When you are looking at getting a bow string silencer you will hear two different sides of the same story. One side is going to tell you that they do not matter and the other side is going to tell you that it makes a world of difference. The purpose of a silencer is to reduce the "twanging" noise that occurs when an archery bow is shot. You will hear people say that their biggest concern with these items is that you they are going to lose arrow speed.
While this is true, it is hardly noticeable when you realize the amount of noise that these fixtures take away from the shot. When you are shooting your bow, you have to realize that there is a certain amount of vibration that occurs when you let go of the bow string. Placing a bow accessory
, such as a bow string silencer, helps to absorb a significant amount of the vibration, which in turn reduces the noise that is emitted from the shot. This is a main reason why they have become favorite additions on the hunting rigs of many bow hunting enthusiasts. You have to remember that every little bit helps when you are talking about noise, out in the wilderness. You do not know how loud something is until the moment that you are the only one making any noise.
There are different makes and models of bow string silencers for every configuration that you could imagine. The most popular version of this bow accessory
come in the shape of whiskers, spiders, jacks, or fur balls. They are typically placed about 6 inches from each axel on the string so that they can absorb the maximum amount of vibration. Most are made from rubber or fleece and can be easily attached to the bow without too much hassle. I feel that is better to be safe, rather than sorry so I have a bow string silencer on my bow hunting bow. If you are a hunter then I would recommend that you get one too.