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Let's talk custom bowstrings

7mmremmag

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Oct 15, 2018
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525
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Warren County, PA
Who makes the best stuff? Currently running a set of hogwires I had put on my bow when new that are 3... maybe almost 4 years old. Time for a new set. Should I stay with hogwires? Not sure if they are still in business or what the story is but their website leaves a lot to be desired. ABB? 60X? I've been reading a lot of good stuff about archeryshack as well.
 

Jagger0502

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Oct 26, 2020
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I haven’t tried a lot of strings but I recently got a string for my bow from GAS Bowstrings and have been happy with it. They said no stretch and after I put the string on and sighted the bow I do think I had a little stretch after 100 shots or so I slightly retuned but that very well could have been my shooting or bow and not the string.
 

BuffaloBill

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Jan 20, 2019
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Location
Indiana
I've only had mine replaced once and I used ThreadZ. I actually drove to their shop that is about 1.5 hours from me. No complaints. They've held up pretty well the past three seasons.
 

jimbo

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Oct 23, 2020
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Personally I love America's best I have their Platinum strings and they have a 2 year warranty they are here in Ohio where I'm from and the customer service was awesome I had so questions when I cut my peep out the string was a few months old and I cut some fibers I sent a picture and email and they said the string needed replacement I offered to pay for it they wouldn't accept and sent me a new main string out, they are awesome I haven't had any issues and 0 peep rotation they are the only strings I'll buy
 

ketch22

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Oct 17, 2021
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106
I’ve used 60x and put 60x strings in 2 other bows. I like them, fair price and little to no stretch. Also they’re really quick on shipping.
 

Fireprojectile

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Aug 22, 2021
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33
Location
Germany
I haven’t tried a lot of strings but I recently got a string for my bow from GAS Bowstrings and have been happy with it. They said no stretch and after I put the string on and sighted the bow I do think I had a little stretch after 100 shots or so I slightly retuned but that very well could have been my shooting or bow and not the string.
Another vote for GAS. I do have the Ghost XV camo - very nice quality set.
 

HuumanCreed

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Aug 21, 2020
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913
Location
Westminster Maryland
I like Catfish Custom the most. But 60x and GAS has the quickest shipping time and are pretty good for being a bigger makers. 60x and Vaportrail has clearance sections which l routinely check for my bow. With the way technology and how 99% of them use the same materials. Most strings makers are good now
 

WVtreeguy

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Oct 9, 2020
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17
Location
West Virginia
This makes my second season with a new set of Winners choice strings on my Obsession Bow. They seem to be holding up and shooting better than the original ABB strings that came on the bow.
 

Exhumis

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Mar 12, 2019
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Location
Northern Virginia
I used to used catfish custom, have since switched to John’s Custom archery. Nothing wrong with catfish, John is a local Virginian and builds amazing strings.
 

RamBam

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Apr 10, 2021
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Catfish customs or phantom. Mike at catfish has excellent customer service. I use him for my customers that want custom strings and no specific request to whom.
 

bloodsoakedberber

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Oct 9, 2018
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Location
Wheeling, West Virginia
I've put strings on from archeryshack the last three times and have had no issues with them and they're priced lower than a lot of other builders. They post over on archerytalk and I've had nothing but positive experiences with them. Also put on a set of catfish customs and they were as good as everyone says.
 

10essee

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Feb 16, 2018
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590
Location
Florida
I run JBK out of Maine on all mine and my buddies bows. I’ve used several other makers and find his have the best of the best for me.
 
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