Why You Should Shoot Lighted Nocks

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    Once I shot then years ago I could never go back. For this reasons and more.
     
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    Please tell this to the State of Idaho. They still don't allow them, although I did hear it was actually going to be considered this year. Never understood why they won't let something be used that only aids in recovery.
     
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    It's always amazing to hear some of the nonsense laws on the books
     
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    Can you use lighted nocks for bow fishing?
     
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    I haven't looked at any regs for bow fishing.
     
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    Makes no sense to me!
     
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    I dont like them ....
     
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    I tried Lumenoks years ago and had a big problem with them breaking at the shot.

    I always assumed it was because I was shooting 530 grain arrows out of a 70# bow and they just couldn’t take that kind of abuse.

    I figured out years ago that a white wrap/blazers/nock combination lets me see the arrow flight and impact point just as well.

    There are times, though, that I wish I had them and those times are always when I’m trying to find my arrow after the shot.

    I dropped to 60# a couple years ago but I still shoot a heavy arrow.

    Maybe they’d hold up now or maybe they’ve made them tougher.
     
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    I shoot them an 62lbs and 490 and love the results so far. I am bumping up 30 before season so I'll let you know if anything changes.
     
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    My arrows are around 510 grains.

    I know a lot of folks say they don’t like the idea of adding weight to the back of the arrow, but with a 100 grain insert and a 125 grain head that lil’ bit of nock weight couldn’t affect much.

    Do you shoot Lumenoks or another brand?

    I wouldn’t mind giving them another try.
     
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    I have tried Lum. and nocturnal and can not see or feel the difference. I have nocturnal right now.
     
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    Thanks. I might just order a couple of packs and see how they do.
     
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    510gr 64lb, never had an issue with them breaking.

    they change my foc a bit but with my set up im still ok with where im at.

    following the nock like a tracer in flight to the deer is 100% the #1 reason to use.
     
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    I completely agree, I will always use lighted nocks on my hunting set up.
     
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    I hate lighted nocks.....
     
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    Tell us more.
     
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    Just seen too many issues with poor nock fit, nocks breaking on release, half dry fires. Etc etc.... Don't see where benefit out weights the potential down side.
     
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    I actually have to agree with you on all points as I’ve had them all happen along with the occasional failure to light up.

    My experience with them was over 10 years ago so maybe they’ve improved over the years. I would be willing to try them and even hunt with them if they actually hold up and work consistently.
     
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