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Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material
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Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material

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Item Number: 4144X
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Price: $11.75 - $36.99
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  • Q:

    How do i know what size i need? Do i need 1/4# or 1#? What are the applications for the two sizes? I have a 40# and 50# bow. I will be making Flemish strings.
    Asked on 4/15/2014 by Tyler from United States

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      UNLESS YOU ARE GOING INTO THE BOWSTRING MAKING BUSINESS, 1/4# IS SUFFICIENT…..THE WEIGHT DETERMINES THE AMOUNT OF STRING PER SPOOL……...

      Answered on 4/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The 1/4# or 1# is just the amount of string or size of the spool.

      Answered on 4/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The difference between the 1/4# and 1# is only the amount of string that comes on a roll. A 1/4# roll will allow you to make quite a few strings.

      Answered on 4/15/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The b-50 Dacron string material in a 1/4# should be enough for well over a hundred strings. It is around 33# per strand. I relative measure of safety is 4x the draw weight of your bow. So for a 50# bow, roughly 200# string or six strands. For tillering i go for about 6x. My projected bow weight. Hope it helps. If you are going much past 4x for your string you may start to loose cast. Good luck.

      Answered on 4/15/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    HI, Curious to know if the thread is round and if it can be use to sew nylon with a walking foot sewing machine (industrial) ? Thanks
    Asked on 11/29/2013 by Kayaction

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I suppose it would be possible to do so, but it has a wax coating so it is likely to jam up in the sewing machine.

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes this string is round.

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Keith from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    What is your asking price for B-50 string?
    Asked on 10/17/2013 by Gary from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      B-50 string material is priced at $10.50 for a 1/4# spool or $35.50 for a 1# spool.

      Answered on 10/22/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I just starting making my own Flemish twist strings and am curious - I have a problem with the ends of the loop strings unraveling a little over time. They don't come apart, they just look a little ragged where the very tips of the strings start sticking out where the loop is twisted into the main string. Can I use center string to wrap the ends of the loops to keep them from unraveling?
    Asked on 8/26/2013 by cingetor from Alabama

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If your referring to the tag ends that is just the nature of a Flemish string, you can serve them down

      Answered on 8/29/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is hard to diagnose the problem without actually seeing you doing it. One bet could be that you are not using enough overlap to create the loop. I make my strings with at least 4" of overlapping strands. When the string is done I trim (if needed) the very ends, or I just leave them as they are, but they don't go anywhere. Another problem could be that your twisting is on the loose side. Try to tighten up the twisting and see if you still have the same issue. Take your time when you twist and make sure that each 'baby step' in the twisting process is as tight as you can make it. My strings end up tight and uniform and I never had string ends getting fired or loose by the loop. But again, if the loop does not go anywhere, and it is more of a cosmetic issue with the very ends sticking out ... trim those things and call it good. You could use some serving material though; I have done it and found it superfluous.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 8/27/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    How long is the unused string left on the spool good for? Does it deteriorate over time?
    Asked on 8/25/2013 by Rob

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No as long it is inside stored inside it should be fine

      Answered on 8/29/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've had mine for a year and nothing happened to it other than a bit of
      dust settling on. I think no, but extreme conditions and many years would
      deteriorate most anything. With that in mind, I'd say no, it's a very
      durable string.

      Answered on 8/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      As far as I'm aware I believe it will last pretty well as long as you need it. It it dried up a bit, a suppose you could always re-wax it as you would an old bow string.

      Answered on 8/25/2013 by Bergman from Brampton, Ontario
  • Q:

    How many strands do you rec. for 80#, or do you rec. a different material?
    Asked on 6/30/2013 by joe

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use eleven strands on my 85 lb longbow.

      Answered on 6/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Minimum 16 strands. I'd go 18 or 19 as a Flemish twist 2 or 3 bunches.

      Answered on 6/30/2013 by Mike from Oregon
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi 3 Rivers,
      On the Dacron string. I made a 70# bow (red oak, bamboo back). Found it
      was stretching a 12 strand string. So, moved to 18 strands, which gives
      three sets of six to work with in making the ends. The new string works
      really well ­ no stretch, good feel on release. One caution, the arrow nock
      will need to be large enough to accommodate the larger string.
      - Allan Wilson

      Answered on 6/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Its different for everybody. Different bows, different arrows, heck, even
      the person matters! Anyhow, 15 strands usually get #80. If anything you can
      add more.

