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How long can my crossbow be stringed ?


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#1 Robert.D

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

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 ?

 

 


Edited by Robert.D, 11 April 2013 - 05:54 PM.


#2 frisky

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

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

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

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



#4 zman

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

untill your great great great grandkids needs to change the string gigglesmile.gif

#5 See4miles

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

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.



#6 reticle4

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

As indicated, it's not a problem.  Check out these instructiional videos, lots of great information including string care.

http://www.excalibur...uctional_videos



#7 Robert.D

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

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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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

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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#9 Cossack

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:14 AM

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

 
 

 

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#10 Deerstalker

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:40 AM

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

 

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#11 Boo

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

Well while we're showing off our stringing aids here's mine.

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#12 zman

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

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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#13 Boo

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:00 PM

I was going to pick one up from you Don but I don't see Pink?!? WTF!

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


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#14 zman

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:31 AM

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


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#15 billygoat

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:28 PM

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.

#16 SkOrPn

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

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

 

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? ;)



#17 SkOrPn

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

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...