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Old 02-24-2013, 01:17 PM
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Default Illuminated nocks

Well a couple of days ago I went to the indoor range to see how my luminocks would fare. After shooting for about 1.5 hrs I came to some interesting conclusions. I thought that with an illuminated nock that it might help me to pick up arrow flight but as fast as these things fly I realize that was an error on my part. As I think back when watching the lighted nocks on TV I was watching from an angle and they were shot with a convential bow therefore allowing me to watch their flight. It's a little different when you are focusing on getting a good hit.The Luminocks did function as advertised every time without fail and really lighted up. (no lost arrows even in daylight). The only drawback was the first few times I shot, the nock had to be grasped by my leatherman and worked open, now I can do it by hand. So overall I guess they do what they claim.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:02 AM
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Daddus the use of the leatherman might be a good thing I had a lot of issues with the B.C.s
fit was not tight they would not consistantly light & most times light would go out on impact
last year I started using the nockturnals & like them better light never fails but still some are a loose fit I do like the idea of being able to replace the batteries in the B.C. though
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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My opinion , you need to take the luminocks back and buy nokturals, buch better light and you have to turn them off
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:21 PM
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I've never used lighted nocks, whats the main reason for using them. Finding your bolt or seeing where you hit the animal?? I pretty much know where my shots go but have lost a couple of bolts in just the first year of the cross bow use. Are they really worth the money, none of my buddies use them.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:31 AM
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they claim you can see where your arrow is going in flight but as Daddus stated not easy to do with the speeds of todays bows but my main use for them is after the shot to help locate my arrow. I have had a couple arrows I don't know if I would have found without the lighted nocks
for me adding up my setup at roughly $30 for $8-$10 per nock for me it is worth it to help me find my setup most times you don't need it but I have had them burry in tall grass, had one that was a pass through shot but fletching got caught in the exit side of the hide and found 30 yards away where it came loose & was about 20 yards off the blood trail

I will say when using the Nocturnals I now put a small piece of tape over the switch hole. I could not believe with the speed of the arrow that the nock would fill full of blood making it hard to see the light even though they are very bright
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:26 PM
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GF,
How long have you been using a crossbow and how long for the luminated nocks?
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:25 PM
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Default Suggest illuminated ends for crossbow bolts

Hello fellow deer hunters,

Although I am an older man, I am just getting into crossbow hunting. I bought an Excalibur Vixen a few years back and looking forward to getting into the woods this fall.
Can anyone recommend a good illuminated end for my crossbow bolts? I can see myself losing a bunch of them being a newby and they are not cheap.
Any advice you are willing to offer on illuminated ends or crossbow hunting in general would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:22 PM
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PA,
Welcome and welcome to extending your hunting season. I like the luminocks,
shoot them out of a Stryker 380 and they have always illuminated.
They are a bit of a pain when they are new because I have to use my leatherman to turn them off till they get broken in, but they seem to work for me,
Old you are probably younger than me but the deer still get shot, they don't really care how old you are!!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:18 AM
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Welcome to DHC I love the Nockturnals for compound not sure about crossbow bolts but if you are in the market I would personally stick with them or the luminocks
I have not had time to make anymore of my own yet but they are quick & easy to make just need nocks, thill battery lights (for lighted fishing bobbers) a knife & super glue
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:32 PM
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I just picked up three of the Burt Coyote Lumenok bolts to try. If I like how they fly then I get three more to start the season. They are pricy though. I will be shooting this weekend to dial things in.
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