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How to Align the Nock With Fletching

    Select a single fletching vein on the arrow. Place the nock on the end of the arrow without any glue. Rotate the nock until the fletching is at a right angle to the vertical slot on the nock for finger shooting. The fletching also must be pointing away from the bow limb when attached to the string. Mark the top of the slot with pen to help position the nock before the glue dries.

    Select a single fletching vein and place the nock on the end of the arrow without glue. Rotate the nock until the vertical slot is aligned directly below the fletching. Mark the alignment and glue the nock in place. Use this alignment for release shooting on all flat arrow rests.

    Select a single fletching vein and place the nock on the arrow without glue. Rotate the nock until the vertical slot is aligned directly above the fletching. Mark the position with a pen and glue the nock on the arrow. Use this position for release shooting with an arrow rest that contains a "v" shape in the design.

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Tips

  • Mark the position on a group of arrows and glue all of the nocks in place after the alignments are made. This creates and efficient process for arrow building.

Warnings

  • Poor alignment may affect the path of your arrow and reduce accuracy.

Things Needed

  • Arrow
  • Nock
  • Fletching glue
  • Pen

About the Author

Zach Lazzari is a Montana based freelance outdoor writer and photographer. You can follow his work at bustedoarlock.com.

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