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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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String ?

How often should you change out your string? Reason I ask, Local archery shop told a guy who owns a Excalibur crossbow it should be change each year. My "Parker" string is going on 4 years! I"m looking to up grade my crossbow in the near future for obvious reason.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 09:55 PM
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I have had the original sting on my Horton Vision crossbow since it was new. So it has been on there for at least ten and maybe as many as twelve years now. It is still in good condition. But I make sure the sting is waxed often when I am using it and always in the case and out of the sunlight except when I am hunting with it.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 11:12 PM
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the string on my parker has been changed once in 15 years and i dont think it needed it. the guy at the pro shop said the string and cables needed to be changed every couple of years....i dont know. everything looks good and tight.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 07:52 AM
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Most manufacturers recommend around every three years. Do I believe that is necessary? No. Unless someone does a tremendous amount of shooting.

Keep it waxed. Check your timing occasionally. Would I let them go past 10 years? Probably not. But 5-10 years isn't unreasonable for a bow that isn't shot a lot.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 08:31 AM
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Like everyone else my Xbow string doesn't get changed regularly. I got it seven years ago when I couldn't use my compound any longer, and it's still wearing the original string.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 08:27 PM
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My Parker is 11 yrs old and changed the string about 3 yrs ago. Changed more for peace of mind than any damage to string which was waxed and servings in good shape. On the plus side was the string noise drop was noticable. You get so use to string noise over time any change is noticed. Deer still jump the string tho!
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 07:38 PM
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it also probably depends on how much you target practice with it, if you shoot a lot ,you might have to change it sooner
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 11:18 AM
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I"ve been using the same Boo Custom String on my excalibur the last 5 years. I don't do a tremendous amount of shooting.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 12:27 PM
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I replaced the factory string with a boo string and still have it on the bow after 11 years with no wear !
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 12:31 PM
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My Boo string is still taking a beating. My Excalibur Vortex has been strung for many many years.
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