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I'm going on an evening hunt in a few weeks so I figured what the hell, why not try some lighted nocks. In the videos that I've seen they look really cool flying off the bow.

We have a coon shoot at the TAS World with little lights embedded in the targets kill that's cool to shoot at during the night.

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I like using lighted nocks. They really help me see the arrow a lot better in flight, especially in low light. They also make arrow recovery much easier. 
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I don’t, not for any particular reason, but when I have hunters that do, it sure does help for nighttime recovery if the arrow stays in!
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I was thinking for an evening hunt with the sun coming down they will great. I just picked up a 3 pack from Lancaster Archery for carbon arrows. I heard they are also making them for wood shafts too. 
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I've been using Nocturnal lighted nocks for years. Great for early mornings, evenings and overcast days.  Also for finding a lost arrow. I have found a couple deer with them during a hard blood trail after dark. You can see exactly where your arrow hits, or doesn't.  I bought another three pack from Big Jim last year at the Tenn Classic. They have a small opening that you use a knife point, or broad head, to turn them off. However, after I bought them I stopped by 3 Rivers to say high to Johnathon. He showed me some that they are selling now that actually have a small button to turn them off. Had I seen them first, those are the ones I would have bought. Thing is I've been using the same nock for a couple years, and won't need any more for a quite awhile!
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I've tried Nocturnals on carbon arrows. One thing that can be a bit disconcerting is you might accidentally turn on the light as you draw the bow, particularly if you draw split fingers.  The Nocturnals work with a string activated plunger.  A little too much pressure on the nock can draw it into the string and turn it on.  A different swith mechanism could avoid that problem, of course.  

Might be of some value in low light conditions or to find an arrow after dark.  My red ones didn't show up well in normal lighting.  I've read that green is easier to see.

Regardless, I don't use them.  No doubt they work, but just another piece of technology I don't need. 
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I could  never get the flashlights to stay on...
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I’m curious about the Glory lighted nocks, anyone try those yet? I tried the Nocturnals and didn’t like how they fit the string compared to my regular nocks. I like the idea of using them for hunting, especially if your hunting in some thick garbage that can make tracking a pain.
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Those are the ones I would have bought from 3 Rivers.
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I heard they are also making them for wood shafts too. 


Anyone have a source or link for wood compatible lighted nocks?

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I believe Justin Newell did a review of these a few months back. 
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Anyone have a source or link for wood compatible lighted nocks?



I heard they made them. i looked for them but couldn’t find any.

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