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How do I know what length bowstring for my recurve

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#1 Male OFFLINE   bigbuck150



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Posted 05/06/14 - 05:58 AM

I'm trying to figure out what length bow string I need for an old pearson recurve I got at a yard sale.  The handle says amo 60.  I've searched online and found some say 3" and other say 4" shorter then AMO.   Also should I use D97 or Dacron for the string?  It appears that D97 is better.  I've always used 60X for my compounds but I'm not sure which string I need from their site www.60xcustomstrings.com/recurve/   thanks for any help  I've always wanted to try traditional archery.

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Posted 05/06/14 - 09:48 AM

There's a few guys on here that shoot traditional equipment, so hopefully they'll chime in and give you some feedback on this one! :up:

#3 Male OFFLINE   deerslayer01


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Posted 05/06/14 - 06:17 PM

Measure the old one :-D
shoot more and shoot more often :elch:

#4 Male OFFLINE   Matty


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Posted 05/06/14 - 08:03 PM

Generally, 4" shorter for dacron b50 strings, 3" for fast flight type materials if your bow can handle more modern strings.


If you aren't sure, it's safer to go with the Dacron.


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Posted 05/07/14 - 05:58 AM

If your bow is marked 60" buy a string that's marked 60"AMO.
It will be made the correct length for the bow.

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