Hmmmm...ok. The vibration doesn't bother me much but the Exomax does sound rather loud. Guess there isn't a whole lot I can do about it but hope that the arrow arrives before the whitetail can react. Thanks for the response.Bayou Excalibur said:I have one on my Excalibur Vortex. It does lesson the vibration. However, it really does not help with the sound. There is just to much power in those limbs. I do think it is worth it though.
I am rather new to this and am confused about the "boo" string. Is this not an Excal product or an aftermarket string. Where can I buy one?liaf said:The first time I fired my xcal phoenix I was shocked on how loud it sounded compared to a compound. The first several weeks I shot it with earplugs because of the sound. I got a "BOO" string with cat whiskers and a STS for it. It still goes twangggggg but its more subdued and I don't have to wear any earplugs to shoot it. In normal hunting distances up to say 30-35 yards I don't think it will make much of a difference where a deer will jump the string. I think it just makes the bow more enjoyable to shoot and will probably help in decreasing the stress on the bow thereby increasing the "life" of the bowand will probably help in a dry fire situation. I think if you went with a Boo string, sts and maybe slighly heavier arrows you would cut down on the amount/type of sound your e-max produces.
Doesn't the STS systems do more than just curb the noise. Doesn't it also help with the vibration.....or not? I currenty shoot a Horton supermax and the virbration is irritating to shoot which is why I only shoot about three arrows then quit for the day.SPECIALIZED said:I think in a lot of cases the reason noise is mentioned about Crossbows is not because a Deer will hear it.
For me,while I am hunting and shooting at a Deer I don't even think about the noise.
However when I am shooting a target in my back yard I become more conscience of how loud the crossbow is and so do neighbors in the area.
The noise that a crossbow makes is irritating but not as irritating and the vibration felt during target shooting with a crossbow. How much weight would I be adding to my Exomax if I installed the double STS system?Boo said:But mostly, normal crossbow noise drives me up the wall.