long distances with the blazers.

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Fri, 2007-12-14 01:25

Thanks. That is important to me because I am comfortable shooting in the 40-45 yard range and if I can't do that with the blazers then I'll have to pass on them. Come on guys I know there are some guys on here with some great techincal data, I mean after all it is a Carbon Express website. Thanks, Dan

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Fri, 2007-12-14 13:49

Thanks for clearing that up Billy. Like I said I haven't done any testing of my own with the fixed blade broadheads. Someone at my shot just told me that could be a drawback of using smaller vanes. But what you said makes a whole lot of sense, so thanks. :)

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Fri, 2007-12-14 15:35

I second that. THANK YOU BILLY! That does help a lot and it also made me aware that it is something I need to check with my Hoyt as well. As long as it clears seems they'll be fine to me. Thank you again. Dan

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Wed, 2008-01-02 15:39

Blazers - YES

I'm shooting the same arrows with 2" Blazers and have tight groups out to 100 yards from my hunting bow and arrows tipped with Muzzy MX-4's. The initial velocity from my 70# Conquest is 308 fps. The MX-3's tune and fly a bit easier. I simply prefer the 4 blade for a shorter trail for better tracking. In fact, they typically drop in 25 to 50 yards and the same arrow is reuseable.

So, I can vouch for the stability of the shorter design with a set-up for hunting like yours.

Good luck.

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Wed, 2008-01-02 15:39

Just filming with Hunting Shack Outdoors some long shot videos.

You will be amazed at Herman's one-shot harvest of a big 5x5 mule deer at 114 yards with Maxima Hunter arrows and a G5 broadhead!!! Incredible shot!

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Wed, 2008-01-02 15:39

2 more months until hunting season. Get ready!!!

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Mon, 2008-07-28 11:20

I'm thinking of trying Blazers this year, but I'm concerned about how they react with a Whisker Biscuit rest. Has anyone had any experience with this combo?

Re:Blazer vanes, yes or no
Posted on: Mon, 2008-08-04 11:16

Yes it works fine. While shooting in the indoor bowhunter leagues several of the guys use this type of rest and fletching in combination with decent results. There can be some extra wear and tear visible on the fletches after some shooting. One inventive bowhunter took a hot wire and melted slits in the wisker biscuit for his vanes to pass more easily. I believe the manufacturers of this rest are considering a design like this now.

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