Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Rippinlip

Hearing a twang.

9 posts in this topic

I been shooting alot and the other day we were shooting and I heard a different sound from my bow. I had my wife and a friend help me try to diagnosis it we have it narrowed down to the top limb somewhere, possibly around the cam.

I know the pro shop might be the only answer, but before I do I was also wondering if this could be the cause of a consistant drift to the right of my arrows.

I know I asked in an earlier post about this drift, but ever since then I have been adjusting the pins on a regular basis, now I am thinking it was not all me.

Could the bow have a cracked limb?

And could that be causing bigger issues?

Besides the cotton ball trick is there anything else I can try?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would get your bow in asap, the last thing you want is your bow to explode on you at full draw. Better safe the sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

do what bear said, having a bow bust on you at full draw could kill you or hurt you really badly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed. Could be any number of things, all need to be addressed by a qualified archery dealer. If you're changing your sights frequently, my guess would be broken strands in your string under the serving, or could be the cam is no longer true.

Take it in. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, I agree with above. Just an FYI for you- my brother, who is the most knowledgable archery person I know (and I know a lot of 'em), had the top limb of his last bow break at full draw. It flew back and hit him in the forehead, knocking him to the ground. He was cut and beat up, but ended up to be fine. It could have just as easily hit him in the mouth, eye, temple, etc. and done some serious damage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, get the bow in for the sake of safety at a minimum. You also don't want to have to fix your bow in the middle of season, like I did last year!!!

Also, if something breaks and does cause you some harm (even if minimal) you might be surprised and how much it could impact your form. I had an old PSE that let loose right in my hands at full draw. The string got my left arm pretty good. After I got the bow put back together you can't believe how much target panic I had at first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my buddy has a hoyt and had been shooting like crazy. Well we were shooting together for the first time in ages and I head a twang. It caught my attention but he was used to it. His cam's for his adjustment for draw was losening up. We tightened the screwes and first shot missed target. Don't know if it was loose the whole time but at 10/20 yards he barely hit the block! had to do some major adjusting afterwards but it fixed his sound. If it wasn't something as simple as that definately bring it in to get fixed never want your last draw to be the last thing you do

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all advice,

Just back home and all the twang was the locking clips on the top limb for the cam had worked themselves loose, they were not off just really loose. Only took 2 experienced technicians a few seconds to diagnosis it.

Thanks to those gentlemen, I did end up putting new string leeches on it, old ones broke and a new peep sight, without the rubber hose.

Can't walk away without something new. LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good job on getting that diagonesd correctly. And who can walk out of the pro shop without an "improvement" or two!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Where is the part where I say I am OK with it?
    • The CWD 'outbreak' in the 4 counties in the NW part of Wisconsin I believe is one case in the NW part of Barron County, or some where close to where those counties all meet.  All counties within X miles (40 miles?) of a positive result are considered CWD counties.  For the year or two after the found positive in that area the MN DNR did test deer in the neighboring MN area(s.)  I was hunting in both Burnett County, WI and east of Hinckley, MN in the year the positive test was found.  It's been awhile, the numbers might be off, but that was generally what happened.   How much money do you want our DNR to spend on so few positive results so far away?
    • We should never have Koivu on the ice in a 3 on 3 OT...Wait, he scored last night. He is phenomenal in OT, finishes with the same move Parise tried moments before him and failed. WTG Koivu! Insert half sarcastic, half praise here... Needed the win, got it. Mcdavid held in check.   Parise is the highest paid 4th line player. There is still something wrong with him. His stride hasn't looked right in over a year. Hope he just stays off the ice if he isn't going to get it together.
    • Looks like after today we'll be making some of the hard stuff!!! Here in the metro anyways
    • Waiting on a reply from the DNR but should be soon
    • They are all the same as the other hook models just a different screen. The Hook is just a re-branded Elite Chrip.
    • Appeared to be a nice product. I was not impressed with the sales guy or who ever he was at the Blane show. I asked if they sell the LED extrusion they had running along both sides of the trailer and he said its their own design I can get them if I buy a trailer bla bla bla... Once I stepped away a salesman from Coates RV said that he can get the extrusion for me being its nothing special! I have little time for people that lie to me, if he didn't know a better answer is no we don't sell to the public or i don't know.
    • One reason for me to be muzzleloading is to scout areas for next bow season.  I liked this low area I found yesterday.  I got a good feel for how the deer use it.  Saw one small 8 and had two put their tracks in mine, but out of sight.  I'd hunt it differently with a bow.  
    • wear a good balaclava and get a open face with a cold weather breath box never had a problem
  • Our Sponsors