Today’s bows are becoming increasingly efficient. A higher percentage of the energy stored in a bow’s limbs is transferred to the arrow than ever before. The potential energy stored in your bow is transferred to the arrow via a single component: your nock. The question is, has your nock kept up with bow technology? At Bohning, we have dedicated significant time in testing and research into developing nocks that will withstand the rigors of shooting both today’s and tomorrow’s high-energy bows.
Every nock we design has to go through an extensive series of tests and refinements before it ever hits the store shelves. Special care is taken early in the design phase to ensure each nock is as strong and resilient as possible. Before a design is cut into steel, computer simulations are run to find any potential weak points in the nock’s geometry.
Only after multiple tests and refinements is an injection molding tool built. This is done in-house. Our expert team of engineers and machinists have more than 112 years of combined experience! This vast body of knowledge, skill, and experience is how Bohning nocks are set apart from the competition. Producing multiple identical nocks per machine cycle; each having the same exact dimensional, material, and strength properties as the next is proof of highly skilled craftsmanship. But what does this mean for our customers? Every Bohning nock is molded to incredibly tight tolerances and subjected to meticulous standards of workmanship and quality.
This translates to superior consistency at a fraction of the cost. And that is just the beginning. Once production-ready nocks have been run, they are not ready for the shelves until they have passed an exhaustive battery of testing, both in the lab and on the range. Using state-of-the-art destructive testing methods, our nocks are bent, crushed, and abused to expose possible design flaw or material defect. On the range, our final and most rigorous test is performed*: accelerated lifecycle testing. Using a custom built bow capable of shooting arrows at kinetic energy levels exceeding 110 ft-lbs (nearly twice that of most hunting bows), we put our nock designs through the gauntlet. No design is approved until a single nock can reliably withstand over 1000 shots under these conditions without any sign of wear