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  1. Hunting Camp
    Was dialing in my 47# Predator recurve. This bow is super picky about brace height. Was louder than normal. So I got my brace height right at 7 5/8. Was shooting good . But a little twangy. Took my beaver balls off, replaced them with 3/8inch strips of inner tube. Quieted the bow down quite a...
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    I know many use yarn type string silencers but when I used recurves in my younger days they would get so loaded up with burrs off weeds, got real heavy when wet, and would just get thinner over time. I’m just finishing my bow up and I’m thinking cat whiskers but I’m wondering if anyone has tried...
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    I unbagged an old bow I haven’t used in about 10 years and saw it was still wearing an B-50 Flemish string I had made for it complete with 2 rubber spider leg string silencers. The bow is a Martin “Vision” ML-12 60#@28” AMO 66”. I was surprised to find the spider legs were not rotted they were...
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    I was thinking about making my own fur string silencers, and I have some mink and muskrat fur her, but it's not tanned, it's just fleshed and dried and raw, does it matter if I make my string silencers with this fur, without tanning it?
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    Really works great and there is a link in the description. shalom
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    is there is a formula you guys use based on length to determine where you put a single set of string silencers: - For Maximum silence? - For minimal speed loss? (and probably sacrificing silencing potentia) I've seen folks quote anywhere from 10"-14" or to place them at 1/4 points or 1/3...
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    I saw a few references to these on the internet in a few places so I decided to try creating my own. Once installed and unraveled, they have stayed EXACTLY the same for me after hundred of shots. They hold almost no water. There is no shedding and they are light. You do have to use a dark...
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    What is the longest Lasting Natural Silencers you have used? I love String Scallops, but wander if something else lasts longer. Thanks Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
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    Hey all, I am in the middle of trying to get my ILF Morrison rig as quiet as I can. I normally use rubber cat whiskers and in this experiment I have to move them all around to try and find the best position and combination. I was tired of the string breaking and them coming off in my hand so...
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    Do you install your string silencers before or after you put on your nocking point? Does it make a difference? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Found this video on youtube how to make your own silencers, had to share. Gave it a shot and boy am I glad I did, my bow is now super silent and stylish ;). Great thing about yarn is you can do any color you want! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hey all, I need to get some stronger string. I tie my own Cat Whiskers and the line I used I got from a bow shop where I bought these last whiskers. It is a really thin string and I kinda think it's serving material, but not the kind that I am used to seeing on my strings. When I asked about...
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    I have cats whiskers on my ILF rig. This was as a result from the transition from a silent longbow to the more noisy ILF setup. As I understand the tuning process more and more I have come closer to taming the rig and feel I should remove the silencers and get used to the set up with minimal...
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    I like strips of beaver fur for string silencers. They work well, and are beautiful. I have so far installed them on a slack string, and they have worked well, but I have never got them wound as tight as I'd like. Do any of you install them on a strung bow, using a wedge to split the...
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    I have a 62" Dalaa am wondering where some of you have found them to work the best?
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    Did some ILF bow tuning recently and noticed that string silencers seemed to allow me to run a lower brace height than usual. Normally, I had my bow set at 7" brace height and going down to 6.5" or lower would result in a snapping noise on the loose (sounded like the limb butts were smacking...
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    I have tried a lot of different silencers, cats whiskers, dyna puffs, nylon serving, hush puppies, navajo string silencers etc. Some weere better than others. They all worked, but at different weights. Any way, I settled on wool yarn inserted through the string. I like to keep them about...
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    I am thinking of trying to slow my bow down so that I can get better sight points at 50 and 30 meters. I am using long HEX6 limbs on a 25 inch riser. I do not want to change the limb bolts since I use this bow for 90 and 70 meters. I will be making adjustments to shoot three under at the shorter...
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