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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 263 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (187)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (212)
  • Well built / quality (211)
  • Good stretch (121)
  • Water resistant (117)
  • Lightweight (101)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Longbows (199)
  • Wooden bows (179)
  • Recurve bows (177)
  • Composite bows (34)
  • High performance bows (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (149), Beginner (46), Expert archer (26), Competitive archer (25), Professional (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90)

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

Yes, I would buy Brownell B-50 again.

By Tuminkz

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 Andy

    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 Pir8Dan

        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 WoodlandRanger

        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 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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