View Full Version : where to buy a spare string for Jaguar?

09-20-2010, 08:40 PM
Just got my Jag takedown but want to get a spare string for it. anyone help me out please?? also what does one recommend for arrows?

its my first bow and i need help!


09-20-2010, 08:50 PM
String can be purchased at any dealer or even ebay or 3rivers. Some are sold at the AMO length and some as the actual measured length, make sure you get the right one.

also what does one recommend for arrows

What is the draw weight and your draw length?

09-20-2010, 08:55 PM
Ok is there a type of string i should look for? i want to buy the correct one.

RH 50#

Thanks for the friendly advice!

09-20-2010, 09:17 PM
The same as your standard string, B50 dacron, 16 strand (from memory), 60" AMO (or actual length generally 4" shorter, 56"). If its only a spare I would get the same as you have now even though there are many other choices.

Do you know what the draw length you have?

09-21-2010, 06:17 AM
Only other info i have is the model number Product Code: #2816N50

I hope this helps...I still know nothing about bows as of yet so thank you for helping me out!

09-21-2010, 06:39 AM
What Destroyer was asking is how long is your arrow. Draw length is the length from the front of the bow to where you anchor, ( cornor of your mouth, for instance ). In order to become accurate with a bow , you need to draw the arrow to the same point every time, so you need a concisent place to "anchor" your hand. Some use the cornor of their mouth, some anchor under their chins, nose onto string ( me ) some use nuckle behind ear. It can be anywhere that you can comfortably reach every time you draw your bow, once you find that, draw an arrow and have someone mark the arrow where it crosses the front of the bow, add 1 inch, thats your draw length. Once you know your draw lenght you can select the correct arrows, which is found by the draw lengthy and the bows draw weight at your length. I sure at this point that its all as clear as mud. If you bought your bow from a local dealer, go back and have them measure your draw length. Hope I helped you. :D

09-21-2010, 06:40 AM
You can get some cheap alluminium arrows as a start. If you really want carbon arrows you can buy some, but i think they aren't so good for a traditional bow. The other option are the wooden arrows (the cedar ones), but i think they aren't very good for a begginer - they are expensive and you need something to shoot without worrying of loosing or breaking.

09-21-2010, 06:45 AM
Wow thanks for the awesome replies! Thanks for taking the time for helpin me out with the basics. No other fourm is willing to help out like you guys just did!

09-21-2010, 06:52 AM
You're welcome! If you have any other question we'll be glad to help. By the way for now you don't need a new string - this one will last at least a year (unless you shoot 12 hours a day :) ) Good luck!

09-21-2010, 07:50 AM
Wow im a dumb *** lol

On the Limb the markings are as follows...@28" #50/60"

Im guessing the #50 means the pounds? and the 60" is the draw length?

i did measure the string and it came in at 56 and a half inch.

thanks again fellas!

09-21-2010, 09:14 AM
No, 60" is the lenght of the bow. When it's strung its lenght is around 56" and that's the lenght of your string. The other important thing is the so called "brace height" - that's the distance between the string and the deepest part of the riser (usually in the handle area). As far as i remember the BH of your bow should be around 7" - you can measure it and if it's not near this you can adjust it by twisting or untwisting the string (but first make sure it must be 7" :) ) The poundage of recurve bows is measured at a certain draw lenght - usually 28" (i've seen some bows measured at 29 or 30" also), so your bow is 50#, but if drawn to 28/29" (not sure which). If your DL is longer the bow will be a little havier, if shorter - lighter.
Oh, and you're not a dumb ***, when i've started archery with serious bows i didn't know any of the terms and i guess all other newbies are the same :D

09-21-2010, 06:48 PM
Draw length = the length you draw the arrow.

One way I use for traditional beginners is to hold an arrow with the nock end in the bottom of your neck with your arms extended along the arrow. Where your tips of your fingers end get someone to mark this point and then measure it. It will be your approximate draw length. Lots of different ways to do this but I've found this to be reliable. :)