BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by jody5252 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:58 pm

I like the idea of a brush. Should be quieter... Only thing I wonder about it is, would it hold the arrow as well? What about when it gets wet? I see that 10 pt came out with this on there x-bows.
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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by foofoo » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:24 pm

with the newer ADF the arrow retainer goes out further than the standard mount. i like the fact it hold the arrow down further out.i tried the jax rubber arrow retainer silencer and found it just got in the way and didnt do much.the brush sounds like a good idea but is it better im not too sure.

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by schott » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:32 pm

jody5252 wrote::cry: :cry: :cry: You guys are worse then a bunch of old women! How did the subject go from the man's question to you old hags bickering about the $9 you had in your wallets since the 80's Stay on topic, or start a new one. Like, what I had to pay for a gal. of milk, or a loaf of bread so you can bicker with each other about that!
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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by nyexhunter » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:05 pm

Could care less about price. With regards to the concept - brush vs. spring; I liked the idea and the functionality of the brush when I first test fired a Barnett ( not sure which model) last spring.

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by mreyner » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:52 pm

Well :roll: when I get my new Micro Suppressor with all the toys on it may have to play with making one to try out. As to other posts, like most things in one ear out the other with little staying in. :idea: Does that mean anything? :mrgreen: I'm to scared to ask the wife, know her answer. :lol: Think I'll try some nylon stock for hold down with brush on end. Then again could just use an old tooth brush for that minty fresh thing.

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by MTBighorn » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:54 am

So about the brush hold down,,,there is that guy on the Nation forum that completely re-built his M380. You wouldn't believe all the things he has done to his bow...Some of his modifications are innovative, some "not-so-much"...some may even qualify as completely ridiculous :lol: :mrgreen:

He is from someplace in Europe I think. I believe he only shoots competitive matches...not hunt.

Well, he tried some kind of brush hold down on his Matrix and discovered that is was NOT as accurate as the factory spring. So he changed it back to the factory spring for his competitions.

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:53 am

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This is what I use and have no dislikes about the original Excal. retainer. On this retainer is a Crossman sling shot band wrapped with Hunters Specialties No-Mar tape. Super slick and quiet, no more twang just a thud. I like it better then the shrink wrap but that's just me...
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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by sproulman » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:17 pm

I just found one like this for 18 dollars with shipping ..Great buy for little rubber band on your arrow retainer..Hurry they do not last.. :lol:

You should run this by your wife first... :roll:

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by sproulman » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:23 pm

foofoo wrote:with the newer ADF the arrow retainer goes out further than the standard mount. i like the fact it hold the arrow down further out.i tried the jax rubber arrow retainer silencer and found it just got in the way and didnt do much.the brush sounds like a good idea but is it better im not too sure.

Its only money what 12 /15 dollars with shipping for something that does not work .. Thanks for test I will save my money to buy more arrows and just use a .$.20 cent heavy 0-ring :wink:

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by Boo » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:40 pm

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by mreyner » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:21 pm

Anyone ever try "mole skin"

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by Boo » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:20 pm

The single biggest issue I would have with a brush on the end of an arrow retainer is that the tension would change as the bristles get bent. I would however, silence the arrow retainer as long as it hit the flight deck after the shot.
Personally, I use double wall (self sealing) heat shrink tube that seems to work for me. One of the additional benefits to the double wall heat shrink is that it gives the retainer a bit of grip onto the arrow shaft, reducing the possibility of a partial dryfire. Whatever floats your boat!
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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by newbie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:56 pm

Boo wrote:The single biggest issue I would have with a brush on the end of an arrow retainer is that the tension would change as the bristles get bent. I would however, silence the arrow retainer as long as it hit the flight deck after the shot.
Personally, I use double wall (self sealing) heat shrink tube that seems to work for me. One of the additional benefits to the double wall heat shrink is that it gives the retainer a bit of grip onto the arrow shaft, reducing the possibility of a partial dryfire. Whatever floats your boat!
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i heat the shrink tube and while its hot i place an arrow on the deck and press down. this forms it to the shape of the shaft.
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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

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Re: BRUSH OR SPRING ARROW RETAINER?

Post by ihavethetools » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:50 pm

Boo wrote:The single biggest issue I would have with a brush on the end of an arrow retainer is that the tension would change as the bristles get bent. I would however, silence the arrow retainer as long as it hit the flight deck after the shot.
Personally, I use double wall (self sealing) heat shrink tube that seems to work for me. One of the additional benefits to the double wall heat shrink is that it gives the retainer a bit of grip onto the arrow shaft, reducing the possibility of a partial dryfire. Whatever floats your boat!
If I may ask Boo, what size double wall shrink tube did you use ? What ratio, 2.1, 3.1 ? Anyone have a photo of the shrink tube installed ? Thanks, Dave
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