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Old 03-05-2010, 12:10 PM
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Anyone have thought on what is the best bowstring material? Seems like there are lots of choices such as Xcel, 452, 452X, Ultra Cam, 8125, D75, D75thin, Fast Flight, Astro Flight. and more If you were putting a string on your bow, what material would you want to use? Obviously you want speed, low stretch and long life.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:29 AM
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A well made string out of 452X is my #1 choice. I have had a number of them and if the string is put together correctly they are stable for many years.

On my hunting bow I currently have one of the Vapor Trail strings made out of their VTX material. That also has been extremely stable.

I personally don't like 8125. I have had a couple of strings made from it and while fast, they don't seem to stay in place when they get hot (i.e. 90 degree heat, not left inside a car on a hot summer day hot).
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:34 AM
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I ended up going to the local archery shop and they made a string and cable set for me and they used 452X. Seems to be working well so far. Thanks for the input.

Doing a little research it looks like Bowtech and a number of other bow makers also use 452X so it must be pretty good.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:50 PM
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I like 8125 and 452X. There really isn't a best.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:53 AM
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I'd take 452X anyday. Stability over any slight speed gain.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:01 PM
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I've put about 200 rounds downrange with the new string and everything is working great.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:48 PM
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My next set will be made from AstroFlight. I have a set made from Axcel I'm going to install and play with when I recover from my back surgery, prolly five more weeks
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by cartman308 View Post
My next set will be made from AstroFlight. I have a set made from Axcel I'm going to install and play with when I recover from my back surgery, prolly five more weeks
I'll make ya another set...ya don't have to put those Xcels on there....
AstroFlight is working REAL good for us...a real step above alot of the others...
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:32 PM
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Want a great set of strings made of 8125 that are fast and don't budge a hair have Allan at www.worldsbeststrings.com make a set you will be very happy!!!!
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:31 AM
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It's tough to beat BCY X bow string material
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