quieter bow?

Discussion in 'Archery Hunting' started by mukappa96, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. mukappa96

    mukappa96 Member

    101
    Jan 27, 2009
    st. louis
    what do you like on your bow to try and keep it quiet?

    1. rubber dampener/sting leeches

    2. cat whiskers silencers

    thanks
     
  2. Trad-hunter

    Trad-hunter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    S W Mo.

  3. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    depends on the bow if its a hoyt you dont need anything
     
  4. joebuck

    joebuck New Member

    832
    Dec 8, 2008
    St. Peters
    [rquote=1876233&tid=130686&author=macon county boy]depends on the bow if its a hoyt you dont need anything[/rquote]
    x2:D
     
  5. Refuze2falo

    Refuze2falo Plain White Cracker

    Aug 13, 2008
    We are neighbors
    About a 500gr arrow will hush it up a bit:cheers:
     
  6. dodge

    dodge Active Member

    Oct 8, 2010
    cedar hill, mo
    I am going to get some limb silencers and string suppressors work great too
     
  7. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

    743
    Aug 16, 2006
    Oak Grove, Missouri
    I shoot a 2008 Mathews DXT at 70 pounds, only thing it has is the S-Coil stabilizer, nothing on the string at all. Shot my buck this year with 11 doe's within 20 yards, including 2 under my stand. Shot and the buck ran off fast, and the doe's were all still in the same place, not spooked. I always thought it was noisy, but when a friend shot it it was actually pretty quiet. I think it really depends on the bow. Super string leech's work good, used them on my PSE. Chris
     
  8. JrNation88

    JrNation88 Active Member

    Jan 2, 2009
    BOCO
    [rquote=1876845&tid=130686&author=ccso640] I always thought it was noisy, but when a friend shot it it was actually pretty quiet. I think it really depends on the bow. Super string leech's work good, used them on my PSE. Chris[/rquote]

    I have found this to be so true.... mine has the 'stock' Diamond hush kit and I always thought it was super loud but then heard someone else shoot it and it was much much quieter. I think having your head there makes it seem loud
     
  9. seth_turner_04

    seth_turner_04 Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    Owensville, MO
    Heavier arrows and a tuned bow will help you out a lot. I don't have anything on my Mathews Drenalin and shoot a 380 gr arrow which isn't heavy and it is whisper quiet. I do keep it in tune.
     
  10. Squid Hunter

    Squid Hunter New Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Winfield, MO
    cat whiskers do a great job. :D
     
  11. Satch

    Satch Senior Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Central MO
    Heck, I just cut the tail off my cat and tie it on the string. The cat sure makes a noise for a while though.:eek:
     
  12. Turkeyhunter11

    Turkeyhunter11 New Member

    523
    Oct 12, 2010
    I put monkey tails on my bow. They seemed to work pretty good. :2thumbsup:
     
  13. icbigiowabucks

    icbigiowabucks New Member

    579
    Nov 26, 2008
    Knoxville Iowa
    just keep in mind anything you add to the string, takes away on speed... I shoot a 2008 ROSS started shooting 305fps I added string silencers and slowed arrow speed down to 299, took them off and my peep, speed went to 308fps. added a peep that didnt have the tubing to align it and now shooting 306fps, so be careful what you add to string
     
  14. Longbow26

    Longbow26 New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Farmington, MO
    only quiet bow is one that is not shot.



    seriously string dampners and limb dampners, but bear in mind those increase the felt recoil in the hand and alter the speed of the bow. And change teh arrow slight since it changes the harmonics of the bow.