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#1 doinghardtime

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:04 AM

i have a eastman x-force 300
was wondering if there are string stoppers
available for it. can't find any.
do they even make them for crossbows?

#2 briarpatch

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:12 AM

string suppressors are available for some Parker models.....don't know if there are any available for your crossbow...will do some research

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#3 doinghardtime

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:18 AM

any info. would be appreciated.
checked on their website
(Carbon express) they don't have
anything listed. thanks!

#4 briarpatch

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:30 PM

according to a VERY reliable source....there's nothing speicifcally made for your crossbow....that's not to say that you could not fabricate something

#5 doinghardtime

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:57 PM

thanks again, briarpatch.
will keep looking.

#6 briarpatch

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:24 PM

good luck...sorry I couldn't be of more help

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:00 AM

you can make some, Stan

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#8 briarpatch

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:13 AM

that looks like a Tornado...

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:32 AM

Stant,

Do your stoppers move when the string hits it? The pic looks like you only have 1 rivet/screw holding it down. And looks to me like they might move when struck.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:41 AM

Made some for my Cyclone, before Parker had them available, using the existing holes in the riser. Plugged them with a plastic composite cut to size (though formable epoxie would work), drilled holes through the plugs, 1/4" bolts, rubber washer next to bow, metal washer over that. Used elevator bolts (large pan head) to hold the Limsaver pucks, corner brackets to hold the stopper bolts. Shown in-the-white, before I painted them and shortened the screws a tad. Rugged, adjustable and does not compromise the warranty of the bow.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

As finished

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:03 PM

Made some for my Cyclone, before Parker had them available, using the existing holes in the riser. Plugged them with a plastic composite cut to size (though formable epoxie would work), drilled holes through the plugs, 1/4" bolts, rubber washer next to bow, metal washer over that. Used elevator bolts (large pan head) to hold the Limsaver pucks, corner brackets to hold the stopper bolts. Shown in-the-white, before I painted them and shortened the screws a tad. Rugged, adjustable and does not compromise the warranty of the bow.


Cossack, really like the pictures. How did you attach the Limsaver pucks to the bolts? What all did it take? Thanks Gilly

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:09 PM

The pucks are backed with some of the strongest glue I've run into. Just clean the pan head with acetone, remove the protective film off back of puck to expose glue and apply. Trim any excess with sharp blade. I've even taken some pucks off to remodel the SS, and replaced them. But then I used a two faced rubber tape commonly used to put windows together.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:20 AM

Thanks Cossack. Gilly

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:52 AM

The pucks are backed with some of the strongest glue I've run into. .


Cossack, where did you get the pucks, forgot to ask in first post. Thanks Gilly

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:45 PM

as stated earlier in the post the pucks are .....sims limbsavers

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:31 PM

Sorry Benchmark I missed that. Thanks Gilly

#18 doinghardtime

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:52 PM

stant and cossack thanks for the feedback.
great looking job on both bows, but i'm not that
mechanically inclined, was looking for a stock bolt
on kit but it's looking like nothing is available as of
now. by the way, did it help with sound suppression?
any negatives ? also on my bow the rods that the pucks
attach to would have to be offset, not a straight shot
to the string which makes it very difficult.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:43 PM

Can you post a pic or 2 of you setup. I know from my wife who has good ears its less noisy. Is it less noisy to the deer?????? who knows!!!! Offset is not hard to do. If i could see it maybe I could give you an idea or 2.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

Noise was of less motivation to me than protecting the bow in case of partial dryfire-which happened to me when a plastic nock failed...with disastrous results. Noise has been reduced but not so that a deer won't hear it. Vibrations reduction is noticeable.