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Can you string a bow without a bowstringer?

Old 06-21-2016, 11:16 AM
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I prefer push-pull anyway, but I'll confirm what everyone says that if you don't do it right it is just as dangerous as they say.
I've got lots of practice; I'm teaching a friend to make Flemish strings and the guy forgets something at least once a month, so when I go over I actually have to remind myself not to treat his bow like I do mine out of courtesy. It works fine if you know what you're doing.
Hope this link can help you string your bow : http://hunthacks.com/string-recurve-...hout-stringer/
Thanks all!
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:13 AM
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It will be dangerous if you string recurve bow without stringer
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:49 AM
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I usually use a stringer. But if I don't I use the push pull method when I can. I say when I can because my arms ain't very long and on some recurve bows I have trouble reaching the upper limb tip.
Besides, the stringer method is much much easier.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:53 AM
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Default Stringing bow with notch on side of shoe

Watch that with a recurve. I saw one explode when the tip slipped off the shoe and hit the floor.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:35 AM
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10 years later and I’m still using the step through method without fail and it’s still easy peasy kinda, I just don’t hunt with traditional or compound bows anymore due to health issues I have now but I do have 6 crossbows now.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:34 PM
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If I'm using a bow that's light or I care LESS about it I might use the step through method. But I normally use a stringer, I just see them as cheap insurance on my favourite bows.
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