Wanderer wrote:I use Easton Tracer Nocks. They have a magnetic switch and will run for about 90 hours on a battery. I love them. If I didn't have them, I would have at least three fewer arrows in the quiver. My two misses in the last three years would have been lost in the tall swampgrass. I also tried LumiNocks but I couldn't get mine to go on consistently. Luminocks have a mechanical switch and go on when the force of the bow drives the nock fully against the arrow shaft. I suppose that my arrows could have tops that aren't perfectly square or a shaft ID that's a little tight, I don't know. I gave my LumiNocks to a buddy who has no problems at all with getting them to light up.See if any local archers will let you borrow one of whatever they have and try it on your setup. I'm sure they all work as advertised.
Three seasons ago when I got my one and only bow kill I was using the Easton Tracer Nocks. I lost that one arrow because it was not a pass through and it broke off or came out somewhere on the run in tall grass. I went back that night to trace the path but never did find it.
Another issue I had was them turning themselves on in the quiver, mostly when I brushed up against something such as brush or walking through corn. When I tried them the next year I got 4 more & only 2 would activate. They were good about replacing them (Cabelas I think) but I still had trouble with them.
I have never tried Luminocks but I have read reviews on them and some work fine, others would have problems so maybe the arrow is the issue or something.
I have been looking around and found Firenocks: http://www.firenock.com/
& Nocturnal Lighted Nocks http://www.doubletakearchery.com/nockturnal.htm
I like the Firenocks that are made in Henry, IL but they are pricey, but the batteries are apparently easy to replace.
The Nocturnal nocks are a simple & supposedly lightweight design (less than 20 gr?) with a self life of 1.5 years.
Anybody have any experience with either of those two brands?
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