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Zombie
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Off season

Post by Zombie » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:50 am

Do you remove the string for the off season or not?

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Re: Off season

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:55 am

I don't. I just check every few weeks to make sure the string isn't getting to close to the bumpers.
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Re: Off season

Post by sproulman » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:07 am

I do even if I shoot a few times a month but thats just me ..

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Re: Off season

Post by nyexhunter » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:19 pm

Yes
Hang it up for the off season. Figure that it's easy to do and can't hurt, so why not. Easy to put back on when I need to.
I love my crossbow for hunting, otherwise it is like a tool for me such as a hammer to be put away until time to use again.
I have too many other things that I do during the other seasons - such as fishing, golfing, traveling, etc.
I do, however, understand those that keep it strung all the time and like to shoot all the time - to them I say go for it; that's just not me.

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Re: Off season

Post by retrieverman » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:55 pm

I normally remove the string from my crossbows, but I didn't last year and ended up shooting a lot more through the spring and summer. I haven't decided what I'm going to do this year. :?

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Re: Off season

Post by Normous » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:02 pm

I have never unstrung any of my Excalibur's offseason since the first one I purchased in 1991. Nothing negative was noted I might add.
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Re: Off season

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:07 pm

Any bow I hunt with or shoot I leave strung up all the time. I do not remove a string for the sake of the limbs or string. It's just more convenient to store a bow without a string.
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Re: Off season

Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:33 pm

There is an off season ???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Off season

Post by Big John » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:11 pm

Strings never come off here either.
Never an issue as I recall. Lots of Bows, and strings.
Just never remove them until they need to be replaced.
About every 500 shots.

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Re: Off season

Post by vixenmaster » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:16 am

Idon't unstring mine unless i am puttin a new string on it. They stay strung n sighted in, i shoot year around alot
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Re: Off season

Post by wildcatter » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:14 pm

My bows are always strung, I don't drain the gas outa my truck's when I ain't driving them for months either, but I shoot year round,, I would never let golf get in the way of real sports,,,,, :wink:
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Re: Off season

Post by Pinpoint » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Never taken a string of any of my bows, unless changing one of course!!
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