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The nock of an arrow is made of plastic and serves as the attachment point to place an arrow on a bowstring.

  • Snap-on nocks lightly snap onto or grasp the bowstring to prevent unintentional separation of the arrow from the bowstring.
  • Prior to shooting, check nocks for cracks, nicks, or any other damage. A damaged nock may not absorb the energy from your bow properly, causing it to “dry fire.”

Styles of Arrow Shaft Nocks

Style A

Two-piece arrow shaft nocking systems include a shaft insert (bushing) and nock that are made specifically for several types of arrow shaft materials (such as carbon-fiber, aluminum, or aluminum/carbon-fiber combination).

Style B

This one-piece arrow shaft nock is made to fit directly over the swaged shaft.

Style C

Called a push-in or insert nock, this popular type of one-piece nock is inserted into the end of the arrow shaft and fits tightly inside the shaft so that glue is not needed.

Nock styles A, B, and C