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Offline superdav95

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Primitive hunting arrows
« on: September 14, 2022, 08:34:12 pm »
Primitive home made bamboo hunting arrows.  Iím using these for moose hunt this season.  I made a dozen and picked out the best 4 that were spines matching my 55lb bow.  These arrows are at 550grains.  To achieve this I added forshaft weight by adding a small length of 12gauge copper wire glued into the hollow end of the shaft to get all the weights exact for each arrow.  The stone points are 2.25Ēx just over 1Ē and weight 82.5 grains hefted on by pine pitch glue then wrapped with sinew.  The turkey feathers were affixed with wood glue and the served with more sinew.  The feather fluff at the nocks are from a scrap bag of feathers that were already dyed.  They shoot great and consistent.  I made a practice arrow that matches the weight and spine of the stone point arrows. 

Thanks for looking. 

Dave
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Offline Allyn T

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Re: Primitive hunting arrows
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 10:05:14 pm »
Those look fantastic. Are you a secret flintknapper or did you buy the points?
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Primitive hunting arrows
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2022, 06:51:51 am »
They look great Dave

Good luck with the moose hunt

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Re: Primitive hunting arrows
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2022, 10:08:00 am »
Thanks guys!  Iím excited for the hunt coming up.  Hopefully get close enough.  Allyn i do make my own as well but I canít make mine look this good yet.  I bought these off a guy Iíd been in touch with earlier this year.  They are nice and slim and matching weights which are beyond my skill level right now.   Iíll be doing more in future and continue to work on getting my platforms better prepared to get good thinning flakes off. 

Thanks for looking. 
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