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Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material

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Brownell B-50 Dacron Waxed Bow String Material
 
4.6

(based on 268 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (191)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (216)
  • Well built / quality (214)
  • Good stretch (124)
  • Water resistant (117)
  • Lightweight (103)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Longbows (202)
  • Wooden bows (181)
  • Recurve bows (180)
  • Composite bows (36)
  • High performance bows (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (151), Beginner (46), Expert archer (27), Competitive archer (26), Professional (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94)

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

First time string builder

By 

from Salt Lake City, Utah

About Me Expert Archer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High Performance Bows
    • Longbows
    • Recurve Bows

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

    I have been shooting for a few years and have always wanted to make my own strings. I decided to give it a try and bought orange and black string. I made two strings first one turned out perfect and have been shooting on it for two months now with no problems. String is strong, fast and very durable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy more again.

    By 

    from Atlanta, ga

    Verified Buyer

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

    Super helpful staff!

     
    5.0

    Quality line from a quality place

    By 

    from Germantown

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Stretch
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Composite Bows
      • Flemish Bow Strings
      • Longbows
      • Recurve Bows
      • Wooden Bows

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

      Exactly as I expected. Very good quality line from Brownells.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was excellent. Within three days.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      very good product

      By 

      from canada

      About Me Competitive Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Abrasion Resistant
      • Durable
      • Good Stretch
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          all my customers are very satisfied with the strings I supply

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent string for all bows.

          By 

          from Hudson NH

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Stretch
          • Lightweight
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Composite Bows
            • High Performance Bows
            • Longbows
            • Recurve Bows
            • Wooden Bows

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

            Excellent product.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Product delivered on time as promised. No hassles.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Yes, I would buy Brownell B-50 again.

            By 

            from Bellefontaine Ohio

            About Me Competitive Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Abrasion Resistant
            • Durable
            • Good Stretch
            • Lightweight
            • My B-50 Is The Greates
            • Strong
            • Water Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Composite Bows
              • High Performance Bows
              • I Use B-50 On All My Bo
              • Longbows
              • Recurve Bows
              • Wooden Bows

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

              I use B-50 on all my bows. I think it is the GREATEST string, and the BEST there is. I have made bow strings for over 30yrs, and i'm happy with it. Keep up the good work so others will learn about B-50 string. THANK YOU!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good Stuff!

              By 

              from Milwaukee

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Abrasion Resistant
              • Durable
              • Good Stretch
              • Water Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Great to make your own strings. Took me a few times to get it right so nice to have plenty of string.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Hit n Miss

                  By 

                  from San Antonio, Tx

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Strong
                  • Strong And Well Packaged
                  • Water Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Wax Was Hit Miss

                  Best Uses

                  • Longbows
                  • Recurve Bows
                  • Wooden Bows

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

                  Overall the product works well. i bought 2 rolls. the hunter green roll would not hold together. either the wax was bad or it just would not stick to the dacron. makes it very hard to work with. threw it away as it would not take other wax either. maybe just a fluke.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  What's to say, thanks 3 Rivers Archery!

                  By 

                  from NC

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Abrasion Resistant
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong
                  • Water Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Composite Bows
                    • High Performance Bows
                    • Longbows
                    • Recurve Bows
                    • Wooden Bows

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

                    Perfect timing and its exactly what I needed! Now if I can only learn the Flemish-twist I'll be good to go!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    super string- Have made 3 bow strings

                    By 

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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