Nock Out Lighted Nocks Review - By Brandon Barfield
- Easy to turn off
- Activation collar can be rotated to disable the light for practice
- Includes three nock adapter sleeves to allow fit into common arrow diameters
- Available in red, green and yellow
A great Concept that needs a bit of work.
How does it work?
The NockOut nocks set out to make a no hassle nock that is easy to work with. A lighted nock that is easy to install and turn on/off.
To turn off the nock you simply pull back on it and with little effort the light switches off.
You can also twist a metal ring 45 degrees to prevent the nock from lighting up for battery
conservation during practice.
The concept sounds great and when it works it's fantastic. However, we had several
Sometimes the nocks are too sensitive, coming on just by clipping them to your string.
Also, there is a wide inconsistency in the amount of pressure it takes to turn the light on
and off. Some nocks are very hard to pull out and switch off while others take no effort at
all. The nocks that are hard to turn off work better during the shot, the easy ones go off
There is also a huge problem with the metal ring that allows you to go into practice mode.
Some nocks work fine, on others the ring is far to loose. The rings that do not fit snug
create a lot of vibration and noise during the shot. NockOuts even make a loud noise
when you put your arrow in your quiver or snap it to your string.
Installing NockOut nocks is easy. You get 3 inserts for each nock that fit the most common
arrow diameters. Slide the insert into the shaft of your arrow, then push the nock snug into
the insert and your done. The process takes about 10-15 seconds an arrow.
You can not remove the insert once the nock is installed on your arrow without risking
damage. You can pull the nock itself out with some work but the insert is there to stay.
Why is this a problem? The nocks only have a 24 hour battery life and if you decide you
don't like these nocks you have to flush an expensive arrow down the toilet.
The nocks were made out of good materials and they snapped to the string perfectly. We
had no issues with any of them breaking or bending. They were light and cause no effect
on the trajectory of my arrows.
A mediocre light
NockOut nocks contain a mid level light. Green and yellow work fairly good, red is hard to
see. Green was the brightest of the three in our testing.
The NockOut nock is a great concept that needs work. If they can improve upon the issues
above it will be a great product. They work fine for practice but as it stands, we can't
recommend them for hunting situations.