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Recently purchased a used Excalibur Matrix 380 for my son. Our winter bow season will be over by mid February.
Do you guys remove the bow string during the off season to take the stress off of the limbs and string while stored away?
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Never, shoot year round
 
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I take the strings off my Excals after deer season.
Me to. No need to have the limbs under tension if I am not going to shoot it.
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No. Even my recurve vertical bows stay strung, because they are composite and therefore, wont take a set. Since there is no wood in my excal, the same applies.
 
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Nope. My bows sit in a rack for several months after the season ends without getting shot. I always just check the distance between the strings and R.E.D.S. before I start shooting it and adjust if necessary. Ive done it this way for 7 years now. Besides, there are a few days I will carry one out to shoot it a few shots for the heck of it. If it was unstrung I probably wouldn't fool with it.;)
 
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I leave mine on all year, year after year. It does no harm to the limbs and its encouragement to shoot off season. However, some of my bows I have no intentions to ever shoot, I remove the string.
 

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As I have gotten older I find less time to be able to do the extra things that I felt should be done, proven or not to extend the life of my equipment. Now I do what I know works, what the pros show me or just what is in the owners manual. With Excalibur’s excellent customer service and easy of limb replacement I go by their manual. Which states only to remove the string to the limbs only when the bow is in extreme heat like a hot car or hot storage area. Out side of that I leave the string on. I have had no issues but I am new to the crossbow game. but have over 15 years of using compound bows I never taken my strings off after season and never any issue.
 

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I haven't owned an Excalibur in a few years, but the owner's manual used to say something like "you don't have to remove the string in the off season, but your bow with thank you for it if you do", so I always unstrung mine in the off season.
 

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I relax my all crossbows after the season ends. Takes all of a minute to remove the string and reinstall on my recurves and 5 mins on my Mission. Probably doesn't make much difference but like Timbikeride mentioned, I like a grateful crossbow. ...lol
 
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