Re: replacing string ?
You can buy a factory Excalibur string for $20 and a Excalibur stringing aid for $25. Do it yourself in 3 minutes and have the stringing aid to change your own strings every two years for the life of the bow.
Changing the string on Excals is really easy. Just put some twists in or out to set the same brace height.
Forum sponsor Arrowhead can get both to you in probably less than a week. Give him a call at 814-662-4321 I bet he has both in stock.
That local shop was trying to rape you.
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