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special
12-13-2009, 03:19 PM
Hi Guys..
Where is the best place to find string specs..Including serving locations for Martin bows?

Spiker
12-13-2009, 04:03 PM
You can find string specs on Martins website for bows back to about 2000.
As far as serving specs - the best way is to measure your current strings.
If you dont want the serving as it is on factory strings just modify the measurements and give those to your string maker.

baerman
12-14-2009, 08:22 AM
Hey Guys,
Just how long are the strings and cables on modern bows supposed to last? I've heard about 5,000 shots, but is that arbitrary? I'd like to keep an extra set on hand....
Thanks!
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bfisher
12-14-2009, 09:03 AM
It depends on how well you take care of them. Also what material they're made of and how many strands, although the most common materials from Brownell and BCY are pretty similar.

For most normal shooting 5000 shots isn't much at all. I probably shoot around 8000 shots a year now and although I change strings more often now, about every two years, I've had some in the past as long as 5 years or more.

You take care of them. Wax them periodically ( a couple times a year). Clean them, meaning don't let wax get all gooked up on them. All this does is gather dirt and other grit. Be diligent and strings should last a good long time, but I'd recommend changing them every three years at any rate.

baerman
12-14-2009, 09:14 AM
Thank you for your reply, Mr. Fisher......sounds like they last a lot longer than I expected. The new (2009) Wart Hog that I bought this week-end has the elite strings on it......hope that this translates into even longer string life. I appreciate your knowledgeable answer.
Take good care!
Baerman
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davydtune
12-14-2009, 12:12 PM
Hey Guys,
Just how long are the strings and cables on modern bows supposed to last? I've heard about 5,000 shots, but is that arbitrary? I'd like to keep an extra set on hand....
Thanks!

Most manufactures say to change them every year or two but I think that's a bit much under normal circumstances. You just have to keep an eye on them, keep them clean, and keep the waxed. I've had strings on bows that I know have seen 10,000+ shots and they are fine.

baerman
12-14-2009, 12:49 PM
My thanks to both of you for your knowledgeable replies. In the past, I know that cable systems would tend to pull apart.....apparently the string systems of new bows is much longer lasting.
Take care.....and shoot straight!
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