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I bought some of those lighted nocks last year that takes a magnet to activate them. now they are dead, is there a way to charge these things up or did i waste my money. can you charge the luminocks? I would really appreciate any feed back on this matter as bow season is approching Oct. 1st in Iowa.
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  Ad just says that the Lumenocks can be used hundreds of times: 
 
 
Lumenock "H" Nock. 
 
Lightweight: It adds only a few grains to the weight of the archer's nock. 36.5 Gr.

Self Contained: The Lumenock requires no magnets, no glue; it contains no switch or any other moving parts. There is nothing to attach to your bow, or glue into your arrow to make it work.Fits most popular arrows.

Easy To Install: Just remove the original nocks from your arrows and insert the Lumenock. When the nock is fully seated against the electrically conductive end of the carbon or aluminum arrow shaft, the Lumenok lights. Wiggling the nock back and forth in the shaft breaks electrical contact between the arrow shaft and the Lumenock, causing the light to go off. At this point the archer can put the Lumenock equipped arrow in his quiver and forget about it. It will automatically be activated upon release of the arrow when shot, allowing the archer to more easily follow the flight of his arrow. The Lumenock will remain lit for up to 40 hours or until retrieved and is turned off by wiggling it back and forth. These nocks will operate hundreds of times.

Fits the following arrows: Easton Epic, New 2007 Excel.
 
 
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I don't believe so, they can be turned on and off, but once they're dead,..dead is forever.

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Nope they can not be re charger. suxs i know. btw hope u dont shoot anything that could go in the record books, pope & young don't allow lighted nocks.

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Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

Nope they can not be re charger. suxs i know. btw hope u dont shoot anything that could go in the record books, pope & young don't allow lighted nocks.

Hmmm, I didn't know that.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

Nope they can not be re charger. suxs i know. btw hope u dont shoot anything that could go in the record books, pope & young don't allow lighted nocks.

Hmmm, I didn't know that.
crazy huh falls under the fair chase rule or something like that. IDK myself I think they should be able to use them like here in ID cant us them or expandable broad heads. if it make a clean & faster kill i'm all for or finding the game faster after the shot
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 great, i think a good investment would be the luminock or be a damn good nurve under control type when that big one comes by. thats my biggest problem. i guess my addrenilin is so pumped up i often miss. 
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 And if the time comes when you don't get pumped it's time to hang the bow up.  But for now you gotta MAINTAIN,HJ!!  Thunbs Up
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I still get that way bow hunting but it takes something special for it to happen with a rifle. should I hang my rifle up????

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  Nah. I just PM ya my address and you can send it to me.  No need to let a perfectly good rifle just sit around.   Bucky
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LOL  Hey E, if you loose the love for it to send it on to me! lol

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 Hmmmmmmm.  An OT community rifle.
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it'd get passed around more times than bud! lol
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 Guess he's sleepin today.
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he took off to go to the range
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Nope I slept in a little then spent about 1.5 hrs sgoing thru all teh videos on Brownell's about the AR platform.  I feel much more edumacated now abouts ARs!  Going to make my build Parts  List for my dream upper and see how much it costs!

 

 

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yep, when the drinalin stops that when u turn to photos and videos to brag about. went scouting 5 days ago and 2 big bucks. thats where my stand will go. as for lying down, well that would be like give up your drivers liscence.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Nah. I just PM ya my address and you can send it to me.  No need to let a perfectly good rifle just sit around.   Bucky
u might have to fight my kids for it lol if i did
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To finish answering the OP's question.
 
 
No and Yes on charging a Tracer lighted nock.
 
Most of the lighted nocks on the market intialliay came with a lithium battery that when dead it was just a normal heavy nock.  Then some companies started making the batteries replaceable.  Most of the top lighted nocks now do this.  If you go to YouTube you can actually make your own for a about half the price using some lighted boobers for fishing.
 
Ok, as for charging.  Its a lithium battery so yes you could technically recharge it.  THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED as you need a lithium charger and need to know the exact Mah of the battery so that you charge it at the correct C rating.  Most chargers you would get anywhere like Radio Shack won't be able to do this safely.  I have some from my R/C planes and cars that could charge it.   With any lithium though charging can be an issue.  We use ammo cans and fire safe bags to place our batteries in because if a lithium battery decides its time to go they don't explode or pop like a NICAD or Nimh will......they burn white hot like phosphorous.  Many homes have been burned down.  So I suggest if you don't know what you are doing than just buy the extra batteries or new nocks.  BTW the Tracers can be shut off and I suggest that when you are not hunting.   Also dead ones make great practice nocks as the weight is perfect.
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I've gone to using reflecitve tape on the arrow rather than the illuminated nock. When the illuminated nock hits the ground it or goes through a deer it often pulls back on the nock enough to turn it off. After loosing a couple of the illuminated ones I switched to the reflective tape by the fletchings. Any reflective tape will work.  And to recover the arrow wait till well after dark and hit the area with a good flashlight and it will reflect so long as it is not all the way under ground.
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That is why I use the tracer nocks.  turn on when they pass the magnet and then flash after 15 seconds.  No chance of them getting turned off unless the animal is hiding a magnet.
 
Reflective tape is a good idea.  Maybe they should make some of those blaze vanes with it.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I've gone to using reflecitve tape on the arrow rather than the illuminated nock. When the illuminated nock hits the ground it or goes through a deer it often pulls back on the nock enough to turn it off. After loosing a couple of the illuminated ones I switched to the reflective tape by the fletchings. Any reflective tape will work.  And to recover the arrow wait till well after dark and hit the area with a good flashlight and it will reflect so long as it is not all the way under ground.
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The reflective tape works really well. We've started stocking the lighted nocks and have found that the "Nockturnal" brand is a real good choice compared to others. They aren't quite as expensive and so far they last much longer than advertised. One customer let one stay on to see how long it would last. Said it went 9 days before it was to weak to see at 20 yds. Don't know if they all will do that but thats pretty good battery life. The are easy to turn off and red or green they are super bright. I will use them this yr. mainly because my arrows cost so darn much. Gold tips pro hunters with reflective wraps, feathers and Rage broadheads. Not something you wnat to chance loosing. Plus if it doesn't pass thru it should help big time finding the deer. The possibility of being able to recharge is great. Wonder if one of those external chargers would work. Anybody got one they could try?
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just remember tho if your using these "lighted nock" that Pope & Young  or Boone & Crockett Club will not allow them to be entered  into the record books. just a little FYI.
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Anyone know if luminocks are legal to use for hunting in idaho?  Going to do a spring bear hunt there and would like to give them a try.
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