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.
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?
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.
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.