View Full Version : Bow Noise

07-19-2011, 06:37 PM
Just curious what everyone thinks on this. My Dad has said mine sounds really quiet when he has been with me. I on the other hand feel like there could be a little more noise than I think. Is it just the fact that it is right next to your face/head that you would hear more than there actually is down range?

When I first got the bow, I thought it was really loud! Just had leeches on at the time. Since, I picked up a LimbSaver String Stop, Limbsavers, Whiskers as my noise dampening and could notice a significant difference. I am shooting arrows that are considered on the "light" side (340-350grain) according to most on the AT hunt threads. Think I am going to get my Dad to shoot the bow and I'll have to just listen in and see what I think. Not sure what else I could do for noise reduction aside from kicking the arrow weight up which I would prefer not too unless I absolutely have to - finding that I'm not getting good penetration this fall - or bring the draw weight down, which I would also prefer not to do.

07-19-2011, 06:47 PM
we strive for perfection and in doing that our heads tend to steer us in the"somthing's just not right" direction.i thought my bow was lound till i shot wth a few different people and come to find out...it was all in my head.you got the soultion in the question.have your dad shoot t and you will see just how silent it is.

07-19-2011, 07:05 PM
Not sure if this will work, audio isn't the best. Bugs were pretty loud. 20 Yard shots. Had made some changes to my sight mount, extended it out and flipped the arm to align pins better in the sight window, couple shots from tonight re-sighting.

*Video coming* Facebook is on lockdown ... forgot.

07-19-2011, 07:06 PM
it say video isent there

07-19-2011, 07:11 PM
if that doesn't suit you, try some rubber or plastic spacers between the sight/riser,rest/riser,etc. "gaskets" can be made from an old bike innertube or a plastic milk jug or arrow shelf fleece. Yes, I'm that picky. Lol

07-19-2011, 07:11 PM
it say video isent there

Throwing it up on youtube. Was playing around with my Flip cam to see if it would pick any noise. Can hear my loud as neighbors and the bugs more than anything else I think ... I'll get it posted as soon as it finishes the upload/publish.

07-19-2011, 07:19 PM

Let's try this again. Thought the bar from the String Stopper could have been a source, it was pretty close the cables, so I flipped that around. Other thing I am wondering is if there is a better stopper/material out there. I have looked into getting the Mathews Dead End stop and putting it on the rod.

07-19-2011, 07:41 PM
All I could really hear from the bow was the arrow hitting the target

07-19-2011, 07:52 PM
all and all i could not here any tuning fork souds,thunks,pings...just a aroown findng its target....and alot of crickets

07-19-2011, 10:31 PM
Doesn't sound like there is anything to worry about in that video, not that its easy to hear. Release aids can make a bit of noise too.

07-20-2011, 06:10 AM
I hear a real small almost click just before the arrow thumps into the target, about enough to get a deer's ear up, just before he gets hit. Pretty darn quiet. :cool:

07-20-2011, 06:18 AM
I have a 2010 cheetah, that I thought was loud when I first got it. I put on Limbsaver buttons, vaportail string silencers on my shooting string and the smaller ones on the cables..... the biggest silencing I got was with the use of the sts. It took the bow noise down a ton, and that's what I would suggest. My arrows are 440 grains total weight, and I shoot at 66 lbs.... but with those few things, my volume level is finally as quiet as I want it.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-20-2011, 01:44 PM
If the video cam was a deer. He would be a dead one. He also would be wondering how it happened.
Sounds like it is quiet to me. Be like I said before you have to have someone else shoot it so you can listen to it your self.


07-20-2011, 07:46 PM
Yeah.... after hearing that video.... I don't think you have much to worry about.... By the time the animal hears what's coming, it's already dead.... I do know that my bow is much quieter than my buddies Ridge Hunter, and the only difference is I have the STS

07-21-2011, 04:25 PM
I can honestly say the STS from Limbsaver made a monster difference in my opinion when I put it on. I had just leeches prior and was just getting a monster twang. I have considered leeches for the cable or even picking up some of the Mathews Monkey Tails to try out and maybe in place of whiskers, but damn do the whiskers look sweet when tied correctly. ;)

07-21-2011, 07:15 PM
The PSE Vibracheck String Chubs do a great job too, much better than regular leaches.

07-21-2011, 07:19 PM
It's hard to argue with Whiskers - but I'm sure you can save a big amount of weight with the "leech" style silencers. There are quite a few out there, the Monkey Tails to me seem pretty nice because they just wrap the string. There are the other leeches like Vaportrail String Bats that might be pretty effective too.