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    Matr138920 is offline Senior Member Weekend Warrior
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    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.

    thanks everyone.

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    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:

    http://www.yeoldearcheryshoppe.com/stringlength.php

    Good link for a how to on flemish twist string making and also with a chart for number of strands:

    http://www.stickbow.com/stickbow/fea...ishstring.html
    Last edited by Coop; 12-11-2012 at 04:40 PM.
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    Matr138920 is offline Senior Member Weekend Warrior
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    thanks i appreciate it

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    Matr138920 is offline Senior Member Weekend Warrior
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    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?

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    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.
    Mike - 2013 Bowtech Experience 70#@28.5"
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