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Offline DC

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Bulbous nocks
« on: October 16, 2020, 01:21:36 pm »
I've been looking at Turkish arrows with their built up bulbous nocks. They look cool but is there any advantage to them other than strength? Aerodynamics maybe?. I can't see them being necessary for, say, 50# or less. Maybe skinny, non bulbous have the advantage in aerodynamics.

Offline PatM

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Re: Bulbous nocks
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 04:30:53 pm »
What nocks did Don Brown use?

Offline willie

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Re: Bulbous nocks
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 04:39:56 pm »
add a little more arrow knock thickness around the string since the end of the arrows were tapered down to about 5mm?  Maybe the turk strings were fatter? pretty sure they didn't use FF, but I don't really know how thick a turkish string for a 100# + hornbow was.

Offline darinputman

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Re: Bulbous nocks
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 05:24:31 pm »
I have often wondered if I could use the pinch grip  if nocks were a little bigger with a heavier draw weight.

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Re: Bulbous nocks
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 05:54:07 pm »
What nocks did Don Brown use?
Don't know who he is

Offline DC

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Re: Bulbous nocks
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 06:03:14 pm »
add a little more arrow knock thickness around the string since the end of the arrows were tapered down to about 5mm?  Maybe the turk strings were fatter? pretty sure they didn't use FF, but I don't really know how thick a turkish string for a 100# + hornbow was.
I looked at that museum picture of the Turkish arrows and the nock groove is 1/16". Mine are a little less than that. If you think about it there is probably very little pressure on the side of the nock if the bottom is shaped right.("U" shaped and rounded) The Turkish built up ones are going to be way stronger than self nocks but for test arrows I'm thinking it ain't necessary.

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Re: Bulbous nocks
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 06:17:34 pm »
What nocks did Don Brown use?
Don't know who he is

 The guy who shot the longest shot ever.