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#314012 - 07/26/07 08:16 AM Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop?
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

I've been using a loop for years but just got a new bow and trying different things. Been just attaching my release to the string while I've been lining everything up and I have to say it feels pretty natural to my draw length and anchor. Are there any disadvantages to this besides string wear? How long will my serving last? Any advice appreciated?
#314023 - 07/26/07 08:21 AM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: ]
16 Point

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 16212
Loc: Wilson County

I have been shooting off the string for 5 years.. No problems, havent changed a serving yet.. I shot off one bow for 3+ years and the serving is still good.. The other bow is in year 2 and the serving is still ok.. Ive seen some guys go through 2 servings a year.. I guess it all depends on how much you actually shoot, and the release can also play a part in serving wear.

Edited by psycho (07/26/07 08:21 AM)
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#314309 - 07/26/07 10:51 AM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: psycho]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31145
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Shooting off the string adds string torque ,and also puts pressure on the bottom of the arrow that may effect arrow flight .
String loops are more forgiving for these reasons .

Edited by Radar (07/26/07 10:52 AM)

#314891 - 07/26/07 05:19 PM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: Radar]
Crow Terminator
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 10/23/99
Posts: 8711
Loc: McMinn County

I've always shot off the string. I tried a D-loop once and cut it off within a few weeks. I guess old habits are hard to break. Seen quite a few loops break during drawing of bows though and that has always scared me.
#315139 - 07/26/07 08:43 PM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: Crow Terminator]
12 Point

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 5274
Loc: riceville, tn,usa

So far, all I've ever shot has been string. It doesn't seem to have affected accuracy or anything else. I guess I've gone through 7 or 8 string changes and have yet to wear through the first serving.
Ain't a horse that can't be rode, Ain't a rider that can't be throwed.

#315218 - 07/26/07 09:33 PM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: onebuck]
J Hartman
6 Point

Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 786
Loc: Spring Hill, Maury, TN

Shooting from the string does effect the arrow flight. It torqes the arrow upward which in return causes a downward pointing arrow. The torque depends on what rest you use also, some are worse than others. I shot from the string for 3 years, and hesitantly switched to D loop... Needless to say I'll never go back to shooting from the string. =)

Good judgment comes from experience, alot of that comes from bad judgment.

#318007 - 07/29/07 11:41 AM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: J Hartman]
Team Browning
8 Point

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 2189
Loc: Chattanooga

Shoot from string - killed stuff from string - not broken - not fixing!
The time to buy is not when you need something. Be prepared.

#318053 - 07/29/07 12:38 PM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: Team Browning]

Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 28932
Loc: signal mountain

Any day above ground is a good day.

Why do I carry a gun? Because cops weigh too much to carry and are difficult to conceal.


#318676 - 07/29/07 10:41 PM Re: Anyone shoot off the string instead of a loop? [Re: strutandrut]
Game Eye
14 Point

Registered: 08/06/00
Posts: 8394
Loc: Tennessee

I've been shooting off the string for 17 yrs now. Never had a problem with arrow flight. Some releases are harder on servings than others. Never had a tuning problem myself. The shorter the axle to axle length of the bow the more string pinch you get, keep this in mind. I'm like a few others here, if it ain't broke don't fix it, and the ole kiss method, keep it simple stupid. I also shoot 80 lbs and don't trust the string loop myself.

I might also add, everyone should learn to serve a string, not complex at all, and can save a hunt. I shoot an original trophy hunter release which is prolly one of the toughest releases on string servings. Because of this I carry dental floss with me at all times during the bowhunting season to repair in the field when or if needed. jmho

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