Need a little help
My father is letting me borrow some of his older bows and I was wondering about the specs on some of them if anyone knows
first one is a Ben Pearson Gamester 7388 @45lbs and was wondering the length of string and number of strands.
second one is a Stemmler model: 823 @ 40lbs and was wondering length of string and number of strands.
Thirdly I was considering building a string jig to try to build my own strings and was wondering if anyone has done that here and if they could describe how to build one, with specific directions.
I have been building my own flemish twist strings for years. It's pretty easy and a lot of fun.
How to measure your bow. The string will be ~4" shorter if it's a recurve:
Good link for a how to on flemish twist string making and also with a chart for number of strands:
Last edited by Coop; 12-11-2012 at 04:40 PM.
Also I know that they sell glue on finger style rests, but is it traditional to shoot with those or to shoot off of the shelf on the handle riser?
Both. I have some bows I shoot off the shelf some I use stick on rests. If you use a stick on rest you will get better flight if you want to use vanes. Vanes don't seem to work great shooting off the shelf.