How to Quiet the 101 st. Airborne

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by chs2inb, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. chs2inb

    chs2inb New Member

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    I just brought a new BowTech 101st Airbore , but no matter what I try it still has a plunk noise ? any suggestions !?
     
  2. pilot

    pilot Senior Member

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    Haven't shot one or even held one but i had a thought...

    The shortstop is adjustable is it not? Have you tried adjusting the position of it so see if that helps?
     

  3. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    I seen a post on archery talk where a guy had a video on you tube. His new airborne made a loud noise. It was real loud. others mentioned that bowtech had issues of there limb bolts loosening up. something like that. but it was loud.
     
  4. Make sure the limb pocket bolts are tight and install Limb Savers on the limbs. Looks like BowTech isn't supplying their Hush Kit on the Limbs anymore and I do think they helped. I think and have always, that the Limb Savers were better than the Hush kit silencers that BowTech supplied on their bows. IMO, the Limb Savers are stuck solid to the limbs and the Hush limb silencers were just "around" the limbs,, not as solid a mounting.
     
  5. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    My question would be why you bought it in the first place. Prevention is the best medicine. Should have kept shooting others till you found a quiet one.

    And this is not intended as a bow bash.
     
  6. JESSJR

    JESSJR Junior Member

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    i have a new 101 and think it is fairly quiet. it is not as quiet as my guardian but not much more. make sure your string is about 1/8th to 1/4 of an inch away from the supressor at rest.
     
  7. OneMustFall

    OneMustFall Member

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    man ive made that mistake more than once,but now it is resolved......:D
     
  8. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    I shot one also, and it made a very loud PLUNK. The shop manager said that it was the "Bowtech" noise. I think it is there string suppressor. I would just install a regular STS or a Limbsaver STS like on the hoyts. I think if you do that, the problem will be solved. I was VERY surprised how loud of a "PLUNK" it made when shot. Nice feeling bow, but I couldn't get used to the noise.
     
  9. JESSJR

    JESSJR Junior Member

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    another thing to look for is to check for vane rest clearance. i was using a QAD HD, but had trouble getting clearance. when it would hit it would sound like i dry fired the bow. once i put my old drop zone on, plroblem solved. and by the way i was using blazer vanes.
     
  10. JESSJR

    JESSJR Junior Member

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    concerning the string supressor, if you do not like the one that comes standard, you can pull the head off, remove the post off of the arm, reverse it and an sts rubber head fits right on.