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Does anyone have experience with odorless bow oil?  I'd like to add some lubricant to the cam pins, which have a faint squeak when drawing the string. 

 

I've also read that vegetable oil is a suitable alternative, but I'm curious to learn of other bowhunters' experiences using one, the other, or both.

 

Thanks in advance...

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just use a light thin oil.  there's other things that will give off more scent with your bow setup like your release strap, wrist sling, etc. that most don't pay any attention to.

 

​...a little will go a long long way.

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FYI - Below is from Hoyt's owner's manual (Note the "...light, spot lubrication...". meaning a drop or two per cam's pivot. How much odor can that produce???). This is a more critical maintenance item in compound type crossbows with their shorter limbs, 12-14" draw length and aggressive cams than in the traditional compound bows. Unless you're still stubbornly hanging on to your old, original Bear Whitetail Hunter bow. LOL

 

"A light, spot lubrication of the axles where they pass through the wheel/cam should be done on a regular basis (1,500-2,000 shots). In adverse hunting conditions where dirt, dust, and moisture are encountered, lubrication may be done on a daily basis. Hoyt recommends that you use a silicone or Teflon based lubrication or any other quality grease available at your local Hoyt Pro Shop. It is not recommended that you use "penetrating oils" such as WD-40, EZ #7, Fast Break, etc. Note: Cam & 1/2 System bows feature sealed stainless steel ball bearings which do not require lubrication."

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I have always used RemOil it seems to do a good job.  You would want something  thin, and not get stiff in cold weather, and  not gum up. I do not remember the name of the oil , haven't seen it since the mid 80's it was great, it even had Teflon in it.

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Wouldn't an OIL tend to collect dust & dirt and do harm to the bow rather than help . I would think a dry lubricant would be better . 

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I use a dry spray lubricant, dries to a white powder that is scent free. Started using it when I bought my crossbow a couple years ago. Before that, I always used Tri-Flow. It can be found in almost any hardware store. It's not scent free but it's one of the best lubricants you can buy, and works great for firearms as well.

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