Remove string for off-season ?

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Remove string for off-season ?

Post by Skubasteve » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 pm

Hey guys newbie question. Do you guys recommend removing the string from your crossbow for the off-season to relieve tension off the limbs ?

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by mr meat » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:36 am

Not me mine have been strung for years
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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by wheelie » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:02 am

Personal choice I suppose. Some years I do and some I don't.

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by AJ01 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:38 am

Nope...but then again I hunt year round down here in Texas. :lol: To me it's kind of a moot point.
Like Wheelie said, "personal choice, I suppose".

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by Skubasteve » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:48 am

I guess I should clarify, my crossbow is primarily used for hunting deer in southern Ontario. Our season is from October 1st to December 31. With the season now closed, my bow will be sitting for the next 9 months, unless I do some practice shooting.

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by xcaliber » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:54 am

Nope, keep the rope cocker on to keep string out of the rubber bumpers.
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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by Reinyrooster » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:26 pm

Another one here from Ontario.....I keep mine strung all year.

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by rmb721 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:16 pm

I have four of the Exo series. I keep them all strung all year.

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by bigbowman » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:47 pm

I shoot my bows all year long so they stay stringed.

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by antondavel » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:19 am

I contacted Excalibur and they told me to unstring the bow, but I shoot an old carved limb Excocet.
Call them and ask what they suggest for your bow is probably the best advice.
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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by colouredchameleon » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:41 am

I remove the string . Same hunting situation as yours. It appears to be a personal choice. Either way it only takes a few minutes if you chose to do so.
If you chose to not remove the string either attach the rope cocker with slight tension to prevent the string from creeping forward digging into rubber bumpers ( learn this the hard way :thumbdown: :thumbdown: ).
If you chose to not use the rope cocker in this way then be certain to periodically check otherwise at least monthly.

If you do ! remember to secure the end loops together ( paper clip ) to maintain the the established twist. In my experience all you have to do is carefully remove the clip to prevent any change to the establish twist.
Reinstall and your brace height should be the same as when you removed the string for storage.

As a Note I also prior to removing the string I make sure my POI is good.
Which I see as a chance to take few shoots before the long over winter / Summer storage. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by ComfyBear » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:30 pm

It's all a personal choice. So all good advice. All I will add is if your crossbow is an Exo-series model and has "dissipater pads" make "sure" to remove the rubber pads, otherwise they will be crushed once the string is removed.
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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by colouredchameleon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:57 pm

ComfyBear wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:30 pm
It's all a personal choice. So all good advice. All I will add is if your crossbow is an Exo-series model and has "dissipater pads" make "sure" to remove the rubber pads, otherwise they will be crushed once the string is removed.
agreed :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by gerald strine » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:02 pm

No need unstring leave it ready to go and practice every now and then.
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Re: Remove string for off-season ?

Post by racking up points » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:01 am

What is this “off-season” you speak of? Turkey season starts in about 100 days and 3D shoots start before that! :eusa-dance:
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