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Old 10-13-2021, 09:48 AM   #1
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Are nockturnals still the favored go to for trad lighted nocks? Im in the market for acquiring some lighted nocks.

Ive a set of glory nocks. Ive used them during practice and hunting before. The nocks have a tendency to turn on when I draw back…3 under on 60” bow. I allow that the string angle and nock throat depth play a crucial roll in this union and have found the shallow throat of S nocks dont play well with my setup. I shot a doe a couple seasons ago with the glorys and she immediately flopped and the nock stabbed into the soil subsequently turning it off…however she was down for the count. After that I got away from using them.

Ive read the past threads and it doesnt seem that this topic has been rehashed since about 2017.

Thanks for your suggestions and any guidance.
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:52 AM   #2
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I honestly use the Chinese knockoffs from Amazon. They work just as well, and are a fraction of the price. I'll include the link to the ones I always get.

https://www.amazon.com/XHYCKJ-Lighte...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:56 AM   #3
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I honestly use the Chinese knockoffs from Amazon. They work just as well, and are a fraction of the price. I'll include the link to the ones I always get.

https://www.amazon.com/XHYCKJ-Lighte...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
These are what I use also. No issues at all for me.
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:04 AM   #4
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I've been using the NAP Thunderglo. Works well. Most of the time I get several dead animals out of them before they either quit working or lost. The key is to clean the blood out quickly after a kill.
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Gives me more options.
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Old 10-13-2021, 01:47 PM   #6
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I honestly use the Chinese knockoffs from Amazon. They work just as well, and are a fraction of the price. I'll include the link to the ones I always get.

https://www.amazon.com/XHYCKJ-Lighte...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
These things say they last 60hrs vs 20 hrs with Nockturnals. Wow. Can anybody confirm this?
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:49 PM   #7
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I can’t vouch for how long a Nocturnal will stay on, but I still have the arrow I shot my first bow deer with from 9 years ago, and it still turns on and glows, lol. Those things last!
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:53 PM   #8
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Will these fit Gold Tips?


QUOTE=el_tejas_gringo;15870597]I honestly use the Chinese knockoffs from Amazon. They work just as well, and are a fraction of the price. I'll include the link to the ones I always get.

https://www.amazon.com/XHYCKJ-Lighte...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==[/QUOTE]
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:07 PM   #9
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I've been using the NAP Thunderglo. Works well. Most of the time I get several dead animals out of them before they either quit working or lost. The key is to clean the blood out quickly after a kill.
I was looking at those just last night.

I've built my own, but don't want to mess with making them fit these skinny carbon shafts. If I decide to buy some, these are what I'll get.

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Old 10-13-2021, 10:43 PM   #10
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Will these fit Gold Tips?


QUOTE=el_tejas_gringo;15870597]I honestly use the Chinese knockoffs from Amazon. They work just as well, and are a fraction of the price. I'll include the link to the ones I always get.

https://www.amazon.com/XHYCKJ-Lighte...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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Yes. I have cheap GoldTip Hunters for pigs and theses knocks fit them.
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:51 PM   #11
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I second the Amazon knock-offs. I just bought a 6 pack a couple weeks ago. They fit my Gold Tip arrows well. I can’t speak for longevity, but first impressions are positive.

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Old 10-16-2021, 10:09 AM   #12
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Good intel push Yall.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:22 AM   #13
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I have only used the nockturnals as I haven’t needed to look elsewhere. They advertise 20 hours but I never turned mine off a couple weeks ago on a buck I shot and it was glowing for a solid 72 hours.
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