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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Quieting shooting noise

What is the consensus here about products available to reduce the noise of crossbows? Are the string dampening rods worth the money? How about limb dampeners? My bow has a loud "tinny" sound. Wondering if some of it is due to the metal bolt hold-down device. What have you done to successfully quiet your bow?
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Re: Quieting shooting noise

I don't believe sound dampening devices quiet the bow down much but they do change the sound of the shot and reduce vibration. You are right that the arrow retention spring contributes a lot to a "tinny" sound. Bow Jax makes a dampener just for the spring.

Overall, I like them but more for reducing vibration and hand shock, more than anything else.

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Re: Quieting shooting noise

I agee with dpms . Also up to 30yds the speed of bolt from most crossbows is such that they are thru animal and sailing down range so quickly theres no string jumping.
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Re: Quieting shooting noise

Another thing that helps that goes all the way back to the longbow day's: for hunting, shoot a heavy arrow/bolt.
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