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Title: Burnt 3 strands.... New string recommendations.
Post by: andersonjk4 on March 01, 2020, 03:40:34 PM
Iím new to archery and Iím the kind who insists on learning how to do everything myself. Sometimes to a fault. Anyway. I have a new bow and havenít even shot it yet and while tying in my peep sight i burnt what looks like 3 strands of the bow string. Iím pretty sure I know the answer, but not being familiar with bowstrings and how they wear. Do I have to get a new string ASAP? Is it possible to limp on it at 50 pounds while I work on my form?

Update: I am going to order a new string. What do you recommend and why?
Title: Re: Burnt 3 strands.... New string?
Post by: spoonman on March 01, 2020, 04:01:07 PM
Iím sure itíll be fine but if it was mine Iíd change it out before I shot it.
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Post by: buckfvr on March 01, 2020, 04:04:58 PM
Who can say it wont blow up in your face........change it and forget about it.
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Post by: Weehunt66 on March 01, 2020, 04:42:56 PM
Change it.
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Post by: hughjorgan on March 01, 2020, 05:31:09 PM
Been there, change it out.
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Post by: syoungs on March 01, 2020, 05:47:22 PM
Perfect opportunity to learn more!
Order a set of strings and start reading on bowtuning.
I wouldn't shoot it like it is personally.
Title: Re: Burnt 3 strands.... New string recommendations.
Post by: andersonjk4 on March 01, 2020, 05:50:56 PM
Thanks for the input everyone. Pretty much exactly what I expected. I will order some new strings, and probably a bow press as well.  So what strings does everyone recommend and why?
Title: Re: Burnt 3 strands.... New string recommendations.
Post by: hughjorgan on March 01, 2020, 06:02:20 PM
Are those stock string and cables that came with the bow or after market?

Lots of good choices for after market strings and cables. Vapor Trail, brite strings(made locally in the span away), g strings(xxx archery in rainier Oregon). Just some I have used, all worked as advertised. No peep rotation and strings and cables never stretched.

Title: Re: Burnt 3 strands.... New string recommendations.
Post by: andersonjk4 on March 01, 2020, 06:11:15 PM
Are those stock string and cables that came with the bow or after market?

Lots of good choices for after market strings and cables. Vapor Trail, brite strings(made locally in the span away), g strings(xxx archery in rainier Oregon). Just some I have used, all worked as advertised. No peep rotation and strings and cables never stretched.

Yes.  Stock strings and cables. If I replace the string do I need to replace the cables too? The bow has never been shot. I will look into those and see who makes strings for my bow.
Title: Re: Burnt 3 strands.... New string recommendations.
Post by: hughjorgan on March 01, 2020, 07:02:19 PM
Are those stock string and cables that came with the bow or after market?

Lots of good choices for after market strings and cables. Vapor Trail, brite strings(made locally in the span away), g strings(xxx archery in rainier Oregon). Just some I have used, all worked as advertised. No peep rotation and strings and cables never stretched.

Yes.  Stock strings and cables. If I replace the string do I need to replace the cables too? The bow has never been shot. I will look into those and see who makes strings for my bow.

You donít have too replace the cables. You can just order a string and be back up and running in pretty short order. I would recommend doing strings and cables though, some bow manufacturers donít use high quality strings and cables and they will stretch over time and cause you to have to tune your bow. Custom strings are built with BCY material and pre stretched so you wonít have peep rotation and your cables wonít stretch over time throwing your bow out of tune.
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Post by: dilleytech on April 05, 2020, 10:11:29 AM
You can just buy the string for pretty cheap. I got a good string and cable set from 60X. My last string came from twisted x and it sucks. A good 1/4 peep twist.
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Post by: EchoLimaKilo on May 21, 2020, 05:52:29 PM
Iíve also ordered from 60x and liked their strings,  they worked for me and they have pre assembled sets for most bows so they ship quick. You could always order the string and cables and then keep your old factory cables as backups, thatís usually what I do if I wear out a string, nice to know you have extras when season starts closing in.
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Post by: h20hunter on May 21, 2020, 05:55:07 PM
Change it.


@D-Rock425
Title: Re: Burnt 3 strands.... New string recommendations.
Post by: D-Rock425 on May 22, 2020, 06:20:02 AM
Definitely change it.  If I was in hunting camp I'd probably still shoot and replace when I got home.  As for string reccomadations haven't heard a bad thing about the new GAS bow strings.
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Post by: blackveltbowhunter on May 22, 2020, 08:46:00 AM
Change it. I wouldn't be afraid to shoot it, but it's on borrowed time. Plus it will likely add to the peep rotation.

Tons of good string options out there. Vapor trail, GAS, etc often have strings pre made and ship faster than fully custom string sets. My money has gone to Hogwire for my last couple sets and they have been worth the extra to me.
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Post by: Gobble Gobble on May 22, 2020, 09:41:15 AM
Me 3 for 60X, I'm happy with their product. Buy a custom set of strings to the colors you like. I'm in need of another set and 60X is who I will get them from. I would replace the strings now because you will have to go through the entire set up and re tune process again once you replace them. So, for now learn on the strings that came with the bow and get it right on new replacement set.
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Post by: spin05 on June 03, 2020, 01:59:52 AM
I also just put a 60X string on and it seems great so far. Cant beat the price either
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Post by: dc on June 03, 2020, 05:47:10 AM
Sidehill Archery in Kelso is making some awesome bow strings.  Look them up, you wont be disappointed.
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Post by: Jhughes32 on June 03, 2020, 06:26:07 AM
Hit up Austin at high voltage bow string's
Title: Re: Burnt 3 strands.... New string recommendations.
Post by: Dhoey07 on June 03, 2020, 07:25:27 AM
Sidehill Archery in Kelso is making some awesome bow strings.  Look them up, you wont be disappointed.

I bought from them a few years ago and have 0 complaints.  Still look great today.