What's in a Ranger's quiver?

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Re: What's in a Ranger's quiver?

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I think, if the forked head hits anywhere but perfectly square on the target, you’re torquing that shaft pretty hard given the off-centered-ness of the split “points”, for what it’s worth.
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Greg wrote:I think, if the forked head hits anywhere but perfectly square on the target, you’re torquing that shaft pretty hard given the off-centered-ness of the split “points”, for what it’s worth.
Curious, if we combined the metal Y shaped arrowhead with the wood bouncing block in Tod's vid, it should alleviate , the torqueing issue. The bounce will reduce the momentum as will the air resistance on the wood block. The metal arrowhead will also be stronger than a bone head. Anyone up to giving it a try ?
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Greg wrote:I think, if the forked head hits anywhere but perfectly square on the target, you’re torquing that shaft pretty hard given the off-centered-ness of the split “points”, for what it’s worth.
That makes a *lot* of sense.
... and now I understand why the wire grabby bits on judo points are kinda loose on the point. I bet that helps distribute the torque as the arrow lands.

Hrm.. I could see the bouncy-bit slowing the rotation over water, but trying for a straight shot through woods seems a somewhat different issue.

... maybe only a *very* tiny amount of glue - or even just beeswax - aiming to make things break at the glue joint rather than the wood?
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Greg wrote:I think, if the forked head hits anywhere but perfectly square on the target, you’re torquing that shaft pretty hard given the off-centered-ness of the split “points”, for what it’s worth.
on a slightly different note, I think bouncing arrows would be exactly the kind of thing that a ranger planning to travel by canoe would carry :mrgreen:
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