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Bolt ?

Post by mailman1 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:10 pm

OK, how do you put a regular nock on the bolt so it goes into the fletcher, like for arrows?

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Post by wabi » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:18 pm

I use an Arizona E-Z-Fletch - the flat nock works fine in them.
I believe some fletching tools offer an accessory replacement for the nock holder that holds the crossbow arrow with an O-ring. Other members have made adaptors to fit their fletching tool. As for me, I bought an Arizona, then sold my Bitzenburger after I used the Arizona. Not as adjustable and precise, but it works fine for all my fletching - crossbow, trad bows, and compound!
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Post by mailman1 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:05 am

Without the nock, won't the fletching be more forward, like over an inch from the back? How far from the rear of the bolt are the vanes supposed to be?

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Post by gruntahunta » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:17 am

i had the same problem, so I cut the nock of a vertical arrow, drilled it out a little then cut the threaded section off a damaged wasp broad head and glued them together so i can just screw the (v) nock into the Excalibur bolt and insert it in the fletching jig, it holds nice and snug and works a treat.
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Post by Pydpiper » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:13 am

There is a manufactured nock made for this purpose, costs about $1 and works perfect! The Arizona has a notch to accept a nock deep down in there, however, my testing showed that vane placement in that small of a variance has no affect on the arrows flight, with a crossbow.
I bought it to use with a Blitz, but like mentioned, the AZEZ works just fine.

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Post by mailman1 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:06 am

Thank you, I'll try that

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Post by awshucks » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:17 am

I didn't know you could buy those gizmo's in Pyp's pic, so I made some in shop by drilling and tapping a few nocks. I never use them, free to first pm.
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Post by njxbow » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:07 pm

anyone know where you can buy such a nock?

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Post by whitetailseeker » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:51 pm

I glued a 10/32 machine screw with 5min epoxy onto an old nock for a friend and it works perfect.

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Post by Rich » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:33 pm

I just glued a regular arrow nock on the end of a field tip. Then just screw the field tip into the flat nock.

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Post by crazyfarmer » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:20 pm

Rich wrote:I just glued a regular arrow nock on the end of a field tip. Then just screw the field tip into the flat nock.

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that would be what I use also.. didnt cost a dime and works perfectly :D

mailman, you want to normally keep the end of the vanes about 1inch from the butt end. Give or take 1/4inch depending on your likes. But most are 1inch normally

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Post by rickyp » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:52 pm

"how do you put a regular nock on the bolt so it goes into the fletcher, like for arrows"

IF you are shooting bolts then you need not worry about fletchings. Bolts don't use fletchings.

What we shoot from a crossbow is an arrow. we use the same vanes, same shafts same inserts the only difference is the style of knock.

I use a aae3 arrow fletcher with the crossbow adapter it works great. the adapter is nothing more then the normal knock holder with a rubber ring in it to hold the arrow.

If you are using the insert style knock you can use an old field point glued into an old knock. If you really need one Shoot em an email I will be happy to make you one up and send it to you free.

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Post by njxbow » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:16 am

i saw this on ebay. it's made by carbon express and is made out of rubber to slide over end of bolt



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Post by rickyp » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:40 pm

mailman1,
I made you the adaptor and it is ready to go out in the mail for you.

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Post by mailman1 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:04 pm

Thank you very much

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