Silent Widow - Mm1615

I have to share this with you. I purchased a beautiful widow from someone in this forum. When I received the bow, the sound the widow made on the shot was different than what I had felt and heard from other bows. It was not noisy, but did feel lets say not as quiet as I would like. I decided to add felt to the end of the limbs where the string touches the limbs and noticed some change. It already had cat whiskers on it. I was willing to live with it because in all reality the bow was not too bad as far as noise. I had decided last week to make my beautiful Honduras rosewood bow look even nicer and ordered some antlered bolts. Well, today they arrived and I changed out the old bolts and placed my new antlered bolts. Guess what?!!! The bow now shoots sooooooo quiet it is amazing. Not sure why. Possibly because of the antler bolts absorbing noise and vibration or they simply serve as mini stabilizers. What ever the reason I am so happy! The bow shoots so smooth, accurate and NOW deadly quite. Can someone tell me if they have experienced anything like this? Also thought I'd share this to see if it can benefit someone who is wanting to quiet the widow a bit more. Happy shooting!

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Re: silent widow

Jeff
November 7th, 2013 08:11:09am

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Your old bolts may have been a little loose. A couple wraps of thread tape should cure that problem. Whichever the case, you bow is quiet and you are happy, so it's all good. Jeff

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GILBERT
November 7th, 2013 10:11:26am

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If you had put your post in a form of a question, I would have said that it would not make any difference. But some times facts are stranger than fiction though. Bet you that it is as "Jeff" said. It might have been old loose limb bolts. It is also as "Jeff" said, your bow is quiet, and you are happy. I am glad that you posted this thread. I am going to wrap limb bolts on one of my Widows with thread tape to see if that will help reduce the somewhat little louder smack coming from this certain Widow of mine.
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Jeff Clarke

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