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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Recommended crossbow dampening system

I am trying to see what crossbow dampening system works best or something along those line. Any recommendations?

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Re: Recommended crossbow dampening system

No experience but I've read bowjax to be good.

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Re: Recommended crossbow dampening system

I prefer Bowjax, myself. Especially the retention spring dampener. Just a word of caution though that it won't work on Excaliburs.

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Re: Recommended crossbow dampening system

Ok thanks guys. I wasnt to sure what brand to get but now I know. Bowjax. Thank you

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Re: Recommended crossbow dampening system

I would go with X-Factor. I've tried and tested these dampners and I'll say they are the best system available. They really quiet a crossbow. (Split limb only)

Now, just to be clear, there is no way to completely make a crossbow quiet, but the X-Factor does a really good job of taking it from a Sshhhwwwaaack to a Bumpf. (those are very technical words...LOL)

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Re: Recommended crossbow dampening system

Hey arrowhead, which is the best for a solid limb like my Terminator? And does the damper slow them down significantly?
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Re: Recommended crossbow dampening system

After looking at the videos on you tube I'm going with Bowjax for split limbs on my TRT-UL I took a look first hand at the retention spring dampener and it looks good also. Some are using heat shrink tubing on the spring as it helps keep the rubber dampener from moving. The stirrup dampeners look good but I hate to buy a whole kit just for them as they are not sold separate. I notice that Bowjax makes a kit specific for Ten Points. After seeing it in the store, I thought that it may also work on other bows with the same spacing on split limbs and below the rail.

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One more thing you can do is to stuff the stock and forend with open cell foam. It weighs nothing and works.

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Re: Recommended crossbow dampening system

For the solid limb bows, X-Factor makes a "Limb Factor" that wraps over the limb. I would buy two sets and put one set in front of the cable slide and the other over the limbs. I also have the string X's in stock.

I've tried them and like them. They told me it has to do with the rubber compounds that they use. It's not like anything I've seen before and it does work to some degree.

The Ten Point Bowjax kit works well too.

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