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Reliable bow string brand
« on: December 30, 2017, 03:30:37 PM »
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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 04:47:23 PM »
If you're talking actual string - I like bcy x
Old enough to know better.
Young enough to go for it.

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 05:00:59 PM »
Side Hill Custom Bowstrings, out of Kelso. Best I've owned.
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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 05:06:50 PM »
I've had good luck with these

http://stonemountainbowstrings.com/

I'm using the Dakota pre-stretched, before they rolled out the titanium line.   

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 05:47:37 PM »
Riverside Archery makes thiers in house. I have them on my switcback.

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 06:13:34 PM »
I guess I should clarify they would be for my compound bow. Thanks guys, I have not heard of these companies/strings I will look into them.

I have been looking into zebras, viper trail, winners choice, Americaís Best, g-string (by xxx archery) and electric bow strings.

Johnb317- i have heard good about BCY-X, 425X, and 8091, but Iím not sure what the difference between them is

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 06:21:50 PM »
I have been running 60X Strings lately. I've been really happy with them and I really like that I get them for about $80 with shipping.
If you go this route I have a code for 10% off.

https://www.60xcustomstrings.com/product/compound-bow-string-builder/

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 06:25:51 PM »
Last 5 or 6 sets have been 60x. Great strings and fast shipping, 2-3 days.
If you don't mind installing your self.
I'm not sure.

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 08:00:24 PM »
My last 5 sets were winners choice.  Not one complaint from me.  Other good makers out there.

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 08:44:25 AM »
I guess I should clarify they would be for my compound bow. Thanks guys, I have not heard of these companies/strings I will look into them.

I have been looking into zebras, viper trail, winners choice, Americaís Best, g-string (by xxx archery) and electric bow strings.

Johnb317- i have heard good about BCY-X, 425X, and 8091, but Iím not sure what the difference between them is

I was up with the baby last night so i was doing a little bow string material research, this is what i came up with.

https://www.60xcustomstrings.com/breaking-down-bow-string-materials/

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 09:49:55 AM »
I guess I should clarify they would be for my compound bow. Thanks guys, I have not heard of these companies/strings I will look into them.

I have been looking into zebras, viper trail, winners choice, Americaís Best, g-string (by xxx archery) and electric bow strings.

Johnb317- i have heard good about BCY-X, 425X, and 8091, but Iím not sure what the difference between them is

I was up with the baby last night so i was doing a little bow string material research, this is what i came up with.

https://www.60xcustomstrings.com/breaking-down-bow-string-materials/
I have had no string stretch or peep rotation with the BCY X string from 60X. Very solid strings and great prices.
But I also have a bow press nowadays so that helps and I don't have to pay a shop to put them on or to tune my bow.
Now if you buy the strings and then pay a pro shop to put them you most likely will be money ahead to go to XXX Archery and have Corey build a set and put them on or one of the other local guys.

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 10:07:44 AM »
I guess I should clarify they would be for my compound bow. Thanks guys, I have not heard of these companies/strings I will look into them.

I have been looking into zebras, viper trail, winners choice, Americaís Best, g-string (by xxx archery) and electric bow strings.

Johnb317- i have heard good about BCY-X, 425X, and 8091, but Iím not sure what the difference between them is

I was up with the baby last night so i was doing a little bow string material research, this is what i came up with.

https://www.60xcustomstrings.com/breaking-down-bow-string-materials/
I have had no string stretch or peep rotation with the BCY X string from 60X. Very solid strings and great prices.
But I also have a bow press nowadays so that helps and I don't have to pay a shop to put them on or to tune my bow.
Now if you buy the strings and then pay a pro shop to put them you most likely will be money ahead to go to XXX Archery and have Corey build a set and put them on or one of the other local guys.

Ya i have been getting quotes from different string makers and the local sportsmans, and that is the same thing i came up with. I think since i donít have a lot of confidence in my local sportsmans im going to get a press and start doing stuff myself.

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 10:20:34 AM »
I'm not sure that XXX Archery is making strings anymore?
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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 10:25:47 AM »
I have been running 60X Strings lately. I've been really happy with them and I really like that I get them for about $80 with shipping.
If you go this route I have a code for 10% off.

https://www.60xcustomstrings.com/product/compound-bow-string-builder/
:yeah: on both bows

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Re: Reliable bow string brand
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 10:40:04 AM »
I'm not sure that XXX Archery is making strings anymore?

They were as of Friday of last week. I called and talked to them about getting strings for my bow. They donít ship their strings (to many problems in the past with other shops not putting them on or adjusting them correctly). He said if you want them to make strings for you, you need to take your bow in, and give them 3-4 days. He said once all the draw results come out for next year it gets really busy and that turn around time increases.

Thanks milkman, and Jason i will be looking into 60X

 

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