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Old 10-17-2007, 10:35 AM
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Default How I make my home-made lighted nocks

Some of you have asked so I'll post up. I stole this from Archerytalk but I can't find the original thread.

It works best with Carbon Express TCX nocks. Some light sanding of the nock may be required to get the proper fit, especially if you get superglue on the nock.

The lights cost $2.50 each. I use the Rod and Bobb lighted beacon replacement lights from fishing bobbers. You can get them at Cabelas or any fishing tackle store. Walmart sells Thill lights which are the same thing. Just be careful to NOT buy the twist on kind.






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Leave just a slight enough gap so that the light does not come on. When you shoot, the nock will push the light into the wooden dowel and turn the light on. You need to take the nock off to turn off the light.

This is the simplest way to do this. They fly great and do not affect accuracy.
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Interesting, but it seems like a lot of effort just for a lighted nock. How much time does it take and how much money are the materials?
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Thanks ..I've made a few.

Where do you buy the lights in 3 packs and how much?? The ones I used (thill lights) are now 3.49 each.
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Cutting the dowel takes 30 seconds. Letting the glue dry takes 5 minutes. So I'd say about 5 and a half to six minutes.

I already had superglue. The lights cost $2.50 each. Wooden dowels cost about 15 cents. I used my existing TCX nocks.

So I have about $2.50 plus 6 minutes of time into each arrow. Luminoks cost $30 for a 3 pack. Much cheaper to make, and it's really easy. I can't justify spending 10 or 11 bucks on a single nock, so Luminoks are out of the question for me.
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Thanks ..I've made a few.

Where do you buy the lights in 3 packs and how much?? The ones I used (thill lights) are now 3.49 each.
I can't find 3 packs anymore. Cabelas has the Rod and Bobb lights for $2.50 a piece.
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