New Martin Bengal but, string noise is annoying...any suggestions?
Just got a new Bengal 29" / 70# and it is awesome. Easy to set up. Very little tuning. But, the string makes a noise that sounds like saying "thong". It came with string silencers that look like bojacks. Should I use something else?
I have the Bow-Jax Slip-Jax on my Slayer. They seem to work fine. However, Sims Super String Leeches are the best out there. The advantage to the Slip-Jax are that they will increase the speed of your bow 2-10 fps when placed properly. I fiddled for a while with mine. My Slayer is doing 263 fps. without the Jax, 267 fps. with the Jax. I added Leeches to the 4 cables at the top and bottom. This helps as well.
Try sliding them closer to the center of the string. An inch or two at a time and see what happens. What weight arrow are you shooting? Heavier arrow tames down the noise, too.
You could add an STS to the bow, too, which also helps eliminate string over-travel. Martin will have it's own "STS" for 2008. It's on some of their bows and can be bought as an add-on.
Thanks for the replies. I will start moving the silencers closer to the middle. I did wonder about that but never acted on it.
I am shooting PSE Carbon X-Weave 300's. It's what the local shop carries. I have been considering going to a heavier arrow but, I am hesistant to spend the cash. For target shooting I am using a 100 gr. field point and my broadheads are also 100gr.
Thanks for the help...
You might also look at the cam orientation. If the cam is over rotatedit can cause excess vibration. How to check this? Where the string leaves the cam groove there should be about 3/8" of groove showing.
Not really up on all the different arrows. How much do they weigh? Try to stay above 5 gr/lb and even more with a longer draw length.
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