Something I've wondered myself, one or two more sizes larger would be great. Why are they making it so you have to mess with the string serving?Edit: long story cut short, are there any nocks for aluminium or AC arrows that have a larger string groove than the standard 0.098" large groove nocks?
Hi Geoff, yes, nock fit has been my biggest frustration. On each new pre-made string, first thing I had to do was undo the serving and wrap a smaller or larger gauge serving.My guess is that there are two sizes as there are two string sizes in more common use than the others. A thinner one for recurves and a thicker one for compounds.
There are two choices; make nocks to fit all available strings, or makes strings to fit whatever nocks are available.
Yes, and in today's world where you get less and less for your money and with growing incompetence, it almost forces one to do as much as possible for themselves. Besides, DIY keeps the brain and physical skills alive not to mention the self satisfaction.Being independent, is what I like about DIY jobs. I like the making for a start, but knowing I can have what is needed when it suits me, is like being given some free time.Making it takes an hour, waiting for one to be made and posted to me could take a week.AND, it will fit when I make it; not after I've sorted it on someone else's work.
That's a part of why I use Beiter nocking points. No messing around with sizing.Hi Geoff, yes, nock fit has been my biggest frustration. On each new pre-made string, first thing I had to do was undo the serving and wrap a smaller or larger gauge serving.
That's one reason I'm going to make my own strings. I figure if I have to undo, re-wrap the center serving, might as well make the whole string and to exact length too.
Beiter do a #3 nock size in a limited number of larger tube fittings.In Beiter terms I think you're talking about a number 3 size nock. 1 is small, 2 is large.
I don't think there is as large a range in number 3.