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    Default Louder shooting in cold?

    Yesterday was the first time i brought my new Onza 3 outdoors to our 3D archery course. The temperature was perhaps 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

    I noticed the bow was relatively loud now, clearly louder than when I have been shooting it indoors (I have Slipjax dampeners on my strings). A distinctive popping sound. I wonder it the string stop could be the reason: if the rubber in string stop gets hard at low temperatures, this could explain the difference. With my Hoyt CRX 32, I have not observed similar behaviour. I could actually take the string stop of my Hoyt and test it with the Onza.

    Comments/experiences?

    Rytera Nemesis, 2012
    Martin Onza 3, 2011
    Hoyt CRX 32, 2011 (SOLD)
    Martin Phantom II, 2003

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    If you are using the factory string stop bumper, you may want to change it out to one made by Limbsaver. I did this on both my Pantera and Onza and was very pleased with the results. The rubber is much softer and it has more surface area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermodude View Post
    If you are using the factory string stop bumper
    Yes, I am. Thanks for the response!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thermodude View Post
    you may want to change it out to one made by Limbsaver. I did this on both my Pantera and Onza and was very pleased with the results. The rubber is much softer and it has more surface area.
    You mean this product? http://www.limbsaver.com/archery/decelerator.php And did you choose the lower version (mods only) and attach it to the existing rod?

    Have you observed differences in cold weather?
    Last edited by Phantonza; 03-22-2012 at 02:12 AM.

    Rytera Nemesis, 2012
    Martin Onza 3, 2011
    Hoyt CRX 32, 2011 (SOLD)
    Martin Phantom II, 2003

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    Yes, I just removed the factory bumper and replaced it with the limbsaver on the same rod. I cant say that Ive noticed alot of change while shooting in cold weather.........however cool clear air would help to enhance the sound of the bow.
    ............."You'll have that on those big jobs!!"..............
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