The Knock and the String ?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by dodgensince74, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. I am wondering which way you guys adjust the tightness of the knock on the string. I felt like my knocks were too tight, so I just got out the trusty old sand paper and went at it on the knocks till I could knock them off with the flick of my finger. I got my new arrows and want to get the knocks to fit right on my string so I would like to find out what method is recommended by most, thanks for the help.
     
  2. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    I ain't never did anything to mine just shot em. That sounds very innovative though. Let us know how they shoot and hold up. Holy Smokes
     

  3. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

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    ummm ive never done anything to mine.... you dont want it to come off to easy, ive seen guys with tight string loops that put a little pressure on the nock during draw, and the arrow falls off the string....
     
  4. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Never touched mine either. Never really thought about it to tell the truth.
     
  5. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    I've tried prying the nock apart a little bit. Never seem to make any difference.
     
  6. Hkdfrlife

    Hkdfrlife Senior Member

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    Knock fit

    I've always heard that your knock should be tight enough for the arrow to hang down off the string and come loose with a small tap on the string. Sounds like you got em just right. I use a small screwdriver and spread mine as necessary. I think it does make a small difference in elevation grouping
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Please don't shoot the messenger but this is bad, bad, bad! The nock end is more important that the overall straightness of the arrow in my opinion. If the nock is not perfect or uniform, it will not fly the same as the other arrows. By sanding you have most likely destroyed the uniformity.

    I have shot arrows out of my hooter shooter that would not group with the batch at all. At 20 yards they were off by 4 inches. We pulled the nock and replaced it and they arrows shot in the same group as the rest.
    We have duplicated this test numerous times.

    If you have tested the arrows after sanding and they fly ok, then fine. I would just change the serving to a little smaller material if the nock fit is not right.
     
  8. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    Listen to Chris. Most likely smaller serving is what you need. It comes in several different diameters measure in thousandths of an inch (.017, .021, .026).

    By sanding you got the right fit by the sounds of things so that's what you're shooting for. But, as he mentioned, they are not uniform. You're human.

    And make no mistake about it. Nock fit to the string can be much more important than people realize. I work with mine till I get the fit I want. Mine snap n very lightly and are actually just a bit loose when in place.
     
  9. thanks everyone, I just got my new arrows and I am going to check thier fit. I will have to get the smaller serving if I have to so that way there will not be any more sanding.
    I can't believe that I got 7 replys and 46 views in 2 days, I posted this same question on another site and only had 25 views and 0 replys and I posted it on there almost 2 weeks ago.
    Now I know where to come for advice, thanks again guys.
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    not to argue but thats great changing the serving out if you know how to do this and have the proper tools to do this.....and to have a shop change out the serving on your brand new bow/string.....may not be the answer....

    if you know how to change the serving on your bow then great but what about the other guys???
     
  11. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Learn how to do it...I did :tongue1:
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I do I was speaking of the people that do not no how.....and what about the youngsters? they deserve as nice working equipment as us.....
     
  13. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    You are right oh wise one...we need to teach the youngsters the ancient ways, so they will not forget from wence they come....:biggrin1:

    But seriously...I think every archer should know the basics of bow maintainence...and serving is one of them...it's not difficult and you really don't need special tools.
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I dont know about your bows but I have always found it alot easier in a press to change your serveing.....
     
  15. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Oh it is easier...but not a necessity...
     
  16. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    I'll side with brokenarrow on this one. By the way Bowman, obviously we've been around the bowstring a while now. Just how did you learn to reserve a string and do other maintenance? If anything like me it was like eating dinner----dig in.
     
  17. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    That's the only way I know how to learn anything....:biggrin1:
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I had a couple of great teachers and top of the line equipment to use......the normal person may not.....
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2006
  19. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Who you callin' NORMAL??!!??:boxing:
     
  20. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    back off slick....your as abnormal as they come....I was speaking of the younger people or people who just started.....

    you taught your self how to reserve your string w/no help from ANYONE OR ANYTHING??? no person or manuel or instruction sheet or web site.....thusly and so on......