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Old 12-28-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Lighted nocks: Pros/cons?

I am considering trying lighted nocks because I have a bad habit if not following the arrow with my shots. Who has used them? Best brand? Benefits? Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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I like them to see what my arrows are doing in flight. I liked the clean shot nocks.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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I like nocturnals, as they're the onlye ones I've used. Only con I can find is that you can enter a deer in the P and Y books if you use them. That may have changed, I don't know. I've seen no change in my arrow as I use them when sighting in as well.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:18 PM   #4
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I use them bc I can find my arrow very easily after shooting at an animal. This allows me to inspect the arrow to determine if I hit or missed. If I hit, what does the blood look/smell like. Gives one a good starting point, I highly value them. I used to look forever to find arrows, not anymore!
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
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Just started using Nocturnals a few weeks back. Like being able to see flight of the arrow better. I have only shot targets with them so far, but no negatives yet
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:26 PM   #6
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I like nocturnals, as they're the onlye ones I've used. Only con I can find is that you can enter a deer in the P and Y books if you use them. That may have changed, I don't know. I've seen no change in my arrow as I use them when sighting in as well.
How would they ever know unless your a tv host in which most of those are HF an Boone and Crockett don't recognize them anyway...
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:26 PM   #7
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No real technical draw back other than they straight rob FOC. I really don't need light as a visual indicator of arrow flight. If I want to see how my arrow is flying I just watch it ....... Which I do all the time........ Without fail.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:30 PM   #8
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Nocturnals have been good to me over the years. They are great for filming your hunts. But also so you can see your shot placement. Helps you see & determine whether you're going to recover game normally or if you need to give more time and pull out on a less than perfect shot.
Lighted nocks also help you find your arrow after a pass through to inspect it & check for blood. And, on a non-pass though, the deer/hog will run off with your arrow. When the arrow breaks & you find it, it gives you a direction of travel.
Hope that helps.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #9
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http://shop.tgbarchery.com

I bought these and like them. I got them off of GS two years ago.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:43 PM   #10
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No real technical draw back other than they straight rob FOC. I really don't need light as a visual indicator of arrow flight. If I want to see how my arrow is flying I just watch it ....... Which I do all the time........ Without fail.
What he said :-)
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:45 PM   #11
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http://shop.tgbarchery.com

I bought these and like them. I got them off of GS two years ago.
What's your thoughts on them?
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:52 PM   #12
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Nocturnals all the way. They are arrow size specific so figure out which size you need.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:25 PM   #13
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I like nocturnals, as they're the onlye ones I've used. Only con I can find is that you can enter a deer in the P and Y books if you use them. That may have changed, I don't know. I've seen no change in my arrow as I use them when sighting in as well.
If you can enter a deer in P&Y, why would that be a con?
P&Y allows them now.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:19 PM   #14
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I like them for hogs but then I do all my hog killing at night--with deer I can take 'em or leave 'em.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:24 PM   #15
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What's your thoughts on them?
They fly straight and are bright. just makes it easy to find arrow
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:07 PM   #16
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I think they're really all about the same. If you pick cheapest, the brightest, the simplest, the most popular, etc., then you're probably right.

FWIW, I've got some lumenoks and some nocturnals. I prefer the nockturnals a little because I like the switch off better than the wiggle off. Blue is my favorite. It looks like Obi-Wan instead of Darth Vader.

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Old 12-29-2014, 08:08 AM   #17
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If you can enter a deer in P&Y, why would that be a con?

P&Y allows them now.

Meant "can't" not "can". Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:38 AM   #18
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Nocturnals here.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:50 AM   #19
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What's your thoughts on them?
Bought 6- half green half red
I like them. Did not notice a change in arrow flight but I'm not a bow technician type, just an avid hunter.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:40 PM   #20
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I have tried lumenoks and nocturnals, lumenoks won me over. Ive never had one not come on, had one stay on for 30+ hours, and they are easy to turn off. As far as "best", well thats whatever you want to call "best", your choice.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:46 PM   #21
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I use the afterburns. Get em on ebay for 16-17 for 3., i shot one deer this yr with bow. Was no doubt where i hit him.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:46 PM   #22
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And they work just like nocturnals^^^
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:40 AM   #23
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Maybe but they apparently only come in S size. Which doesn't help those who shoot smaller diameter arrows.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:54 AM   #24
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Maybe but they apparently only come in S size. Which doesn't help those who shoot smaller diameter arrows.

Which ones? TGB?
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:56 PM   #25
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I like them for the arrow tracking when it's dark. I shot a rabbit w a judo point and saw my arrow bouncing away. Never found the rabbit. Didn't have a lighted nock. Later on My buddy found the arrow on our last day at the lease.

Same guy last year, we pretty much found his deer because of the lighted nock, he had a poor shot and the arrow finally worked it's way out in some thick stuff. Would have missed the deer but i found the arrow and a few steps away was the deer.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:58 PM   #26
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Love my nocturnals. Really helps tell where the arrow entered
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:27 AM   #27
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as a beginner bow hunter it has really helped me understand what the arrow is doing in flight and where I hit the animal.

I have nockturnals and they have worked great for me so far.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:16 AM   #28
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Nocturnals are great.
Pro: you see the arrow flight, long range shooting, shot placement on animals is easy to see.

Con: Cost!
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:18 AM   #29
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Use Nocturnals, it's always nice to find your arrows after a pass through.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:13 PM   #30
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Nocturnals
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:30 PM   #31
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Im a fan. not sure of the brand.. Archery country recommended.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:37 PM   #32
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its great when you dont get a passthrough and run out of blood. pretty easy to spot the arrow glowing when you turn off your lights if its a realitivly open area.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:53 PM   #33
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They are also particularly useful helping you find your arrow when taking a shot from a ground blind. That arrow can go a long way on level thick ground.

One spot I used to hunt backed up to a marsh. The deer would always come out of the marsh so that was the direction I had to shoot. Hit or miss I never would have recovered my arrows without a lighted nock. Find just a couple arrows that you would not have without the lighted nock and they paid for themselves. Arrows and broadheads are expensive.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:04 PM   #34
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I use them and like them
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:07 PM   #35
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I like to film all my hunts so I'm a fan. Really helps see the arrow on video.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:23 PM   #36
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Nockturnals are all I have owned and have for about 4-5 years. They work great. I practice with them and hunt with them. They allow me to watch the arrow fly. I released an arrow on a pig last year and as soon as it left the bow I knew it was going to hit right where it needed to be. It helps me see the arrow fly. I shoot the red ones.
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