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    • hunterbow
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      Ok guys need some help on this subject. Have two Hunter 2 made by chek-mate. And need to replace the strings on them. I am wondering what string to go with on these. Getting ready for an elk hunt out west and want to get everthing in order now. Before time slips up on me thanks for the help.

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      hunterbow wrote: Ok guys need some help on this subject. Have two Hunter 2 made by chek-mate. And need to replace the strings on them. I am wondering what string to go with on these. Getting ready for an elk hunt out west and want to get everthing in order now. Before time slips up on me thanks for the help.

      I’ve owned three Hunter 2s (great bows, by the way). They are compatible with all modern bowstring materials, and if memory serves, they came standard with Dyna 97 flemish strings.

    • hunterbow
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      J.Wesbrock wrote: [quote=hunterbow]Ok guys need some help on this subject. Have two Hunter 2 made by chek-mate. And need to replace the strings on them. I am wondering what string to go with on these. Getting ready for an elk hunt out west and want to get everthing in order now. Before time slips up on me thanks for the help.

      I’ve owned three Hunter 2s (great bows, by the way). They are compatible with all modern bowstring materials, and if memory serves, they came standard with Dyna 97 flemish strings.

      That was fast thanks. Clears up something that I need to get done. Was thinking of going with SBD string. Any thoughts on that?

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      Unfortunately, I can’t be of much help with respect to a suggestion for which string makers are best. The only person’s strings I trust on my bow are mine, so I don’t have any experience with anyone else’s. If you’re interested, making your own string is a very simple thing to learn. There are excellent books, videos, and even online tutorials on the subject.

      With respect to skinny strings in general, I consider them somewhat in the same category as tiny fletching on hunting arrows — things I prefer not to use. I use 12 strands of D97 on every bow of mine that is built for modern strings. It gives me what I feel is a good balance of performance, quiet shooting, and durability.

    • David Petersen
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      I tried an SBD string on my Shrew and was so pleased I ordered SBDs for all my bows–including a 1968 Bear K-Mag and an Osage selfbow — with backups, and tossed all the others. Best-made strings I’ve ever used, minimal stretch, and lots of extras like color choices, installed silencers, and wrapped ends for recurves. Definitely worth trying, but it takes a couple weeks to get one as all are made custom and they don’t keep stock on hand. Like so many other small trad businesses, the service is personal and sincere. Hard to find fault of any sort with these folks.

    • wahoo
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      What is an SBD string. I started tying my own and really enjoy it . I would be happy to try other material such as D-97 or others. When ever I needed a string I used to order straight from the bowyer.I have just been using b-50 and I stretch the heck out of it and I’m good to go

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      SBD is a string making company. I think it stands for “silent but deadly.” It’s not a type of string material like D97 or 450+.

    • David Petersen
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    • hunterbow
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      Well did it new strings on the way. Ordered four of them. Will see how they do am hearing nothing but good stuff about them. Will report in a few weeks when I get them set up and shooting. Again thanks for the input!:D

    • JodyS
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      You won’t be disappointed. I switched to SBD strings this January. They are excellent. The service is top notch as well.

      Jody

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