Miscellaneous

What is the best material for bow strings?

What is the best material for bow strings?

Dacron string works well on older tear drop style compound bows and crossbows. It is also the best bow string material to be used on wooden traditional bows with non-reinforced limb tips. Fast Flight is mainly used on traditional bows with reinforced limb tips and older compound bows.

How much does it cost to get a bow restrung?

It typically costs between $50-$300 to get a compound bow restrung, on average. A bowstring will generally cost between $50-$200, whereas the tools required to do the restring yourself will cost a further $50-$100. The labor to get your bow professionally restrung can be as low as $20.

How long does it take to make a bow string?

45 minutes to 1 hour per string, so 2-1/4 to 3 hours for a 3 piece set, depending on whether it’s 1, 2, or 3 colors, number and lengths of servings, and split yoke vs straight control cable etc.

Should a bow string be twisted?

Putting in twists will make the string effectively shorter (think about twisting up a piece of string) which will increase the brace height; taking twists out will effectively give you a longer string and therefore smaller brace height. To do the tuning – start with the lowest sensible brace height and shoot 3 arrows.

How many twists can you put in a bow string?

Question: How many twists can be put into a bowstring? On a standard compound bow, initially 1/2 to 3/4 twists per inch is a suggested range; meaning on a 60″ string, you should apply 30 to 45 twists. If you use a material that does not creep, no further twisting will be required.

How many strands do I need for a 50 pound bow?

All being said, a 18 strand string of 452X should be more than ample for upto 50 lbs. Anything over 50 I would consider 20 minimum and 22 max. If you are building with 8125, you can do 16 with ease. 16 would be the limit as this will definitely creep on you and 18 would be better.