Should I Unstring my Excalibur crossbow?
You don’t have to unstring your crossbow every time you use it, but it will appreciate having its limbs relaxed at least between seasons when you aren’t using it. The #1 concern is that you NEVER leave the string on if your bow is exposed to high heat, such as in the trunk of a car in the summer sun!”
How often should I lube my crossbow string?
Every manufacturer has different guidelines as to how often you should lubricate. A good general guideline would be every 50-60 shots. Just keep an eye on the rail. If it looks dull and dry, it’s a good idea to lubricate it.
Should you wax the serving on a crossbow?
NEVER USE STRING WAX ON THE CENTER SERVING. To ensure safe and continual top performance, your crossbow will require minimal lubrication. To reduce friction and increase arrow speed, we suggest the use of our “Rail Lubricant”.
How long does a crossbow string last?
A: There is no set amount of time for a crossbow string. Many factors contribute to the life of your crossbow string. The care and maintenance of your crossbow string is a large factor on how long it will last. A good rule of thumb is to change your crossbow string every 2 years but most seem to go 4-5 years.
Can you use Vaseline on crossbow rail?
We HIGHLY recommend that customers do not use vaseline based rail lubes and/or lubricants on crossbows. Vaseline-like substances will build up in your trigger box and they also collect dirt. It will cause the moving parts in the trigger box to get all gunked up, causing a variety of problems.
Can you use chapstick on crossbow strings?
Chap stick is not a good idea. Like another member stated it is a petroleum by product. It will drastically shorten the life of your strings and cables.
Can I use bow string wax on crossbow rail?
The bowstring wax can be applied for bow, crossbow and so on.
How much does it cost to restring crossbow?
Typically, this can cost between $70 and $250, depending on the specific bowstring that you buy as well as how much the professional charges for the work. It’s a relatively quick and easy process as most archery specialist shops have the right restringing equipment.
Do you twist a crossbow string?
Twist it Counter Clock Wise. Take only one end off the limb tip, twist top over to the left hand direction. You are basically following the twist in the colors of the string, the serving should have been applied in the same direction. Congrats on the new bow!
Do crossbows need to be unstrung?
Self bows should actually be de-strung after each round of shooting. Crossbows should first be dried off well with a dry cloth.
Should you oil the cams on a crossbow?
Yes. Periodically apply a drop of TenPoint’s Flight Rail and Trigger Lubricant to your wheels or cams and axles when needed. Also, lubricate the cam bearings if you have a reverse draw crossbow, especially if the bow has gotten wet from being outside.
Does a crossbow need rail lube?
Run your finger down the entire flight rail to ensure even coverage. If you are shooting a high-performance crossbow, you will likely need to apply TenPoint’s Premium Lubricant every 15 to 20 shots. To learn more about TenPoint’s Premium Lubricant with Foam Applicator, please click HERE.
Is beeswax good for crossbow strings?
String wax: synthetic waxes are ideal, but traditional archers may favour all-natural beeswax (and it does smell great)
What is arrow lube made of?
One of the most popular arrow lubes (read: Woody’s) is a mix of medical or industrial grade silicone lube and kerosene in a 70% silicone/30% kerosene or hexane ratio.