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serving life before breaking

Post by carp 4 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:43 am

serving life looking for some imput on how many shots should be getting from my phoenix before serving breaks im using flemish fast flight string w angel mag serving i got 136 shots out of my last string is that good or shoulld i be getting more

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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by vaguru » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:57 am

You should get more. Check the hooks for burrs or sharp edges. Polish with 400 grit paper. Check your nocks, sometimes they have sharp edges also. Polish them as well. Also check that you are not "over cocking" with the rope cocker and pulling up into the trigger housing. Some housings have sharp edges also. If so, polish those as well.

Much also has to said for just how tight the serving is applied. The tighter the better. Hope this helps.
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by sumner4991 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:09 am

You should be getting more. Are you applying wax every 25 shots?

Where is the serving breaking? Same spot every time?

A picture of the broken serving would help.
I'd rather wear out than rust out.
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by carp 4 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:24 pm

thank for responce just had dan miller go over bow n deburr spots u listed also have checked my nocks been careful not to pull back on rope cocker to far have never waxed serving on any of my 3 xbows always been afraid of getn wax n trigger n messing it up dan said i should get couple hundred shots maybe need to get new arrows n try that thanks again

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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by carp 4 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:51 pm

if were to wax serving how much should is use nwill affect my triggers over time have been shooting my xbows for 6 yrs but have started shootn 5 to 6 days a week so going thru more servings lately

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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by sumner4991 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:02 pm

I have been waxing my servings religiously for four years. No trouble with my trigger.

I get an average of 300+ shots per serving on my Exomax.

I've never heard tell of trigger issues because of wax use.
I'd rather wear out than rust out.
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by wabi » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:51 pm

I like to wax my serving, then rub it in briskly (with my fingers) so there's no globs of excess wax. Always done this every 25 shots (not an exact count by any means) and have never had any issue with wax buildup on the rail or the claws.
I'd wax the serving and see how it lasts. :wink:
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by carp 4 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:54 pm

just put new string on so think illgive wax on serving a try sounds like not going to hurt trigger . 300 shots from max pretty good. im assuming you all are using string wax n not something else . ill let you know how it goes .im getting a vixen to use in my indoor leauge. will try wax on that bow too will be doing most of my shootn w it. thanks 4 all your imput

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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by hikerman » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:44 pm

I have a exocet 175 and servings have never made to 300 let alone 200.

But one thing I noticed was the two fingers that hold the string in the cocked position. One has a round inside edge and the other is more squared off( left side).
I have tried to polish this, ity never had any burs either.
I have called Excalibur and they said it was fine. Also checked some bows in the stores, some are that way some are both rounded.

What I do know it is always the left side that wares down first.

I now reserve my string myself so it is not a big deal.
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by sumner4991 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:37 pm

hikerman wrote:I have a exocet 175 and servings have never made to 300 let alone 200.

But one thing I noticed was the two fingers that hold the string in the cocked position. One has a round inside edge and the other is more squared off( left side).
I have tried to polish this, ity never had any burs either.
I have called Excalibur and they said it was fine. Also checked some bows in the stores, some are that way some are both rounded.

What I do know it is always the left side that wares down first.

I now reserve my string myself so it is not a big deal.
Call or pm Peter and see what he thinks. You should be getting more shots than that.
I'd rather wear out than rust out.
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by Boo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:19 pm

Paul, You have mail!
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by hikerman » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:13 pm

Thanks Don, I will try that first.
If not i will call Pet.
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by EQUINOXHNTERVA » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:52 pm

I have actually gotten over 300 shots on a serving from my Equinox, simply by waxing the serving and turning the string. :D
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by hikerman » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:18 am

One my crossbow I should have metioned that on the left finger of the latch,
it is inside edge that is not round but the right is.
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Re: serving life before breaking

Post by bowtime » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:56 pm

I wax serving because the Excalibur video instructions instructed me to do just that. I believe those instructions are on this web site...check 'em out.
With waxing the serving will wear but it takes many shots. You can also turn the
whole string 180 degrees for more life.

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