Bow strings

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  1. dogfox

    dogfox Weekend Warrior

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    Loaded question I know.

    But how long to you expect a bow string to last and how do you tell when they need changing. I wax my strings on a weekly bases and I shoot about 40 to 70 arrows a week out of my bow.

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    Dogfox
     
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    englum_06 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My last 2 bows I changed every 2 years, and I shoot quite a bit. I keep them waxed regularly. You'll be able to tell when they need changed if they start to fuzz up on you a lot.
     
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    BOWDADDY64 Weekend Warrior

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    Well with "normal" use around 2-3 years. Not taking into consideration wear n tear, and abrasions and what not. Just keep an eye on the fuzzing up of the string even after waxing good, and keep a record of, or in my forgetful case, a picture of the timing marks where the string crosses the cam. That way you'll have a reference mark if you start to get stretch. Just keep them clean and waxed and they will give you plenty of shots.
     
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    maxpetros Grizzled Veteran

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    THIS. just keep an eye on your strings and wax them regularly and they will last 2 years or more with your amount of shooting
     
  5. dogfox

    dogfox Weekend Warrior

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    Thanks for the replies.
    dogfox
     
  6. Bow String Depot

    Bow String Depot Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Rule of thumb is target shooters 1 to 2 years or less depending on wear and amount of shooting. Hunters 3 to 4 years depending on the amount of shooting. Some bows are tough on strings some are not. Take care of them and keep an eye on them they should last awhile.
     
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    Bootlegger Grizzled Veteran

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    Hutch makes a great string if you need one. I shoot almost everyday if all possible. I will more than likely replace mine every year or two just cause I like his strings...lol. That is unless I cut another one with a Broadhead OR let some idiot install them....lol
     
  8. maxpetros

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    yeah listen to hutch. from what i hear he is a great string builder.
     

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