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Offline osage outlaw

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Marten fur silencers?
« on: November 14, 2017, 01:38:05 pm »
Has anyone used Marten fur for string silencers?  I found a Marten fur coat that would make a lot of silencers.  I'm trying to decide if it's worth buying.
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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 04:00:03 pm »
buy it to wear at the classic

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 04:26:25 pm »
buy it to wear at the classic

Might be a little warm for that.  Plus I'd need to find a big purple hat with a long feather to go with the jacket
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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 05:54:17 pm »
Now that's funny Clint! I bought a mink Stoll at goodwill a while back to use for the same thing, it took some good sopping with scent killer and letting it set in a Ziploc bag with dirt scent waffers and cedar shavings to get rid of the 60 year old perfume smell.

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 05:29:35 am »
No reason it wont work. I have used fox, rabbit, squirrel, beaver, otter, skunk and mink.
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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 05:43:41 am »
Should work just fine Clint.
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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 05:47:43 am »
Pearly, what no muskrat. Clint, I bet marten will work just fine, you be in the high dollar furs :o :o ;D Bob

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 06:00:24 am »
I didn't get it.  The bids went a little higher than I felt was reasonable for string silencers.  As a fur coat it was probably a great deal.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 06:08:28 am »
Good call Bob, I forgot skrat. That's my #1 even :)

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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 04:00:10 am »
Pretty sure they only work north of the Canadian border >:D (SH) (SH)
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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 04:51:34 am »
I need to try a fur string silencer some time, I've got a rabbit skin that should work pretty well. Do you just cut a strip, wrap it and tuck each end into the string right? I've been using leather tab style silencers that seem to work pretty well and they're dead easy to make.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 05:49:34 am »
Exactly, Trevor. Just be sure you wind the hide around the same way the string twists. Otherwise they loosen up and make noise.
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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 08:34:39 am »
While we are on the subject, where do you place them, right at the nock, or a few inches out on the string?   I have seen both, I think.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 09:34:10 am »
I have played around a lot with moving them. There is no doubt recurves prefer them out farther and long bows prefer them inward, say 12" off the loops for long bows and say 9-10" from the loops for recurves.
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Re: Marten fur silencers?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 11:21:28 am »
Clint, I buy a lot of furs/hats/shawls of mink, fox, beaver etc at local flea markets and I have never paid more than $5-$7.. There everywhere around here.... But a well tillered bow is quite 😎.... or so I've heard, lol... Brian
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