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How often should I wax my bow string if I shoot it almost every day?

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  • How often should I wax my bow string if I shoot it almost every day?

    How often should I wax my bow string if I shoot it almost every day?

  • #2
    Either before or after (I prefer after) every shooting session. Don't shoot too much (too many arrows a day, like 30), your form will change as you get tired.

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    • #3
      I wax my bow string after every shooting session.

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      • #4
        I usually only shoot a couple quivers full a day. (My quiver hold 4 arrows.)

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        • #5
          I wax mine almost every session, sometimes i forget.

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          • #6
            I wax mine by sight and feel. If you can see pleanty of wax and the whole string is sticky, then you don't really need to. Be sure to check your nocking point, that is where the most friction is.

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            • #7
              I wax mine once a week, and I try to shoot everyday. I only shoot 12-15 arrows at a time.

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              • #8
                From the responses I’ve read it seems to me folks are waxing their string an awful lot. In the 45 years I’ve been shooting I’ve not seen the need to wax a string anywhere near as often as every day. Perhaps it’s the way they are being waxed. The wax needs to be worked into the string after it is applied. Take your bare fingers and pinch the string between them and work about a two inch section back and forth until the friction heats up and melts the wax, then move to another section and repeat until the entire string is waxed. Do not wax the serving as wax under your fingers can cause a poor release and the servings don’t fray like the string will. Doing it this way you should not need to wax your string more than a couple times a month, even if you’re shooting a dozen arrows a day.

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                • #9
                  Weekly, look at the string and if it is getting fuzzy then wax it if not shoot it.
                  Haresear had a good post.

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                  • #10
                    Always make sure you wax it after you have hunted in the rain ...

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                    • #11
                      For what it is worth I wax mine every 4-5 sessions which works out to every week to week and a half. Definitely wax if the string looks fuzzy or dry. Wax is cheap and strings & cables are spendy so err on the side of caution unless you have money to burn.

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                      • #12
                        personally I shoot ALOT but i dont see the need to wax the strings everyday.....however when I start to see the strings fray a lil bit then I'll put a little wax on there

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                        • #13
                          Once a week is plenty. Every day seems like overkill to me.

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                          • #14
                            Probably every 2-3 days if you are shooting everyday. Just make sure that you do not wait for the string to start fraying before you wax it...that means that you probably waited too long.

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                            • #15
                              i wax mine real good every couple weeks if i shoot alot. but if im not shooting everyday i might wax it once a month

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