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Bowstring material
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:03:32 AM »
Good day gents what materials other than B50 and Fast Flight are good for making bowstrings? Here in SA those two materials aren't sold as far as I know so I'm looking for alternatives. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bowstring material
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 02:09:18 AM »
I did another look and found some bowstring material locally. But I would still like to here of alternatives should the supply run out.

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Re: Bowstring material
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 05:22:21 PM »
Most of us buy bowstring material though the Internet few local suppliers.
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Re: Bowstring material
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 07:53:50 PM »
I've never used it  but linen thread was used in the past.   Also silk.  Never used that either.   Might be someone here who has done it.
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Re: Bowstring material
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 12:47:05 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys. Much appreciated.

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Re: Bowstring material
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 09:34:47 AM »
I've heard some folks use one of the newer fishing lines to make up bow strings. I still prefer dedicated bow string material.
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Re: Bowstring material
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 10:42:18 AM »
I've heard some folks use one of the newer fishing lines to make up bow strings. I still prefer dedicated bow string material.

I  did that and it made a fine string.  If nothing else is available it's an option but the relative cost per yard is prohibitive. 

Had completely forgotten about that string until you mentioned it.
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