Black Gold Sights
Nock coming off arrow in flight.
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
aggiepilot03 29-Jun-18
COHOYTHUNTER 29-Jun-18
Ucsdryder 29-Jun-18
JTV 29-Jun-18
Bou'bound 29-Jun-18
Buffalo1 29-Jun-18
Ucsdryder 29-Jun-18
Russ Koon 30-Jun-18
jstephens61 30-Jun-18
From: aggiepilot03
29-Jun-18
I just purchased a dozen Gold Tip Kinetic 300 spine for my elk hunt. I have about 7-8 shots on each arrow and today two of the 5 arrows I shot had there nock separate from the arrow in flight. Both arrows hit the target but there no cks were on the ground. Any ideas on why. They are the no cks that came with the arrows and fit snug.

From: COHOYTHUNTER
29-Jun-18
Put in Easton X nocks. That's what I have in my Kaos.. I don't like the nock collars

From: Ucsdryder
29-Jun-18
That’s a new one for me. How’s the nock fit on the string? Attach a nock without an arrow. Can you spin it around the string?

From: JTV
29-Jun-18
I use the regular nocks in my GT's .... full size and acculites... no problems ... sounds like the nocks don fit secure in the shaft

From: Bou'bound
29-Jun-18
Super glue

From: Buffalo1
29-Jun-18
Wrong nock size for shafts.

From: Ucsdryder
29-Jun-18
That’s a terrible idea. Super glue in a nock so if you bust a nock you ruin an arrow?!

Do the plastic bag trick if you need a tighter fit.

From: Russ Koon
30-Jun-18
Ucs, that was my answer as well. Have used it several times in shafts I use in practice and occasionally on my "serious" hunting shafts as well, with no regrets. Even on arrows that start out with very good fit, if the nocks are rotated often to align with fletching the fit tends to get looser.

For anyone not familiar with the trick, it simply means using a thin plastic bag like the ones used at Walmart, and placing a section of the bag across the end of shaft before inserting the nock tightens the fit pretty much from "too loose" to "just right" most times. Pulling the thin material down towards the front of the arrow after inserting the nock will usually pretty much self-trim the excess material, but it may need a little help for a perfect appearance, If it's still too loose with the plastic layer in, better check the shaft again for a split.

From: jstephens61
30-Jun-18
Nocks are too tight on the serving. Change out the nocks or change serving size.

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