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  • December 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm #497075 Back to Top REPORT

    handirifle

    Joined: 7/6/2011
    This bow would be VERY quiet, except it has always made a metallic sound when shooting. It’s not a rattle, but more of a “whack” kind of sound. I have checked everything that bolts on this bow and have never found anything loose.

    I shoot a whisker biscuit rest, it has Limbsaver stick on dampeners on each limb, and I think limbsaver “Z” shaped rubber string dampeners on each end of the string, as well as a stabilizer. It’s the one that looks like a rubber covers coil spring, sorry can’t remember brand.

    There is a dampener in the cam, and one on each end of the riser, all factory, and all appear to be tight.

    I even made a string stop dampener that screws into the belly of the riser, with a rubber foot to stop the string.

    All these things help the other normal bow sounds but I cannot pinpoint the metallic sound. Is it noise from the cam and idler with the string coming to rest? This thing would be almost noise free without that one sound. Especially when shooting heavy arrows.

    Any suggestions?

    December 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm #542835 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Check out the E clips on axle…they do get loose and make noise…

    String whiskers will make string stealth

    Neil

    December 4, 2012 at 12:46 am #542836 Back to Top REPORT

    handirifle

    Joined: 7/6/2011

    :D Check out the E clips on axle…they do get loose and make noise…

    String whiskers will make string stealth

    Neil[/quote:1xoh5ig8]

    OK will check the clips, can they be pretty loud?

    Do you mean like Cat Whiskers?

    December 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm #542837 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    :D Check out the E clips on axle…they do get loose and make noise…

    String whiskers will make string stealth

    Neil[/quote:124f59bj]

    OK will check the clips, can they be pretty loud?

    Do you mean like Cat Whiskers?[/quote:124f59bj]

    :D They can get loud but not a whack like your describing it …more of a loud buzz…

    yes ..cat whiskers…the cat whiskers will knock that sound down 50% or better

    Have you tried a Mathews Dead end Stop yet..this will stop beyond string travel..eliminating any string accessory noise or contact and will dampen string noise also…
    :D
    Neil

    December 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm #542838 Back to Top REPORT

    handirifle

    Joined: 7/6/2011
    I have a homemade version of the Dead End on my bow already, it’s soft and absorbs vibes very well, but didn’t help this problem. I haven’t got to the bow yet and will check the clips but its a sharp sound not a buzz.

    It’s going to be tough to figure out I think. I may end up making a shooting machine so I can listen to the bow instead of shooting it.

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