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Double Loop B-50 Dacron Endless Bow String

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  • Q:

    I recently got a Ferguson 65" Long bow the owner had custom built.He then never shot it but very few times. I got it for a great price. I used to hunt with a compound bow long ago. I would like to string this up, get some arrows and set some targets and practice. I see the writing on the bow but have to admit, I don't understand the significance. Can someone "translate" for an old fart? And what would be the best string (size, stand, length,etc?) For me to buy. The bow has written on it 65" 42#@26with a amo 64. Information on arrows and the need for an arm protector? Call me noob at 54.
    Asked on 9/6/2014 by Doc from Kentucky

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would recommend a B-50 Flemish string. For longbows, we recommend 3" shorter than the AMO, so a 61" string should be the correct string.

      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      For a normal bow i would recommended 62" string (with 16 strand), but since it's custom build, 63" string should be better (sometimes AMO-data isn't accurate). Remember to twist the string clockwise 10-15 turns (or less, if required). More twists will get more draw power. Arrow placement in the string will be determed with other items (like items 6907 and 4151X). Arrow lenght is your draw lenght+1-2 inches (for me it's 27 "). Arm protection is for you to diside. I hope that this was helpful.
      Yours truly: Esa Dahl

      Answered on 9/7/2014 by Anonymous
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      Welcome to the fold! AMO, in short, is Archery Manufactures Organization which was formed to standardize bow lengths, string length and pounds of pull @ a particular draw length. In your case a 64" bow w/ 42# of pull @ 26" draw length. Most manufactures build bows to + 2 1/2 # of stated weight; and, rule of thumb (if you don't have a Viking scale or similar to know for sure) is + 2 1/2 # for each inch over/under the stated draw length. Your 64" AMO bow should take a 60" string as the standard is bow length - 4".
      I use Dacron B50 as string material and have forever. Some of the newer materials being used in modern traditional bows can handle fast-flight, which my old bows cannot. If you choose to use Dacron B50, 14 strands is a good plenty. If you pull 26" and are @ 42#, you could get by w/12 strands but I'm not sure how well you could get your nocs to fit on the serving. Dacron B50 is a 50# per strand string so either way is overkill, but you don't want your noc slipping around on you either. Use an arm guard. It'll save you from suffering much pain in the warmer moths and also keeps clothing clear of the string any other time.
      You may want to gather some information on "the archer's paradox" and "dynamic spine". Wikipedia has an explanation. I know youTube has some videos as well. In addition, I recommend you hang out at tradgang.com which has info for traditional archers at all levels of experience. And finally, 'The Traditional Bowhunter's Handbook' by T.J. Conrads, is an excellent book and required reading... if you want to shoot your traditional equipment well. Best wishes and I hope you have as much fun as I have had and continue to have shooting trad.

      Answered on 9/6/2014 by Buck50 from North Central Iowa,
  • Q:

    Does the string come with a notch .
    Asked on 5/24/2014 by Jpusmc56

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, it does not come with a nocking point.

      Answered on 5/28/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No you have to buy the noch separately. Usually comes in a bag of 5 - 10

      Answered on 5/25/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have a 60 inch pse Blackhawk recurve. It came with a string but it is to long. The brace height is only about 5 inches. The bow is 50# should I use a 14 or 16 strand string.
    Asked on 3/14/2014 by Steve from Fond du lac, WI

    6 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would recommend 16 strand.

      Answered on 3/18/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Steve , on a 60 in. Recurve , I would use a 56 in. string . Twist it to
      find the correct brace height or sweet spot . A 14 of 16 th strand string
      should work fine .

      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Easylife
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      16strand.Twist the string to get the correct brace height.

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would recommended 16 strand string, because your bow is 50#.
      Yours truly: Esa Dahl

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      14 strand is 45-50#
      16 strand is 55-70#

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      14 strand is what I use on all my 50# bows.

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Buck50 from North Central Iowa,
  • Q:

    I bought a Samick Sage 30 pound recurve bow. It came with a black bow string, but I'm not sure if it is the B-50 Dacron. It has 16 strands.
    My question is; will a 16 strand bowstring damage my 30 pound recurve bow? The bowstring came with the bow, so i assume it is the correct bowstring. Correct me if I'm wrong. Thank You.
    Asked on 1/28/2014 by Robin from Sacramento, Ca

    5 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It wont damage your bow it does come with a 16 stran string. Most people upgrade to a fast flight flemish string 58''

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      A 16 strand bow string should not hurt your bow.  14 stand would be strong enough if you were to purchase a new string.

