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Crossbow noise

What do you do or don't do about it.....
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2015, 01:37 AM
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Re: Crossbow noise

I just let it alone. They say by the time the deer hears the string the bolt is hitting home.
Mine moves out over 345 ft per second and to me the sound of the arrow hitting the target is louder then the string releasing.

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Re: Crossbow noise

I just put the TenPoint silencer kit and the SDS on my Titan and it helped a lot for me

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Re: Crossbow noise

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I just let it alone. They say by the time the deer hears the string the bolt is hitting home.
Mine moves out over 345 ft per second and to me the sound of the arrow hitting the target is louder then the string releasing.
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Re: Crossbow noise

I don't think about it too much. Shooting at animals at the right time is way more important.

Sound dampening devices do help with vibration which does help lessen the "rattle" of the shot a bit. The "crack" is still there.

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Re: Crossbow noise

Well, technically speaking, the deer would hear it before it hits its mark, speed of sound is @ 740mph or around 1100fps, so a deer standing 30 or 40 yards would have less than a 10th of a second to react. Not even a deer is that quick. Unless you can make a bow totally quiet why really bother.

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Re: Crossbow noise

Well there's dampers on my CAMX limbs but other than that, I do nothing. Today's bows are so fast the deer would have no chance to react at 30 yds or less. Now if someone's shooting 70 yds, maybe enough reaction to ruin a shot. Anyway I think deer react differntly to strange sounds. IMO I've found most are curious at first. It's movement that sends them running.

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Re: Crossbow noise

Shop for one that is more quiet. What I did but I rarely deer hunt with mine
Prefer my compound it's much smoother and quieter. Almost as fast with a heavier arrow

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What do you do or don't do about it.....
If your model has a string suppressor available for it I suggest you buy one and install.. it helped mine (parker)
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Re: Crossbow noise

I have a Parker Terrminator ,9 yrs old. Every time I change the string(every few years ) it is noticeably quieter. Also string and limb dampers help too

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