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Ancient Archer
October 29th, 2010, 08:51 AM
Have you guys with the lighted nocks had to re-sight your bows because of the added weight from the lighted nocks? I just received a 3-pk of NocturnalX nocks & they weigh 20gns, which increased the nock weight by 12gns. I'm planning on re-sighting, but wondered what you guys experienced.

I also am curious as to how much the added weight will affect the FOC. Will have to check that out too.

October 29th, 2010, 11:10 AM
If you don't shoot over 30 yards, it won't matter.

October 29th, 2010, 11:17 AM
May require you to retune your bow by making your arrows over spined

October 29th, 2010, 11:27 AM
I just got some this year and I didn't have to change a thing.

October 29th, 2010, 11:28 AM
I picked up a lumenok the other day just to try. It's pretty awesome to see that red trail going through the air after you shoot. I'm undecided if I want to keep shooting them though because I will have to resight my bow. At close ranges like 20-25 yards it's not that bad but out there beyond that it hit quite a bit lower. I like to shout out to 50-60 yards so yes, you'll probably need to resight for anything past 20-25.

October 29th, 2010, 11:35 AM
I haven't shot my Nockturnals past 40, but so far I've not needed to change a thing. As a side note, Nockturnals are awesome, I've got one that has been turned on since October 1, still lighted up (dim, but lighted)!

October 29th, 2010, 11:37 AM
sometimes yes, sometimes no. il usually check them to 50 but i dont have to move my sight all the time

October 29th, 2010, 11:38 AM
no problems with the Nockturnals....

Ancient Archer
October 30th, 2010, 01:59 PM
I checked my bow yesterday & actually introduced two (2) variables. The first is that I've decided that since I hunt at ground level I'm going to keep the quiver on the bow. I know that influences the impact point from previous experience. Secondly, I added the Nocturnal lighted nock to the arrows. So, with both of these influencing the shot, at 20 yds the arrow hit 3" right & 2" low. Consequently, I readjusted the sight for 20/30/40 yds. The arrows are now on at those specific ranges with the sight set for those ranges. If I set the set at 25 yds, I get the following results: 10 yds ~ 6" high, 20 yds ~ 3" high, 30 yds ~ 3" low, 40 yds ~ 18" low (big surprise here).

October 31st, 2010, 02:13 PM
I just put LN on my arrow (un-nok system) changed the FOC by 1.4 % Flight of arrow was dead on at 30 yds. which is max. I will shoot at a deer no change in flight

October 31st, 2010, 09:14 PM
shoot low for me past 25 yards,not much at 30,2 3 inches at 40 and much lower at longer ranges,i dont use them much,usually only in a stand i have where shots are all under 25.i may try and fill a couple regular noks with glue and get them to weigh the same.

October 31st, 2010, 09:52 PM
My Nockturnal S nocks shoot normal out to 60. . no re-sight required here. . .

November 1st, 2010, 04:07 AM
havent had to change a thing. they shoot out to 60 spot on for me. i use the nockturnals also and they are phenominal. i highly suggest them. i used lumenock before and they hit low past 30 yards