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Old archer from Livonia, MI
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      16 strand should not damage your bow, but 14 strand would fit better for your bow on a long run. Just check the bow's AMO lenght.
      Yours truly: Esa Dahl

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not a expert but I would have no worries , Just wax it well and when you
      have to replace it do so with a fast flight string.

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Easylife
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      I'm not a FastFlight guy so if that is what you have... see ya! However, I kinda know Dacron B50, soooooo... 16 strands of it won't hurt your bow but it will sure slow it down. That is more in line with 60+ lb bows. I use a 14 strand on all my 50# bows and on one 52" 40 lb as well. You could easily get by w/ 12 strands pulling 30. May have to heat up your nocs and pinch them a bit to fit a 10 properly but hey, should be heating them and adjusting them to fit the serving anyway.
      The Dacron B50 has a tinsel strength of like 50# per strand so it's all overkill in that respect, but start out with the correct string and you'll find matching arrows and tuning your equipment for optimal performance much easier and a whole lot more fun. Hope this helped.

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Buck50 from North Central Iowa,
  • Q:

    How can I tell the string length that I should have for my recourse, is it two inches shorter than the overall length of the bow (tip to tip)
    Asked on 12/27/2013 by Donny from orlando, FL

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      For a recurve typically you will want to deduct 4'' off the amo length of the bow. If you would like to give us a call in here at 866-587-9501 we can help you further.

      Answered on 12/31/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Measure the length of your bow tip-to-tip along the curve of the limbs across the back. This is what used to be known as the AMO length. Subtract 4" from the AMO length to get the suggested string length.
      I use Dacron B50 as a string material and have my strings made 1" long so I have flexibility in adjusting my brace height when tuning. Dacron B50 does stretch some so "shooting in the string" is required. May I suggest T.J. Conrad's 'The Traditional Bowhunter's Handbook'. Loaded w/information for us Trads. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 12/28/2013 by Buck50 from North Central Iowa,
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If your bow's AMO is for example 64", you should use 16 strand and 60" lenght bow string for over 50 pounds bow. For under 50 pounds, use 14 strand string.
      Yours truly: Esa Dahl

      Answered on 12/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      4" shorter for a recurve, 3" shorter for a longbow.

      Answered on 12/28/2013 by Emmettwilkie from Raeford, NC
  • Q:

    can I add a silencer on this string? And if yes, which one could be a good one for it?
    Asked on 10/12/2013 by Artemide from Berkeley, CA

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, you can add silencers to this string. I prefer the Navaho Wool silencers.

      Answered on 10/14/2013 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes you can. Adding a silencer would be the same as with any other stranded bowstring. Put it between the center serving and end loop serving on each side. I prefer fur or wool type silencers but that’s just personal preference, the rubber ones work good too. Just follow the instructions that come with the silencers.

      Answered on 10/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I'm using Cat Whiskers Bow String Silencers. But you can use other silencers, if you want to.
      Yours truly: Esa Dahl

      Answered on 10/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, a silencer can be added to these strings. I have had good results with the beaver balls as well as the old fashioned cat whiskers.

      Answered on 10/13/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    will this string work for my titan 60'' recurve youth bow? thanks.
    Asked on 9/17/2013 by ron

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, however if the recurve is 60" you need a 56" string.

      Answered on 9/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Short answer, yes. Make sure to get the appropriate strand count so it's not so heavy- a "youth bow" probably doesn't need more than 14 strands- the more strands are required for bows over 50 or 60# draw weight, but a b50 string with work perfectly. 56" and you're in business/ to reach the recommended brace height, a few twists of the string are will get you tuned. Hopefully not too much information!

      Answered on 9/18/2013 by Emmettwilkie from Raeford, NC
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes this is the string I would recommend in a 57'' and twist it a little

      Answered on 9/18/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It should work, but your bow pound limit would have helped a great deal with my advise (i assume it's between 15-30 pounds).
      Yours truly: Esa Dahl

      Answered on 9/18/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Would this work with a PSE Snake recurve bow?
    Asked on 9/3/2013 by Joe the Canuck from Canada

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, it should work. Just be sure to order the correct length.

