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Old 03-07-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Ever had a bow you just cant get all the noise out of?
Or am I just nit picking?
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Try taking off accessories, then shooting your bow. If you remove an accessory and the noise stops, then you have found the problem. Another way is to tap on the various accessories to see which is you problem

You will never get all of the noise out of a bow, just not possible due to the laws of physics.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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Just for grins shoot a real heavy arrow, 100-200grs more than you are shooting. Sometimes in the need for speed we get a light arrow and the string jumps on the cams, making a noise that you can't find. Also try what ballisticbudda has said.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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Hold the bow and bump it with your fist and move it around with your ear next to it to see if you can figure out where it's making noise. The C clips on the axles are one place to check, it's happened to me.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:53 PM   #5
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every screw needs to be tightened, screws that are just a little bit loose will cause all kinds of rattles, and if you do have some that are loose and they won't stay tight put some wax on them and tighten them.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:20 PM   #6
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Which bow are you shooting?
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:00 PM   #7
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is it the noise from the shot, or a buzzing noise from loose accessories? They are 2 entirely different things. Making sure all the screws are tight, including the ones in the draw modules if your bow has them will kill the buzzing sound. If it is noise on the shot, there is only so much you can do. Shoot a heavier arrow, like mentioned above, string whiskers and a string stopper are about all you can do. There will always be a certain amount of noise on the shot, but you can minimize it if you think it is too much.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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make sure everything is tight and if you havent done it already then put on some kind of string stop and string leeches
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:04 PM   #9
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stick a video camera next to a target at 20, 25, 30 yards and record it and play back. remember your standing right next to the sound and your target isn't! if its noticible at those distances then mess with it. other then that aim straight and keep practicing.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #10
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All the above is good advice. One other thing I do is to put those Sims Mini Limb Savers on my sight, rest and a Recurve Limb Saver on my quiver. I also have a Sims Cable Guard Dampner on my cable guard.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #11
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put a thin piece of rubber like innertube between the sight and riser and sight and quiver mount and make sure its tight if it gets quiet after you take the acc off. make sure your mod screws are tight if you have them, also draw stops and anything that has screws in it! pad your riser if you shooting a drop a way. Grease your axles,pivots, limb pockets. some cable slides are also back about making dragging noises.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:13 AM   #12
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You always think your own bow is loud - I do.

Yesterday, the guy shooting down the line from me said, "Wow you're bows real quiet." It wasn't to my ears though.

Yours may be quieter than you think.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:09 PM   #13
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I'm shooting and old pse nova but always get a clicking noise when I pull I hear it over my elbow and shoulder is there any lube I can use that won't stink? I know it's late to be doing it but I need help before the morning rolls around
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #14
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Bump?
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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I'm shooting and old pse nova but always get a clicking noise when I pull I hear it over my elbow and shoulder is there any lube I can use that won't stink? I know it's late to be doing it but I need help before the morning rolls around
Thanks,
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Do you have a cracked limb? Or you possibly have a waller'd out bushing on the cam.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #16
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Had a click on the draw on my DXT--if I let down and drew again, no click. But, if I shot and then drew another arrow, there it was. Fred took it down to piece-parts, lubed everything and put some their upgraded parts on the axles I think it was. All gone now--except for that dang rattle in the sight.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #17
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Had a click on the draw on my DXT--if I let down and drew again, no click. But, if I shot and then drew another arrow, there it was. Fred took it down to piece-parts, lubed everything and put some their upgraded parts on the axles I think it was. All gone now--except for that dang rattle in the sight.
You don't happen to have a QAD rest do ya???

I had this same thing. Couldn't for the life of me figure it out until one day I happened to watch my rest during the draw. The pull cord on my QAD was hitting the tab during the draw and tripping my rest down, then pulling it back up during the draw cycle. I make sure it isn't laying in the tab now, and click all gone.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:23 AM   #18
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Nope--Ripcord Code Red---
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #19
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I have a noisy QAD hunter, but I think some of it is timing and fletching contact. That needs to get worked out. May have a buddy listen and try to concentrate on where the noise originates from. What about cable silencers? Not even sure they are necessary.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:51 PM   #20
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you don't happen to have a qad rest do ya???

I had this same thing. Couldn't for the life of me figure it out until one day i happened to watch my rest during the draw. The pull cord on my qad was hitting the tab during the draw and tripping my rest down, then pulling it back up during the draw cycle. I make sure it isn't laying in the tab now, and click all gone.
this exact thing happened to me.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #21
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All bows are gonna create noise. Some are worse than others. I test shot a monster the other day and it sounded like a .22 going off. It sure made me appreciate my carnage better.
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