Vibration dampeners

Discussion in 'Barnett Crossbows' started by firemedic396, May 19, 2010.

  1. firemedic396

    firemedic396 Senior Member

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    I have a Quad 400 that I have only shot 2-3 times so far. There are no complaints at the present time, but I was wondering if there are any problems using vibration dampening systems like the ones offered from SVL and others? Will this damage the split limbs or moving parts? Would this cause problems with shooting the crossbow? Would it void the warranty? I have used these before on my conventional compound bows and felt a degree of improvement in felt vibration and noise when I shot them. There's not a lot of noise right now, but if I can improve on that for hunting season, then I will take any advantage that I can get. Thanks in advance for any answers/opinions. Greg
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Senior Member

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    No...no problems installing "dampers" (no "n") when calling the proper name.

    I've used Bowjax dampers with good results. I've tried three different brands, had the best luck with the Bowjax at dampening (action word) the vibration/noise.

    Put them at the point of the largest vibration...e.g., nearest the end of the limbs as you can. The stock is also a good place.
    Wrap the foot sturrup with a coupla layers of rubber then tape to hold it in place.

    Mike
     
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    "Couple of"... not "coupla". Easier to count when you use the proper name. :D
     
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    ezmoover Senior Member

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    Just got a set of Bowjax dampeners from UL. (He literally hand delivered those dampeners right to my front door! Thanks Jeff :))

    Got the dampeners installed (piece o cake) and can't wait to shoot my bolts with those Bowjax dampeners.

    I'll bet my heaviest bolts will help those new dampeners do an even better job. :D
     
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    cal45 Senior Member

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    Do I detect some sarcasm here?
     
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    :p
     
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    I have SVL's on my old Quad 300, and others I know with the 400 use them too to good effect. A newer Quad 400 AVI I shot was super quiet too.
     
  8. firemedic396

    firemedic396 Senior Member

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    Cool, thanks for the replies everyone. I'm gonna take a look at those BowJax dampeners and let y'all know what I decide on. Thanks! Greg
     
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