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    • richard roop
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      Bought a new bow (new for me, it’s used) at a shoot last week-end.

      63″ Sabo Hunter @ 60#.  Needs a decent string that doesn’t have 500 twists on it & still to low a brace height and I’m going to install my usual Bear Weather Rest, string silencers,  and my super secret vibration dampeners.

      Anybody have any history with one of these bows ?????

    • richard roop
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      Getting it set up and so far am impressed.  Brace height shot in at 7 1/2 ” and my usual attachments.  Haven’t run it thru the Chrono yet but my point on with it is consistent with my newer bows. Very little hand shock and really quiet.  I think that I got me-self a winner.

      The old classics are not to be denied !!!!

    • Kees
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      Here’s a link I found with some information on the Sabo:

      https://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/thread2.cfm?threadid=327381&CATEGORY=3

      Super secret vibration dampers?  I make mine from my wife’s left over yarn, placed at the 1/4 from the top and 1/3 from the bottom points of the string.  It seems to work rather well.

      ~Kees~

    • richard roop
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      Good info ………………. Thanx !!!!

      My Super Secret Vibration Dampeners are sold at Wally World in the baseball section as ‘choke rings’ for bats.  A drop of Neetsfoot  oil on the inner surface and slide ’em down to the fade-outs at the riser.  I wipe off the excess oil with Isoprol  (sp?) Alcohol. I used two on the top & two on the bottom.  I also installed a set of the OMP rubber baby buggy bumpers at the limb tips.  For string silencers I’m running cat whiskers, one normal sized mid-point on the string and two smaller ones spaced out on the other end of the string.  A guitar picker turned me on to that silencer spacing with more information on string harmonics that I likely need. (Willie Jack / American Dream ) I have no problem trading speed for silence since in my mind, every bow’s a hunting bow.

      I’m liking this bow more & more.

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