New string

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by Bullwinkle, May 13, 2018.

  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Active Member

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    I took my bow to the Matthews dealer to get it restrung and papered tuned in prep for my fall elk hunt

    They found a bad bushing and the bow is now throwing darts. That’s great. I’ve shot about 40 arrows

    Two things.

    I now have a creeking noise in top limb when I draw

    They put the string loop on and it faces directly away from me and back into the bow??? It’s hard getting the release on but seems to turn the string and the peep aligns.

    I’m an hour away from the shop. I’m thinking of shooting 200 or so arrows and taking it back in???

    Seems weird he would have done this. Looking for some opinions before I call
     
  2. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    My opinion is find a new bow shop. No way would that be right. The peep needs to be aligned all right, but not at the expense of your loop facing away from you. Needs to be some string twisting or the peep needs to be taken out and redone. I would have never left the shop with that.
     
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  3. Bullwinkle

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    They had a lady checking me out minding shop. I asked. She told me a lot get done like that and it will straighten out
     
  4. DocHolladay

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    You can rotate the loop(hold the bow string and rotate the knots), but the peep needs to be taken out and turned over. If this doesn't fix the peep 100%, one end of the string can be removed and a twist or two(1/2 twists also) can be added or removed from the string to get it right. I used to tie the loop on and install peeps, but now I place the peep in the string and then tie the loop in. It gets me really close on how the loop faces and I can adjust it once the peep is set and tied in. The materials that strings and cables are made of now, will stretch, but not like the old stuff. Most of the time, you can set everything and it will hold for several hundred shots before needing to be checked. I worked on a bow Friday that had close to 1200 shots on the string and cable set that I repaced a little over a year ago. I tweaked the timing a little, but the peep and loop were still spot on.
     
  5. Gator

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    What string did they put on? Material used on string?

    No way I'd be shooting it like that but I also know how to fix it without having to drive an hour to a shop.
     
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    If they are a Mathews dealer, I would say they used Zebra strings and cables as that is factory. They may use their own brand of stings made there or a deer deferent brand altogether. Where I work, we sell PSE and Bowtech and I use Zebra for all replacement and repairs.


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  7. Gator

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    Isn't a Zebra string really just 452x? Seems that's what I've been told in the past though Mathews make it like it's something far greater....
     
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    They have the Zebra Hybrid and the Zebra Trophy. The Trophy is a better quality string. The Hybrids may or may not come with the speednocks installed on the string(Mathews bows), all of the Trophys do that I have the option to order. Trophy strings are what is on a Mathews bow when it leaves the factory. Both strings are a blend of BCY materials. I don't research enough to know which BCY material each manufacturer uses or the qualities of each material. I do know that 99% of all strings are made now using BCY material and that almost all string makers pre-stretch the material at some point in the making process(multiple times for some). I believe that the pre-stretching does more for the strings and cables than the material that it is made from(with exceptions). I have used quite a few "name" brands of strings and cables at work and about the only difference I have seen in them is the name on the label, as long as it is made right. We have a local fellow that makes a quality string and he pre-stretches to 300lb or 350lb and the ones I have installed have all been exceptional in the long run. Some BCY materials will add speed and even vibration, while others will reduce both. The number of strands makes a difference also, with most manufacturers using approx 18 strands, depending on material used. Less strands equals more speed and string noise and more strands equals slower speeds and a quieter bow. I talked to one of my sales reps the other day and he has a guy make him custom strings for his bow using 24 strands(IIRC) and he says his bow is quieter and a little slower, but he also shoots a heavy arrow and broadhead.
     
  9. Gator

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    Yeah I know a couple of guys that make their own strings. Not much to it really except for the pre-stretch and being time consuming. I've used both of these guys strings and they have been just as good as Zebra or 60x or any other I've used. Good to know we have some very knowledgeable bow guys on here though! I consider myself to know just enough to get in trouble....
     
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    Talked to the pro. He said to shoot it some more in warm weather and the loop will walk around. If not bring it in and he’ll adjust it.
     

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