Do bowstrings actually make that sound?
In movies, every time someone fires a bow, there's that springy sound effect that's clearly intended to be the string straightening back out from the drawn position. Did real bows made of the wood, sinew, etc people had before modern materials ever actually sound like that? Did they have a sound at all?
I know that the bows people are typically shown using in movies are generally nothing like the ones they'd really be using. Usually they're either so thin and have such a recurve that I don't think the can even be fired at all, or a plain bow that's far too short to have the firing power they're depicted as having. But all the bows I've seen fired in person are your standard modern recreation types, made of completely different substances than the bows of fiction and history- so for all I know, that sound effect could be accurate.