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Old 01-09-2013, 05:55 PM
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I'm thinking about getting into archery again. It's been a few years since I picked up my bow. Do strings/cables weaken over time? How do I know if mine need replaced? Is there anything else I should inspect before I start shooting the bow again?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:01 AM
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I personally would just run it in to your local archery shop and have them take a peek at it... Doesn't hurt to have someone who looks at bows all day long tell you if it is good to go or not.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:06 AM
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check the strings for anything abnormal,
if its a compound i would check every screw/bolt and tighten it up,
might want to bring it to a shop to check the poundage, see if it dropped any
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by IOWABUCKHUNTR View Post
I personally would just run it in to your local archery shop and have them take a peek at it... Doesn't hurt to have someone who looks at bows all day long tell you if it is good to go or not.
X2 It hurts alot when a cable on a compound breaks, definalt worth letting them check it out you can help it by starting to re wax the string after you check for abnormalities.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:03 PM
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the $20 or so bucks it will cost to have your string replaced will be worth it compared to breaking a limb or injuring yourself...if it was a couple months I would say its ok..but if its year(s)...then change it...
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:22 AM
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check the strings for anything abnormal

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilcam47 View Post
the $20 or so bucks it will cost to have your string replaced will be worth it compared to breaking a limb or injuring yourself...
That's funny! It will be quite a bit more than $20.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:14 AM
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Yeah, I guess I would worry about dry rot of strings and cables if it was put up for too long.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by early in View Post
That's funny! It will be quite a bit more than $20.

I also said OR SO...it depends...what type of bow it is...what size etc...ebay has tons. It still is cheaper to replace a string than breaking a limb on a bow.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MATHEWS-REEZ...item1c2f1ff40e

http://compare.ebay.com/like/2907040...Types&var=sbar
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:52 PM
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As others have said, if your not comfortable with it, have a reputable shop check it out. If no nicks or abrasions, you are probably good to go with a good waxing. Also a higher poundage bow will have put more stress on the string over time. HD.
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