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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Broken strands

Tonight after hunting I de-cocked my bow by firing a de-cocking arrow into the ground (one of the arrows with the rubber grommet on the shaft that keep it from actually going into the ground). It sounded a little funny when I shot it, a little louder than normal. When I put it in the truck I noticed that a few of the strands on the left side of the string had broken. I took a better look at home and found that 4 strands had broken. I trimmed off the loose ends. My question is, is this safe to hunt with until I can get to a shop and have a new string put on.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 10:09 PM
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I would not chance it, I had one explode when a string broke. Better safe than sorry.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 07:58 AM
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If the broken strands are string material, I would not shoot it. If the broken strands are serving material, you could probably get by in a pinch but the serving would need replaced soon.

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STOP IMMEDIATELY!!

DO NOT shoot your crossbow until you get the string/cables replaced. No need to take a chance, and get hurt, or wreck your weapon.
If you cannot repair it yourself--get it to a shop of your choice, and get new strings on it.
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It was actual string material, not the serving.... Guess I'm running to the shop. Great....

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 12:32 PM
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I had the same issue last year, just before the season.
PSE replaced it under warranty.

The man at the archery shop put it well when I asked him how often I should replace the string.
"You only have one set of eyes, how much do you like them?"
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