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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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string/cable brands

I was told by one archery store that a new string for my xbow will be $135 or more. Another store told me $40 for a new string, $100 if I need a string and cable. This seems like quite a difference in costs. Is there a particular name brand I should be shopping for? BTW....I shoot a Ten-Point....thanks fellas.
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Re: string/cable brands

Prices can vary widely from standard factory sets up to full custom sets, which can get quite expensive. I have gone the custom route many times with Viper-X and Vapor Trail. Have not used 60X but have heard many good things about them. Blackheart makes some nice off the shelf string and cable sets. I have used them before as well.

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dpms...viper x string and cables are $120...this shop wanted $135 just for the string. 60x cable and string sets are $80...
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$135 for a installed string is quite insane.

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Re: string/cable brands

So my Ten Point...is about 6 yrs old...has never been restrung or had a new cable...should I get both? I am certain I am getting a new string even though it looks fine. Should I do a cable as well?
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Re: string/cable brands

I would replace them all. 2-3 years is recommended but I stretch it to 3-4 years and have had no issues.

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