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    • Chris Shelton
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      My good freind has a 55 pound recurve bow by Tamars, its the mangart, he has gone through 3 strings and this last one was just after two days of use, does anyone know what could cause this or what I can do about it?

    • Mark Turton
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      Hi Greatreearcher

      Well nobody else has waded in so I’ll make a few suggestions, although you may already have considered these.

      Are these factory or homemade strings, were they made from the same batch of material.

      Where did the break occur, are there any sharp edges on the nocks.

      If the string is homemade check that the individual strands are under the same tension to ensure that the load is being evenly distributed over the whole string.

      If the original string is still available check to see if it shows any sign of abrasion relative to the bow.

      Just might be worth asking your friend if he has any rodent’s lurking amongst his archery gear, found one at home amongst my loading equipment.

      Good luck and let us know how you get on, Mark.

    • Chris Shelton
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      well there were three different strings, one was from a noname company, the second was from three rivers I think and the third is from me, We are pretty sure that it is being cut by the nock points but I am afraid to smooth them out because I think it might mess up the tiltering? We have a few ideas to fix it but these other ideas cause other problems. I am going to make him a thicker string, and he is going to try like the felt grove silencers but these wont fix the problem, I told him to contact the company but he hasnt done that yet?

    • Mark Turton
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      Greatreearcher

      You won’t effect the tiller by cleaning up the groves in the nocks, try a leather lace coated in polish the kind used for polishing chrome on cars. Put the lace into the grove and use a sawing action, just a little at a time you don’t want to cut through the varnish.

      Although speaking the manufacturer is a sensible thing to do especially if it’s still under warranty.

      Mark.

    • Chris Shelton
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      I am not sure if it is still under warranty, But I just got my u-finish bow and I was having the same problem, I fixed my problem using 400 grit sand paper. I think I will get him to do the same with his bow, I dont think I will do it because I am afraid that I will mess it up?

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