Crossbow Nation banner
1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Is there any way to remove the alpha nock receiver? It seems a shame to trash a $15 bolt because the little plastic tab broke.
What arrow is the receiver in? You need to make sure the replacement receiver is the correct diameter. If your arrow is a Pro Elite or an Evo-X, you need a yellow receiver, if it's the aluminum tenpoint arrow you need the orange receiver. If the front insert has a hole in it, you can take a 1/8 inch diameter steel rod, 2 foot long and insert the steel rod in the hole, then take a hammer and tap on the rod. It may take a few taps but it should come out. If that doesn't work you can take a drill bit and very carefully drill it out. Your hardware store or Lowes etc should have the rod. The Tenpoint website has a video showing how to do remove the receiver with the rod. Hope this helps and good luck.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MN_Willie

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
What arrow is the receiver in? You need to make sure the replacement receiver is the correct diameter. If your arrow is a Pro Elite or an Evo-X, you need a yellow receiver, if it's the aluminum tenpoint arrow you need the orange receiver. If the front insert has a hole in it, you can take a 1/8 inch diameter steel rod, 2 foot long and insert the steel rod in the hole, then take a hammer and tap on the rod. It may take a few taps but it should come out. If that doesn't work you can take a drill bit and very carefully drill it out. Your hardware store or Lowes etc should have the rod. The Tenpoint website has a video showing how to do remove the receiver with the rod. Hope this helps and good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Evo-x arrow
. That tenpoint video is removing the nock from what I can tell. The tapping it out with a rod was a joke. Hate to take a drill to it but will try that as a last resort. Hey, tenpoint what did you glue the insert in with and is it possible to remove it. Nice arrows and I bought a dozen of them but if breaking a little plastic tab makes it useless it will be the last evo-x arrows I own.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Evo-x arrow
. That tenpoint video is removing the nock from what I can tell. The tapping it out with a rod was a joke. Hate to take a drill to it but will try that as a last resort. Hey, tenpoint what did you glue the insert in with and is it possible to remove it. Nice arrows and I bought a dozen of them but if breaking a little plastic tab makes it useless it will be the last evo-x arrows I own.
Don't panic. I changed out one a week ago for a friend and didn't have any problems. The rod will work on either an omni nock or the receiver the same way. Some are a little tougher than others but they will come out. I've changed out probably 30 omni nocks and replaced them with receivers in some Pro Elite arrows and only had a problem with one when the the rod went completely through the nock. Get one of those non slip rubber jar lid openers to hold the arrow and it makes it much easier and tap the rod with the side of the hammer. I'd be happy to do it for you if we were anywhere close. Just don't get frustrated and it will work.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MN_Willie

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Painting Visual arts Art Modern art Mural
Thanks, Gwn001. Will try rod again. Hate to give up on these arrows as they shoot really well for me.
Welcome. Hope it works for you. I like the Evo-X arrows to and they work great for me. Not trying to be bossy or anything but make sure one of the receiver tabs lines up with the back of the cock vane. This is one that I changed out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
View attachment 161492 View attachment 161494
Welcome. Hope it works for you. I like the Evo-X arrows to and they work great for me. Not trying to be bossy or anything but make sure one of the receiver tabs lines up with the back of the cock vane. This is one that I changed out.
Well, Gwn got around to trying that rod again. With some real effort, I managed to drive it through the insert. Not sure if I will drill it or not probably just scrap it. Is there a reason to glue the insert in? My arrows on my vertical bows are friction fit nocks. I will try again when I break another insert (and I will break another) and if I can't remove that one I will let attrition weed out my evo arrows and move on to something else.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Well, Gwn got around to trying that rod again. With some real effort, I managed to drive it through the insert. Not sure if I will drill it or not probably just scrap it. Is there a reason to glue the insert in? My arrows on my vertical bows are friction fit nocks. I will try again when I break another insert (and I will break another) and if I can't remove that one I will let attrition weed out my evo arrows and move on to something else.
Sorry it hasn't worked for you. You must have gotten one that had extra glue on it. When I drilled mine out I started with a 3/16 bit and increased the sizes a couple times finishing with a 19/64 which is the max size you can use. The 19/64 bit will clean out all the dried glue inside the shaft too. You will need a rubber jar lid gripper and a very firm grip to hold the arrow cause it will try to spin in your hand. I have also used one of those cheap foam arrow pullers that you put around the arrow and held it with a small pair of channel locks to keep the arrow from spinning. That worked well and didn't crush the arrow. It sounds like a lot of work but it really isn't. Good luck.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MN_Willie

