Quieting my bow...

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by wrassjd, May 5, 2013.

  1. wrassjd

    wrassjd Weekend Warrior

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    What is the single most effective way of quieting a compound? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ChuckC

    ChuckC Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Buy a Mathews....lol just kidding! I would say the best add on is a string suppressor that mounts behind your stabilizer and has a rubber pad that cushions the string.
     
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    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    Heavier arrow :ninja:
     
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    Jeffrey Jones Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The right Stabilizer and dampening setup.
     
  5. Remy003

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    A good stabilizer, string stop, limb dampers and string suppressors like monkey tails or whiskers would all work well
     
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    Heavier arrows is the best way. You could also reach out to KTEC and add their products. They are awesome!!
     
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    Bingo!!

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  8. coilguy

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    I agree a heavier arrow is good, other then that it depends how you are set up already

    It might be as simple as a couple bowjax,

    I added a string stop on my Switchback a few years back and it was very noticeably quieter.

    CG
     
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    Old school whiskers are still the most effective string silencers in my opinion. 2 of those on the string itself with 2 monkey tails on the cables.. you'll be golden...along with a string stop.
     
  10. tfox

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    Yep

    Certain fallaway rest are loud, especially if not setup correctly.

    sent from my samsung note 2
     
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    maxpetros Grizzled Veteran

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    bow jax, stabilizer, heavier arrow, string stop, monkey tails, i have it all on my bow and it is whisper quiet
     
  12. Sticknstringarchery

    Sticknstringarchery Grizzled Veteran

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    Shoot them inside 15yd and you don't have anything to worry about.
     
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    i agree heavier arrow all the way. Went i got my bow it was loud. I went to heavier arrows and 125 gr head... made a world of difference
     
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    Heavier arrow, string stop
     
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    Actually, thats when deer duck the most..

    Nothing beats a quiet bow. :)

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    Lower your poundage. It's the speed and power that's making all the noise. Know that's not what you want to hear. Just messing with you.
     
  17. Sticknstringarchery

    Sticknstringarchery Grizzled Veteran

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    I know this. It was a joke.
     
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    smctitan Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Was it? Why would you tell that to somebody who is asking for advice?


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  19. Sticknstringarchery

    Sticknstringarchery Grizzled Veteran

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    Because its a public forum and that's what people do sometimes. I guess I could have used an "lol" but that's been deemed
     
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  20. Sticknstringarchery

    Sticknstringarchery Grizzled Veteran

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    Guess I should have inserted some sort of sarcasm sign. Tfox is good at catching things like that and so are others. He corrected me and I replied. It's not as if he was going out tomorrow to shoot a deer.
     

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