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Lumenoks what are your thoughts?

Do you use lumenoks or some other lighted nock and what do you think of them?

I like using them but when it comes to hunting I kind of shy away from them for 2 reasons the first is if I shot a book animal with a lighted nock its not eligible, the second is they slow my arrow down, I know its not much but if your not practicing with them all the time it could mean a missed shot.

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I shot a lighted nock the

I shot a lighted nock the last three seasons and when they work they are great(can't remember what brand name they were).  That being said I had issues with them sometimes not working and when you are paying 7-8 dollars for a nock it's a bummer when the light doesn't come on.  Most are packaged with practice nocks that are weighted the same so that shouldn't be an issue.

I'm done paying for them as it's just not worth it in my opinion.

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It sounds like one more

It sounds like one more gimick to get you money.  I remember in the late 70's when they came out with a string that you attached to your arrow and bow.  Then once you shot the arrow all you had to do is  watch it play out as the animal ran off then just follow it.  By the way it didn't last that long on the market. 

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Critter wrote:

It sounds like one more gimick to get you money.  I remember in the late 70's when they came out with a string that you attached to your arrow and bow.  Then once you shot the arrow all you had to do is  watch it play out as the animal ran off then just follow it.  By the way it didn't last that long on the market. 

 

That gimmick made it into the 80's here in Wisconsin.  I was young but I remember following a blood trail with my dad onto the neighbors property.  There was string going everywhere, and I literally mean everywhere.  They were either shooting lots of deer or that deer had been trying to give them the slip by tying their line in knots laugh

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They look cool flying in the

They look cool flying in the air, but not something I would ever use.  They are also illegal here in CO.

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Nocks

They are great if your videoing your shots hunting or targets!

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Can't use them in Montana. 

Can't use them in Montana.  I'm for them though.  I had a friends dog cut his foot on a broadhead.  The owner may have found it if using one.

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Ya they sure make finding a arrow after a miss or a pass through a lot easier!

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Lumenok™ Lighted Arrows Nocks

I've used the lighted nocks by Lumenock for quite some time.  It did take a lot of practice shots before I got used to them.  I've had good results from them ... meaning that they light up when shot.  Some though did not but that's how those things work... sort of like the lighted bobber that's supposed to turn on when a fish has taken the bait!  As others have mentioned, one needs to check with their state's wildlife department regulations to see if they are authorized or not.  heck one needs to check the regs for the state they are hunting in just to be safe!

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They are illegal in oregon so

They are illegal in oregon so i havent used them, they look like it would make it easiler to find your arrow if you missed or had a pass thru

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Lumenok product review

On my blog (see link on my profile page)... I did a product review on these Lumenoks back in May.  One thing I really liked about them was during my practice shooting.  Those lighted nocks really helped me "see" what the arrow was doing and I found in some cases where I needed to improve myself either in my stance or my release.  But the key point is practice, practice, practice... if you get them and want to use them.

Here's a great YouTube video showing the Lumenoks in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt9pUraM4u4

 

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