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I have been a loyal customer of Dorge for many years. I have probably put his kids through collage with all the Firenocks I have gotten. Until recently I have always said they are the best, but no doubt the most expensive.
The past couple of kills, I have had some issues with them not coming on. and have lost my arrows.
It gets a bit pricey, $10 Grizztrick, $9 arrow, $20 Firenock.
Having said that I am looking for recommendations for a new lighted nock system. I have a Solution 390 shooting a 476 gr arrow at 350fps. I still have a good dozen arrows with the Firenock extreme shock cap glued in the shaft. So the change won't happen overnight. So if your using something that you feel is better and less money, please let me know.
 

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I have been using the Nufletch Ignitors and I am happy with them. Some people don’t like them because you have to remove the nock to turn the light off and then make sure it’s aligned in the correct position when you re-assemble. But it’s no big deal for me. I’ve never had one not light up. I don’t like the nocks that have the “plunger” running thru the nock to activate. I’ve had them break on me before. (Compound bow, never used with a crossbow.) Probably due to the hole running down the middle of them leaving less material integrity.
 

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I want a Lighted nock that doesn't fly off once it comes out of a passthru.
 

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I want a Lighted nock that doesn't fly off once it comes out of a passthru.
The ones in the link I sent earlier fit tightly in the arrows so I don’t believe they will come out. At less than $2 each delivered you don’t have much to lose in trying them. I like them better than the type where the nock is in 2 pieces and a major portion of the nock has to slide to turn on. These are one solid piece; no looseness between parts that could contribute to inaccuracy.
 

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Any other options for a lighted full capture nock (for scorpyd crossbows)?
 

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Any other options for a lighted full capture nock (for scorpyd crossbows)?
Therein … lies the problem. Scorpyds use bulletproof and snap on Firenocks that are the safest and best nock system for crossbows. "Whatever" illumination system would have to fit and work inside a Firenock for me to buy it. I'd never go to a lesser nock just to acquire illumination. I agree that Firenock illuminators are too complex and too expensive. I almost never lose an arrow even without illumination though.
 

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Therein … lies the problem. Scorpyds use bulletproof and snap on Firenocks that are the safest and best nock system for crossbows. "Whatever" illumination system would have to fit and work inside a Firenock for me to buy it. I'd never go to a lesser nock just to acquire illumination. I agree that Firenock illuminators are too complex and too expensive. I almost never lose an arrow even without illumination though.
do you typically Hunt from elevated stands?
or from the ground?

It’s been my experience that arrows shot from an elevated position are easier to find. Whereas arrows shot from a ground blind tend to skim into the ground after going through big game. That is where I have found many illuminated nocks on arrows.
 

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Firenocks have never let me down
I shoot a lot of game, meaning more percentage for a failure. Dorge was telling me today to try 2 thick o rings instead of the thin and thick o rings. It has definitely made the system tighter
 
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I shoot a lot of game, meaning more percentage for a failure. Dorge was telling me today to try 2 thick o rings instead of the thin and thick o rings. It has definitely made the system tighter
As I stated on AT the best solution is to install the extreme shock collar then install a cork from the point side to back it up (before you install the inserts)

I havent had a single customers nocks come loose since I began using cork plugs
 

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As I stated on AT the best solution is to install the extreme shock collar then install a cork from the point side to back it up (before you install the inserts)

I havent had a single customers nocks come loose since I began using cork plugs
That sounds great. I had a firenock fail to light this year on the buck I got. The nock worked great when I practiced with it, but at the moment of truth sad to say it did not light. How do you install these cork plugs and are they for sale?
 

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That sounds great. I had a firenock fail to light this year on the buck I got. The nock worked great when I practiced with it, but at the moment of truth sad to say it did not light. How do you install these cork plugs and are they for sale?
They have to be installed before the inserts are installed. simply install the shock collar then use a long extended tip to apply a bit of super glue through the hole in the shock collar then put the cork in the point end and use a small rod to push it up against the shock collars.
 
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They have to be installed before the inserts are installed. simply install the shock collar then use a long extended tip to apply a bit of super glue through the hole in the shock collar then put the cork in the point end and use a small rod to push it up against the shock collars.
Jerry , first off i appreciate your advice , that being said its complete BS, that I have to spend over $20 per Firenock and then I have to play with a piece of cork to help out this elaborate system. Again thanks for your advice
 

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Jerry , first off i appreciate your advice , that being said its complete BS, that I have to spend over $20 per Firenock and then I have to play with a piece of cork to help out this elaborate system. Again thanks for your advice
I'm sorry you are having the issue

I dont own firenock if I did you would not have this issue I would change the shock collar to a configuration that would not fail.

Now I have to admit my fix is a stone knives and bearskin work around. I would make a shock collar If I could but there is a patent protecting it so I made a very light cork that works extremely well.

Fact is you could do away with the shock collar and use only corks
 

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Some will shoot the lighted Parker capture nocks well. My old DS 380 liked them. I think Sam the Field Archer shoots them.
I have shot lighted Parker Capture Nocks (Lumenoks) out of my Scorpyd Silver Ventilator 150 and Orion Extreme 175 for years with excellent results, and absolutely no problems! However, they do not snap onto the string as Firenocks do. No big deal to me.
 
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