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Offline vtbowman

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LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« on: August 25, 2005, 04:39:00 PM »
Well I went and did it this past week.
I shot a good 36 or so arrows before to get a good idea of how loud the bow was and how much I could feel in the handle.
(Its a 65#@28 Crooked Stic long bow wiht rubber cat whiskers.)
Then I put these babies on and man it was a vast improvement.
Scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being quietest.
My bow was a 5 or 6 before and now a 2 to 2.5 now.
Hand shock completely gone.

Although I did not see vast improvements in my groups, it did feel a lot better and arrows seemed to like it too.  LOL

Just thought I would post and report my findings...
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Offline Pinecone

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 04:43:00 PM »
I use them on all of my stickbows and love them!  They really keep a bow quiet.

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 04:47:00 PM »
Where did you mount them on the bow? Did you notice any other difference, in cast, say, or aiming point? Same arrows, or did the spine change?

thanks
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Offline vtbowman

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005, 04:51:00 PM »
I put mine very close to the fades and did not notice any lack or drop in speed or preformance.
I joke about my sucky groups but I think they too improved a bit.
Time will tell but I know I will do this on any bow I plan to hunt with...
"When my bow sings, an arrow zings, the broadhead stings; its just the whisper of death....." -Me

Offline Timberghost

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2005, 06:57:00 PM »
Been using SVL Limb Savers on my recurves since 1998.  LOVE 'EM!  Never tried them on a long bow - Guess I will now.
The toughest thing I've found about deer hunting is getting them to hold still long enough for me to stick an orange spot on them and then step off the yardage...

Offline Van/TX

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005, 08:08:00 PM »
You have got to be kidding?  A longbow?  :confused:    :bigsmyl:  ....Van
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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005, 09:16:00 PM »
A friend put a set on his BW recurve just under the area where the string meets the limb tip and it made all the differece in the world. It went from sounding like a train wreck to a soft thump. I bought a set today to put on my brides recurve for hunting season.
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Offline vtbowman

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2005, 10:56:00 AM »
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Originally posted by Van/TX:
You have got to be kidding?  A longbow?   :confused:      :bigsmyl:   ....Van
I must admit I had my doubts since I was told to put them close to the handle and fades.  They normally go as close to the string as possible.

My long bow was not super loud but did have a bit of hand shock and thats what change I noticed the most once they were installed.
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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2005, 09:03:00 PM »
I gotcha.  I see how they could reduce hand shock or limb vibration.  My buddy mounts 'em on his bow quiver for the vibration deal.  Strangest thing I ever saw  :bigsmyl:  .....Van
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Offline Pinecone

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2005, 08:04:00 AM »
Yup, they are ugly...but they are the ticket for reducing "bad vibes" :-)

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2005, 09:27:00 AM »
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Originally posted by Pinecone:
Yup, they are ugly...but they are the ticket for reducing "bad vibes" :-)

Claudia
I must admit it does detracted from the sleek lines of a wood bow.  
I swear I am not trying to adapt compound shooting gadgets into trad bows!  LOL
I just know the work even though they aint the best looking things.
Heck its a huntin rig so I dont care how it looks as long as its effective...
JMO
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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2005, 07:58:00 PM »
Just put a set on my Savanna.  Have to admit, it made it even more quiet...Have a set on my chekmate hunter 2 and they work on it as well.
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Offline stickbowguy

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2005, 08:07:00 PM »
I put a set on my Kim Sha along with the wrap they make for the grip and no hand shock at all! and quiet as can be, and with the heavy grizzly sticks you cant hear me shoot! what a combo

Offline Scott Posey

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2005, 04:43:00 PM »
What kind of limb savers "exactly" did you put on your bow?  I am interested.

Offline themonkey

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2006, 12:28:00 PM »
when i bought my super kodiak, i shot over 100 shots with out them,and was hurting then i got em, and shot over 300 shots without them, and felt nothing, these are now a mandatory accessory for all my bows, also supposedly help extend the life of limbs on bows, definatly worth the 15
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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2006, 08:58:00 PM »
I put a pair of the mini ones on my Jerry Hill last week just before our league shoot. I think the ones I put on are actually made for accesories like sights or quivers. I could tell a slight difference in the hand shock, but the others shooting with me commented on how quiet they made the bow. Dang near silent. I looked at the full size ones but they would have been wider than the limbs.
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Offline stickbowhntr

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2006, 06:24:00 PM »
DAS puts them on where the fade-out is in the limb and they recommend them there for others too!!! I am going to try the solid ones for compounds ( stick ons) there and maybe some mini at the tips ...

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2006, 06:25:00 PM »
DAS puts them on where the fade-out is in the limb and they recommend them there for others too!!! I am going to try the solid ones for compounds ( stick ons) there and maybe some mini at the tips ...

Offline HACKSAW

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Re: LimbSavers on my long bow-Report.
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2006, 09:23:00 AM »
I put a set on a samick hawkeye which looks like the MA  black widow with the rear mounted limbs.
I installed them about 8 to 10 down from the riser.
Very nice, I almost forget they are there until I look. It makes the bow feel like a custom bow upon release,very smooth. I haven't put them on my longbow yet.
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