Old Arrows | Taking Inventory of Lost, Broken, and Weathered Arrows
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If your like us, you go through arrows; a lot of arrows. When you got that two dozen last summer, you didn’t think you’d be down to three already. Where did they all go? Thinking back, there was that ground hog that ran right out in front of your target during target practice. You took advantage of the situation but buried an arrow in the grass, never to be found. You had a few sodas with the guys and decided to see how far you could hit the target from. There went two more. The season finally rolled around and somehow the rest of your arrows either broke, got their fletching mangled, or flat out disappeared. Now you’ve got a bone yard of old arrows lying next to you bow case taking up space.
Late winter is perfect time to salvage these old arrows. If the integrity of the arrow shaft has been compromised, don’t bother with it. They will never fly straight and can be dangerous. However, the old arrows with mangled fletching or broken nocks can be made good as new with a little TLC. Inventory the number of arrows that need fletching replaced and how many need new knock, and head down to your local archery shop to stock up. If you’ve never tried it, fletching your own arrows can be fun and rewarding. Our G-Lock Blue-Glu makes it a breeze.
Now that your old arrow shafts are ready to go, it’s time to sharpen the broadheads you used during the season. Whether you used them for target practice or to take a deer this season, it’s important to make sure they are as sharp as possible for the next time you get the opportunity to let one fly. Sharpening you own broadheads is easy and a great way to keep some cash in your pocket. Use caution while sharpening broadheads. If you’re doing it right, they should be VERY sharp.
With a little work and a free afternoon, you can turn your old arrow boneyard into a brand new set of deadly tools, ready to find their next mark. It will save you money and free up that spot in your hunting room where they were lying around before. Taking time to make old arrows new again is worth your time. Take advantage of the off-season to do this because it will be over before you know it!
Originally published at www.g5prime.com on June 4, 2015.