Cat power wrote: His response was to not put anything on the rail or the string.
sumner4991 wrote:Cat power wrote: His response was to not put anything on the rail or the string.
You will need to wax the serving, otherwise you cut the life of the serving in half.
It's nice not to put anything on the string or rail because it stays clean. However, the serving will take some punishment.
sumner4991 wrote:When I was testing servings last year, I decided to put the wax thing to the test. I did no wax, wax every 10 shots, wax every 20 shots and wax every 30 shots. No wax, the serving lasted about half as long as every 20 shots. Every 30 shots was about 10% less shots than every 20 shots. Every 10 shots was no improvement over every 20. So, I suggest every 20-25 shots.
Of course, on the lighter poundage bows, the differences would be less noticable because the servings last longer than on the Exomax I used for testing. No matter which bow or serving material you use . . .wax will improve the life of the serving. I promise it's worth the cost/effort.
I do the same thing with the alcohol I use for muzzleloading.I keep a spray bottle of 91% Alcohol for spit patches,that's what I clean the wax off my rail with,that or WD-40
dutchhunter wrote:i have been shpooting crossbows for 20 years now and only ever wax the string and i wax it realy good before i put it on the bow then i wax the string every 25 to 50 shots as needed ..i try to keep my rail clean and dry at all times .if wax builds up on the rail it can be scraped clean with a creided card .DUTCH
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