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    • crash87
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      Have any of you had troubles with Nirk nocks breaking? I have had them break to the tune of about one per year. Fortunatley (I think) always when target shooting. This year from March till present I’ve had 3 pull thru the string. All of these from 3 different “lots” of nocks. One breakage occured on the 1st firing of newly installed nocks.I liked them (past tense) because of the traditional look of the old, but superior, mercury nocks of my youth. One becomes quite concerned when you are basically dry firing your prized poccession. Mine being a Fox T/D long bow, a investment I don’t want ruined by a $.20 piece of inferior plastic. I have a number of dozens bought over the years and visual inspection reveals nothing, and it also tells me that Nirk nocks I bought years ago, quality wise, are as bad as the ones I bought this spring, 09. I’ve stopped using them, forever. How about you?

    • jer11bravo
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      To be honest the only nocks I care for are the classic bohing. when they are on my string they fit real loose. you could point the arrow straight down flick the string lightly with your finger and the arrow would fall off. Upon release of a fully drawn arrow I cant hear any noise from the nock leaving the string.

    • 12owl
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      I’ve had similar problems.

    • crash87
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      Iv’e often wondered this about the snap on nocks, WHY? It seems to me the cons out weigh the pro’s. The pro would be that they stay on your string, say when your not paying attention in a tree stand for example. The cons might be that they may fit to tightly causing tuning problems, I’ve in print where you should relieve the tension with sandpaper. O.K., then why have a snapon nock in the first place. Another, they can be a little noisy, although I must say one would need sound eqipment to probably hear it, and, they slow down your arrow. I’ve done the relieving of the tension and chronograghed it against one that isn’t, you lose, in my case 10fps. I’ve wondered “why”, for a long time, being limited to using the snap on nocks, as that is all that was available, or so I thought, BUT, i’ve found them now, mercury nocks, and have placed an order for 6 dozen of the, hopefully, bow saviors, of course in assorted colors.
      Does anybody know who makes the Nirk nocks? I’ve tried finding out but to know avail. Crash87

    • heydeerman
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      Nirk nocks are not fast flight friendly. They cost me a Quillian Bamboo Longhunter years ago. Switch your arrows to the Bohning classic and your problem will go away.

    • crash87
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      Heydeerman, The thought of using them with a fast flight bowstring being the problem did occur to me. Of course there is a but, I’ve been shooting my Fox long bow w/fastflight for 5 seasons now. Before that I used a Martin Hatfield T/D w/dacron and had them fail with that too. I’m also, shooting bohning classics now,(going to switch to the mercury speed nocks when they get here), and your right I have not had, nor am I having problems with them, Thank you for your input. CRASH87

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