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How much or how often do you shoot your cross bow?

I was reading an article yesterday about the parker tomahawk I bought, saying I should get between 300 and 500 shots before the serving needs replaced, while keeping the rail clean lubed. Any thoughts?

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Re: How much or how often do you shoot your cross bow?

If you replace the factory servings with a very tightly wound Halo serving, you should get twice that number of shots before you need to replace them again.

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Re: How much or how often do you shoot your cross bow?

Must depend on the crossbow. I have over 2000 shots on my Bowtech Strykeforce with no visable signs of wear on my serving or cables.
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Re: How much or how often do you shoot your cross bow?

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Must depend on the crossbow. I have over 2000 shots on my Bowtech Strykeforce with no visable signs of wear on my serving or cables.
I think it does depend on the crossbow and to some degree, the arrow. I had just over 800 shots on my Strykeforce when the servings let go. I shot a very heavy arrow for that testing, and feel it had something to do with it. I shot lighter arrows without serving issues in that bow. I have an old Ten Point here that I don't know if I will ever need to change servings on. The string actually fell apart before the servings went bad. I have a "speed bow" here that I doubt will go 200 and others that only went 3 or 4 shots until the factory servings became loose and needed replaced.

The first serving will not normally last as good as the second serving. It is very difficult to get the first serving on a string tight enough to make it last a long time. The servings must be very, very tight for them to last.

I've been testing a set of strings for a string builder and one of the cables has stretched enough that I've had to set the cam timing 4 times over the first 100 shots. It seems to have settled in now and all is good. The reason I mention that is, if the string would have stretched instead, I'm sure the servings would have needed replaced as the string got longer and the servings seperated. I need to get a few hundred more shots on these and give the manufacturer feedback. They do build a good looking string, but the stretching problems need resolved.

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Just one word Jigaloo!
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