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LC
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I make my own bows, my own strings, my own wild turkey fletching etc but I LOVE NOCTURNAL nocks. They are awesome.

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On one hunt, I shot a pig that started running in the night with my arrow. After a while, I left the blind and went to the shot location: I could see the nock at about 300 or 400 yards in the Georgia winter night. I walked there and found my dead pig.

It was magical. For me, no hunt without a nockturnal, even in day light. You can always go back at night to find your game [Smile]

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I love the nocturnals. They do stay on for days. Remember you can use the tip of another broadhead to turn them off.

When we move in on an animal after seeing the nock at night, we will study the nock from a distance with binoculars to check for movement. This has caused us to back out of a few occasions.

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I tried both Nocturnals and lumenocks this year and they both worked great. I think I liked the Nockturnals better. No change in tune for me, a few extra grains on a heavy foc arrow made no difference. On the nocturnals I did have to sand them a bit to get the same fit as the nocks I practice with.
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I won't hunt pigs at night without them. Shoot a pig at night in a group and have them scatter!... there's no telling what direction your pig went or even no telling if you hit it or not. Chances are he won't even bleed for 30 to 50 yards or more.

With the nocturnal, it will light the night and you can not only see the hit if that is what happens, but you can get an idea of what direction "your" pig takes off in. If it takes your arrow with it, even better.
I shoot heavier bows and arrows than most and the pigs usually carry my arrows at least a little way... sometimes to their death bed.
Nocturnal is the only brand we sell.
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I tried experimenting with these 6 years ago on my AD Trad Lites. Worked well, but I had to sand them down significantly to fit the small inside diameter of the shafts.

I enjoyed trying them, but had a problem that made me stop considering them. The plastic of the nock seemed "soft", and from just resting on my lap in the bow quiver, the nock "bent" out of line from the weight of the bow and was no longer aligned with the shaft. Looked a bit like "the arrow designed to shoot around the corner"!

It was possible to hand straighten them back into line, but away on an elk hunt I couldn't take a chance the they weren't shooting to normal point of impact. I pulled them off and reinstalled my Easton G Nocks.

With all you guys using them recently, has anyone noticed a similar problem? I would love to try them again, but need to be sure they are solid and trustworthy. I assume my difficulty was from early manufacture or a questionable lot of plastic.

All the good comments here made me curious once again...

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I've had no issues except some employees helping themselves to nocks without paying... well not Preacher because he shoots wood and the epitome of honesty! and the ladies don't shoot.

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No flashlight for me. When I follow a blood trail at night, I only use a flaming torch for lighting the way. [Smile] Now for the truth...I like lighted nocks and I use a flashlight.
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Ha! Thank you, BigJim!

I am thinking that with your woodworking expertise you could mill a special set of douglas fir shafts to accept the Nockturnals for Preacher. Maybe something based on your takedown system. Well, maybe you shouldn't.

While I am pure as the driven... slush... and would also never "help myself," you might provide a temptation too great for Preacher to bear and put a dent in his "epitome"!

Thanks for the perspective on the nocks. Probably need to make another run at them some time. Makes me think. though, that if you end up putting a $12 nock and a $10 carbon shaft with a $13 broadhead, a guy may be slower to take a potshot at a pesky squirrel high overhead. Preacher likely does not have THAT problem with a wood arra!

[Roll Eyes] Daryl

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I have shot a doe with one...lost the trad feel but might do it again in the right situation.
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I tried them a couple of years back to see what all the buzz was about. Kinda cute, gadgety, but sure didn't make my hunt. 'Course, I don't hunt pigs.

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I remember shooting at a yote one morning and missed by just a hair at a dead sprint. It was with my oldest Nocturnals and I couldn’t find it that morning in a wide open pasture. I’d figured I’d lost a very expensive arrow/broadhead combo. That evening I was walking past the point and it shone like beacon.

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About 10 years ago I was hunting on Thunder Child Indian reservation for spring bear and got permission to shoot a beaver out in front of the lodge. After two near misses off of the dock, I was tired of loosing expensive arrows... I drove them in to the lake bottom.

That night I thought.. I wonder if the nocks will be lit? sure enough. Those happened to be luminoks, but they remained lit for 3 nights under water.

One of the Indian guides offered to retrieve the arrows for two packs of cigarettes. When I realized he would be riding home in my seat in the truck after the retrieval ...soaking wet and I would likely have to endure that for a day or two, I said, no thanks.
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Cool story but with my experience I'm surprised luminoks even lite. Nocturnal for me works great every time.

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Yes, I've had issues with luminoc too. Nocturnals all the way for me now.

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