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Recurve bow hushed

Messages posted to thread:
D.C. 10-Feb-24
Shag 10-Feb-24
4nolz@work 10-Feb-24
D.C. 11-Feb-24
Phil Magistro 11-Feb-24
4nolz@work 11-Feb-24
deerhunt51 12-Feb-24
From: D.C.
Date: 10-Feb-24

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This recurve bow was quite noisy. So i tried some bow hush yarn and puffs. And it worked quite well. I was going to video with my phone before and after but with the household chores I rushed to install them. I shoot in my basement and that makes noise more noticeable. It’s not longbow quiet but greatly improved for sure. They don’t cost much so it’s definitely a bargain and works good if you are looking to quiet a recurve.

From: Shag
Date: 10-Feb-24

I have used bow bush and hush puppies in the past. They did make a noticeable difference on the notoriously loud black widow recurves I tried them on.

Not to nit pick….BUT….did you try adjusting the brace height on that particular bow first? Looks like theres a lot of string in contact with the limbs.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 10-Feb-24

I have a bunch of it Green gave me a long time ago I think it works really good

From: D.C.
Date: 11-Feb-24

I’ve tried adjusted brace height, tiller every witch way and nocking point. But the noise seemed to stay the same. I spent months on different tiller adjustments and settled on 3/16 positive but as far as noise it didn’t change much. Happy with the bow hush results. Now it’s time to work on form.

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 11-Feb-24

Many times changing the string to a different material quiets the bow.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 11-Feb-24

Looks like you have quite a bit of string/limb contact bowhush really helps that or felt on the limb

From: deerhunt51
Date: 12-Feb-24

The bow maker would put "felt" on the limb if it was advised. IMHO this is always a bad idea.

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