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I have a Hoyt and a Bowtech. Neither has a cable older than 3 years. I keep them lubed. They look in good shape. But, is there a basic standard as to when to replace? Is it more than appearance? #of shots, age, etc.
 

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I have a Hoyt and a Bowtech. Neither has a cable older than 3 years. I keep them lubed. They look in good shape. But, is there a basic standard as to when to replace? Is it more than appearance? #of shots, age, etc.
 

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Im told by my bowshop that my hoyt razertecs string should last about 5000 shots if I take care of it. Serving may need to be replaced sooner though. I'd suggest having it checked out if your uncertain. I'd hate to have a bow blow up in my hands.
 

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Im told by my bowshop that my hoyt razertecs string should last about 5000 shots if I take care of it. Serving may need to be replaced sooner though. I'd suggest having it checked out if your uncertain. I'd hate to have a bow blow up in my hands.
 

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gunsngolf said:
But, is there a basic standard as to when to replace? Is it more than appearance? #of shots, age, etc.
I go by all the above, if its old(personally never had a string make it to old age)replace it
If it looks worn, replace it.
Over 4000-5000 shots, replace it.

Most quality strings are pre-stretched, but they still stretch a bit so there is always a break in period.
I always make sure I put a few hundred shots on it before I hunt with a new string.
 

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gunsngolf said:
But, is there a basic standard as to when to replace? Is it more than appearance? #of shots, age, etc.
I go by all the above, if its old(personally never had a string make it to old age)replace it
If it looks worn, replace it.
Over 4000-5000 shots, replace it.

Most quality strings are pre-stretched, but they still stretch a bit so there is always a break in period.
I always make sure I put a few hundred shots on it before I hunt with a new string.
 
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