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Author Topic: Brass nock or tie on?  (Read 2727 times)

Offline Recurve7

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Brass nock or tie on?
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:05:15 AM »
What are the pros and cons of brass nocking points opposed to tie on?
I use both, if I had to choose one though it would be tie on.
They are easy on my shooting glove.  A little less weight also. Am I missing anything here?

Offline katman

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 07:25:07 AM »
Prefer tie on for reasons you mentioned as well as easier to adjust nock point level during tuning.
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Offline Zwickey-Fever

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 07:29:35 AM »
Tie on. nocks for me, (B-50), easier to turn, quieter and string nocks are a wee bit faster than the brass nocks.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 07:34:36 AM »
tie on for me for the last three years. All pros no cons.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 07:57:51 AM »
Tie on for me, mainly cause I'm cheap and didn't ever feel like paying for brass and tool. Lifetime supply of serving
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 08:08:53 AM »
I always used brass because I liked the way it looked. Don't know if that's a good reason or not. I've got some tie on nocks as well and don't really notice a difference between the two other than installation.

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 08:29:07 AM »
Tie on. The constrictor knot type. The best instruction is a video by Ryan Sanpei (SP?). (the Hawaiian guy). It's on Tradgang somewhere. The knots are adjustable and never move. Actually it's the only thing I have used that really never moves. And they look nice too.
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Online Roy from Pa

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 08:33:48 AM »
Tie on.
I've had bow strings break right where the brass nocks were.
Tie on's are easier on my tab where brass nocks would mar it.

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Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 08:43:11 AM »
Tie on can be adjusted with no tools also. I use the alternate overhand knot method and I do not put glue on them. I tie them tight and they do not move in their own . I’ll never use a brass nock again!!!!!

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Offline Red Beastmaster

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 09:06:27 AM »
Brass for the last 33 years. I'm too old to change now.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 09:38:45 AM »
Tie on,been tying on my nocks for 20+ years and I use two tie on nocks.Just looks more traditional to me and no chance of scratching the bows riser when unstrung.No tools needed to install!

Offline JBrown

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 03:25:18 PM »
I've always used a brass nock just because it was easier for me but I just got a Java man bow and it came with a tie on nock, this is the first one I've ever used and I am liking it. The tie on looks a lot better to me also.

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 03:45:52 PM »
Tie on nocks are easier on your glove and do way less however the pros for the brass nicj is they won't slip over time as easy as tie on... .... I certainly can't blame not killing an animal on a brass nock point being.... however I can attest to missing an animal because my nock Point slipped with a tie on... okay... you catch my drift on that?....

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 04:24:41 PM »
I used to do brass until I learned how to tie on from the Hawaiian guy technique and then I found an easier one to tie on then that from another fella named Rick...Both are good tutorials for sure .
 

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2018, 04:56:41 PM »
Always used a tie on nock point.

Found Charlie Lambs tie on nock point in the "How-To's" (I think) here on Tradgang a few years ago, so now, after the nock point position has been established, a "Charlie" nock point is tied in.

These are brilliant, they will never ever move and easily last the life of the string.

Don't know how to add a link to the post, but a search should find it.

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2018, 05:30:44 PM »
Tie on. 
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2018, 05:40:05 PM »
Tie on.  Never had one slip, don't tear up my tab.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 07:00:27 PM »
I use a double tie on... one above the arrow nock, one below. Top nock is flat dental floss (white) the bottom is serving material. I serve the bow string like normal then put the bow square on and add the top floss nock. Remove the bow square and put an arrow on the string. I then double serve over the original serving and form a nock like Charlie does.

Works great for my three under shooting.

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2018, 07:42:33 PM »
tie on for me

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