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    Ok, in a previous post, I asked about adding cat whiskers on the cam side of the speed nocks. Threw a pair on the Onza this afternoon, and did some testing. By putting them between the speed nocks and the cam, I gained 2 fps. Had to make them pretty small so no rubber was able to cause problems at the cams, but it made a tremendous noise difference, and even gained me a bit of speed. I'll be trying them on the FC400 next. I actually tied them onto the heat shrink tubing ends that stick out past the speed nocks. Cut them down to the size of a 50 cent piece or so. Seems to work really well so far. Probably cut 60% of the string noise out. The one drawback I noticed was, there seems to be a bit of a "thump feel" to the limbs as the bow is fired. Not a big or bad thump, but just something I noticed. Figure it's just the extra weight of the silencers. Nothing I can't live with for the benefits I got though.
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    good to know. Thanks for the update. I doubt that small thud will be noticeable enough to spook game.
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    pictures or it didnt happen. what speed are you getting out of it now?
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    Hawg, it's not a thud that I hear, but rather one I feel. Just a bit of a thud felt when the limbs snap back to static position on the shot. Not a vibration, just a thud.

    lee,I'm getting 308fps. 29 1/4 DL, 60# DW, and 345gr. arrow
    2006 Rytera Bullet X 60#---2008 Moab 70#
    2008/12 Firecat 60#--- 2010 Warthog 70#
    2009 Warthog 70#
    2010 Strother SR-71 65# & 2012 Strother Rush 65#
    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
    BSD strings and cables

    Yeah, I know I'm grumpy and opinionated.

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    Might give that a try,have you also added the weather strip behind the SOS?Just curious on how quiet you now have your bow.Appreciate all the info you guys are providing.Thks
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    SL, I do have the weather stripping behind the SOS as well. I have to say, with that and the whiskers, it's the quietest bow I've shot in years. Sounds more like a low poundage traditional bow than any compound I've heard lately. I also played around with the positioning of the SOS, not just forwards and backwards, but side to side as well. Found out about 1/16th from the string and DEAD CENTER on the SOS make both my bows the quietest. If the SOS is slightly to one side or the other, it does make the bow a little louder.
    2006 Rytera Bullet X 60#---2008 Moab 70#
    2008/12 Firecat 60#--- 2010 Warthog 70#
    2009 Warthog 70#
    2010 Strother SR-71 65# & 2012 Strother Rush 65#
    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
    BSD strings and cables

    Yeah, I know I'm grumpy and opinionated.

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    Very good info EH. Maybe when I upgrade I might need this info.


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    Yes this is good info and appreciate the time you spent and passing it along
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    i gave mine a slight gap and pulled my string leaches out of the string but left them in the cables. no difference.
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    Put the Cat whiskers on yesterday and made a difference with noise,still have some,but working on that.
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