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Old 04-17-2002, 06:55 PM
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Just wondering what everyone's thoughts were as to what the best string silencer is? I need to get some new ones and don't know what to get. Thanks for all the help!


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Old 04-18-2002, 08:20 AM
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I would definetly say that there are pros and cons to every string silencer. I would definetly look to a non-moisture absorbing type. Right now I am using string leeches, and they work good. However they won't last as long as a lot of other pruducts. Hope that helps.
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Old 04-18-2002, 08:30 AM
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Hold out until sims gets their leeches out that are kevlar reinforced.....this could possibly be their best product since limbsavers if they will actually last 500-1000 shots.
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Old 04-18-2002, 05:32 PM
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I am with you on this one stinky! Their fist generation leeches sucked.
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Old 04-18-2002, 05:45 PM
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I really hope that there is no smoke blowing. The leaches work and I like them because they don't get tangled or get wet ... but.

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Old 04-18-2002, 06:09 PM
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Whats wrong with good old cats whiskers??

Even with the kevlar the leeches are not a really viable for me cause lets say they last 1000 shots thats only 20 days before I have to shell out who knows how much for a new set.




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Old 04-19-2002, 06:48 AM
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Cat Whiskers are OK, but I had a bad experience once with snow and ice buildup on them once. Especially at the base where they go through the string, and where the whiskers split. I could remove the snow and ice between most the whiskers, but not all of it. I can't say that I consistantly hunt in snow all season or anything like that, but the one experience made me try try the leeches. I like them a lot, but they don't last. Always pros and cons in everything.
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Old 04-19-2002, 09:08 AM
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How do you know when silencers of any type are wearing out. will hte bow sound louder or can you actually tell on the silencer, is there actually wear and tear on it?


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Old 04-19-2002, 09:14 AM
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They say the leeches come apart and fly off. The wiskers are what I use and don't bother with the other junk. They last until they dry up and deteriorate and start coming off. It takes a long time for that. Well worth the money.
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Old 04-19-2002, 09:38 AM
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Mic, they will actually break and fly off the bow. They could be good for one shot and break the next. When they break it is always during a shot. (leeches)
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