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I have my dad's old recurve and have been shooting it since the middle of July. He said that it should be unstrung whenever I am not shooting. I figure that the bow should be unstrung when it is not being used for some time (storage), but everyday seems to be a little much(?).
 

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I unstring mine after shooting because that's just what I do. People say it won't hurt a laminated bow to leave it strung and they're probably right. But for peace of mind,the 10 seconds it takes to brace or unbrace a bow is worth it to me
 

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I only unstring mine during the off season, when I'm not shooting much. It stays strung pretty much all summer and most of the hunting season. The only time I unstring it is if I'm traveling in a hot car or want to avoid the string getting damaged.
 

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I unstring mine after each use. Just habit, it takes about 5 seconds.
 

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Good point.... I guess it's only an extra step to unstring a bow. Not difficult by any means. Thanks all for your intput. TOTH
 

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More bows are damaged by unstringing. If you are using the leg thru method you risk your bow and possible injury to your body. Yes it happens and does so often.

If you're going to shoot in the near future leave it strung. One can pretty much tell a bow that has been strung and restrung over and over again by the limb twist, which also occurs by leaving a bow leaning against something. Recurves especially.

Selfbows-true selfbows- should be unstrung after each shooting session.
 
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