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Old 10-11-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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I used to be a fan of Lumenocks back in the day, but I haven't used them in years. Tons on the market now. What say you TBH? What is the best and why?
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:19 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:21 PM   #3
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Nocturnals 100%
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:22 PM   #4
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:22 PM   #5
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All lighted nocks suck.

Nockturnals suck the least
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:23 PM   #6
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"And why?"
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:24 PM   #7
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Yep. Really liking the green ones now
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:25 PM   #8
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Iíve had no issues out of my Nocturnals. Just bought them because Cabelas was out of Luminocs but Iíll stick with them.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:26 PM   #9
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Iíve had no issues out of my Nocturnals. Just bought them because Cabelas was out of Luminocs but Iíll stick with them.
Then you haven't shot them enough. Lol.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:27 PM   #10
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Then you haven't shot them enough. Lol.
You are correct about that.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:32 PM   #11
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been shooting these for about 3 yrs. haven't had a failure yet, and theyre cheap
https://www.amazon.com/aokur-Automat...=lighted+nocks
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:32 PM   #12
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Nockturnals suck the least
Where's the suck been for you? I've had them loosen up over time but that's about it from Nockturnals.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:38 PM   #13
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Where's the suck been for you? I've had them loosen up over time but that's about it from Nockturnals.
First and foremost, they're inconsistent as intended. By that I mean as a nock.

Secondly, I've had just about every possible bad scenario happen with them on the shot...

Not light at all.
Turn off at impact.
Fly out at impact.
Stay on at impact and as animal runs off and nock turns off
Bad outta the package
Bad after one use
Won't turn off after use
Etc...Etc...Etc...
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:29 AM   #14
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Nockturnals because they have had the least failures to turn on of the ones Iíve tested.

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Old 10-12-2017, 06:23 AM   #15
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Ive never had any issues with nocturnals, great bright light, easy turn off switch, ive tried others and none compare to nocturnals, thats just my opinion.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:46 AM   #16
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I shoot Nockturnals
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:04 AM   #17
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Nocturnals 100%, I've never had issues and use the green ones.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:04 AM   #18
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I have tried them all but Firenocks and like Nockturnals the best. I had some major issues with the Nock Out lighted nocks (bushing broke pushing the nock on inside the arrow ruining both the nock and arrow, sounded like a dry fire and I freaked) but that was right when they first released. They may have worked out the bugs now. I see Nockturnal released a universal copying that design but I won't be trying it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:37 AM   #19
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Nocturnals 100%. I shoot old one in my practice arrows and love hunting with the pink ones. Very bright red once lit. Blue is also a cool color late evening in a pig shoulder watching it work its way through the brush.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:39 AM   #20
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Nockturnals have been the best I have used so far.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:39 AM   #21
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Nockturnals suck the least
This pretty much sums it up to a T..
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:41 AM   #22
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First and foremost, they're inconsistent as intended. By that I mean as a nock.

Secondly, I've had just about every possible bad scenario happen with them on the shot...

Not light at all.
Turn off at impact.
Fly out at impact.
Stay on at impact and as animal runs off and nock turns off
Bad outta the package
Bad after one use
Won't turn off after use
Etc...Etc...Etc...
X million billion

They suck the least though. Always buy an extra pack to replace the ones that don't work / stop working. Save receipt!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:45 AM   #23
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Ive never had any issues with nocturnals, great bright light, easy turn off switch, ive tried others and none compare to nocturnals, thats just my opinion.
X2 I've literally never had a problem with a nocturnal unless I accidentally leave them on and they burn out. Lumenok's on the other hand are horrible.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:49 AM   #24
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I shoot Nockturnals and have them on every time I shoot, whether it be practice or hunting. I've used them for years and have never had a problem.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:19 PM   #25
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been shooting these for about 3 yrs. haven't had a failure yet, and theyre cheap
https://www.amazon.com/aokur-Automat...=lighted+nocks
Those are just Chinese knock offs of the Nocturnals and they work the same.

