Thanks Paul that's good to know. Yes, the clearance on my Micro is very close when a blade is down but so far I've had no issues. I've been orienting my fletching based on spine of the arrow, but now with the 16" Zombie's I shoot I'm not sure it matters that much anymore. After the season I'll refletch some to orient the blades for max clearance and see if I take an accuracy hit. Then on the next set I make, I'll check spine, screw a RamCat into an insert and mark it, then glue it in appropriately so I have max clearance and spine matching. Hard to think I will make major accuracy improvements at 40yds (about all I shoot) but it's a "best practices" type of effort.
This all got me thinking......what would happen if a blade was slightly loose and hung down a bit from the fully back position? I think it might hit the stirrup. Of course it would fold back easily but it still may affect flight. I've had 1 shot this year that didn't hit as intended and it's been bugging me.
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RamCat, Slick Trick, Magnus
Black Eagle Executioners & Zombies, Easton FMJs
2" Trueflight Feathers, DeerBoyArchery Strings