Recommended lighted nock advice

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  1. w33kender

    w33kender Weekend Warrior

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    Feeling a bit bombarded with information from reading and wanted to post a thread.

    I shoot and hunt with VAP .166 Gamer 400 45-60 V3 arrows.

    What should I look at in the ads/descriptions for the lighted nocks that will help me buy the right ones for my arrows?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Justin

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    You're going to want to look for a nock that fits the ID of your arrow.

    I believe the Nockturnal-G fits the micro diameter shafts like the Gamer.
    Lumenok is also making outsert adapters that slide over the micro diameter shafts and allow them to accept a standard sized lighted nock as well.
     
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    Justin, thanks for pointing me in the right direction for my research/purchase! I do appreciate it, sir. :)
     
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    I shoot the same arrows. I went with the nock outs. They have a collar which allows you to use them without the light.

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    The 2 I have seen are luminock and nockturnal.

    I prefer the brand with the plunger switch to turn off... I use a field point. I believe this is nockturnal brand?


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    I would recommend that you do not go with a green nock.
     
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    Just curious of your suggestion. I’ve had great luck with the green nock.


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    I used green nocks in the past as well. I used a green laser pointer to move deer so I could get out of the stand last season, based on the deer reaction to the green laser light I won't be using green anymore.
     
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    Interesting. Good idea on the laser pointer to move the deer.


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    Not my idea a fellow poster here gave me the tip.
     
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    Nocturnal works great for me.
     
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    JasonOhio2018 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Red for the win!
     
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    I’ve been thinking about the green nocks and green laser deal. I have a green head lamp for walking in/out in the dark for years. Every sense I’ve changed to the green head lamp, I’m able to sneak around with deer all around me. The laser is a very direct light source causing the deer to be spooked. While the lamp and nocks aren’t as intense. I think it won’t have the same effect as the laser would. John Dudley from nockon uses the green nocks and he’s anal about everything.


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    I don't hit the deer I hit trees and they go not tails up but they move. I am going back to red.
     
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    I like Nocturnal best, I have tried them all but Firenock. I have never had a deer spook by the color of nock I used. I have killed many with a green lighted nock. I have also killed them with a red lighted nock.
     
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    If you have not already purchased your lighted I would try Nockturnal blue nocks. I been using them for 2 years, with great results. Personally I can see them in full light conditions, any color will be good in low light conditions. Just my opinion, good luck with which ever you decide.
     

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