Should I re-string a bow?

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  1. oldoperator

    oldoperator Newb

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    I am new to bow hunting and have just picked up an older Bear bow that shoots well. I have shot it approx. 20 times and it seems to perform well. I don't know the complete history of the bow and was wondering if I should go ahead and replace the string? Any suggestions as to brand of string to purchase?
    Thanks in advance for any help given.
     
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    Ske1etor Weekend Warrior

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    I would and I've rid tried a lot of strings over the years and I pretty much stick with Vaportrail these days. Their VTX material is nice, they ship within a couple days and price is good. You'll need to know the string length and all that jazz but they know the serving lengths and locations so no need to worry about that.

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    Would not hurt to replace the strings and lube the cam's. Check the draw weight and measure nock to peep just incase things don't seem right after replacement.
     
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    foodplot19 Grizzled Veteran

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    I would go ahead an replace the string and cable. As far as brands, I used Prostring but can't find them anymore. Someone can point you in the best direction for that.
     
  5. Bow String Depot

    Bow String Depot Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would replace them and start fresh with a new set and a new tune. That way you are assured that you know its safe. If you are interested pm me we are custom string builders and have a 20% off sale going on right now. bowstringdepot.com



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    selfbros Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Not trying to highjack this thread but it brought out a question that I've wanted to ask in the past. How often should one replace the strings on a bow. Is it based on looks of the sting, years, or shots fired?
     
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    Bow String Depot Die Hard Bowhunter

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    1 to 2 years for target shooters or less 2 to 4 for hunters and of course wear is the main reason to change inspect your string for fraying and broken strands


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    Pro V1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would take it in to a "reputable" bow technician & see what he thinks. No reason to drop $100 on a new string if you don't need to.


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  9. 60X Custom Strings

    60X Custom Strings Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would take the bow to a shop and have them do a good tune up on it
     

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