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Author Topic: Bow Strings?  (Read 810 times)

Offline Hunt Master

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Bow Strings?
« on: March 28, 2016, 12:06:54 PM »
How often do you change out your bow string? Cables? Do you wait for them to show wear or after a certain amount of time?
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 02:57:38 PM »
HM I shoot a lot in getting ready for hunting season.  My bow strings & cables usually last 3 maybe four years.  I always buy quality strings.  I bought Vapor Trail bow strings last time.  I have been very happy with this string.  Its a good quality product.   
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 04:59:55 PM »
I wait until is see wear. I do take good care of my string w/ wax at least 3-4 times per year. it really seem to help. it's over $100 for a new string, so better to care than replace
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 05:45:11 PM »
For me it was 4 years, started to show a little wear, even with good maintenance. I replaced string and cables last year just before summerblast so I should be good for a couple years unless something unforeseen happens.
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 05:49:17 PM »
I replace them when I start to see wear.

If its just serving wear i will reserve it, if I have broken strands or wear at the ends I will change it.

 I will tend to be more proactive as bow season gets closer, I would prefer to not have to change during fhe season if possible.
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 08:20:33 AM »
I used to replace them once a year but that was when I would shoot every day. Since my neck surgeries I do not do a lot of shooting so I am watching for wear.
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 08:54:39 AM »
I also just keep an eye on them. I seem not to have the same bow for four years as I just have to have the new "updated" bow by then. Just FYI, spending the money on the newest bow every couple years or so has not really helped me either. LOL

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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 09:01:43 AM »
Several years ago my compound blew up in my face due to a string letting go! When I took it for repair my bow shop determined that the bow string had severed under the serving near the cam. One limb blew up and a metal piece of the bow nearly missed my eye and cut my face. I guess my message is change your bow string every 2-3 years depending on how much you shoot whether you see wear or not. Mathews replaced all the parts at no cost as they have a life time warranty but they have no control over the bow string.  Just saying!
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2016, 05:37:40 PM »
fox- years ago I had the same thing happen. the string tattooed me from my belly up to my chin. that stung like the dickens
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Re: Bow Strings?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2016, 08:38:02 PM »
Back when I shot a two-cam bow (and I shot a lot more) I would generally change the string each year, don't recall ever going more than 2 years.  With that bow I had a devil of a time keeping it in tune, and as the string would degrade timing would start shifting on me.  Went to a single cam bow and have gotten pretty lazy (probably too much so) about changing it out, as the timing headaches are gone.  Have replaced it a couple of times due to concerns with visible wear.  Probably have 5 years on the current string.  Really should take it in & get it replaced - thanks for the nudge.
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