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Hi everyone,

I'm currently in the research phase of purchasing a new crossbow. I noticed that in the Mission owner's manual, they require a 1.35" clearance from inside of the nock to the vane and they require an aluminum nock. So my questions are:

What kind of bolts (aside from Mission bolts) are readily available that have that required nock to vane clearance?

Are the aluminum nocks necessary? If so, where can I get them to fit into the arrows I need?

I'm thinking of getting the Sniper Lite for my wife. I'm waiting for the local dealer to get one in so I can check it out. She says if I get her a crossbow, she'll come hunting with me, which means more days in the woods!

Thanks for the help!
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently in the research phase of purchasing a new crossbow. I noticed that in the Mission owner's manual, they require a 1.35" clearance from inside of the nock to the vane and they require an aluminum nock. So my questions are:

What kind of bolts (aside from Mission bolts) are readily available that have that required nock to vane clearance?

Are the aluminum nocks necessary? If so, where can I get them to fit into the arrows I need?

I'm thinking of getting the Sniper Lite for my wife. I'm waiting for the local dealer to get one in so I can check it out. She says if I get her a crossbow, she'll come hunting with me, which means more days in the woods!

Thanks for the help!
Black Eagle Executioners and Gold Tip ll or lll are most popular: Not sure on vane set back on factory fletched but I believe they should be at least 1 3/8". The distance could be less and would still work out of my dagger.

Mission Arrows suck. Don't waste your money like I did.

Aluminum BEE nocks, Firenock J nock lighted or not and some folks use luminok sp? There may be others that use half moons. Warranty states that damage due to non aluminum nocks is not covered.

I will most likely shoot the J nock. Getting ready to order custom BEE from South Shore Archery Supply which is what you should do. The cost is only slightly more than ebay prices for factory fletched.

I think the Sniper Lite is a great choice (opinion based on specs..have yet to shoot one) for your wife in my opinion. I know for a fact that my wife could never cock my Dagger.
 

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Dustorusto, wood goat has steared you right. The Black Eagle Executioner is a quality arrow. South Shore Archery or Wyvern creations will fix you up. I recommend the Black Eagle Metal 1/2 moon nocks or the firenock J unless you have a mxb400. Both these suppliers are a much better choice than using ebay as they stand behind what they sell.
 

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I use the Gold Tip Lazer III Pros at 20" , with the Firenock J nock and fletch my own at that 1.3/8" with blazer vanes and 90grain inserts. Shoot real nice out of my Dagger
 

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Black Eagle Executioners and Gold Tip ll or lll are most popular: Not sure on vane set back on factory fletched but I believe they should be at least 1 3/8". The distance could be less and would still work out of my dagger.

Mission Arrows suck. Don't waste your money like I did.

Aluminum BEE nocks, Firenock J nock lighted or not and some folks use luminok sp? There may be others that use half moons. Warranty states that damage due to non aluminum nocks is not covered.

I will most likely shoot the J nock. Getting ready to order custom BEE from South Shore Archery Supply which is what you should do. The cost is only slightly more than ebay prices for factory fletched.

I think the Sniper Lite is a great choice (opinion based on specs..have yet to shoot one) for your wife in my opinion. I know for a fact that my wife could never cock my Dagger.
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If you're going with GTs you might want to check with wyverns first. Which bow did you end up with?
I'm still waiting for my local shop to get in some MXB Sniper Lites so I can take a closer look and shoot some bolts through them. If it's anything like rest of the Mission lineup, I'm sure it will be perfect. Hopefully it balances well.

I'm holding off on the arrows for right now until I actually buy the bow, but I am checking everything out. I think I missed the mention of Wyvern Creations in the previous posts, so I'm checking them out as I type this.

I'm trying to keep everything secret and I plan on surprising my wife with an awesome crossbow for our anniversary. So I'm buying everything little by little
 

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It may be late April early May before you see a sniper lite at any dealers. At least thats what one of my dealer friends told me.
 

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It may be late April early May before you see a sniper lite at any dealers. At least thats what one of my dealer friends told me.
I talked to my local shop earlier this month, they called someone (I'm assuming a Mission rep) and got me the prices on the different packages and told me early March they would get a shipment. Fingers crossed it hasn't been delayed. I'll head in next week and inquire again.
 

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I'm still waiting for my local shop to get in some MXB Sniper Lites so I can take a closer look and shoot some bolts through them. If it's anything like rest of the Mission lineup, I'm sure it will be perfect. Hopefully it balances well.

I'm holding off on the arrows for right now until I actually buy the bow, but I am checking everything out. I think I missed the mention of Wyvern Creations in the previous posts, so I'm checking them out as I type this.

I'm trying to keep everything secret and I plan on surprising my wife with an awesome crossbow for our anniversary. So I'm buying everything little by little
Happy anniversary brother! My wife and I just had our ninth! Things would be so much easier if a new crossbow would make my wife happy:wink:

I just got my BEEs from South Shore. 20" .001, 92 grn insert, 2" blazers w/ right helical and firenock j nocks. They shoot great. Haven't tried broadheads yet or long distance but they'll shoot same hole at 20 yards w/ field points. J nocks make it a little tricky to remove an arrow such as after hunting since they actually snap onto the string and hold very well.

If you happen to choose Gold Tips and J nocks make sure the nock doesn't pull out of the arrow when removing the arrow after hunting. Others have had them pull out of Gold Tips. The BEEs don't appear to have that problem. If you are going w/ the Sniper Lite or 320 you'll probably want to go with a 22" arrow.
 

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That would be nice. I just talked to the dealer the middle of last week. The guys I deal with are pretty close to the factory but I'm willing to go with your info.
 

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I went in and asked about the Sniper Lite. I basically got a huge shoulder shrug and was told they had some ordered but didn't know when they would be in. I will be calling them and bugging them every week until it comes in.
 

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My factory fletched BEE's are at 1.375 and work fine out of my MXB 360. While I like them better than the Mission arrows, they are quite a bit heavier (about 45 grs) so you will lose some velocity. The BEE's are 15 fps slower out of my 360, not a big deal to me but it is to some. I think you must use glued in alum nocks in the 400, they are known to push the plastic nocks into the arrow. Good luck end enjoy!
 

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I went in and asked about the Sniper Lite. I basically got a huge shoulder shrug and was told they had some ordered but didn't know when they would be in. I will be calling them and bugging them every week until it comes in.
I talked with a friend, and as of the middle of last week they are waiting on parts.
 

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Some say they are using 20" bolts and others say 22"....why wouldn't everyone be using the same length?? More curious than anything, escpecially becasue I'm ready to order new bolts very soon for my new 360
 

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Dell I use 22"arrows with my all of the missions I own it keeps the broadhead inside the cutout not behind it which probably require you to spline align your heads. Other than the Dagger which is recommended to use 20" arrows mission recommends 22"for all of their other bows. A longer arrow also is usually more stable.
 

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Dell you will be well served to take advice from Buckstop. When it comes to the Mission line, he is "the man". Per his signature, he owns 4 of the Mission's.
 
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