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Sorry it hasn't worked for you. You must have gotten one that had extra glue on it. When I drilled mine out I started with a 3/16 bit and increased the sizes a couple times finishing with a 19/64 which is the max size you can use. The 19/64 bit will clean out all the dried glue inside the shaft too. You will need a rubber jar lid gripper and a very firm grip to hold the arrow cause it will try to spin in your hand. I have also used one of those cheap foam arrow pullers that you put around the arrow and held it with a small pair of channel locks to keep the arrow from spinning. That worked well and didn't crush the arrow. It sounds like a lot of work but it really isn't. Good luck.
 

·
Member
TenPoint Siege, TenPoint Eclipse
Joined
·
793 Posts
I drove the rod thru the receiver on one too. I found a self tapping screw of the correct diameter and screwed that into the receiver insert as far as I could.
I then used the rod and hammer method once more and the insert did come out that time . Never had much luck with the drill method probably due to lack of patience, lol.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
I drove the rod thru the receiver on one too. I found a self tapping screw of the correct diameter and screwed that into the receiver insert as far as I could.
I then used the rod and hammer method once more and the insert did come out that time . Never had much luck with the drill method probably due to lack of patience, lol.
Good to know. Thanks for the tip.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Gwn001, my Evo-X arrows came with white receivers and sets of 6 OMNI-NOCKS and 6 MOON NOCKS. However, I have been using Alpha Nocks. Several of the white receivers have broken, so if I try to replace them, should I switch to yellow receivers? Did I purchase the wrong arrow if I was going to use the Alpha Nock? Finally, is there indexing of the nock receiver when the replacement is inserted? Sorry for all the questions, but it is pretty confusing the first time around. This is a very helpful thread!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Gwn001, my Evo-X arrows came with white receivers and sets of 6 OMNI-NOCKS and 6 MOON NOCKS. However, I have been using Alpha Nocks. Several of the white receivers have broken, so if I try to replace them, should I switch to yellow receivers? Did I purchase the wrong arrow if I was going to use the Alpha Nock? Finally, is there indexing of the nock receiver when the replacement is inserted? Sorry for all the questions, but it is pretty confusing the first time around. This is a very helpful thread!!
The yellow receivers are what you need for the Evo-X arrows. New receivers come in a package of six and should include an indexing tool. It's easy to index them and instructions will be included. I changed out a receiver yesterday myself too. My grandson shot a doe this past weekend and one of the 3 tabs that hold the alpha nock in place broke off. I tried to knock it out with the 1/8 inch steel rod but had no luck so I drilled it out. First break off the rest of the tabs on the receiver then use a quarter inch drill bit to start. A lot of times the heat from the bit will loosen the glue and it will come right out. If not then switch to a 19/64 drill bit. Be very careful and make sure you go nice and straight and it will come out. Also look at post #9 above for some more tips. Good luck and hope this works for you.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MN_Willie

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
That sucks. Should not be that hard.
In the older TenPoint arrows you could knock out the omni nocks and the older model receivers pretty easy with the 1/8 steel rod. They are evidently using a better or stronger glue now because it's hard to knock the receivers out in the newer arrows.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,476 Posts
In the older TenPoint arrows you could knock out the omni nocks and the older model receivers pretty easy with the 1/8 steel rod. They are evidently using a better or stronger glue now because it's hard to knock the receivers out in the newer arrows.
Out of all the different arrows that I have worked with, the only ones I couldn't knock out with a rod was Easton Bloodlines. It was because the hole in the aluminum inserts were not big enough for the rod. So I had to drill them out. Evidently, they were glued in pretty good too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Dumbest design ever. There is no excuse for it.
I wish they would come out with an alpha nock that could be glued in without needing a receiver. Kind of like the original omni nocks were. I'm about to the point where I could care less about a lighted nock too.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MN_Willie and Ajay
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top