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#6785279 - 06/06/17 12:21 PM Quality of factory strings
Txhuntr2 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/12
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I have a Quest Primal that is at least 7 years old. It shoots lights out and is paper tuned. I wouldn't mess with anything except it still has the original strings and they are getting fuzzy. I shot in a couple leagues and have practiced and hunted a lot so it has been shot a lot. Time for new strings.

Question, I happen to have a set of new factory strings for the bow and I am all about saving money when I can. Is it worth it to buy upgraded strings or are the factory strings on Quest's top of the line bow good enough? I'm not worried about longevity since the current set lasted this long. I just am worried factory strings will be more prone to stretch and require more tuning etc. What do yall think?

Stick with free factory strings or pay $$$ for aftermarket strings?

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#6786121 - 06/07/17 08:22 AM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: Txhuntr2]
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If the factory sthings have served you well why not go with what works?
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#6786123 - 06/07/17 08:23 AM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: Txhuntr2]
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Plus if you have a lifetime warranty you don't want to compromise that.
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#6786244 - 06/07/17 10:06 AM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
If the factory sthings have served you well why not go with what works?


That's what I'm thinking too. Just making sure there hasn't been some great technological break through in strings in the last decade. Hahahah

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#6786246 - 06/07/17 10:07 AM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: passthru]
Txhuntr2 Offline
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Originally Posted By: passthru
Plus if you have a lifetime warranty you don't want to compromise that.


I know they have great customer service but I didn't remember the lifetime warranty. Good point.

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#6793098 - 06/14/17 10:28 AM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: Txhuntr2]
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7 years on factory string? Lucky, you haven't busted a lip.
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#6793109 - 06/14/17 10:36 AM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: Txhuntr2]
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I got 10 off my old hoyt and then 7 on my black ice before I changed it and the cam... it was dry fired the day I got it and must have damaged the cam.. took it in on the 7 year mark and they said please do not shoot this again until we get a cam lol
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#6793568 - 06/14/17 06:02 PM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: Navasot]
ChrisB Offline
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I sold a 2000 model PSE to a friend of mine years ago and told him it still had the original string on it and he is still shooting it to this day. No fat lip yet.

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#6794849 - 06/16/17 06:51 AM Re: Quality of factory strings [Re: Txhuntr2]
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Wax your string religiously. Store your bow properly in a climate controlled environment. Check cams, wheels, rollers and guides regularly for dirt and burrs. Do this and you can get many years out of a string if you are an average shooter.

That said if you shoot a few times per week I suggest a new one every couple of years. Not for the fat lip factor, although that is something we all want to avoid, but because it wears inside more than on the outside. Stretch, and torque need to be addressed.
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