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Old 08-24-2006, 09:38 AM
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what type of silencers do you guys prefer & why? also does anyone use the covers that protect limb tips, are they worth it.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:33 AM
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I'm partial to rubber cat whiskers--they work better than anything I've tried, plus they don't hold scent or water or burrs.

Tip protectors will help keep your bow tip from getting scuffed--never met anyone that doesn't prop their bow on end at one time or another. Only need one on the bottom.

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Old 08-24-2006, 10:15 PM
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I also use the rubber cat whiskers. Seem to work fine, but then again I haven't used anything else. The beaver fur silencers look more traditional... Tip protectors are a must have, if you dont want to scrape the tips up. Most people just us a bottom, but if I go in the woods with my good bow, I'll slap a top one on too.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:45 AM
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Default RE: string silencers

anybody ever use string leaches, beaver balls, theres a new thing out thats like a "string snake". just curious if anybody used these before & what they thought of them. I know just about everyone uses the cat wiskers rubber type. is that because they are the best? orare they just the default string silencer that the pro shops always tie on because they are the cheapest...?

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Old 08-25-2006, 02:21 PM
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One more using rubber cat whiskers.
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:26 PM
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I started off with cat whiskers on my recurve and then switched to, let the non-trad. remarks start, leeches. I think the leeches are working better than the whiskers, at least for me. I got the new style hoping that they will last longer than the old style.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:07 AM
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Beaver balls work great on bows you don't need much silencing on in the first place, and they're much nicer looking than catwhiskers. But for a bow that has more twang than beaver balls can handle, catwhiskers are about as good as it gets. Work just as well as those fancy-schmancy gizmos, last a LOT longer (if youtie them on with serving instead of knotting them around the string)and cost a heckuva lot less.

If you have a really loud bow, try and find a set of the old wool puffs. Best thing ever made for silencing, but they do slow your arrow down a good bit more than the others.

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