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Printed Date: November/20/2017 at 07:28


Topic: Lighted Nocs
Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Subject: Lighted Nocs
Date Posted: October/21/2013 at 16:19
Who uses them?
 
I do, for a while, I was using Burt's Illuminoc, but when Rage introduced the Nocturnal, I changed over. You can actually turn these off.
 
The main reasin I started using them, was I wanted to watch my flight path for deviation. And there is a huge difference how a carbon arrow flies versus aluminum.


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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: October/21/2013 at 16:31
I'm a dinosaur... never even tried them. I've shot deer with archery equipment since 1966 and never saw the need. Hippie


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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: October/21/2013 at 16:35
I don't. I just put the arrow exactly where it's supposed to go so I don't have to track anything very far. As a result, I typically know my exact flight path even before the arrow leaves the bow. Wink




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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: October/21/2013 at 16:56
I gues I'm caught up in the hype.
 
I'm looking at it from the perspective while shooting I will follow the boatail or vapor trail in the scope for LR shooting, with a compound bow and trying to re noc an arrow if there is deviation, this is a little more time consuming, but if I could see where the flight path changed, I know that something went a rye and I need to make some changes.


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Posted By: Sgt. D
Date Posted: October/21/2013 at 16:57
Several guys I hunt with use em. I like how easy it is to find the arrow after a shot. Makes findin the deer alittle faster when you can walk right to the arrow. I have luminocs but haven't used them yet. When I build my arrows I use a white Florissant wrap that lights up when you shine a light on it. Works darn good and the batteries never die. Good to have one or the other when custom arrows can run 15 to 20.00+ each.

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Posted By: Lockjaw
Date Posted: July/20/2016 at 19:28
I use them and like them. Easier to see where arrow is going. My arrows are black so when it gets ducky they are hard to see


Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 10:04
Someone should make a noc with a gps reciever in it that comes off the arrow as it goes through the animal so it stays in it.  That way you could usually gps track your animal. 


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Posted By: DCAMM94
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 11:47
I use them and like the fact that I can always find my arrows.  I've only ever had one arrow that didn't completely pass through an animal, and that was before I started shooting Deep Six FMJs at 500+ grains.  Most shots at dusk make it hard to find the arrow on the track, as Sarge said.  I use the nocturnals, too - like that you can turn them off, which helps for fine tuning sight adjustments with the lighted nocks being slightly heavier and changing the arrow balance a bit.

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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 12:17
Probably would have helped me last year. I stuck two pigs out at Decker's and didn't recover either of them. Sad

I wanted pics for you guys here of the excursion, but sadly it didn't happen. The main reason I shot one, was because he scared off three bucks who were cautiously coming to the feeder that just went off.
On a positive note, I bought two coyote families dinner two days in a row.


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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 17:30
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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 20:18
I think we should have GPS thingees in arrows so that we know ....umm.....where they went.  

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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 21:40
...maybe have a strobe light on them......

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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 21:42
They could be radioactive (!!!)  so that we could find them with a Geiger Counter!! 


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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 21:44
I think Supertool ought to be Knighted!!!    Smile

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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 22:15
Turns out someone already thought of my idea. Gps nocks have a patent.

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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: July/21/2016 at 22:58
Hey, i've got an idea...how cool would it be if you could get arrow nocks with little gps tracking devices in them?!!!

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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: July/22/2016 at 00:00
I think this is a job for .......SuperTool!!!! 

  







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Date Posted: July/22/2016 at 00:02




















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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: July/22/2016 at 08:19
I think Jason had a great idea.  All poking aside, I'd like to see who comes out with one first. Although I bet they would be very expensive.


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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: July/22/2016 at 09:19
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Hey, i've got an idea...how cool would it be if you could get arrow nocks with little gps tracking devices in them?!!!


Idea theif.  Mooner


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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: July/22/2016 at 09:19
Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

I think Jason had a great idea.  All poking aside, I'd like to see who comes out with one first. Although I bet they would be very expensive.


Can you imagine.  $35 arrow nocks.  lol


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Posted By: Lockjaw
Date Posted: September/19/2016 at 16:54
I need a GPS in a broadhead. I broke one off in a deer last year, and never found it. Broadhead and about 3 inches of PSE carbon arrow shaft. 

Sucker ran off into the cutover and just snorted at me for 30 minutes. 




Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: September/27/2016 at 08:33
Jeez, arrows are already expensive.

Take my typical set up;
Easton Axis 400 Spine Arrow: $10.84 Each
Nokturnal illuminated nock: $11.16 +/-
G5 Monetec Broadhead; $13.33 Each
Total Arrow Cost: $35.33

Granted they are reusable to an extent, but when you lose two of them to pigs, it's costly.

The GPS is a great idea. I would hope it is also illuminated. I would buy at least one, just to test it out.


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Posted By: jaybirdaccountant
Date Posted: March/08/2017 at 19:43
I bought a pack to try next fall.  If my accuracy isn't affected, I'll give them a try in the deer woods.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: March/08/2017 at 21:19
You'll enjoy them. especially for tuning and staying on top of everything when at full draw. Like others I do everything exactly the same every single time I draw. These help to identify when an error occurs.


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Posted By: Lockjaw
Date Posted: October/31/2017 at 15:59
I broke down and bought a Centerpoint sniper crossbow. It supposedly shoots 370 FPS. 

Well long story short, I goofed up the range values in the scope and missed a deer with it. And could not tell from the shot. Added lighted nock and its way better. 

I was watching the deer thinking, ok, its going to fall over anytime now. NOPE!! Shot under it. 

Took it home, thought, well maybe the broadhead caused an issue. Nope. Shot it with broadhead and lighted nock, its where it needs to be. 




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