no bow press?
Presses are best due to the even tension put on the limbs. It also secures the bow for ease of maintenance. I do 99% of my own work. I work on all my buddies bows and save them a little cash. ....its best to take a picture of the cams to help with the install. Bowmaster has a pocket size cable and turnbuckle press for about 40$ @ the box stores. I have heard of ratchet wraps being used, but secure them good. Also if all else fails, bass pro and Cabela's and others may not charge to put a sting on. The just may not do it if its not spec. Good luck and BE CAREFUL.
no need for the press
once you know how the string and cable goes just tighten your limb bolts down 2 turns at a time(top then bottom) till you get the tension you need.buying a press is a un nessery cost but haveing one will no doubt save you 2 or 3 min.what year is that bow and what cam does it have on it?
no bow press!
I believe the bow is 2010 - maybe 2011.
Bought used - don't know the cam. Taking about 1 1/2 inch off of the original string. I am without experience .... getting coached on this forum.
On the bottom limb sticker. You will have a few lines of info.
one of them will have a bunch of numbers. The first two numbers is the year.
Take a pic of the bow and post on this thread and we will walk you through it.
info is on the limb sticker as far as year goes,it will be the bow number and the first 2 numbers on your sticker will be the year,if it is 2010 or 11 then it is the acutrac cam.my camera is packed(i just bought a house and moved)in a box but if i can find it then i will take some good pics and post them.
Originally Posted by djgibbens
yep that 1 1/2 inch might need a press but it never hurts to try and get it back together befor ya find a press.best of luck
pic of the bow and post
Thanks - I'll get to it Sunday (I hope).
Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery
Thanks for hanging with me!
update & thanks
Guys, I was not able to get the shorter string on without a press so I found a local bow tech who was willing to help me out.
The shorter string (along with backing out the limbs) took the draw weight down to 27#'s! My youngster will be able to hunt this bow now and as he grows.
I am very grateful for the encouragement along the way.
I love stories like this! Kids getting into archery. I am very glad it worked for you. Now the fun begins. Hunting Season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!