Lighted Nocks?

11/5/14 @ 4:54 PM
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B Fish
B Fish
USER since 6/26/10
Who out there is using lighted nocks? What kind are you using and how do they work for you? Thanks
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10/2/18 @ 9:21 PM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01

Just bought another set of 3. Nockturnals.

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10/2/18 @ 8:15 PM
PSE
PSE
MEMBER since 11/25/05

nockturnals

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10/2/18 @ 6:28 PM
theimer
theimer
USER since 12/11/05

I never had a problem with carbon express launch pads. They push in when shot to turn on and all you do is pull on them to turn it off.

Edited on 10/2/18 6:29 PM
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10/1/18 @ 1:05 PM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

 Nocturnals.  They are very good once they redesigned them.  Rage turned them into cheap pieces of garbage for a couple years.  Now that they lost customers and piles of complaints, they made them more beefy.  They work well.  22 grains.  

Firenock are great,  they'll cost you an unborn child though.  

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9/29/18 @ 1:58 PM
IceFishBaby
IceFishBaby
USER since 11/26/01

Just bought luminocks that light up with an on off switch.  What a waste of $24 for three.  They light up before they release from the string and you can’t turn them off to save your life.  I tried using them today, they are going in the garbage.  Used to use the old style of luminocks and they were ok, these are not.

Anyone have advice what to use instead?  

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12/17/14 @ 3:37 PM
fishfillet
fishfillet
USER since 1/8/13
Fire Nocks are supposed to be good too. I'm going to make my own with Thill bobber lights. there are several videos on youtube showing how to make them.

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12/17/14 @ 9:02 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01
My groups with the Tail Lites from TGB are about 1.5" higher at 40yds. Tuned bow,GT XT 400's...spin-tested with ST 85's...On a good day when I've been shooting for a couple hours and not wearing bulky winter clothing...

I think I'm a little light FOC. ST 100's probably would make the difference needed... But I shoot plenty-good at 25yds and have never shot at a deer beyond that...And since my nice tight groups at 40 don't always happen every day anyways...

Lighted nocks have helped me recover arrows in thick marsh grass. That glow showed the start of a sparse blood trail helping me recover the animal... They've also made the exact point of impact obvious - perfect shot placement - so I could begin tracking sooner. Recover the deer sooner. And be home showered and eating dinner sooner.

As an aside...I was shocked (and kind'a pissed) when I spun the arrows I'd bought from a couple different local shops. The inserts were not square in roughly 10 out of 12 arrows. When I started buying bare shafts and putting them together myself - including squaring the ends - that ratio flipped. There were still roughly 2 out of each dozen that were NOT perfectly square.

There's a source on ebay where I could get the GT XT hunter 5575/400 for about $65/doz tyd (with loose inserts and nocks separate) as opposed for about $95 fletched and inserts glued not-quite square.

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12/16/14 @ 10:59 PM
BowPro
BowPro
USER since 9/25/06
I've been using the Nockturnals for several years. I've used them on Carbon Express, Easton Axis and now the Easton Injexion arrows. They all work great!

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12/11/14 @ 2:31 PM
B Fish
B Fish
USER since 6/26/10
We went with the tail-lites from TGB archery. $60 for a dozen, Four of us have been using them regularly with no issues yet. If/when we need more that's what I will get again.

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12/11/14 @ 2:24 PM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14
I shot Nocturnals from day one. When DoubleTake archery sold out to Rage they turned into cheap crap. I've had a few crack after 10 shots. Prior i've shot some 100 times and a few through multiple deer.

This year I was looking for a new nock, tried Nock Outs. The design looked odd as they sit outside the arrow. they shot well with field tips, perfectly actually. once I spun on a Fixed broadhead they would shoot 2 inches to the right. I took off the nock and put on a regular Xnock and Broadhead had the same POI as field tip.

So this year I didn't shoot lighted nocks. If you can't get them to fly perfect, it's not worth it.

Still waiting on a good lighted nock that isn't $75 for one.

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