Excalibur FireBolt Lumenok Illuminated Crossbow Arrows
Maybe its just me but youre supposed to be able to turn the Lumenok off once youve fired the bolt, by simply using your thumb and index finger and pushing away from the bolt(per the instructions) This isnt true, all the bolts that were in the pack were faulty. I had to use a pair of pliers to turn them off thus damaging the bolt....Needless to say I returned them to the store, and was convinced by the archery rep to give them one more try. I fired the the first bolt from the new pack and im having the SAME issue again.....if the other two are faulty as well they will be going back to the store as well!
November 12, 2013
accurate but weak
I shot at two deer with these and both times they broke. last year my shot was a clean miss- arrow stuck in a tree and shattered the shaft. this year shot a deer arrow was a pass through. the lumenok worked but in the process of going through the deer it was enough friction to turn the lumenok off. still found the arrow this time the broadhead again struck a tree and bent the metal insert where the broadhead screws in. This may be normal when you hit a tree for any arrow but I thought they should be stronger than that for the price.
November 10, 2013
Tried Luminock several years ago. On the first shot from my compound bow at 30 yards the luminock separated inside the arrow shaft when it hit the target.
Switched to Easton lighted knocks for compound arrows with zero problems.
Today, I shot my first Firebolt with Luminock. It did light as it should but I had to take it home and use pliers to turn it off.
September 25, 2014
Using these bolts with an Excalibur shooting right at 316 fps. (chronied). First deer was at 30 yards and went through so fast I thought I had missed as I NEVER lost sight of the Lumenock. I have used Lumenocks before and have never had any problems turning them off, just grip with two fingers and wiggle while pulling back, the instructions that come with the bolts is a bit misleading. Do wish they were available with green Lumenocks.
February 19, 2014