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Old 08-17-2007, 01:56 PM
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How long is the lifeline of a bowstring , my bow was bought used and their is light fraying on the string . Is this a problem yet and should i replace it or should i take it to the Merlin centre and see what they say ( probably tell me to replaceit anyway) . In my eyes i'd rather be safe than sorry ,incase it snaps and screws the limbs up .I have waxed the string , but don't want to break my bow after thinkin it will be ok .

are there different types of bowstring , if so whats good and whats bad .

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Old 08-17-2007, 02:09 PM
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Contact gibblet here on the forums he makes the best string and cables I have come across in the last 45 years.

But contact him now as he get real busy come hunting season.

IMHO the string and cable/s should be replaced now if you dont know how long they have been on there.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:00 PM
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I put new strings on all my bows every year before hunting season.I just replaced 4 strings--gives me time to break them in and settle.Also,if the string is fraying or getting a "fuzzy" look to it-replace it
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:57 AM
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What JimPic said. I replace my strings usually shortly after season is over to give for it to settle.. I use 425X on my mathews and dyna 97 on my oneidas..
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:34 AM
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Thanks guys , i'm going next week to get them done after what you said .
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:30 AM
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Fuzz is telling you to get ready to replace the string. Fraying is telling you it's long past time to replace. Broken strands are telling you you've been lucky so far, but quit messing around and get it done or it's gonna hurt you.

I figure a used bow is going to cost about a hundred bucks more than I pay for it. I immediately replace the string and cables on any used bow I get. That way I KNOW how many shots the rigging has on it, and how it's been stored and maintained. While the bow is pressed to replace the rigging, I also clean and inspect the axles and cam bushings/bearings, replace them if needed and give the bow a proper lube job.


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Old 08-18-2007, 07:21 PM
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Thanks Arthur
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