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Old 08-19-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Self made yarn string silencers

So I bought a Martin Jaguar takedown recurve at Cabelas for $71 (marked down from a couple hundred) to I thought, "what the heck". Until I shot it.....

Geez, that thing loud as thunder and the vibration shook ur inner core. To the contrary, this bow was very accurate and just felt good in my hand.

I needed some silencers and beaver balls wasn't gonna cut it. So after a quick search, I found out people been using wool and acrylic yarn for years.

I rushed to walmart to find wool yarn but they dont sell wool yarn anymore. But alas! I found a ball of 80% acrylic and 20% wool on the clearance rack in a grayish camp pattern.

I wrapped a couple wounds around my finger and placed them in the string. I Twisted that bad boy up and cut the ends. After that, I shot about 20'times to fray it. Trim. 20 more. Trim. 20 more. Trim.

Now they look as awesome as the bow sounds! Super quite and only a little hand shock (aluminum riser). I was really impressed.

From here on out, I shall never pay for beaver again.........






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Old 08-19-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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Discount clearance yarn:




Since this was double twist yarn, it did t take as many wraps. I used 20 which was way too many. After 20 shots, the puffs where as big as crab apples:




Finished puffs:

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Old 08-19-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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awesome, I will have to try that
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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Yes sir! That's one way of doing it. Same way I do mine. You can get real creative with the colors!
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:16 PM   #5
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Yep, been making my own silencers out of wool yarn for years. Hobby Lobby and Michael's have a pretty good selection next time you need some.

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Old 08-19-2015, 09:17 PM   #6
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You can get wool yarn at hobby lobby and in camo. I can make a zillion of the now
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:31 PM   #7
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Yep. Been making my own yarn silencers since Arvin Weaver built Moses his first bow.

I don't bother with wool yarn. The acrylic has always worked well for me. Nothing wrong with the wool either.

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Old 08-19-2015, 09:53 PM   #8
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Hey it was a good one . And his had class. His had beaver balls. And thin string and more quiet than any recurve and most all long bows. Lol arvin. Rick you knew I would find this one. That's scarey.

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Arvin, I thought them was camel balls.

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Old 08-19-2015, 10:10 PM   #10
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For the less talented, like me, can you describe the process. Would like to do it
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:21 PM   #11
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For the less talented, like me, can you describe the process. Would like to do it



Instead of a plastic hanger, I used an altoid can.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:29 PM   #12
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You wrap yarn around three fingers -big running fork about 10 -14 times . Then tie some serving string around the middle and tie tight leavening tails on the string. Take sizzors and cut thru all loops on both ends. Split string apart at middle and tie in place with the tails of seving string . Cut excess off and string bow and trimm accordingly. Arvin
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:37 PM   #13
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That's qute.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:43 PM   #14
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You wrap yarn around three fingers -big running fork about 10 -14 times . Then tie some serving string around the middle and tie tight leavening tails on the string. Take sizzors and cut thru all loops on both ends. Split string apart at middle and tie in place with the tails of seving string . Cut excess off and string bow and trimm accordingly. Arvin
I put the puff thru the string before I cut the loops. Much easier that way.

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Thanks,
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:13 PM   #16
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Perfect! Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:24 AM   #17
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I put the puff thru the string before I cut the loops. Much easier that way.

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Old 08-20-2015, 12:03 PM   #18
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From here on out, I shall never pay for beaver again.........






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You will always be paying for the "beaver"! Lol!
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:16 PM   #19
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Tried it out today! Turned out GREAT! And really did silence my now.

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Tried it out today! Turned out GREAT! And really did silence my now.


The more you shoot, the puffier they get. Shoot and trim if you have to. Looks awesome!
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:39 AM   #21
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It's all I use....quick and easy and silents the bow string.

Here is more how to info:

http://tradgang.com/cgi-bin/ultimate...c;f=1;t=061924
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:21 AM   #22
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Suggest that you also check your brace height for a loud and vibrating bow.
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:41 PM   #23
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I usually use a credit card to wrap the yarn.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:18 PM   #24
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I prefer mink tails, but yarn is definitely cheaper. I just happen to have an abundance of mink fur.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:44 PM   #25
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I will have to give that a try!
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Old 08-28-2015, 04:04 PM   #26
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I made some of those for my bow, turned out great!
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