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Author Topic: Brass nock or tie on?  (Read 1740 times)

Online Lakerat007

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2018, 04:35:42 PM »
Not sure of the name of knot I tie, but it's a fishing bobber stopper knot. I also like fly tying head cement for glueing it in place. It holds well and if I ever do need to move it, a hard twist will free it up to slide up and down the string.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2018, 12:21:23 AM »
I am surprised by the overwhelming majority of tie ons. I made one once about 20 years ago when I ran out of brass. Didn't like it at all. Nearly everyone I hang with uses brass.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2018, 08:31:41 AM »
Both, brass on top, tie-on on bottom.

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2018, 09:43:43 AM »
I like a tie on simply because I can replace it in the field.
 I don't always have a brass nock and pliers with me but I always have some Paracord.
 Pull it apart and use a single strand to make a very serviceable nock point should my nock point come loose.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2018, 10:53:17 AM »
 Some mention loss of speed with brass nock, I think were splitting hairs on that one, do not think there that heavy grain wise to have that effect on performance.

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2018, 12:20:40 PM »
I am surprised by the overwhelming majority of tie ons. I made one once about 20 years ago when I ran out of brass. Didn't like it at all. Nearly everyone I hang with uses brass.

I would imagine the overwhelming majority of people use brass nocks, and are no more interested in a discussion of brass vs tied-on nocks than they would be in a discussion of hand made vs machine made paper clips.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2018, 03:07:59 PM »
Are you crazy? Machine made paper clips are far superior.  :saywhat:
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2018, 03:18:05 PM »
I've noticed that paper clips slip.

I use a stapler...

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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2018, 04:37:08 PM »
Are you crazy? Machine made paper clips are far superior.  :saywhat:

That's because you've evidently not tried a paperclip made from the spring steel salvaged off an abandoned clicker.  There must be thousands of clickers out there free for the asking that people have tried once or twice and then put in a drawer because they didn’t like them.  Get the spring steel from two of those babies and a pop rivet and you're in business!  To put icing on the cake, the hole for the pop rivet has already been drilled!  Which is hard to do in spring steel!
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2018, 07:05:23 PM »
youtube? :goldtooth:
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2018, 08:38:36 PM »
youtube? :goldtooth:

I don't want to make it too easy for you guys until I have my patent.
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2018, 11:23:22 PM »
Hmmmm.  I used brass nocks for a lot of years without any trouble.  Switched to tie-ons several years ago just because they looked better to me.  No problem with them either.

However, now I use masking tape.  I shoot skinny carbons and not so skinny woods so am often changing nocking point heights. Four wraps of 3/4-inch masking tape above and below the arrow nock and I'm good to go.  It's remarkably durable, though certainly not as durable as brass or a tie-on. But it's a whole lot easier to remove and change. It takes about a minute per nock point to pull the old tape and wrap on new.


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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2018, 11:39:57 PM »
tie  :archer: one on( I really tie on 2 one under one over :biglaugh:
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Re: Brass nock or tie on?
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2018, 07:59:12 AM »
I tie mine, usually tie two, one above and one below. I use the same basic process I use for finishing the serving on a string. Once tied I snug it slightly, adjust the the proper height and then cinch it in place. After a test shot or two I lock it in with a little super glue. Never had one slip.

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