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Offline Little John

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Quiet Bows ?
« on: May 28, 2019, 09:02:14 pm »
  I always thought that my bows were quite shooters, until this afternoon when I was shooting while wearing hearing aids. I guess I have some tuning to work on, sounds like the arrows are whacking the riser of the bow, any tips? Maybe lighter spined arrows?  I now also know know how noisy we walk now that I can hear more like deer and elk.
May all of your moments afield with bow in hand please and satisfy you.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Quiet Bows ?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 10:10:22 pm »
Somebody earlier suggested raising the nock point a bit.  Maybe a leather pad on the arrow shelf and pass.  Amazing how loud the world is when you can hear better! (lol).  I'm still adapting to my new implant - getting better though!
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Offline ksnow

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Re: Quiet Bows ?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 04:12:43 am »
Little John,

I have found raising the brace height will cure the sound of the arrow smacking the riser. Just go a little at a time until the sound goes away.

Kyle

Offline Pat B

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Re: Quiet Bows ?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 05:33:07 am »
Kenneth, Kathy's been telling you for years you've needed hearing aids.  :o   ;)
 
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Quiet Bows ?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 05:54:46 am »
Try bare shaft tuning. All that noise and vibration goes away. You can get good arrow flight with mis-spined arrows, but they are loud.
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Offline Little John

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Re: Quiet Bows ?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 08:58:43 am »
Thanks everyone I will try to get it sorted out. 20 months after wrecking my shoulder I am just now able to pull a hunting weight bow with out pain so am just trying to get back into it.
May all of your moments afield with bow in hand please and satisfy you.