Re: My First Crossbow Kill
Get yourself a set of lighted nocks. I put them on right away on the advice of a couple guys at work who X bow hunt exclusively. I went with Luminocks on the Turkey Broadheads and Nockturnals on the fixed points, just for variety.
They come in colors, I went with red but the have them in green and yellow I believe.
A bit hard to install. I learned the hard way that to install them on aluminum bolts, you need to heat the nock end with a propane torch to soften the glue and the nock pulls right out. My first time, I tried to pull it cold, broke it off and had to drill it out a real PITA. The torch method makes it painless and quick.
Once relleased, the bow string pushed the nock end to complete the circuit and the n ock lights (led). It stays lit for 25 hours or until you pull the nock end back out a bit. The nocks have replaceable batteries too.
Makes it easy to find your bolt in the snow or brush. Bolts aren't cheap.
Cabelas has them but both companies have online sites as well.
BTW, you have a good wife. I have to buy my own.....
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