Compound bow strings

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Viper53, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Viper53

    Viper53 Pawpaw Staff Member

    How long do they last?

    I have a bow that's close to 40 years old that has never been re-strung. I haven't shot it a whole lot either.
     
  2. Mac

    Mac Shootist

    Aren't all compound "strings" steel cable?

    Those seems to last pretty good on suspension bridges... :smile:
     
  3. KENT mongold

    KENT mongold Keyboard Operator

    Strings on bows are not steel. And they last only around 4 years if service and the not shot a lot. If you shot a lot they ware out. I got new bow and had to get new strings and cables around 3 years. But get my bow service every year.
     
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  4. Mac

    Mac Shootist

    No offense, but all the compound bows I've shot (admittedly not that many) had steel cable for strings. Some (apparently?) do have waxed strings like a standard bow, but I don't think they're the norm.

    "Compound Bows

    For Compound Bows you will have steel cables instead of string. If String Cables then follow the same replacement strategy as for the Crossbows. Now since you have steel cables instead of string-cables they will not stretch or wear as fast, so replacement is based more on the conditions of these cables. If you see any damage replace them."

    http://mwoutdoors.com/when-should-you-replace-the-bowstrings-and-cables-on-your-bow-archery/
     
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  5. Jack

    Jack Fearless Leader Staff Member

    Wear safety glasses.:laugh2:
     
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