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    String De-railed

    Whilst shooting today I drew back to about 6 inches when I heard something pop. The arrow stayed on the string but the string had completely come off the cam. I also noticed that one of the bolts on the cam, that sets the draw length, had popped off and disappeared.

    I have a portable bow press, but does anyone know how I can get the string back on the cam? Do I need a proper bow press? Iím loathe to send it to a shop, there arenít many in the highlands, but if I dont know how to do it maybe that is the best option.

    Please advise.





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    It will depend on how much compression/travel you can get out of the press. I use the ridiculously expensive Synunm bow press which will press a huge range. Before that I used a Bowmaster which, although had a wide range its adjustment was limited. It will help to wind out the limbs to their lowest poundage to make pressing easier.
    Pressing the bow, refitting bolts and cables/strings is quite straight forward but if you have never done it before it helps to watch someone for the first time.
    An archers only opponent is his mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidCurry View Post
    It will depend on how much compression/travel you can get out of the press. I use the ridiculously expensive Synunm bow press which will press a huge range. Before that I used a Bowmaster which, although had a wide range its adjustment was limited. It will help to wind out the limbs to their lowest poundage to make pressing easier.
    Pressing the bow, refitting bolts and cables/strings is quite straight forward but if you have never done it before it helps to watch someone for the first time.
    Ok cool thank you, I will definitely try winding out the limbs a couple of turns. My bow press is basically a couple of brackets and a winch, so itís not a proper fixed one and so Iím a bit nervous but if it can by done Iíll give it a go but I had a try earlier and the string wouldnít budge too much and Iím just not sure how far I can push it. Really annoying as I was having a great days shooting and pushing the distance at 50 yards. Going to ring a shop tomorrow and ask for advice, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear-outbreak View Post
    ... Iíll give it a go but I had a try earlier and the string wouldnít budge too much and Iím just not sure how far I can push it. Really annoying as I was having a great days shooting and pushing the distance at 50 yards. Going to ring a shop tomorrow and ask for advice, thanks
    If you not sure take it to a shop to do.
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