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#3230784 - 04/24/13 07:27 PM Crossbow bolt help
papaw
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I have aquired a Parker Buck Buster crossbow. Now I have been shooting bows since I was old enough to breathe but I am green as they come when it comes to crossbows. My question is , what nocks to use on the bolts
? Do I use the ones that are flat on the end or the ones that have a slight curvature? Does it matter and if it does, why? Thanks in advanced!

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#3230915 - 04/24/13 09:04 PM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: papaw]
soshock1
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Go to the Parker website and see what they recommend. Using the wrong nock could cause a dry fire.
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#3231668 - 04/25/13 05:01 PM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: soshock1]
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For Excalibur, they recommend all you should use is flat nocks. Half moon will probably work for Parker.
Good Luck, never owned a Parker, go online and ask.
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#3232246 - 04/26/13 11:23 AM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: J.Maples]
varminthunter123
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It all depends on the relationship of the string to the rail. The Excalibur set very close to the rail, but others like Horton set a little bit higher of the rail, so the half moon nock prevents a dry fire.

Go the the manufactures website, they all we give their recommendations for nock types.

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#3232409 - 04/26/13 03:51 PM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: varminthunter123]
Legnip
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Always be sure to check your crescent moon nocks. Make sure that it is horizontal with the rail. If it is up and down, the it will dry fire.
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#3232431 - 04/26/13 04:19 PM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: Legnip]
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 Originally Posted By: Legnip
Always be sure to check your crescent moon nocks. Make sure that it is horizontal with the rail. If it is up and down, the it will dry fire.


I mark the "down" fletching with a sharpie so I can make sure it goes in the right direction. Hard to see in the mornings after getting in the stand in the dark.
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#3232527 - 04/26/13 06:58 PM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: LanceS4803]
Mag
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I've been using a BuckBuster for years and use half moon nocks.
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#3232601 - 04/26/13 08:15 PM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: Mag]
papaw
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Thanks for all the replies , very helpful. As of yesterday I now have a Wicked Ridge Warrior HL as well. Noticed it uses half moon nocks.
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#3237048 - 05/02/13 10:40 AM Re: Crossbow bolt help [Re: papaw]
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 Originally Posted By: papaw
Thanks for all the replies , very helpful. As of yesterday I now have a Wicked Ridge Warrior HL as well. Noticed it uses half moon nocks.


Any TenPoint crossbow (which includes Wicked Ridge line) shoots flat knocks.
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