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    Anyone have a bow that is particularly quiet?

    I've been thinking about getting back into archery and doing some digging as to a quiet bow. Mostly would be used for deer hunting here in southeast - the mature bucks are pretty jumpy (probably how they made it to maturity?!) and was thinking I could use all the help I could get as far as stealth goes. I know there are lots of add-ons and vibration dampners etc etc but if I'm starting at square one I'd like to start off right.

    After some reading I found this article testing some recent compound bows that measured decibels among other traits.

    www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2012/07/compound-bow-new-bows-bow-test-hunting-bows-2012

    Was already looking at some Hoyts and the Vector 32" has the compact size - and the low vibration/dBA that I would prefer. A little more spendy than I'd prefer but not more so than a decent rifle.

    Any members laid eyes on this bow or shot one? I'll be in the lower48 in a few weeks and will likely have some good opportunities to check out some more bows and handle the Vector. Not in a rush to buy but already starting to think about next season!

    Thanks

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    hoyt makes a good bow indeed...I shoot a couple of hoyts and my hunting bow is an alpha burner.. a trick to noise on a bow is to NOT shoot too light of an arrow.. not to keep a quiver on the bow and to add some dampeners here and there and have a good quality stabilizer... the vectors are good bows and I would buy one in a second but keep in mind shorter bows are not as forgiving when shooting longer distances...

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    Check out the Matthews, I have the Z7 and love it. Smooth draw, fast, light weight and quiet. The new Heli M is a short riser bow you should look at by Matthews, not cheap but worth the money.

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    If you want to quiet the bow and reduce shock, one way is to shoot a heavier arrow to absorb both. My Bowtech shoots a 525 grain arrow.

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    My daughter shoots a Limbsaver DZ-30, it is one of the quietest bows I have seen (other than my longbow...). Limbsaver is a pioneer in the silencer game, give them a look.
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    I have a mission maniac that turns heads at the range because it is so quiet

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    Hey all - thanks for the great feed back!

    I'll be chewing over that food for thought. I knew the heavy arrow reduces "twang" but the bow length/forgiveness is something I might have overlooked had it not been mentioned. Alpine shots in August might be a little further than the muskeg or beach shots in November - a little forgiveness at distance would be nothing to shake a stick at (carbon or otherwise).

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    Check out the Elite Hunter... If your searching try them all.. Its half the fun.. : )

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    The number one comment I get on my bow is how quiet it is.

    Mathews knocked it out of the park when they made the HeliM, and I despise Mathews.

    As mentioned earlier, the best thing you can do for noise is shooting a heavy arrow, followed by string suppressors.

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    I have a Hoyt Carbon Element and it is very quiet. Plus it is fast and hard-hitting when paired with some FMJ's.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket man View Post
    I have a Hoyt Carbon Element and it is very quiet. Plus it is fast and hard-hitting when paired with some FMJ's.
     
    Finally some Hoyt guys speaking up...

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    Hoonahtic,
    You asked about bows that are especially quiet, and everyone seems to have one.
    This is like asking if everybody likes their beautiful new pick-up truck. Or does anyone have a new truck that hauls a cord of wood better than the others?

    Perhaps you can eliminate some bows that you will not want to purchase by asking......Has anybody purchased a modern bow made of super strong but also super light space-age materials that is really expensive and that has also been much louder than you expected?


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