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    What kind of arrow nocks are the best?

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    One's that fit the string best. lol I think nock to string fit is an often forgotten, and overlooked part of accuracy. One of those "in the back of my mind" things. I think most nocks are about equal in quality, but they vary in fit. Right now, I'm using pin nocks from Bohning. Good fit on my string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    One's that fit the string best. lol I think nock to string fit is an often forgotten, and overlooked part of accuracy. One of those "in the back of my mind" things. I think most nocks are about equal in quality, but they vary in fit. Right now, I'm using pin nocks from Bohning. Good fit on my string.
    Yes you are right a good fit on the string a must. As a string builder I like being able to serve the center to match the nock which helps in accuracy. But some nocks aren't so well made. 7 out of 12 of my Black hawk vapor pros cracked after a few months. So I posted this thread to give me ideas.

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    I used to experiment a lot but got discouraged with just what you guys are talking about. Nock to string fit. It can vary from one brand to the other too much so about 15 years ago I took a different route. I use large throat
    (.098) Easton G-nock. I just get the proper size nock bushings for the arrow I'm shooting. G-nocks just seem to be more consistent; lot to lot and color to color they are all the same.

    And no guessing on serving size either. To allow for break-in I know my center serving has to finish up at about .107" to .110". After some bit of shooting those lightly snap on and then slide off like butter.
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    I may be totally screwed up in what I do, but if my nocks fit too tight, I'll take some 220 grit sand paper, bend it around the string (not over the serving), and nock, denock, nock, until it's fitting better. After every 3-4 nockings, I try it on the serving to check the fit. I'm sure not all of them are identical, but it seems to work for me. I must be getting smarter too, Barry has agreed with me twice in the past week. lol

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    As most said, fit comes first, but I usually switch to Bohning for most arrows. As for my CXLs I use the standard CX nock, but every so often install new nocks. A shooting friend of mone installs new nocks every 200 shots or so. He believes they wear faster than I do.

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    What ever is on the Gold Tip,but replacements are Bohning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Life View Post
    What ever is on the Gold Tip,but replacements are Bohning.
    GT nocks are on Gold Tip.
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    Has anyone tried Beiter nocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Has anyone tried Beiter nocks?

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    Yeah. As they are made in my home country... :P

    I use Beiter and replace everything with them. Beiter Hunter 19/2 nocks are just awesome. Perfect symmetry. They make different nocks for different purposes. Hunter nocks are for D-loops, the other nocks are for finger shooters or those of us that us a loop under the nocking point or a rope release.

    Many different colors and all have the same size and proportions.
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