September 9th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Hoyt Dorado Question
A while back there was a silencing kit for the Hoyt Gamemaster that was for the limb pockets. Do they make one for the Dorado? This was a few years ago.
Also, do you guys know if anyone makes a conversion kit so the Dorado can accept ILF limbs? Just curious...
September 9th, 2011, 06:45 PM
To quiet them down, just cut a piece of felt that fits between the limb and riser and make sure the brace height is right. I know somebody had the buttons to take ILF limbs and make them fit the Dorado, but not the other way around. I think it was 3 rivers or Lancasters. The proprietary limb system is what made me sell my Dorado and go with an Excel. Much easier to swap limbs around.
September 10th, 2011, 12:55 AM
The ILF limb change is so
easy to do. Love my excel.
September 12th, 2011, 12:15 PM
I wouldn't use felt between the limbs and riser as felt can hold moisture. Buy a cheap bike innertube and cut the pieces to fit and use a paper punch for the limb bolt holes.
September 12th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Thanks. Not looking to sell the bow as I just bought it. I am sure the Excel is a great bow, but just wanted to see if an option was available....if not no big deal. Like the idea of the bike inner tube....makes sense.
September 12th, 2011, 02:39 PM
I have Limbsavers on my GM11 and my friends always comment on how silent it is.
Originally Posted by dcwhite55044
September 12th, 2011, 03:36 PM
You can buy the ilf conversion kit from Lancaster Archery to convert ilf limbs to fit the dorado. That is exactly what I did.
September 12th, 2011, 04:51 PM
stock limbs are fine ..lancaster has a limb pad from 3-m for a couple of dollars,, also try some monkey tails from mathews compounds work great as well combined super quiet ... dorado owner .... brace height is best at 8 or 8 1/4 inches I found...
September 12th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Thanks all....and thanks CLASSICHUNTER for throwing in the brace height...appreciate that!
January 25th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Hi there dcwhite55044
I would like to know more of the placement in the pockets , correct me if I am wrong ,it seems
a practical with Takedown bows to have way of absorbing the vibration from the release , In the package of my Hoyt
Dorado , becide the string and other major items , their are two rubber / plastic I know they are not string silencers
but they seem to be for a another function ??...
Thank You : Sincerely
January 26th, 2012, 07:42 AM
My Dorado shoots best at 7.75" BH with my arrow, rest, and draw length combination. Keep in mind that yours my tune differently then either of measurements given. Good luck and enjoy your Dorado!
Originally Posted by dcwhite55044
Jerry S - Bowhunting & 3D Enthusiast
Hoyt Buffalo Recurve & Vectrix Compound
USA Archery Level 2 Instructor
January 26th, 2012, 05:01 PM
The rubber silencers that came with my Dorado kit,are not shaped , for
string silencers , But when I assemble the limb as per instruction , there is a slight
gap at the limb when it is bolted down e.g say 1.5 mm , I hope we can get the proper
Thank You Everyone
January 26th, 2012, 08:38 PM
picks best once you string the bow limbs seat fully.. gap when unstrung .. and yes different bh for each persons tune but 7.75 to 8.5 is usually optimum...
January 29th, 2012, 08:53 AM
My Dorado is 49 @ 28.5" and I shoot 29" GT Trad 5575 with 200 grain points(about 9.5 gpp). BH is 8". I use inner tube on the limb pads, fuzzy velcro in the string grooves, and catwhiskers. I get many comments on how quiet it is.
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