So I’ve been playing around with lighted nocks from Nockturnal and Carbon Express. I really like the concept and there are things I like about both. Either way, they’re both really fun to shoot in the backyard. Based on where I have the foam block positioned it’s under heavy tree coverage and I can’t always see where I hit. The lighted nocks make it very easy.
I find that the Nockturnal-S is a little brighter than the Carbon Express. My biggest beef is that they can be a challenge to turn off (maybe that’s so you buy their tool). There’s a small hole in the nock that I insert a field tip point into to pry up. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed they’re back on the next day when I thought they were off. Now I have one that won’t come on at all and another that’s very weak. I’ve also discovered that the neither nock come on reliably. You can see in this shot one is out (and this was before they started dying).
What I love about the CE nocks is that they turn off with a quick pull of the nock. No muss no fuss. On the flip-side, I’ve had some that are a little stubborn. Usually they pop right out but not always. Here they look brighter than the Nockturnals. Maybe I need to grab a light meter. 🙂
So the jury is still out. I scored a lot of the Carbon Express nocks on clearance so at less than $2 ea I won’t complain too much. I still plan on trying out the other market options. Stay tuned!