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eleminate another source of noise

Post by warydragon » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:45 am

I wrapped and knotted a 7" length of 1/2" wide inner tube rubber around each side of the stirrup of my Phoenix. This accomplished two things.

First, most of my crossbow hunting is from stands with a wood floor. While waiting for deer to show up, I position my crossbow as if I'm shooting vertically down. The stirrup is resting on the wood floor board with the stock between my knees. The rubber wrapped around each side of the stirrup acts like little rubber feet for the stirrup and allows me to pick up and move the bow quietly.

The added benefit is that the two rubber knots dampen the vibration of the stirrup during a shot. The crossbow's sound changes from a "twang" to sort of a "thunk". I know a lot of folks don't think the sound of the bow makes any difference to the deer. The deadened vibration sound of the stirrup is a little more pleasant for me.

I suppose a more elaborate job of wrapping the sturrip would better protect it as a source of noise. I have used these two knots this whole season and they work in my hunting situation.

I know anything we can do to minimize any chance noise while moving the crossbow before the shot is a good thing. It seems like if I can hear any noise I make, the deer can also hear it.

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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by Louvp » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:00 pm

I think I'm gonna do some serious work at trying to get rid of some noise now that my season is over I can play with it. I wanna get the shock absorbers to start with. I get a heck of a twang when I shoot, sounds like the bolt retaining clip on the top.It definitely has a metallic twang to it.It didn't seem to bother the deer I shot saturday,not as much as the Muzzy 125 through the heart did. But he was only about 3 yds from me.
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by Dash » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:26 am

Ive seen all sorts of stuff wrapped around the stirrop, and it all makes a difference. leather strips , rubber strips, split fuel tube, self amalgamating tape, bowjax, etc.
If you flick the stirrop with your nail it will ring like a bell, but hang onto the other side of the stirrop when you flick it, and the sound its deadened completely. All those little things make a difference in the sound your bow gives out. A sweet thud rather than a loud twang. There's also less vibration and stress on the scope, limbs, and all those screws . I still think the biggest 2 differences I've heard to sound and vibration are from String whiskers and a STS or S5 string stopper.

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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by awshucks » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:18 pm

Heard today from reliable source STS [Bucks and Ducks] went belly up.
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by gerald strine » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:14 pm

I spiral wrapped my sturip with rubber and it does help with the twang.
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by hikerman » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:14 pm

Hockey tape works graet also eh! :lol:
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by bob1961 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:59 pm

yeah come jan when my archery season is over with my exocet will get a laminated stock done by me....also some spray foam inside the rail as well as the stirrup being wrapped in leather....stay tuned for my stock build thread folks :wink: .........bob

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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by Archer Ontario » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:16 pm

black hockey tape works for me

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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by agingcrossbower » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:27 pm

awshucks wrote:Heard today from reliable source STS [Bucks and Ducks] went belly up.
With all the wait time STS headaches those people were a pain in the butt. Good riddens I say. :wink:

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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by bob1961 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:04 am

i never needed STS replacement pads yet, but i did get some from a member though :wink:
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by theoldarcher » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:43 am

I wraped mine a week or so ago with the limbsaver wrap desigened to wrap around the handle of a verticle bow to take the hand shock out. I like it! It took so much of the twang out of the sound and muffed it to a thunk. Mades a big difference in my book. It along with the retention spring dameners and the S5 has made a drastic change in the sound of my Phoenix even shooting the Gold Tip carbons with aluminum inserts. My arrows only weigh in at 351 grains with broadheads.
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by Louvp » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:09 am

Found this product that might be good to dip the stirrup in. its a rubber coating,I might have to dip it a few times to get a good coating.

http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by theoldarcher » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:26 am

Louvp wrote:Found this product that might be good to dip the stirrup in. its a rubber coating,I might have to dip it a few times to get a good coating.

http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip
I tried the plasti dip a few seasons ago. It does take more than one coat (usually 3 or 4) and it is not very durable. The constant rubbing of the stirrup on the ground cocking it takes it tole in a short time on the dip. It does work but be prepared to replace it every few weeks as it wears out.

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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by Louvp » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:33 am

I tried the plasti dip a few seasons ago. It does take more than one coat (usually 3 or 4) and it is not very durable. The constant rubbing of the stirrup on the ground cocking it takes it tole in a short time on the dip. It does work but be prepared to replace it every few weeks as it wears out.
Thanks, good to know,I wont waste my money on it. I'll try a rubber tape or something else
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Re: eleminate another source of noise

Post by j.krug » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:16 am

Louvp wrote:
I tried the plasti dip a few seasons ago. It does take more than one coat (usually 3 or 4) and it is not very durable. The constant rubbing of the stirrup on the ground cocking it takes it tole in a short time on the dip. It does work but be prepared to replace it every few weeks as it wears out.
Thanks, good to know,I wont waste my money on it. I'll try a rubber tape or something else
I'm going to Cabella's this weekend and hopefully I will find this wrap there. I really like the way it looks wrapped like that and can always use a little noise reduction. :)
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