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SoundDeadening

Post by Strikenmike » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:22 pm

Greetings:
I own a Phoenix and I love it. Question: What is the down side of filling the stock with foam in order to make it a bit more quiet? Please advise.
PS Are there any major obstacles to removing the stock from a crossbow like the Phoenix?

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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by vixenmaster » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:53 am

Jus the 2 stock screws, i bought ujsed Excal someone had put the liquid foam into. It really didn't do a thing fer it. Twas a mess to clean
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by agingcrossbower » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:54 am

It does make one helluva mess for sure. Can not notice much of a difference. I wouldn't do it again.

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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:18 am

I had an old styrofoam target and just cut strips with a razor blade the width of the opening maybe 10" in length. I used a plastic not wood 12" ruler to help feed the styrofoam strips into the barrel. Just packed each side solid up to the stock screw opening. No real mess and really didn't take long. Unfortunately or fortunately this was the same time I started using a ( Boo ) string with cat whiskers. Next time I shot with friends I was asked what I did to my bow, commenting on how much quieter the bow was. Did it make much of a difference? I would say being filled solid was better than being hollow. But most will tell you get a good custom string with cat whiskers to knock down the sound and vibration. In my mind since I went through the effort I'm going to say yes it does help!
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by massbow » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:34 am

I filled the stock of my 30.06 rifle with touch foam and it took the hollow sound away!
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by Boo » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:33 pm

Alot of us have lost some of our hearing so you'll get responses that say no but the truth is that it does work. But is it worth it? YOU won't know until you try and it does not have to be a mess.
What I do is to strip the rail bare of any attachments.
I shoot some silicone in from the trigger end and smooth it with my finger. It will want to ooze out so keep pushing it back until it sets up.
After 24 hours take a low expanding foam and make some extensions and attach them to the nozzle of the foam can.
Shoot the foam in at the front starting at the silicone that was set in the day before. Stop short of where the string sits on the rail by about an inch.
Fill the rest of the way with silicone.
The foam will kill a bit of noise but the silicone will do more. Results will vary with the position of volume switch of your hearing aid. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by Backstraps » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:57 am

Boo wrote:Results will vary with the position of volume switch of your hearing aid. :lol: :lol: :lol:
And if you are not equipped with such devices, it might just be easier to wear ear plugs. :D
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by VixChix » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:42 pm

Shoot your bow loud and naked! :mrgreen:

Seriously, I put nothing on my bow to quiet it down. Shoot enough and you won't even notice the noise anymore. :D
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by Ont_Excal » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:02 pm

A vixen or other low poundage bow may not benefit very much from noise mitigation, my heavy pounders do.
Not sure if any decibel level change but the sound is softer in nature.

I used pipe insulation. It's a soft, very light closed cell foam insulation.
It's easy to manipulate to fill the voids in the rail. Just compress the foam and it will expand back to original size after a few minutes. This way no messy liquids to deal with. Also you can remove it at a later date by simply pushing it out of the rail.
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by Galgo » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:42 am

I found it reduced the vibration noticeably but I still can't get rid of that TWANNNNGGGG!

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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by vixenmaster » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:52 pm

Well all i can say is i have to wear 2 hearin aids to hear wid. So i shoot me Excals naked, sides that i like lookin at their nice curves! :lol:
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by Ont_Excal » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:15 pm

Galgo wrote:I found it reduced the vibration noticeably but I still can't get rid of that TWANNNNGGGG!F
That twang is there to stay.
It's a characteristic of the recurve limb design.
Higher poundage vertical recurve bows did the same thing.
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by Raymond » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:48 pm

Hey Folks,
Listen, this is what to do when hunting. Do not worry about noise, aim crossbow at intended target, pull trigger, dead deer or whatever else you are shooting at. As long as you can hit your intended target. Same process if you are shooting targets, just ignore the sound, it will be more noticeable to you at that time.
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by awshucks » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:26 pm

I shot my Y-25 in front of Bill T at Boofest. He commented on how quiet it was. I had a Boo string w/ cat whiskers on it and an older model STS w/ Canadian rubbers on it, fwiw.............
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Re: SoundDeadening

Post by blackjack » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:00 pm

I have the answers you need l,m at work now butl l,l post some photos and info when l get home from work tonight, it will cost you fps but you,l notice a huge diffrence in sound and no twang..
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