      Answered on 9/11/2013 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, assuming you get the right length and strand count for your draw
      weight.

      Answered on 9/6/2013 by Sam from Maine
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't see why it wouldn't as long as the size is correct.

      Answered on 9/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      B50 strings are the standard, for many years. The string will stretch maybe an inch, but can be twisted to tune a particular bow. So, yes, and recommended!

      Answered on 9/6/2013 by Emmettwilkie from Raeford, NC
  • Q:

    I've had a few bowstrings break pretty quickly, granted I shoot quite a bit, but what are some things I can or should be doing to lengthen the life of my bowstring?
    Asked on 8/16/2013 by Germanic Archer from Oostburg, WI

    6 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Wax the string, make sure there isnt any burs in the string grove.

      Answered on 8/20/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      First make sure you are using the right string for your bow. You may also want to spend a little more to get a higher quality like a Flemish twist.
      I have never broken a string (though several arrows), and I use string wax almost every time I shoot. Wax prevents abrasion of the string, so try that if you haven't already.
      Happy shooting!
      Erik B

      Answered on 8/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Dear GA,
      I have shot for over 50 years and have yet to break a string. I retire stings when they show wear but most last at least one season. Do your strings break in a consistent spot? Maybe some sanding at the nocks or bigger arrow nocks. Are you using a strong enough string? A 60# bow needs more string than a 40, etc. I would have a friend look at your bow and watch you shoot. Two sets of eyes are better than one.
      Best of luck and shoot straight,
      Harry

      Answered on 8/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Never had a string break on me however I do them wax often

      Answered on 8/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Wax, wax,wax!!! If you are breaking string this often the you need to wax after every shoot. Make sure you store your bow and string in a controlled climate, heat will be the quickest killer. If you are using a long bow or recurve, I assume you are if you are buying this string, then make sure to unstrung the bow after every use. I know it's a hassle but it will prolong the life of your string. I hope this is helpful! Good luck and shoot straight!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/16/2013 by Jeremy from Garland Texas
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've had bowstrings unravel at the loops, but never, thankfully, had one break. Waxing is important, but what comes to mind foremost would be the number of strands for the draw weight. I believe it typically goes: 12-14 strand for up to 45# and 14-16 for 50-60#, and 18 strand or higher for stronger bows.. If the number of strands is appropriate and the string is waxed and kept out of the weather, it should last through hundreds, if not thousands of shots. In the case of loop wear, a guy from South Africa, Johnny snyman recommends very thin strips of leather, kangaroo, pig or deer to protect the loops. Good luck, and good shooting!
      Emmett Wilkie

      Answered on 8/16/2013 by Emmettwilkie from Raeford, NC
  • Q:

    How much will this string streatch
    Asked on 7/16/2013 by Billy bob

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not too much however I keep most of my bows unstrung.

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It varies from string to string. I would say anywhere from 1 to 3 inches.

      Answered on 7/17/2013 by Johnathan Karch from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Answer- some. Just give it a few twists to maintain proper brace height.
      Shoot straight, Harry

      Answered on 7/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      A bunch! Just keep shooting and checking your brace height till all the stretch is gone and your brace height stays the same.

      Answered on 7/16/2013 by The perforator from Gastonia, N.C.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mine stretched about 2 1/4 "
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/16/2013 by Jeremy from Garland Texas
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      The string can stretch up to 9%, but on my bows has been less than an inch. Remedy: twist for fine tuning... Which is recommended anyway because each bow is different. Different brace height, nock point, etc. if it stretches a half inch, 3 turns should true it up. And then I leave my fiberglass Bear bow strung all season and never fool with it once its tuned.

      Answered on 7/17/2013 by Emmettwilkie from Raeford, NC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Hard to say as no two string are the same. I would say that they stretch between an inch to inch and a half max over the life of the string. A longer string is better than too short as u can adjust brace height by simply twisting it tighter. If u can leave it strung on your bow for maybe two days it should stretch mostly what it will stretch and probably only stretch a little more with use. Follow the manufacturer's suggestion on selecting the right length for your bow. If not on website, call or email. My experience with these strings is that the serving on the loops doesn't last too long. I would recommend Flemish strings either buy or make your own. Hope this helps.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I have two of these strings and neither of them has streatched very much, but these strings are of better quality than the one that came with my PSE #50 Mustang. I threw that one out.

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by Johnblade from Michigan
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