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Thread: Can I keep my bow Strung?

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    Newbwithabow
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    Default Can I keep my bow Strung?

    Hi all.

    Another newbie question.
    I was wondering if it's ok to keep my "Jaguar Take Down Recurve" strung or should I take of the string off when I'm not using it?

    Thank you

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    I never leave my recurves strung - it only takes a couple minutes to put the string on/off.

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    Your right Spiker it does only takes a short time to remove and place the string back on. But what if you twist the string to fine tune your Brace Height, won't the string untwist when you remove it and would have to be re-twisted to get your brace height back to where you set it?

    Thank you.

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    Dont take the string off the bow - just slide it down one limb that way the twist stays how it is.

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    Oh didn't even think of that. I'm slowly learning. Thank you so much Spiker.

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    If you would keep your bwo strung the limbs would bend in the direction of the string and you would loose power. Also the string will stretch on any recurve so you will have to retune it before you shoot everytime. Competition shooter keep their string beside the bow and measure the tiller/braceheight before they start to shoot and will add some turns to get the brace height back every time.
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    newwithabow, if you hold up the 2 loops on your string you'll notice that the two loops are different sizes(one bigger than the other). the bigger loop should go on your top limb,that way you don't stretch the loop when you unstring the bow and slide the loop down the limb. good luck!

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    Something else you can do is wrap a rubber band arond the loop on the bottom limb several times till it's tight. This keeps the bottom loop from coming off the bottom limb when you unstring from the top loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llrollins3 View Post
    newwithabow, if you hold up the 2 loops on your string you'll notice that the two loops are different sizes(one bigger than the other). the bigger loop should go on your top limb,that way you don't stretch the loop when you unstring the bow and slide the loop down the limb. good luck!
    Oh I didn't know that the loops are different sizes, thanks for pointing that out llrollins3. I guess having the small loop always on the bottom will keep the nock point in the same position all the time. Never thought of that. I'm learning thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Something else you can do is wrap a rubber band arond the loop on the bottom limb several times till it's tight. This keeps the bottom loop from coming off the bottom limb when you unstring from the top loop.
    Awesome, was wondering how i would keep that from happening. Thank you bfisher.

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