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    Hi. Just wondering how y'all string up a long bow with a stringer? I have several stringers for long bows and recurves and they all have nock pockets which go pretty far into the limb covering the nock string groove. I could move the pocket out just past the groove but don't confident about...
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    Alrighty fellas, another stupid question from yours truly. What is a safer way to string my Montana longbow, a stringer or the push pull? I ask because my bow has really slim (but stacked) limbs, and my stringer has a really wide block that sits on the limb, which makes me feel a little uneasy...
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    Thursday I blew my right ACL. I will soon be able to stand still unaided but can't figure a way to string and unstrung my bows. Any suggestions?
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    I have started to string vertically a bit and am puzzled. It's not too bad but consistent maybe 6" at most at 25 yds. The odd thing is that they are now all within an inch horizontally. I shoot off the shelf and have played with a number of arrow weight, fletching and over all lengths but no change.
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    The couple sets of ILF limbs I have tried I strung the bow with the limbs bolted all the way down. My question is do you guys have problems stringing a ILF bow with the bolts backed out to the lightest setting?? I am thinking the limbs would be easy to pop out of the fitting.
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    I got a new string for my recurve the other day from a local shop and the owner told me something interesting. He said that I should twist the string once per 3" of string length before stringing the bow. I've never heard this before and the bow seems to shoot fine without the twist, but I was...
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    As i build these bows, I like to build the tips so a pocket stringer can be used. I recently built myself a nice little bow, and since I use the push/pull exclusively...on medium and lightweight bows...I made the tips dern near nonexistent... What do you guys like? Do you think its worth...
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    Hi all, the other day I started to wonder if this method of stringing would be harmful to the bow itself. Potentially dangerous to the person performing the action, I know, but has worked for me for a couple of decades. The only real downside to it seems to be scratching the lower limb tip if...
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    Hello! When stringing your recurve bow, should you alternate which end you start with first? Does it matter if you always place the string on the same side first?
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