How to get blood out of Nocturnals?Contributors to this thread:
Rut Nut 25-Sep-17
Rut Nut 25-Sep-17
Charlie Rehor 25-Sep-17
Rut Nut 26-Sep-17
Rut Nut 27-Sep-17
eddie c 28-Sep-17
First time using these nocks. Shot a doe on Fri and blood got inside the nock. Just wondered if there is a preferred method for getting it out. Hydrogen Peroxide? Soak in alcohol? Soak in soapy water? Anything to avoid that could interfere with proper function?
I think I tried all that you mentioned as well as using a toothpick and compressed air. Never could really get enough out to make them work like new again. Will be following to see if someone else has a better way. Switched to Clean Shot nocks because of this issue.
I started putting tape over the hole with the ones I still have.
Hydrogen peroxide after the shot or plug the hole with soap, food grade silicone lubricant, or string wax before shooting.
Ah, that's a great idea! I will plug the holes. Thanks guys!
String wax works great to seal the hole, pre-shot of course.
From: Charlie Rehor
Perfect, my Mule Deer nock has blood. I'll try this
I tried the Hydrogen Peroxide last night, but I think it was old. No bubbling/fizzing. I stopped this morning and picked up some fresh stuff. Will try it tonight.
the REAL trick is (I hear) getting it out of turnips...
Don’t give up your day job, Fuzzy ;-)
Well, even with new hydrogen peroxide, I could not get all the blood out. Gonna make that my 3rd arrow. I plugged up the holes on the 2 good nocks. Think it's gonna work great! Will see if I use these 2 this year. If so, I'll buy a new pack. If not, will wait til next year to buy them.
From: eddie c
I have one I accidently left burning and it ran down. I use it as my practice arrow nock so I don't have to worry about it coming on or having to turn it off
Eddie c X2.
I have a few that either quit working, or got blood inside of them. They go on my practice arrows.