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Storing cedar hunting arrows

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BOX CALL 13-May-18
reb 13-May-18
John Horvers 13-May-18
John Horvers 13-May-18
blind squirrel 13-May-18
Scoop 13-May-18
longbowguy 13-May-18
rallison 13-May-18
grizz 13-May-18
grizz 13-May-18
RymanCat 14-May-18
Longtrad 14-May-18
Nemophilist 14-May-18
Mr.Griz 14-May-18
PEARL DRUMS 14-May-18
bowyer45 14-May-18
Shorthair 15-May-18
gluetrap 15-May-18
fdp 15-May-18
From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-May-18




When I make my cedar hunting arrows with broad heads on them,what's the best wat to store them and keep them fairly straight.on my aluminums I just unscrew the heads or keep them in the quiver.no worry's about testing crooked over time.

From: reb
Date: 13-May-18




I keep mine in arrow box. you have to hand straighten wooden shafts every now an then. I have never had a problem.

From: John Horvers
Date: 13-May-18




Arrow box works well.

From: John Horvers
Date: 13-May-18




Arrow box works well.

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-May-18




Arrow box here also never had a problem

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-May-18




X5 on the arrow box with three dividers.

From: longbowguy
Date: 13-May-18




Ya, a closed box, maybe taped shut. Clothes moth larvae think feathers are delicious. - lbg

From: rallison
Date: 13-May-18




I've got a BUNCH of Kustom King cedars from about 20 years ago. They're plasic coat dipped after cresting. I also keep them in an arrow box, and they're straight as can be.

From: grizz
Date: 13-May-18




I spray the arrow box with insecticide before storing then tape it shut.

From: grizz
Date: 13-May-18




I spray the arrow box with insecticide before storing then tape it shut.

From: RymanCat
Date: 14-May-18




Get a cardboard box that's strong it will do you well. Or make up arrow box's they are easy enough to make up but take more time.

From: Longtrad
Date: 14-May-18




I dont think it hurts them a bit to just keep them in a 5 gallon bucket

From: Nemophilist
Date: 14-May-18

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I've been shooting wood arrows ( mostly cedar, but also laminated pine, maple, ash, pine, and douglas fir. ) for 49 years. And making my own wood arrows for over 25 years. I have wood arrows that are 20+ years old and are still as straight as the day I made them. If you make sure the shafts have 7% to 10% moisture content and you seal them completely with a good sealer you will have very very few that will need re-straightened. As far as storage. I store mine in cardboard arrow boxes and I put cedar chips in the boxes to keep the feather eating critters away, then I tape the box shut. The arrows I use a lot I have in pvc pipe for easy access. I spray their feathers lightly with either a cedar spray or Real Kill moth proofer to keep the feather eating critters away. The Real Kill moth proofer protects for approx: 6 months.

From: Mr.Griz Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-May-18




Also agree on the arrow box !!

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 14-May-18




Treat them the same way you do aluminum. Leave them in a quiver or a PVC tube stand, or on two pegs on your wall. They wont sag and bend, even they sit that way for months. Good shafting requires very little, if any, straightening. I rarely touch mine.

From: bowyer45
Date: 14-May-18




I store them flat and supported. Some from 1962. Still as straight as ever.

From: Shorthair Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-18




arrow box or in my quivers....

keep em sharp,

ron herman

From: gluetrap
Date: 15-May-18




got some wood arrows, don't know much about them, but...one day while weedeating around the house I weedeated up a woodie against the house. it had been under the grass all winter. I thought it would be crooked and the fletches bug eaten and loose. nope fletches clean and tight. , n arrow straight.. hard to believe..ron

From: fdp
Date: 15-May-18




Bugs RARELY get in the feathers of an arrow. I have feathered arrows that are 30 years old, have never had any bug repellant put on them, and never had a bug on them. And we have plenty of bugs in Texas.

And I would never spary anything I handled as much as I do my arrows with insecticide.





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