Author Topic: Bow string inspections & life  (Read 347 times)

Online Stein

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 8735
  • Location: Arlington
Bow string inspections & life
« on: April 01, 2021, 10:40:44 AM »
I'm planning on taking my bow into the shop to have it checked, but how long do strings last in general?  If I don't see any damage or cuts, is there any other sign the string could be in a dangerous condition?  I think my strings are about 4 years old, I don't track the number of arrows I shoot, but it's only during the summer in my back yard once or twice a week and maybe 3-4 trips through the 3D course.

Offline Special T

  • Truth the new Hate Speech.
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Legend
  • ******
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 22234
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • Make it Rain!
    • Silver Arrow Bowmen
    • Silver Arrow Bowmen
Re: Bow string inspections & life
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 10:44:26 AM »
I wax mine regularly and dont have any real sharp bends on the cams so i probably have strings 2x as old as yours.  Ill probably replace them soon.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. 


Offline blackveltbowhunter

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 3585
  • BLAM
Re: Bow string inspections & life
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 10:57:23 AM »
Check for serving separation in any area with hard bends, or excess wear on cable guard  going through the slide. If it has cable stops thats another spot that will show excess wear as well.

Most manfactures recommend every 2 years. My experience is if correctly stored away from big temp flux,  in a case or out of excess uv light, and your visual inspection shows no torn fiber or severe serving separation/wear then you are good to go regardless of age.

I personally replace annually. I do shoot alot, but my strings sustain most damage from being dragged through brush, frozen, then overheated, wet then dried, riding on a back pack with straps rubbing them and dust and grime, and I carry it by the string. Actual shooting is not hard on them at all its what they are built to do.


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Commercial Gill Nets Target BASS in Lake WA by Stein
[Today at 07:49:44 PM]

Sealions by Stein
[Today at 07:47:06 PM]

load development what next by TooTallMike
[Today at 07:45:26 PM]

How old do you think this buck is? by HntnFsh
[Today at 07:42:39 PM]

wow,i gotta rant about this a little by NWShooter
[Today at 07:28:59 PM]

.223 / 5.56 Shooting & Reloading Questions by NWShooter
[Today at 07:26:19 PM]

WTB TW 200 by highside74
[Today at 07:21:26 PM]

FS: Whites Smoke Jumper 9.5D 12 brown rough out by MtnMuley
[Today at 06:57:08 PM]

New location in GMU 117 by Igor
[Today at 06:55:59 PM]

WTS Ruger No 1 300 Win Mag Falling Block Single shot Action by Shoofly09
[Today at 06:18:16 PM]

WTS Nosler 6.5 129 Accubond Long Range Bullets by wasalmonslayer
[Today at 06:10:15 PM]

Seeking answers to colville turkey hunting by Bogie85
[Today at 06:02:53 PM]

2001 Excursion 7.3 transfer case fluid by jackelope
[Today at 05:59:45 PM]

[Today at 05:51:16 PM]

Mineral Lake 2021 by Axle
[Today at 05:42:12 PM]

2021 Turkeys!!! Let see those birds. by KFhunter
[Today at 05:25:22 PM]

New Mexico due 3/17 by big wood
[Today at 05:18:13 PM]

Who's doing keto? by Stein
[Today at 04:53:44 PM]

.350 rem mag ammo and supplies by TVHunts
[Today at 04:43:11 PM]

Charcuterie by Stein
[Today at 04:42:55 PM]