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retoohswob
09-20-2008, 07:48 AM
I purchased GTO bow new and I replaced my Mathews Switchback with it. I love the bow other than the twang that I hear after every shot. I first thought it was from the string hitting the rubber string stop, but that it not it. I then went through every accessory on the bow and removed them, to try and eliminate every thing. I still here the string twang. I even added string silencers to the bow and it is still there, so I have removed the string silencers from the bow, since I would rather not have them. I am shooting a 29" draw (73 lbs) with a 26" arrow (352 gr) at 330 fps. I am using one pin out to 43 yds and you can't hardly beat that. I have also had to request a replacement rubber string stop since it split off of the bow after only a few days of shooting. Has anyone else hear of this problem?

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seejakerun
09-20-2008, 09:32 AM
i had this problem, now this may sound stupid, but i was sure it wasent the bow, i checked everything on the bow and found the noise , i held the bow by the bottom limb and slapped the stabalizer lightly until i pinpointed the noise , it was a loose screw inside the sight.

retoohswob
09-20-2008, 01:05 PM
I have also shot it without the sight and it stll has the noise. I have stripped it down and back up again to no avail. Thanks

vanuch
09-20-2008, 01:42 PM
What rest are you using.

labdad
09-20-2008, 02:04 PM
Is your string touching the string suppressor? If so adjust it back to leave a little room between the two. See if that helps.

chap
09-20-2008, 09:02 PM
Have you replaced the bowjack silencers with Limbsavers? That fixed mine.

TX Rattlesnake
09-20-2008, 10:48 PM
I have also had to request a replacement rubber string stop since it split off of the bow after only a few days of shooting. Has anyone else hear of this problem?



Do you have the string suppressor on it at all right now? If not, when you put it back on, back the string supressor off the string so that you can slide a business card in-between the string and the rubber stopper. You will have to work with the position until you find the "sweet spot", each bow has it's own. When you find it you will know.

TEXAS 10PT
09-21-2008, 01:17 AM
Keep in mind that you are shooting your bow at 73lbs and shooting a 352gr arrow. You are also shooting your bow with arrows that are under the limits of the 5 gpi rule and it is also a recipe for a loud bow. This is exactly one of the reasons I never hunt with any arrow that weighs less than 400grs. I even like heavier arrows than that. If you have checked everything else, I would take everyones advice and check the position of your string suppressor and then replace the BowJax with Sims Limbsaver Quads and see how it does. I still think that you may quiet the bow some but it will still be loud using that light of arrow.

TEXAS

J3100
09-21-2008, 07:28 AM
check your cable guard rod mine have come loose on 3 elites and they can make quite abit of racket

Scablands
09-21-2008, 08:26 AM
Keep in mind that you are shooting your bow at 73lbs and shooting a 352gr arrow. You are also shooting your bow with arrows that are under the limits of the 5 gpi rule and it is also a recipe for a loud bow. This is exactly one of the reasons I never hunt with any arrow that weighs less than 400grs. I even like heavier arrows than that. If you have checked everything else, I would take everyones advice and check the position of your string suppressor and then replace the BowJax with Sims Limbsaver Quads and see how it does. I still think that you may quiet the bow some but it will still be loud using that light of arrow.

TEXAS

+1 I think this is right on track, good advice. Your new bow is probably shooting 20 fps faster than the Switchback, more energy = more noise to silence, although I would not call the GTO loud anyway but louder than some with less performance.

Takeum
09-21-2008, 09:43 AM
You are definately shooting too light an arrow for that setup... Unless you want to start having issues with limbs breaking and arrows shattering.. I'd advice you to stiffen up your setup.. Just because you can shoot an arrow that light, doesn't mean you should.,.. I generally shoot at least a 400 grn arrow for hunting.. I go with the lighter arrows when shooting 3/D, but I also lower my poundage on my bow... YOu can always hear a huge difference in setups... The lighter the arrow setup,, The louder the noises... If you have to shoot that light an arrow.. Use double Limb Savers and string silencers I recon..But still back your poundage down to at least 70lbs with a 350 grn arrow...

retoohswob
09-21-2008, 12:20 PM
Have you replaced the bowjack silencers with Limbsavers? That fixed mine.

That is what I am going to try next. Thanks!

retoohswob
09-21-2008, 12:22 PM
What rest are you using.

Muzzy Zero Effect.

retoohswob
09-21-2008, 12:23 PM
Is your string touching the string suppressor? If so adjust it back to leave a little room between the two. See if that helps.


I've already tried that too. Thanks

retoohswob
09-21-2008, 12:34 PM
Keep in mind that you are shooting your bow at 73lbs and shooting a 352gr arrow. You are also shooting your bow with arrows that are under the limits of the 5 gpi rule and it is also a recipe for a loud bow. This is exactly one of the reasons I never hunt with any arrow that weighs less than 400grs. I even like heavier arrows than that. If you have checked everything else, I would take everyones advice and check the position of your string suppressor and then replace the BowJax with Sims Limbsaver Quads and see how it does. I still think that you may quiet the bow some but it will still be loud using that light of arrow.

TEXAS

I have backed the weight down to about 55 lbs and the noise is still there. I do not believe that it is an arrow weight problem since I have also shot another guys arrow that is 30" long and weighs far more than mine and the noise is still there. I have tried adding a 125 gr point and it is still the same noise. I was shooting 72 lbs on my Switchback with 400 spine arrows at 26 1/4" long with the Muzzy Zero Effect rest and it was whisper quiet. I understand that I am shooting a harder bow now, but I am also shooting the recommended spined arrow for that length and poundage. The arrows are Easton Axis Nfused at 9.0 gpi and I would consider that to be pretty heavy of an arrow. I really appreciate all of the help and ideas here!!! Thanks!

GTO63
09-21-2008, 07:09 PM
check your limb tip screws, I was getting a buzz and found out they were loose. No more buzz

retoohswob
09-22-2008, 08:45 AM
That is what I am going to try next. Thanks!

I replaced the Bow Jax on the limbs and the noise is now gone. What a difference that made. Thanks a million for your help!

TX Rattlesnake
09-22-2008, 12:58 PM
Glad you got it fixed, now go stick something with it. :2thunbs:

kydirtbag
09-24-2008, 09:17 PM
I also have that noise with my GTO but it's because of WHERE I shoot it. I shoot it about 50 yds away from my barn (metal siding) and the barn is behind me. I was just going to ask you where you were shooting your bow. When I take my bow to the office and shoot it out back in the warehouse I don't have that problem. As soon as I get the opportunity I'm going to change my Bow Jax out too!!