Anyone build a nock travel jig?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Chris, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I want to add a nock travel jig to my pile of tools.

    Anyone build one of these?
    I have some rough ideas on how to do it but if someone already has plans for a good one, that would be great.
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    whats a nock travel jig???

    what does it tell you or do for you.....

    and why is it important???

    I really have no IDEA and thats why I ask......:noidea:
     
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  3. Ronhop

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    I second that. What is it and what does it do ?:noidea:

    Ron
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

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    AND I AM SLOW........


    PICS OR DIAGRAMS please....:laugh:
     
  5. Dredly

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    I think it shows nock travel.

    Any other questions? :laugh:
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

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    really????

    hey hows the grill???:doh:

    I was simply wondering.......i may need one of these......:peace:
     
  7. Chris

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    it is to show you how level or unlevel your nock travel is when the arrow leaves the bow. Ideally, you want the nock travel to be straight and level. They are actually two different things.

    Level and straight would be

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    Straight would be a straight line but not necessary level.

    Knowing this aids in bow tuning.
     
  8. Dredly

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    I hear they like to jump out and run around on Rt 78... you may want to look down there :Cry:
     
  9. Chris

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    Here's a pic that might help....
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

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    o.k. so how would you build one of these??

    you would have to shoot the arrow to check this right???:noidea:
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

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    I got that part but am wondering how you would check this without slow motion video.....
     
  12. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Do not hsve a clue on that one but here is one for the masses. Anyone here besides me have a true center shot or nock travel bow?
     
  13. Joe_P.

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    I started adding one to my homemade draw board, but I ran into some snags, I wasn't getting consistant results. :doh: I kind of put it on the back burner for now. I'll post some pictures of the draw for now if anyone is interested, maybe it will spark someones imagination. :rolleyes:
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

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    yes pics are good.....:biggrin1:
     
  15. Joe_P.

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    Okay... here we are...
     
  16. BUNNYMAN

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    holy crap...its a super GIGANTIC hoyt crossbow.....:biggrin1: :biggrin1:

    DUDE....you like green???

    is that a imitation, one of a kind, limited edition.......XPRESS...KNOCK IT OFF:biggrin1:
     
  17. Joe_P.

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    Green paint was available at the time... :eyebrows:
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

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    I kinda like it.......

    now answer the other QUESTION JOE, the one of a kind question.........:mad:


    and lastly what color green is that....I am thinking a certain SCEPTER would look good in that green.......:laugh:
     
  19. Holy Smokes

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    Now thats is to cool:laugh: :laugh:
     
  20. Chris

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    Joe_P

    Ok, I see the flaw in your jig.

    The bow must be mounted so the riser can't pivot at the grip. This is really important. The second problem is that your board needs to be longer. You do not want the crank to give false results by pulling up or down on the string. By having a longer board it will be less likely to influence the draw and pen location.

    It looks like your board has a slot in it that forces the location of the string to jig attachement. This must be free floating.