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PLEASE HELP TO FUND ARCHERY INTERCHANGE

carl7

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Strange as they reccommend 24 for Compounds 60-70#??
Still it is what it is.
Yeah I know, I thought wow 24 strands? but being my first string I thought what the heck. I think some of the problem is the string material makers themselves, they don't publish any hard facts, just maybe's, could be, etc.
 

darthTer

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Ironman
American Shoot
The number of threads in a string is 100% directly related to nock fit. The threads themselves are FAR stronger than is required to shoot an arrow - I believe there was once report of someone using a bowstring to pull a car out a ditch....

Fromt he BCY website:
It should be noted that all modern materials far exceed the strength required to perform satisfactorily as a bowstring material.


I believe 452x has a breaking strength of around 75# per strand. Therefore a 24 strand string has a breaking strength of around 1800#....a tad overkill on a 32# bow. Strand count is varied depending on the archers nock fit & which materials they use. I tend to use a thinner string, but thicker serving material (0.021), other folk use thicker strings and thinner servings....the outcome is the same - nock fits properly.
 
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