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Old 09-03-2015, 05:01 PM
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How often do you grease your rail and track and what do you use?
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:43 PM
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I use rail lube for the rails and string wax for the string. When I wax the string every 10-12 shots I will hit up the rail. Only takes another couple seconds to do and both lube and wax are relatively cheap for a tube.
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:45 PM
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Can't tell you who makes it as it just says rail lube on the side of a plain white tube. Picked it up at the local outfitter store and the wax is made by a local bow maker.
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:59 PM
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I guess it pays to watch the DVD I got with it. The manufacturer suggest that you only was the string serving. If you get a build up on the rail simply wipe the wax off with a bit of WD-40 on a cloth. No lube or wax is recommended for the rail.

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Old 09-04-2015, 08:12 AM
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Bronko it was the same with mine - that was recommended too - no rail lube, But talking to the dealer and then shooting at his range he had me try a bit of the brand Called Scorpion Venom Lube (Small tube in a lip balm applicator) - on my rail and I have absolutely no wax buildup at all. It keeps the rail slick as 'snot'! The shots seem much cleaner and I like that far better.
And there is no perceived odor I can tell. Google it.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:35 PM
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Ditto JW. Scorpion Venom.

After each hunt I carefully clean the rail and string to eliminate as much abrasives I might have picked up while in the field such as dust. Then relube as directed on the Sorpion product.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:59 PM
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Have seen the rail lube you guys mentioned but never used it, sounds like may look into it when my tube needs replacing.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
I guess it pays to watch the DVD I got with it. The manufacturer suggest that you only was the string serving. If you get a build up on the rail simply wipe the wax off with a bit of WD-40 on a cloth. No lube or wax is recommended for the rail.
That's what I understand as well. If one feels the need to lube the rail the 100% silicone spray is some slick stuff and dries as well.

But on my excal I just keep the string and serving well waxed and when the rail gets wax buildup I just clean it with WD-40 as mentioned.
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