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    Hi, I have a quick question here for Bengal owners. I'm going to replace my string with an aftermarket one and keep the orange one as a spare. My pro shop is telling me that the cable should also be replaced because of stretching (my string did stretch a bit). Anyone who replaced their string, have you replaced your cable as well?

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    I always replace string and cables together. If one has stretched, you can count on the others doing the same. Last set I bought was from H&M, and they came as a package deal for $45 including shipping. For that price, it's well worth replacing both. He makes some pretty good strings too.

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    Always replace both is what most will tell you on here. It is safer and smarter to replace both. With both replaced it will stay in specs. Especially if it is a custom string and cable. As Ehunter said they both will creep and stretch. H&M and a few others have good deals. I would buy a set from them and install them yourself. We can all walk you through it. It is not that hard to do. And it will be another thing under your belt in the world of learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    I always replace string and cables together. If one has stretched, you can count on the others doing the same. Last set I bought was from H&M, and they came as a package deal for $45 including shipping. For that price, it's well worth replacing both. He makes some pretty good strings too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Always replace both is what most will tell you on here. It is safer and smarter to replace both. With both replaced it will stay in specs. Especially if it is a custom string and cable. As Ehunter said they both will creep and stretch. H&M and a few others have good deals. I would buy a set from them and install them yourself. We can all walk you through it. It is not that hard to do. And it will be another thing under your belt in the world of learning.

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    X3 Always best to replace them both at the same time.

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    Again, the Martin forum members came through! Thanks, guys.

    Hutch, I thought about doing it myself, but my pro shop guy is such a nice guy. His price are decent, and he's the one that organizes the 3D shoots in my town. Sometimes, I like doing this by myself and learn. Other time, I want to encourage the people that support our community. This will be one of these.

    Now, in my booklet, it say that I have to back off the bolts before putting the bow in the press. I'm sure he doesn't do that. Should I insist, or is there no real consequences in doing so?

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    I have done it both ways. Consider it the same as pulling back your string at 70lbs, it draws the limbs inward. The bow press just pushes it inward at what ever lbs. Yes I do agree that loosening the limb bolts helps. But like I have said a lot of shops do it both ways. So you can suggest it. Also ask him if you can watch him do the work and you can learn while having it done.

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