As Jeff said, if you shoot enough of them you will have some problems but other brands tend to have more problems. For some hunters a 3 pack will last a year plus because they don't shoot many animals with them. For some of us a 3 pack might not last 1 night of hog hunting.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:31 PM   #26
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My latest 3 pack of nocturnals is crap. 2 of them don't work and all of them are incredibly loose on the string when I nock an arrow.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:22 PM   #27
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I bought some ignitor nocks, haven't used them on an animal but shooting the target they have been ok.

I'm in the same boat as Jeff though, they pretty much all suck just another convienience product that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. I shot a buck a few years ago with a brand new Lumenock and it went out as soon as it hit him
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:11 PM   #28
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Nockturnals suck the least
100%.

I've gone back and forth from regular nocks to nockturnals. I've decided seeing my arrow path is not worth the bad quality of nock and reliability/accuracy issues I've had with them. If I was filming I'd probably use one though. Any other time.. No way
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:13 PM   #29
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Couldn't agree more lol
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:28 PM   #30
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As others have mentioned, Nockturnals have been the best for me.


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Old 10-12-2017, 06:29 PM   #31
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I believe they are still on sale for 14.99 a 3 pack on nockturnal website.....
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:30 PM   #32
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x2 I have switched to Reflective arrow wraps. Never have had a problem looking for my arrows
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:54 PM   #33
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This. I used to do it myself with the lights from bobbers, then moved to the DIY kit from HawgLight until Kelly went out of business.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:59 PM   #34
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I believe they are still on sale for 14.99 a 3 pack on nockturnal website.....
Oh they better not be. Lol

That's for those POS Helios.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:11 PM   #35
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Chinese nockturnals from eBay.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:19 PM   #36
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Oh they better not be. Lol

That's for those POS Helios.
I asked who all liked those a while back. Got an opinion

Decided didn't like the idea.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:28 PM   #37
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I'm going to try Nockturnals.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:30 PM   #38
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nocturnal is what i use. i had an old one that didn't light last year when i videoed my buck i harvested but shouldn't have been using the old ones anyways. i practice with the old ones and nocked the wrong arrow in the dark in my stand. my fault,
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What size Nocturnals fit Black Eagle shafts

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:33 PM   #41
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I just tried my first Nocturnal on a pig. I used blue and would definitely choose green or red for my next purchase! The blue is not crazy bright, and I also had a problem with it not turning off after it's first usage. I do still prefer it over the Lumenok.


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Old 10-12-2017, 08:46 PM   #42
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I just tried my first Nocturnal on a pig. I used blue and would definitely choose green or red for my next purchase! The blue is not crazy bright, and I also had a problem with it not turning off after it's first usage. I do still prefer it over the Lumenok.


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Old 10-12-2017, 08:57 PM   #43
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As far as a nock goes, fire nok is a good one. But as far as a great lighted nok I tried them ,there expensive, and they sucked to. Two out of the three worked intermittently. Plus you have to glue a shock collar in your shaft. I use fact weight on the back of my inserts and you cant access them with the collar glued in. So now if I use a lighted nock it's a nocturnal, about as good as you can get in a lighted nock nowadays. I haven't had any problems with them in the four years I have used them.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:14 PM   #44
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Oh they better not be. Lol

That's for those POS Helios.
Funny cause those POS Helios vanes are removable but the nock still fits in the arrow just like it should bet you go order some now lol
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:05 PM   #45
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I shoot nockturnals and haven't had any problems so far. Not saying it won't happen but it hasn't yet. The doe i shot opening weekend went through all kinds of brush with it hanging out of her and the nock never shut off. Plus it was easy to find her with it lit up sticking straight up in the air.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:49 AM   #46
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #47
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I just bought my first lighted nocks and got the nocturnals. The fit is extremely tight. I hope to give them a try this weekend.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:23 AM   #48
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #49
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First and foremost, they're inconsistent as intended. By that I mean as a nock.

Secondly, I've had just about every possible bad scenario happen with them on the shot...

Not light at all.
Turn off at impact.
Fly out at impact.
Stay on at impact and as animal runs off and nock turns off
Bad outta the package
Bad after one use
Won't turn off after use
Etc...Etc...Etc...

I've only ever used Nocturnals. That's due to the fact that everyone else says that they suck the least. I've had pretty descent luck for the most part. However, I have had several of the things listed here happen to me too.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:35 AM   #50
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