How often do you change cables and strings ?

280ackimp

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With the price of a new set of cables and a string in the $130-$160 range how often do you guys change them ? Also where do you usually see wear on them?
 

archeranthony

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It all depends how much you shoot and how well you take care of your strings. I’ve only replaced strings and cables one time and it was after about 4 years of owning my bow. The string stretch and speed decrease overtime is what caused me to replace. Wax your string often.
 

Hilltop

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I am on my third set of stings in 12 years with my current bow. I have never "needed" to change them but do so when they show pretty good wear. Wax often and keep your bow stored in a climate controlled area and they don't wear out very fast. I probably only shoot 200 or so arrows a year though. For guys that shoot a lot more, they would need to change more frequently.
 

dan maule

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If you take care of your bowstring it should last a VERY long time.

I have to replace my D-loop about 3 times a year. After punching myself in the face last year and having to go to 1 knee, I change it at the slightest sign of wear...lol
I have done that, I actually believe I broke my nose, blood everywhere! I was really cautious the next few times I shot that bow.
 
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Bonecollector

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If you take care of your bowstring it should last a VERY long time.

I have to replace my D-loop about 3 times a year. After punching myself in the face last year and having to go to 1 knee, I change it at the slightest sign of wear...lol
Mallard - you need to put your life stories in the joke thread! You never fail to make me laugh. I hope you have a great season this fall.
One day, we need to share a campfire and swap stories.
 
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mallardsx2

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For some reason my release that I shoot is hard on D-loops. I dont really worry about it. It literally take me 1 minute to tie on a new one. I might switch to a different style of release next year.

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And yes, I dont know how I didn't knock my teethe out. Knocked out one of the lenses in my spectacles, shot an arrow half way through my woods and I had "duck lips" for about a day...lol
Oh yes, the lessons we learn. I remember looking at that D-loop saying " Meh, Its good for one more shot..."

Strange thing is that a couple days later my wife broke her bowstring on her Carbon Rose. Played hell trying to find a new one that was the right size. Her string was well taken care of too. I think it is the first string I have ever seen flat out break randomly in my life and I have probably shot near 1/2 million arrows so far in my life.
 
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Maxhunter

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I usually change my strings every two years, since I shoot a lot. I currently have my strings made by 60x. Mine typically wear out at the cable roller.

 

87TT

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Apparently it just depends. I had a set on for about a week once when I dry fired and broke them. I shoot a LOT. A set will last about a year before they get swapped out. As far as the D loop, First sign of wear it's gone. Maybe three or four times a year. And nothing wrong with my release. Just a couple hundred shots a week.