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Old 09-01-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Speed -vs - Quiet

I bought a new PSE X-Force Treestand bow a couple of weeks ago and it is a super-fast, great shooting bow. However, one of the selling points for me was the fact that they advertise it as a "quiet" bow. When I shot it at the archery shop, it seemed to be a pretty quiet bow. But once I got it home and started shooting it behind the house, I was shocked at how loud the bow seems while shooting. I had been shooting a High Country TSS bow for several years and couldn't believe the differance. I had my wife stand behind me, facing away so she wouldn't know which bow I was shooting and asked her which one was quieter. She said the High Country was considerably quieter than the PSE. I took the bow to the archery shop and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. But to me it is just TO LOUD . I know that speed comes at a price, but I'm not sure that I can get used to the noise. So here is my question: Regardless how fast a bow is, the noise from shooting will get to a deer before the arrow. So which is prefered - a slower, quite bow, or a faster, louder bow ?????
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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Default Speeds over rated

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Go get a heavier arrow and shoot it.. the bow will quiet down...
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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I've tried a heavier arrow and there didn't seem to be any difference. The noise isn't a vibration type noise, but more of a "thump" when I shoot. I thought that it was a factory string suppressor so I took it off. I still had the "thump" and also the "twang" of the string. Love the way the bow shoots, just can't get used to the noise.
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I've tried a heavier arrow and there didn't seem to be any difference. The noise isn't a vibration type noise, but more of a "thump" when I shoot. I thought that it was a factory string suppressor so I took it off. I still had the "thump" and also the "twang" of the string. Love the way the bow shoots, just can't get used to the noise.
Give me the specs on the bow and the arrow you use..

or give me a call...
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:38 PM   #6
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my bow has a thunk to it when I shoot too..SOO, i put a limbsaver stabilizer on it, along with some limp silencers..it helped quite a bit, but its still noticable. Maybe an option if you already havent?
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