      Answered on 7/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      18 strands

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would use at least 18 strands for safety sake. they say 16 strands goes to 80lbs, but i would add two extra for safety! I use 14 for 60lbs and have never had an issue. You can google the recommended to be safe. I wish b50 had a chart!!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/6/2013 by Lotojarich from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Q:

    What is the strain weight of Dacron B50? Is strain weight the same as breaking strength?
    Asked on 6/13/2013 by Lucca Brazzi from Arizona, USA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not sure if is is the same. But each strand will take about 33lbs. Before breaking. If it helps. I figure about 4 times the draw weight of the bow for a final string and i go about 6 times the draw weight for tillering.

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes it means the same.

      Answered on 6/14/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't think strain weight is the same as breaking strength. I'm not sure
      what you mean by strain weight. If it's about the weight of the bow that
      the string can take, then it all depends on how many layers (of string) you
      use for your bow. I make my own Flemish bowstring. I don't remember how
      many strands I put into the string. The more strands the stronger the
      bowstring will be. I don't know if this helped. I hope it did.

      Answered on 6/19/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am half color blind (color weak); Please match the color mames with the letters for me. Andy Kriss
    Asked on 6/7/2013 by Odd Andy from Toms River, NJ 08757

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      K +d go we'll together
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 6/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Look at the "Full Product Info", the colors are named with the letters in the section of the page.

      Answered on 6/7/2013 by Mike from Oregon
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A) Black, B) Blue, C) Brown, D) Green, E) White, F) Golden Yellow, G) Tan, H) Red, I) Bright Yellow, J) Hunter Green , K) Cocobola , or L) Light Cedar .

      Answered on 6/7/2013 by Tom from Snohomish, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Top Row left to right: A) Black, B) Blue, C) Brown, D) Green, E) White,
      2nd Row left to right: F) Golden Yellow, G) Tan, H) Red, I) Bright Yellow, J) Hunter Green,
      3rd Row left to right:  K) Cocobola, or L) Light Cedar.
      Hope this helps.
      3Rivers Archery

      Answered on 6/7/2013 by Tom from Snohomish, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Andy,
      A black
      B bright blue
      C brown
      D light green (leaf)
      E white
      F gold, dark yellow
      G goldy silver?
      H bright (light) red
      I bright (light) yellow
      J dark green (Lincoln)
      K sand
      L off white?
      M orange, bright

      Answered on 6/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      On the product website the names of all the strings are below the pictures
      of the the different color strings (just above the video).

      Answered on 6/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A- BLACK, B- BLUE, C-BROWN , D- GREEN, E- WHITE, F-GOLDEN YELLOW , G-TAN , H- RED, I- BRIGHT YELLOW, J- HUNTER GREEN, K- COCOBOLO, L- LIGHT CEDAR

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A- BLACK, B- BLUE, C-BROWN , D- GREEN, E- WHITE, F-GOLDEN YELLOW , G-TAN , H- RED, I- BRIGHT YELLOW, J- HUNTER GREEN, K- COCOBOLO, L- LIGHT CEDAR

      Answered on 6/11/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    what is the diameter of this product?
    Asked on 3/20/2013 by butch from Amarillo Tx

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think about 5 inches if it's the large spool

      Answered on 3/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      According to the manufacturer it is 0.018
      Hope this helps!

      Answered on 3/20/2013 by Tuber from Charlottesville, VA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say that the line is approximately 1/32 of an inch.

      Answered on 3/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The strand thickness of this material is .018

      Answered on 3/21/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    can this sting be used to make dream catchers instead of sinew //
    Asked on 2/18/2013 by SHERRY from TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      you could use this material for dream catchers. The only thing I could see go wrong is that over time the colored material will fade out.

      Answered on 2/19/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it can. It works great! It's a bit stretchy so you should play with it
      a little first.
      -Mike

      Answered on 2/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sherry,
      This material would be great for a dream catcher as I have used it for not only to build bow strings but also to stitch leather, repair packs and for building wind chimes.  Very durable and easy to use.

      Answered on 2/18/2013 by Tom from Snohomish, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I won't really know. I don't make dream catchers but you can always try.
      It's sturdy, but flexible. Will last for a long time, that's for sure.
      Otherwise you're just gonna have to see for yourself.

      Answered on 2/21/2013 by Anonymous
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