How To String A Compound Bow
Just recently purchased a bow and need to know how to string a compound bow? Archery is a recreational sport that anyone can do and enjoy. Shooting a compound bow is all about holding the bow properly and having great aim. Although compound bows can be used by just about anyone, you must first learn how to string a compound bow.
To string a compound bow you need:
- Compound bow
- Bow press
- String wax
- Safety glasses (optional)
- Look for weak spots in the old string. Before removing the original string from the limbs of the bow, inspect the original string for damage. If the string breaks or is removed improperly, the limbs can possibly bounce back forcefully because of its energy, which can be dangerous.
- Use a bow press. A bow press is important because it helps hold the limbs in place. To string on a compound bow correctly, a bow press is necessary. For added protection, you can put on safety glasses.
- Position the loop for the compound bow new string. Take the new string and place one end of the new string on one of the limb's end. Take the other loop of the new string and put in on the other end of the limb.
- Replace the new string. First, loosen the tension in the limbs a little with the bow press. Then, carefully slip the old string over the new string. This will remove the old string and the new string will sit in its place. Be sure to wax the new string both before and after you shoot your compound bow.