How long can my crossbow be stringed ?

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  1. Robert.D

    Robert.D New Member

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    Hi, i bought myself an axiom and i did not receive my stringing aid in time,i may receive it in like a week and a half and its been already 2 weeks that its been stringed so i wanted to know how bad this will be for my limbs and string

    id like to mention that i found a way to unstring it safely and have unstringed it but id still like to know if 2 weeks would have been much too long stringed ?
     
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    My Phoenix has been strung since November 2011. I shoot it at least one session a week. NO plans on building a stringing aid.
    tutorial on how to build a stringing aid
     
  3. bighorn18

    bighorn18 Junior Member

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    You are good , my bow's have gone year's . Don't worry, shoot and enjoy. !
     
  4. zman

    zman Active Member

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    untill your great great great grandkids needs to change the string [​IMG]
     
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    See4miles Active Member

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    My Exomax has been strung for three years. It is stored with the rope cocker set with about 4" of tension on the string creating a partially cocked condition to boot. No accuracy issues, no loss of velocity. No worries.
     
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  7. Robert.D

    Robert.D New Member

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    thanks ,i was kind of stressing for nothing because someone told me that you should take off the string after each use ...
     
  8. AndyC

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    Quality, modern glass limbs, have an excellent "memory" and can remain under tension indefinately without fear of loosing their power or becoming damaged.

    Older crossbows with steel, aluminium or laminated timber prods or limbs, IMO should have the string removed after use as they often take a "set" if stored for long periods in a strung state.
     
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    Cossack Incurable Tinkerer

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    Stringers are relatively easy to make, this one is from 3/4'' polyethylene and lawnmower starter cord
     

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    Easy made stringing aid picture. Loop knots are bowline, (overhand knot in rope ends), and 35.5" end to end approximately.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Boo

    Boo Senior Member

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    Well while we're showing off our stringing aids here's mine.
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    I was going to pick one up from you Don but I don't see Pink?!? WTF!
     
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    Boo Senior Member

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    I'm trying my best not to respond to your post Mike! :acute: :p :p :p
     
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    zman Active Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. billygoat

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    Ive had my bow stringed since new in 2010.
    Ive changed strings three times or so. If you use your bow only for deer season it would be a good idea to de string in down time. Just remove rubber pads thats all.
     
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    lmao, the only string I know of that absolutely needs to be changed after each use would be a tampon string. Crossbow strings do not follow the same principle... Maybe that someone who told you that was a woman? ;)
     
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    I made a stringing aid with two 100mm 750 lb Carabiners and paracord, however after I made it I didn't like it at all. The carabiners were just too large and heavy for my liking. I then found a new Excalibur Stringing Aid for $7 and free shipping on fleebay. MUCH nicer than my Carabiner version, lol...
     

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