Wicked Ridge Crossbows/How To Change String

Can you restring a crossbow at home?

No. You need a specially made bow press to change the string and cables on your crossbow.

How often should you change crossbow string?

We recommend changing the string and cables on your crossbow every two years. NOTE: Always replace both the string and the cables when having them changed.

How long does a string last on a crossbow?

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.

How much does it cost to restring a 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 you have to Unstring a 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!”

Do crossbow strings stretch?

With less expensive compound crossbows, it’s common that the strings stretch a lot, and inconsistently on each cable, and the cams get out of sync.

How do I know if my bow string needs replacing?

When Change is Needed. Archers should inspect their bowstring and cables before each use. If the bowstring looks dry or fuzzy, simple waxing usually resolves the issue. However, if any bowstring strands look frayed or its serving has separated, you might need a new string.

How long can I leave a crossbow cocked?

Do not leave your crossbow cocked for longer than a 24-hour period, as premature stretching of the string and cables may occur, leading to a loss in crossbow performance.

How many shots does a crossbow last?

Reading comments across multiple forums, it appears most limbs on crossbows give out at about 1500-2000 shots. And many people experience failures at as little as 500 with cams and strings.

Is it OK to dry fire a crossbow?

In general, it is not a safe practice to dry-fire your crossbow. Your crossbow is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) mechanism. In the event you forget to load an arrow into the crossbow but attempt to take a shot, the string will be caught by the DFI, which helps to prevent damage to the bow assembly.

Do crossbows wear out?

With proper care of the cams, cables and strings and trigger these bows will last 10 years +.

Why do crossbow strings break?

Bolt Not Seated Tight Against the String

Probably the number one cause of broken crossbow strings is the bolt not being seated tight against the string. If the bolt isn’t tight, the string will jump over or under the bolt, resulting in a dry fire effect.

What is the best crossbow string?

If the crossbow has steel cables, then the crossbow string needs to be made from dacron, just like recurve crossbow strings. If the cables are synthetic, the best crossbow string material to use would be a dyneema material, such as D97 for your crossbow string.

Do crossbow strings stretch?

With less expensive compound crossbows, it’s common that the strings stretch a lot, and inconsistently on each cable, and the cams get out of sync.