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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Shot the Vortex yesterday

After seeing the therapist yesterday and getting my index finger working a little better I decided to attempt cocking the new Vortex: No Prob!!!

Like the way the bow cocks and shoots. Not sure why some find the trigger heavy and/or sloppy, mine has just the tiniest bit of creep but breaks light and clean. Bow is fairly loud, even with the dissipater bars and string stops, but that was anticipated.

Anybody running any kind of string silencers on their Excals? If so, any improvement noticed?
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Re: Shot the Vortex yesterday

I use a string dampened system on mine. Excal makes their own version now. I also run BoxJax limb dampeners and a retention spring dampener. All of this helps a little with the vibration. It is still a loud crossbow but that is a given with recurve styles.

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Re: Shot the Vortex yesterday



Found this kit on their site: includes limb, string and retainer spring dampners. Guess I'll try a set.

Thanks DPMS.
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Re: Shot the Vortex yesterday

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Found this kit on their site: includes limb, string and retainer spring dampners. Guess I'll try a set.

Thanks DPMS.
I forgot to mention that the retention spring dampener I use is from Sims. It sticks to the top of the spring. The spring dampener from BowJax I do not like on my Excalibur. The Excal spring is a shallow angle so the vanes are compressed by the dampener when an arrow is loaded.

The limb dampeners work well. If you do not want to lose speed, mount them 1/3 of the way up the limb from the limb pockets.

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Re: Shot the Vortex yesterday

Here is a pic of the BoxJax spring dampener on my Excal. Don't like how the vanes are compressed.

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Re: Shot the Vortex yesterday

Here is Excals string dampener. It works well.

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Re: Shot the Vortex yesterday

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Here is Excals string dampener. It works well.
I haved the Excal S5 string surpressors, added the kit when I bought the bow. Also have the Dissipator Bars, on the 2012 Vortex they are stock.

Good tip on the Sims retainer spring dampner, I'll pick one up along with the BowJax limb dampners, thanks again.
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Re: Shot the Vortex yesterday

Check out the video at www.bowjax.com Cool stuff.

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