Where To Buy A Replacement Recurve Bow Strings

How much does it cost to get a recurve bow restrung?

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.

What is the best string to use for a recurve bow?

Most recurve archers use DynaFLIGHT 97, BCY 8125, or BCY-X – basically a durable string with very few fibers for increased arrow speed.

How long of a string do I need for my recurve bow?

For a recurve bow your string length should be about 3.5″ shorter than your bow length. Hence, if you are using a 68″ bow, your string length should be about 64.5″.

How often should I restring my bow?

Properly maintained bowstrings can last about three years, but should then be replaced. The bowstring should also be replaced if it has frays or a broken strand. If you’re unsure whether to replace your bowstring, visit an archery store for assistance.

When should I replace my bow string?

If the strings look ultra fuzzy, frayed, or dry and brittle, then it’s probably time to swap them out for a new set. Some bow manufacturers suggest changing out strings every two to three years, but again, it all depends on your shooting routine.

How do I know what bow string I need?

Measure its length from string groove to string groove. Once you know the bow’s length, you can determine your bowstring’s length. If you shoot a recurve, your bowstring is usually 4 inches shorter than the bow’s length. If you shoot a longbow, the bowstring is 3 inches shorter.

How far can a 25 pound recurve bow shoot?

What Can You Do With 25# to 30# Recurve? Contrary to what most people think, a 30 or even a 25 lbs. draw weight is more than enough for recreational target practice. If you have the aim for it and your form is on point, you can successfully hit a target from 60 or even 70 yards away with this kind of draw weight.

How many strands should a recurve bow string have?

Strand Count

What we consider normal on a high end recurve string in BCY is anything from 14 to 18 strands but when compared to 8190 that 18 strand string would be the equivalent of 24 strands.

Do you twist a recurve bow string?

When re-twisting to achieve correct brace height, be sure to twist in the direction that tightens the center serving. You can determine this immediately on an un-tensioned string simply by grasping each end of the served area between thumb and forefinger, and twisting.

What size string do I need for a 60 inch recurve bow?

ATA Specs say that a bow should be properly braced with a string that measures 3″ shorter than the bow. So if a bow is 60″ is should be braced properly with a string measuring 57″ under 100 lbs of tension after 20 seconds.

What does Amo mean on a recurve bow?

AMO stands for Archery Manufacturers Organisation. This is the method where a measurement is taken between the groove of the nock and the front end of the shaft.

How much does a bow tune up cost?

If you get new arrows, a new string or a new arrow rest, or if you notice string stretch or change your draw weight or length, it’s smart to get your bow tuned. A typical bow tuning service costs $40 to $70 and takes about an hour.

How long does it take to restring a bow?

I have been shooting for years and it only takes me 1-2 minutes, it takes my friends anywhere from 5-10 minutes. It will often take longer if you’re stringing an unfamiliar bow or using a new stringer or string.

How much does a professional recurve bow cost?

Experienced archers often recommend you don’t get anything cheaper than $100, so expect to spend between $100 to $200 on the high end for a new recurve bow.

How much does it cost to fix a dry fired bow?

Figure on $200 to $250 to repair your bow. Unlike those that shoot a Dixon Ticonderoga, I shoot bows.