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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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by PowerReviews
Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material
 
4.6

(based on 259 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (185)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (208)
  • Well built / quality (208)
  • Good stretch (119)
  • Water resistant (113)
  • Lightweight (99)

Cons

  • Too much stretch (11)
  • Limited stretch (8)
  • Wears down easily (7)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Longbows (196)
  • Wooden bows (176)
  • Recurve bows (174)
  • Composite bows (32)
  • High performance bows (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (147), Beginner (45), Expert archer (26), Competitive archer (24), Professional (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Stuff!

I was happy to see how much wax was already in the thread. As I made the string bundles this caused it to adhere to each other strand; then as I twisted them making...Read complete review

I was happy to see how much wax was already in the thread. As I made the string bundles this caused it to adhere to each other strand; then as I twisted them making flemish strings they went together very well. This is my first time making my own flemish strings; I promptly dragged all my old recurves out of the closet and made a new color coordinated string for each of them. They are starting to look great, and they really shoot well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

B-50 Inconsistencies

Since my sampling is small (4 colors in pound quantities), so, I cannot fully judge these materials, but I do notice significant differences in material diameters and degree of lubricant between different...Read complete review

Since my sampling is small (4 colors in pound quantities), so, I cannot fully judge these materials, but I do notice significant differences in material diameters and degree of lubricant between different colors. The white was particularly thin with little lubricant. This may be deliberate to preserve the bright white color, but this makes a significant problem when making twisted bow strings.

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5.0

super string- Have made 3 bow strings

By Hoppy

from Birch Run , Michigan

About Me Competitive Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Limited Stretch

Best Uses

  • Longbows

Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

This waxed string was easy to work with. Just made 3 long bows and a string fixture. Finally making my own strings.

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  • No

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5.0

I would recommend this product

By microgun

from new jersey

About Me Expert Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Stretch
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • More Stretch Than Fastfli

Best Uses

  • Longbows
  • Recurve Bows
  • Wooden Bows

Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

I use this product extensively for older bows. It is the go to string material and has sever us well for years

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  • No

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Don't judge a book by its cover"

By ray beast

from idaho

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great String
  • Strong

Cons

  • Too much Stretch
  • Wears Down Easily

Best Uses

  • Longbows
  • Wooden Bows

Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

I have been learning how to do bow stings and tried various stings. The b50 has good straight for what I would say light weight bows but not so good for compounds. Although it will work for compounds I found that it has lots of stretch of over ½ inch so it is hard to get the length correct. It is a quit string and seems to reduce vibration.
I will use this string for a compound that I use for practice but not for hunting as it can damage easily.

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  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

B-50 Dacron

By Animal

from Ohio

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Durable
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Longbows
    • Recurve Bows
    • Wooden Bows

    Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

    I've been making my own strings for nearly 25 years and this is the only string material I use for recurves and longbows. It's durable, easy to work with and forgiving. Once your preliminary stretching of the string is over, your golden. The shipping is fast (received order in 2 days) and the folks there are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great Stuff!

    By Bows Gone Wild.

    from Dalton GA

    About Me Expert Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • All Around Great Product

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beginer Or Pro
      • Longbows
      • Recurve Bows
      • Wooden Bows

      Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

      I think this is a great product for every leavle of string making. I make custom bows and this works great for making eather loop end or flimish strings.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Brownell B-50

      By Mountain Archer

      from Heber Utah

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

            First time using it to make bow string. So far I like it

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            • No

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            5.0

            "A can't miss product"

            By Arrowist

            from Niagara Falls Ont.

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Abrasion Resistant
            • Durable
            • Easy to work with
            • Good Stretch
            • Lightweight
            • Perfect Colors
            • Strong
            • Water Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recurve Bows

              Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

              This was my first Flemish Twist String and it worked out perfect. Prewaxed... made it east to twist, with adding only a little extra wax. Set it to a good brace height and only had to adjust for stretch twice... about 12 extra twists, perfect.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Ma

              By stumpy

              from Staten Island, NY

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Strong
              • Water Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Longbows
                • Recurve Bows
                • Wooden Bows

                Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

                Great product for traditional bow strings! Economical, I use this for anything from 25-60# bows, using 12-14 strands, depending on draw weight.

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                4.0

                great product

                By na

                from ky

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

                    cheaper on [*]. bought out of loyalty but others might not.Thanks

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    First timer

                    By Waynebow

                    from Holland, Michigan

                    About Me Beginner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Longbows
                        • Recurve Bows
                        • Wooden Bows

                        Comments about Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material:

                        I am a recently retired wood worker and a first time bower. After some research and a few mistakes, I believe I have a self bow/long bow hybrid design that works for what I want it to do.
                        The small bows(15-20# for my grandkids are hickory and the 35-50# for my grown boys (and girls) are laminated hickory/maple and walnut. At some point I will try to add fiberglass to this lineup, but not ready for that yet.
                        Now I am getting started with making flemish twist strings and traditional arrows. Three Rivers is a well known traditional archery supplier in this area so it only made sense to start there for raw materials and tools. This has been my first purchase and the products performed as I would have expected.
                        The only noticeable issue may be that the black colored B50 was noticeably heavier than the tan color. I don't however believe is enough to affect the strength or performance of the finished string.
                        I am having fun both making and shooting my own bows with my friends and family and will continue to use Three Rivers as my traditional archery supply store.

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