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It might have been on AT that I first read about this. Practicing on my deer target with bullet tips. When I would pull them from the target, I could hear them rattle. Had to tighten the tips each time before I shot. I ran across about 500 orthodontic rubber bands I used to hold guides on fishing rod blanks. Managed to stretch them with pliers for E clips and slip them on the bullet tip. Snugged them down and Presto! No more loose tips.
 

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Tighten with 2 nock pliers & there won't be a problem having them come loose.
 

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Can't add anything.......All above works..........
 

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Tried pliers, didn't work. Good idea for nail polish. Many thanks for the tips. Might be someone else will benefit from this thread. However, I have about 500 of these bands. Bands should last a while. Put bands on three more arrows that are for practice. Six wiht broadheads had a spacer and neoprene ring, holds good. Shot several arrows this morning and no loose tips.
 

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Lots of things to try! I know there are some field points that have rubber bands on them when u buy them. Cant remember who makes them though.
 

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if you like the idea of a rubber shock absorber between point and shaft, go to a decent hardware store and look through thier assortment of rubber O-rings in the plumbing dept. find one that fits snug on the big shank of your point .
 

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Not a shock absorber. The orthodontic band acts as a lock washer to keep the bullet tip from loosening every time I shot.
 
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