Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

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Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by AJ01 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:21 pm

Evening Folks!!
I'm sure someone has ask this question before, but I can't find an answer. SO I'll post it here... :eusa-deadhorse:

I have a Micro 355 that I bought a year or so ago. Love the Bow!! Wish I had a new Assassin, but I'll wait, or get a divorce!
I'd like to find out if it's feasible to replace the flat nocks on the 16.5 Quill with a lighted nock of some sort. And if it is, what do folks recommend?
I have a bunch of extra Quills, so could I just replace/remove the flats and add lighted witout to much of a change my POA/POI?

Thanks in Advance from Texas!
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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by janesy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:31 pm

Yep absolutely, luminok makes a lighted nock sized fro the quille. .315 if I recall correctly, havent used a quill in some time.
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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by janesy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:32 pm

Forgot to add, your arrow will definatly fly different due to the change in FOC. But it may or may not be enough to notice with the quills, shoot and see.
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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by AJ01 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:05 am

Thanks!!


I knew someone on here would have already played with this project.


The Micro came with a set of Quills so I bought some more. They seem to fly really well out of the stubby Micro. I'm fairly new to this whole "crossbow thing" so I appreciate all the info I can garner.

Would you recommend a different type of bolt?


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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by Boo » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:29 pm

You'll get good flight if you use a 150 gr broadhead with or without Luminoks. Most guys who are fussy about accuracy will go to a Black Eagle Arrow with a 110 gr brass front insert and 100 gr broadheads. Black Eagle Arrows are currently the best you can buy.
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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by AJ01 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:43 am

I've had REALLY good accuracy with the fixed blade "Bolt Cutters" that Excalibur makes. Couldn't be happier with them. I've shot this setup out to 50 yards and they fly like their on a string.
Excalibur broke me, I'll never shoot any other bow. :thumbup:

I've been shooting the standard Quill bolts and the ones made by Victory. Can't tell any difference in the flight path. As long as I do my part, they'll do theirs.

Thanks for all the info guys! Happy Hunting!!

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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by killzthemost » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:23 pm

How to you take the original quill nocks out ? Or the best way to do it? I want to run some lighted nocks too. Thanks

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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by sproulman » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:36 pm

Boo said it correct as always!
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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by sproulman » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:37 pm

Doube post!

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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by sproulman » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:38 pm

Sorry

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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by hankenhunter » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:27 am

sproulman wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:38 pm
Sorry
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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by grouse » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:39 pm

I cut both ends off of the longest pat of a metal coat hanger, removed the field point or broadhead and punch the old nock out from the other end with the hanger portion. This has always worked for me.
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Re: Quill Bolts and replacing the nocks?

Post by AJ01 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:59 pm

They actually make a tool to remove the flat nocks from the carbon bolts/arrows for your Excalibur. I'll use the term "arrows" simply because I'm not a mechanic throwing "bolts" across a car repair shop.... :eusa-naughty:
Anyways, I digress....The problem I encountered is, I don't know enough about the carbon structure of the arrow to judge how long to keep the tool in the nock before trying to pull out the nock. What's its doing is melting the factory glue that holds the insert in place. Too much heat can damage the structure of the arrow causing it to fail when trying to achieve the initial launch of the arrow resulting in what is equivalent to a "dry-fire" scenario. :wtf:

Perhaps one day when I've decided to buy some "practice" arrows and invest in more health insurance, I'll experiment with this tool. However, right now I'm not that brave nor am I willing to wreck my Excalibur. I suppose it would be cheaper I reckon in the long run, but for now I have decided to just buy mine "already made". There a HUGE number of arrow designers that make arrows for crossbow guys with all kinds of nocks, bells ,whistles and assorted "do-dads" ready to go "stob something"!! :lol: .

My personal choice is Wyvern Creations Crossbows. :thumbup:

Go enjoy your Excalibur! I love mine!!
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