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Strings & Cables

The bowstring is obviously essential in helping your bow shoot accurately or even shoot at all. That's why you need to be sure they're always up to par and ready for any hunt.

When that string gets old or breaks, it can cost you a shot at an animal or worse: your safety! You don't want to come face-to-face with a buck you've been hunting and have no string to shoot an arrow!

History of Bow Strings

Bowstrings were traditionally and originally made of plant fibers, animal hides, and sinew. However, today in bow-making, they are made from a variety of high-tech synthetic materials.

The use of these advanced materials means that bows are now capable of shooting faster and more reliably than their predecessors, making it essential to understand the archery strings you choose.

Compound Strings

Compound bowstrings have two parts: the main bowstring and one or more cables connecting a cam to it. Your bow's manufacturer will provide you with your cable length to assemble your bow correctly.

If you can't find your cable's length, we are more than happy to assist you in adequately fitting and setting up your equipment.

Crossbow Strings

Crossbow strings are usually designed specifically for that style or individual crossbow. This can make it super easy to find the strings you need or very difficult if you can't find the set made for your bow.

Whether you shoot a teardrop, recurve, or compound-style crossbow, we have the quality strings and cables for your bow. We carry a wide variety of styles, colors, and brands.

If you need help choosing the right strings for your equipment, feel free to reach out or visit our knowledgeable staff.

Recurve Strings

To find the right recurve strings, you will first need to know the length of your bow. Once you have this, you can determine your string length, which is usually 3 to 4 inches less than your bow.

Next, you'll need to decide how many strands of bowstring material you need. That number depends on the material and the draw weight of your bow. Bows with heavier draw weights need more strands to handle that weight, and lighter-weight bows require fewer. 

To ensure the correct amount of string is on your bow, consult your product manual or come into Bowhunters Superstore.

Caring For Your Bowstring

To extend the lifespan of your bowstring, be sure to keep it clean and properly maintain it. Also, it would be best if you always tried to store your bow in a climate-controlled setting or bow case to extend its life and prevent stretching. If you have a recurve or longbow, remove its string between shootings to extend the bow's life. 

You should try and check your bowstring before shooting each day for anything that looks fuzzy and feel its length to see if it's dry. If your bowstring feels dry or looks fuzzy, apply string wax to the fibers and rub it in with your fingers until it gets fully dissolved.

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