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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Crossbow Silencer

Hey guys and gals what are your recommendations for devices to quiet the crossbow ...Are they universal?...I have a wicked ridge bow having alot of problems with deer jumping when I shoot.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 05:37 PM
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Re: Crossbow Silencer

Limb Saver makes the ones that I use on my Ten Point. I am quite satisified with how much they reduce the noise from my crossbow.
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Re: Crossbow Silencer

Shot 2 deer this year without any silencers. Both were about 15 yards. At what distance does noise from firing become an issue?
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Re: Crossbow Silencer

It depends on weather and several ofther factors, but for me, I will not shoot past 40 yards.

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Re: Crossbow Silencer

One thing I do is remove the quiver. That reduced noise for me.
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Re: Crossbow Silencer

I also have a jump string problem with my Parker. It has the limb silencers and string silencers. I also shoot without the quiver attached. I am amazed at the reaction time of deer that are very relaxed when I shoot.They tend to drop a bit to spring forward. I have been compensating a bit by aiming a bit low and forward,not much ,lower 1/3 of body and right at the leg/armpit. that way if they jump it's still a lethal hit. Works for me

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Re: Crossbow Silencer

Aiming for the string jump just makes sense....regular bow or crossbow. Take broadside shots and aim low/mid heart. They don't make a bow fast enough to compensate for the string jump.

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Re: Crossbow Silencer

A little more....If you aim at the lungs and they drop you have three possible results...Two are bad and one is lucky:

1. Arrow hits above the lungs and below the backbone. This is the "Nothing Zone". Deer bleeds for 80 yards and then the bleeding stops. I cannot tell you how many times this happens per year to many many archery hunters...Deer gets away...BAD.

2. Arrow hits backbone and deer drops...LUCKY.

3. Arrow misses clean over the back and deer gets away unscathed...BAD.

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Re: Crossbow Silencer

i use the limbsaver crossbow silencing system on my parker. i also added the silencers that replace the limb bolts on compounds, i believe they discontinued these.

but i added them to my crossbow, replacing the limb bolts and it helped a great deal. my crossbow is rather quiet almost like a compound with just catwhiskers on it.

still loud compared to a compound, but quiet for a crossbow, killed several deer at the 25 yard mark, they just didnt get any time to move.

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A little more....If you aim at the lungs and they drop you have three possible results...Two are bad and one is lucky:

1. Arrow hits above the lungs and below the backbone. This is the "Nothing Zone". Deer bleeds for 80 yards and then the bleeding stops. I cannot tell you how many times this happens per year to many many archery hunters...Deer gets away...BAD.

2. Arrow hits backbone and deer drops...LUCKY.

3. Arrow misses clean over the back and deer gets away unscathed...BAD.
actually you have 4 results.

# 4. you get a direct hit, arrow penetrates both lungs and you recover the deer FAST.

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