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  1. Vabowman

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    3rd year on my vxr and now need new cables and strings. I had Barn Burner put on when it was new but they stretched a lot in my opinion so I won't go with them again. I would like to find a set that will settle and not move after 100 shots or so.
     
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    Catfish, Vec99 ... put it on my SR350 a few months back.... yes, its slick at first and takes getting use to, holds color great, but some colors might bleed slightly (no, biggie, the deer will never know) .. I use the Gillingham peep tie method using Halo .014 and it hasnt budged... going on 2 years on my Elite Ritual 33 and it hasnt budged on it either ... Catfish offers other materials also if one dosnt like the texture of Vec99
     
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    I keep hearing good things about catfish
     
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    I am an avid Catfish Customs string user as well and they are my main preference.
    I have a used bow that came with a set of Threadz on it, they have been a great set as well.
    I have read of several people having trouble getting timely delivery of A3 strings, several threads on another forum about that, and I personally would avoid them.
    String material. I have used 452x quite a bit, x99 quite a bit, and have had one set of vec99.

    452x is a great string material. It will just get fuzzy a bit sooner than the other two types, but it has been very stable for me.

    x99. It is very similar to 452x but will go longer without getting fuzzy and I prefer it on my hunting bows that I drag through quite a bit of brush when elk hunting every year. I have to say that even though I really liked my vec99 set, x99 is my favorite overall.

    Vec99. Every bit as stable as 452x and x99 IME but goes a LONG time without getting fuzzy. It does leach darker colors into lighter colors, a dark string color will even leach through a lighter serving color, so be aware of that and plan colors accordingly. The coating on the string is very slick and the "Tim Gillingham" peep tying method (1/2 hitch method) is highly recommended. Very easy to tie, nice and clean looking, and I feel it is the best method out there for not letting the peep move. But, it is a bit tedious to remove when the time comes, especially if you do all 4 legs.
     
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    America's Best has never let me down, and I've had a set on every bow I've owned in the last 8 years or so. They have the best warranty in the business in case you do ever have an issue. I started out with the Platinum strings, which are now the Premium Ultra, and am now running the Launch strings on my Lift.

    As mod said - the 452x will get a little fuzzy after a season, but that's never been an issue for me. A little wax will keep that at bay, and 90% of the string is wrapped in serving these days anyways.

    Use promo code BOWHUNT20 to save 20% on your order. :)
     
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    Gas bowstrings. I put on my VXR. In January. Very pleased in 6 months I’ve shot over 450 arrows thru. No strech.
     
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    I went with Gas freakshow this time. Going to see what they are like
     
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    BC Custom Bowstrings
    Twisted X
    Hooked Up Bowstrings




    Hoyt Helix
    Hoyt RX1
    Hoyt Carbon Spyder ZT
     
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    I have used a bunch and there’s a lot of good companies. ABB, twisted X, Gas, Catfish customs, Threadz, 60x. I currently have gas and catfish on my bows.
     
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