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#2931794 - 09/04/12 01:43 PM Any tips on quieting a bow?
caseyb73
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So I've got my bow all tuned in and took it down into my woods this afternoon to practice some real-world "up-to-30 yd" shots. When i got it away from the house and all of the noise that surrounds that, I noticed that I might as well be shooting a gun! It sounds like string slap, but I'm not positive. Here's what I've got on it right now:

CCS system
String suppressor
Limbsaver bow silencers

Ideas?
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#2931828 - 09/04/12 02:03 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: caseyb73]
fasteddie
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What Bow, poundage, arrows etc.?
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#2931836 - 09/04/12 02:09 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: fasteddie]
UTGrad
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Cat whiskers on the string.
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#2931910 - 09/04/12 03:01 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: UTGrad]
caseyb73
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Martin Bengal, 68 lbs, carbon express mayhem @ 29"
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#2932066 - 09/04/12 05:48 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: caseyb73]
TNDeerGuy
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With everything you have it should be relatively quiet. Have someone else shoot it and you stand away from it and I think you might change your mindóbows sound louder than they actually are because you standing 1 foot away from it.
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#2932206 - 09/04/12 07:55 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
caseyb73
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Hmmm ... perspective ... what a novel idea! Thanks, TNDeerGuy. I got so caught up in the fact that is was loud that it never even crossed my mind.
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#2932245 - 09/04/12 08:18 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: UTGrad]
RussellvilleRob
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Cat whiskers on the string.



Absolutely.... if you look on youtube, you can learn to make them real small & round.... they look really good & i believe they are twice as good as any of the other silencers on the market..... They are cheaper too...
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#2932252 - 09/04/12 08:20 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
thejetman
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Heavier arrows help too.
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#2933375 - 09/05/12 07:20 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: thejetman]
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 Originally Posted By: thejetman
Heavier arrows help too.


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#2933696 - 09/05/12 11:03 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: 102]
nodog
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Getting the bow and everything that goes into the shot to pull their own weight and one not compensating for another will increase speed and reduce noise. I have no idea what your setups doing. Pound on the bow with your fist and listen for rattling/noise. Fix that for starters.
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#2934594 - 09/06/12 07:22 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: nodog]
pjridge
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A heavier arrow will help but I guarantee you cat whiskers will make the biggest difference.
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#2935382 - 09/07/12 12:00 PM Re: Any tips on quieting a bow? [Re: pjridge]
Dale817
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I just switched to BowJax this year and to be honest I think the ol cat whiskers did a better job
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