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Desmond
03-09-2009, 06:24 AM
Does anyone have an idea and also for the string leeches?? :confused:

Thanks in advance!!

bfisher
03-09-2009, 10:20 AM
It would depend on how much you trim them down to. When I used them I never used them full length. That being said, I have no idea what they weigh. That was the days before I worried about speed or even knew about such things. However, you can trim them to a shorter length and move them closer to the cams and speed loss won't be near as much. It's kind of a balancing act. You want to gain some speed, but still keep the bow quiet for hunting.

bengal42
03-09-2009, 01:19 PM
I have two new "cat whishers" not yet installed.They weigh a total 65 grains.

flytier17
03-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Leeches are 5grns apiece on my scale.

Desmond
03-09-2009, 04:16 PM
Thanks a lot guys!!! :)

bowgramp59
03-11-2009, 08:11 PM
allen string whiskers 49.4 grns. each, after i tie them on i cut about 1/2 off on each end. i like them better than leeches, a lot cheaper.

bfisher
03-12-2009, 11:15 AM
allen string whiskers 49.4 grns. each, after i tie them on i cut about 1/2 off on each end. i like them better than leeches, a lot cheaper.

Absolutely cheaper----and I'm an el-cheapo.

flytier17
03-12-2009, 12:25 PM
I just tie a bunch of flies for they guys at my local proshop (they are all flyfishermen there), and they let me rummage through their bulk stuff and pick out tons of stuff for free. Basically, any limbsavers, leeches of all typer, STS's, cable rods, fletches, inserts, nocks, points, and the like are free for me minus a little of my time.

bfisher
03-12-2009, 07:20 PM
Sounds like you have a real crowd around there. I had no idea so many people lived in one place way up there in Canada.

Desmond
03-12-2009, 09:05 PM
When I replaced my "rubber hosed" peep to the G5 meta-peep, I had to eliminate the leeches 'cause they couldn't eliminate a "doink" noise on the string from the meta peep. So I installed them whiskers and problem solved although them whiskers are heavy. Nothing beats the whiskers, I have them in all my three bows.

bfisher
03-13-2009, 10:23 AM
I do have to agree Desmond that there isn't much better for making a bow quiet than whiskers. They are heavier and do slow the bow dowwn a bit more, but they are not installed near the cneter of the cam so the full weight of them is not dragging down the speed. Besides, for most eastern whitetail hunting where shots are 30 yards or less the little bit of extra speed loss is pretty irrelevent.

Ya know, as much as some things change so quickly and drastically in archery some things have stood the test of time. Whiskers being one of them.