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    Blackrain
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    Exclamation Martin Hunter string trouble

    Hi to everybody! I'm new in this forum.

    First of all sorry for my bad english. I'm Italian!

    Now I've a trouble to solve:

    I've purchased two days ago a Martin Hunter HH8553, 55# @28 62" RH

    I would know which is the right string for this bow.

    Who selled me the bow give me a original martin string 12 filament,

    on the box there's written: lenght 62 weight 35-45.

    Is this a right bowstring?

    Thanks for your answers

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    It should be OK. Strings for recurves are made to an AMO standard. They are 4" shorter than the bow length, but are marked the same as the bow. So when you buy or order a new string you should just say "62" AMO".

    I hope this helps.

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    Thanks for your reply.

    My doubt is more for the difference between the lbs of the bow (55#)
    and the lbs of the string (35-45#) and also for the kind of string:
    how many filament and fastflight or dacron.
    Last edited by Blackrain; 11-24-2006 at 05:25 PM.

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    For that info I think you should place a call or email directly to Martin. I would only be guessing but more modern recurves should be OK with fast flight. Older bows it's a no-no as their limbs won't handle the stresses so dacron must be used.

    As for how many stands to use that would depend on the material being used. I know their catalog shows a double-helix string, and I think that is a fast flight material. BCY and Brownell are the two major manufacturers of string material. You might find the info you are looking for on their respective websites.

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