Im sure a few of you know that I keep on smashing nocks off my Navs (bad habbit, shooting groupes at short indoor distances, I know, I know), this I dont mind, nocks are cheap and easy to replace but really what I want is to stop cracing the backs of my arrow shafts, this has happened more than once to me to say the least. I currently use Beiter In-Out's which claim to be Beiters highest protection value nocks but they dont seem to be to me.
I am thinking of changing to Easton Pin nocks, I know these are the highest protection value nocks you can get but what I want to know is will I lose any preformance going from the Beiter to Easton nocks?
I used Beiter in-out nocks on my Navigator FMJs and did have some damage to the ends of the shafts when the nocks were hit.
Father Christmas brought me some new Navs (not FMJs) and I decided to go for the Easton pin nocks. Using them for the first time last weekend at 50 yards I managed to score a direct hit on one of the nocks and split it. There is a mark on the pin, but the end of the shaft looks ok.
I think the pin nocks can have a weakening effect on spine, but I have gone for arrows which are possibly on the stiff side anyway, so I don't think that's too much of a problem. I'm happy to replace an 80 odd pence nock rather than over £10 on a new shaft.
I shot Beiter In-Outs on my Navigators for a while but broke a lot of them and the little stud left in the shaft was a pain to get out. Switched to Easton's pins and McKinney nocks after bad luck with Easton's nocks (lots of cracking). Busted a couple McKinneys hitting them but have never damaged a shaft. Oh and I'm shooting IFAA style field so I'm not grouping as many shafts together as you probably are.
if you like to accuracy of the Beiter nock and if your using a Beiter nock piont they why not try the Beiter pin over nock?
I use these on my x10's outdoors and will blow nocks offall the time and put a few dents into the pin but havent cracked orbroke any arrows using them!
personally think pins are worth thier weight in gold, and are definitely worth any minor sacrifice due the addition weight.
Im not that good, but indoors i have smashed plenty of nocks and 2 in particular completely obliterated, in both cases the pin that the nock sits on was mashed. One had half sliced off, the other had ballooned and was pushed open, no damage at all to the pin. Pop the rear end of the arrow in warm water to loosed the glue, replace pin and nock and its back in the quiver in 2 minutes.
Those hits would be dead shafts i have no doubt without the protection of a metal pin
[QUOTE=TTurner;290132]if you like to accuracy of the Beiter nock and if your using a Beiter nock piont they why not try the Beiter pin over nock?
I use these on my x10's outdoors and will blow nocks offall the time and put a few dents into the pin but havent cracked orbroke any arrows using them![/QUOTE]
I use Easton pins with Beiter Pin-out nocks.
I've had nocks shatter everywhere with little more than a scratch on the pin.
Really easy to fit too.
They now do ones that fit ACE/Navs (I have ACEs).
Hope this helps.