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Bolt questions

A friend of mine got a crossbow for his father and asked me a couple questions about bolts. Well, since I don't know the answers, I figured I would ask here.

The nock on a bolt,is there always a notch for the string or are some just flat?

Broadheads- do you use any Broadhead or are there ones made just for bolts.

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Re: Bolt questions

Most of the nocks on bolts are what they call half moon...the strings sits in the middle of it....some nocks are flat also..which the string just sits against the flat...broadheads are pretty much what we used in the past what shoots good and accurate....most guys are useing slicktricks and rage and muzzy broadheads
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Re: Bolt questions

Bolts are very fast so use a smaller broadhead for better trajectory..
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Re: Bolt questions

Thanks!!! I knew I could count on HPA for answers.

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Re: Bolt questions

Crossbow manufacturers all recommend specific nocks for their bows. Either half moons or flat. With that said it is safe to shoot moon nocks out of all crossbows but it is not safe to shoot flat nocks out of bows calling for moon nocks. The result could be catastrophic failure.

It is best to shoot what the manufacturer recommends.

As for broad heads, you can shoot any broad head safely but some will fly much better than others. Smaller, short ferrule broad heads are preferred by many as are the crossbow specific expandables.

G5 Strikers, ABC Sonics, Razor Tricks, Wasp SST, Wasp Jak Hammers, Spitfires are all great choices.

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dpms,Thanks for telling repsagA29 about nocks! repsagA29 please take note what dpms said and means.
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I got it and passed it along!

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Re: Bolt questions

A well vented broadhead flies true irregardles of speed. I've always had great luck with NAP Thunderheads.

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