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Old 04-09-2007, 02:44 PM
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Sorry if this is old....but why/why not shoot a string loop?

Finally got my chosenaccessories together. Will be shooting new bow soon.

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:51 PM
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I shoot them because, less wear on your string, and I always have the same anchor point.
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:34 PM
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I simply can't say it any better than my buddy Matt did...

I will simply not have a bow without a string loop set up........

1. No serving wear from a release
2. No torque on the bowstring at full draw
3. No nock pinch which can pop an arrow off if you let down
4. Allows for release pressure directly behind the nock (helps in nock travel and a cleaner release)
5. Can help fine tune anchor point
6. With today's loop specific releases it is no longer necessary to shorten your draw length to compensate for the change in anchor that the addition of a loop demands.
7. Tied properly the arrow leaves the string more consistently than a release under or varying pressure caused by wearing Eliminator buttons
8.Relatively light and easy to tie. If done right slipping is NOT an issue. (Releasedamage breakageCAN be so make sure the jaws aren't ragged or cutting your loop in any way)
9. Can be used to help consistently align your peep sight precisely square at full draw
10. You can more easily interchange between ANY release style with a loop.

Many people don't fully understand what they do and cause with relationship to form and proper anchor and don't utilize them correctly.......other thanthat, I personally do not find ANY disadvantages whatsoever.
At no time in the last 10yrs or so have I even given a split second thought to shooting off the string.

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Old 04-09-2007, 03:38 PM
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Looks like they got you covered. I would reccomend a D-loop. Personally, i wouldnt want to put anything metal on my string.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for the help. Will go with a loop when setting this bow up!
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:53 PM
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Go with a loop!
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:17 AM
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i have to shoot one to match my draw length
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:16 AM
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You see some Pro's they are no good without some Con's Make your decision for what fits you best!

Can and will stretch over time causing draw length to change. it will be subtle so you may find yourself developing bad form to compensate,without even being aware of it

Precise release attachment required may result in you having to take your eye off your game animal or spook them do to extra movement

Another component to fail, break, re-tie, adjust.

Often used to make peep's align...bigger question is why doesn't your peep stay aligned? I shoot a tubeless peep, mine isNEVER is unaligned.

Often used as an aid to make an ill-fitting bow fit the consumer.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:38 AM
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you know i was weary about putting a metal loop on my bow, but my wife has on on her's and it never seemed to make it louder, so i tried it on mine, and not saying its better, but it treats me just fine and really not noticed a huge drop in fps, or noise. so i guess i will keep it until i find somthing about it i dont like. but works for me.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:15 AM
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go with the string loop i can't see any reason not to shot a loop

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