string leeches

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by cnorth, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. cnorth

    cnorth Junior Member

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    Has anybody had any trouble with their string leeches? I have put 3 sets on in the past 5 weeks. They are just tearing apart. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!
     
  2. MoBowman

    MoBowman Senior Member

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    I know several people that have used them in the past and they just flew right off the strings while shooting. That was enough to convince me that the ole cat whiskers just can't be beat.
     

  3. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Never tried them have heard stories of them just flying off also. And I too do not think you can beat a set of cat whiskers.:peace:
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I have noticed that on lower poundage bows they seem to hold up.....
    and the opposite would be true of higher poundage setups.....


    What bow are you shooting.....maybe get a Mathews and you wont have to deal w/ string silencers.......but....


    If your conviced that you need to stay w/the bow you have, get an STS and get more weight out of that string......
     
  5. cnorth

    cnorth Junior Member

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    I shoot a hoyt powertec, 30.5 draw, @ 66lbs.
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Have you tried an STS on that bow yet??? If you havent I would, you may find silencers are a thing of the past......jmo
     
  7. cnorth

    cnorth Junior Member

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    I don't know much abut the STS. However, I will be looking into them. Thanks for the input.
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    STS maybe the single greatest archery accessory out right now......
     
  9. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Unless you shoot a Switchback XT then you really do not need it.:peace:
     
  10. Chris

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    We use the high end ones, the crossbow leeches. They are the ones without the L shape to them. Also, tie them in so they don't move. Any type of string silencer that moves on your string will change the bow tune.
     
  11. NE1C_my_arrow

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    Ain't that the truth.. :doh: I learned that the hard way yesterday. I was about eight targets in at a shoot yesterday when all of a sudden my bow started shooting about 8" left!! Thought it was odd, but I was trying out a new release too and thought maybe that had something to do with it. It was really hot and I was sweating and wasn't sure I was anchoring exactly the same.. Next target.. Again, about 8" left and a MISS!! That time, I had made sure my anchor was good. So, I started looking over the bow and didn't see anything obvious at first. Checked my sights, etc.. everything was tight. So, I adjusted my sights over and the rest of the day was decent but I still had that in my head. Always wondering. When I was putting my bow back in the case, that's when I saw the bottom string leech was half gone and what was left was barely hanging in there. I'm sure that's what caused the sudden windage problem, and I don't know why I didn't see it when I was out on the course but I never even thought about that.

    But it's a lesson learned. I got home and pulled what was left of the one out, and cut the other one out of there. I've got an STS on the bow anyway, plus the limb mounted string dampers so it should be quiet enough.