Quieting bow

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  1. heartstopper

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    What is the best way to make your bow quieter? I am shooting a 2010 PSE Brute. It just seams like it had a twang to it. I put on dampers on the limbs and in string. Thanks


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    I do cat whiskers like in this vid.
    A stabilizer with some dampers in it may help a little also.
     
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    First lightly tap your bow to see if there is any rattling or noticeable vibration. Tighten down anything that is make noise. Be careful not to over tighten. I good stabilizer can help remove some vibration. Also a very thin piece of mole skin on contact areas that make noise helps. There is lots you can do but ultimately it boils down to the source of the sound.

    I had a bow I couldn't seem to get rid of the noise it made. As a last ditch effort I changed the string and cables. That fixed the issue. Drove me crazy for a bit. Good luck.
     
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    I heard something on here about harmonic dampners one time
     
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    Or so.
    Harmonic dampeners must be tuned to the "base tune", i.e. the bowtype-specific dominant oscillation, and it's harmonics.
    Measure the vibrations, analyze the spectrum, and design a dampener specifically absorbing said spectral components.
    And place near the location where the maximal amplitude of the vibration was measured.

    In other words - get a new bow, or live with it (or what earlier mentioned standard methods achieve) ...
     
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    look into a Cool Hand Luke string stop. It makes a huge difference. Also possibly look into heavier arrows? I increased my arrow weight by about 50 grains and it quieted my bow down significantly.
     
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    Of course everything tight.
    Heavy arrows. I don't run heavy arrows, but have read they can really help quiet a bow down.
    Good stabilizer.
    String leach/whiskers.
    String stop. Set it so the string just touches it, you don't want it pushing on the string.
     
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    X 2 on heavier arrow. What you loose in speed you'll make up for in a quieter bow. The difference in sound in a carbon arrow and aluminum arrow through my bow is huge.
     

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