How Lighted Crossbow Nocks Can Effect Point if Impact

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  1. urban legend

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    good article
     
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    You should be sighting in with the exact equipment your are using. Sight in with the same field point weight as your broadheads and with lighted nocs. Article is useless

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    I have to disagree with the article being useless. I gathered from it that if I add lighted nocks I MIGHT need to make a scope adjustment. That makes total sense. My Xbow is sighted in very well and I'm drilling the bullseye at 65 yards.
    I shoot with the same grain field tip as I do broadhead.
     
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    Is that with broadheads or field points??

    I use Firenock lighted nocks and there's less than an inch difference in POI vs POA at 40 yds when I use my regular non-lighted Firenock J nock.

    This less than an inch difference means absolutely nothing...
     
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    It's basically common sense. Added weight would always require to re-sight in. If you go from 100 grains to 125 broadheads wouldn't you re-sight in your bow?

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    It may need resighted but not necessarily. I can substitute a 125gr Swhacker over a 100gr Spitfire on the same arrow and they hit almost same spot..

    I think since the two heads are close to the same length it doesnt cause near as many problems due to the FOC being really close...

    Now trying that with a much shorter head would cause a skewd FOC causing a accuracy problem between the two

    I may be totally "full of duck mud" with my reasoning but I simply telling what I've observed...
     
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    Maybe at 20 yds but longer no way...

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    What's your definition of "longer"??
     
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    Extended ranges 40+ it's mathematically impossible for an arrow of different weights to hit the same target spot. Basic physics.

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    Actually even closer ranges you are not hitting the same spot with different weights. What you think is close is technically not accurately good enough

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    40 plus. I didnt shoot it 40 plus, I shot it to 30. If you'll re-read, I said almost, not same spot, but it was close enough to not cause me to re-sight..

    Whether you believe it or not is irrelevant...
     
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    Not saying I don't believe you. If you consider close enough good so be it. Lol

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    Certainly I want better, and I do have better accuracy, but for you or anyone else to say it takes or believes it takes same hole accuracy to kill a deer is pure fallacy..

    Inch to inch and half either high/low of any aimpoint means nothing in the vitals of a deer at 30. LOL
     
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    Your using a crossbow correct? They are deadly accurate and at very long ranges and a 50 yard shot is a chip shot. So an inch off at 20/30 yds is WAY off at longer ranges so now the vitals of a deer comes into play. I'm done with explaining that different arrow weights affect accuracy if not re-sighted in. Just hope you are ok with wounded animals. Good luck.

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    What part of 30 yds do you not understand? You may shoot out to 50 or more, but I dont. So therefore, 1 inch means nothing at 30 that Ive explained.

    Have a good evening friend...
     
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    Ok cool.

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    Unless aerodynamics make the arrow fly differently with less drop. That's when you start scratching your head.:confused:
     
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    I'm more convinced that I added Omni bright nocks to all my arrows was the right call. Just add the lite for the hunts, but practice with the nocks.
     
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