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Old 02-25-2018, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Takedown Arrows - 2 or 3 piece?

So Im wanting to make some takedown arrows for emergency purposes. Ive seen 2 and 3 piece takedown arrows. 2 seems easier...but longer pieces for transport. 3 are easier to transport, but to me seem less stable (due to the 2 joints). My question is: which is better/worse for arrow flight? Some people have mentioned 3 piece takedown arrows retain the FOC better...but Id like some hard evidence/experience to back it up. Ill be shooting a 40 lb longbow.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:40 AM   #2
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Your going to build an arrow so incapable of accuracy that foc isn't even an equation to throw in the discussion

I wouldn't build or shoot one,.... but few joints the better..... but this is novelty at best so build whatever fits in "the bag"
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:42 PM   #3
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Yeah, Im not going to be using them for everyday purposes, just to have at the ready for portability should I need it, but Id still want them to be as accurate as possible in a hunting scenario, especially for smaller game


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Old 02-26-2018, 07:43 PM   #4
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If theyre completely useless, or completely inaccurate, why are they sold as takedown arrows?


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Old 02-27-2018, 05:30 AM   #5
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If theyre completely useless, or completely inaccurate, why are they sold as takedown arrows?


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There are 100000000000 useless items that sell. By the time you put a broadhead on an arrow with 2-3 different spines with a straight tolerance of .... a bunch. You will have sub 10 yard at best with safety issues as well.

A crown royal bag full of rocks would honestly be better if this is a "survival situation "
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:32 AM   #6
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Build a few and shoot them. That is the only way to find out. Just like building a good arrow for a typical set up.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:51 PM   #7
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What are you packing them in that they need to be so short? My 28 inch arrows carry fine on my pack or in a tube for truck conveyance.

But get some of each and see what they do; I doubt you will get an answer to this on this site, or any real bowhunting site for that matter. As survival site may be a better place to get this information.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:28 PM   #8
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There are 100000000000 useless items that sell. By the time you put a broadhead on an arrow with 2-3 different spines with a straight tolerance of .... a bunch. You will have sub 10 yard at best with safety issues as well.

A crown royal bag full of rocks would honestly be better if this is a "survival situation "
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