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Re: OT: A Comp bow is a tool. Can I restring it at home?

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Restring it or just put the existing cable back on in the proper place? There is a difference.

You shouldnt have much trouble just putting the existing cable back on but you do have to be careful to make sure its in time when you are done. If the cam is not in the exact same place as before (in relation to the string) then the timing will be off. What the means is, when you draw the bow back, either the upper or lower limb will be coming back sooner, causing the arrow to go higher or lower and when you shoot, it will mess up the flight of the arrow (very inaccurate). But you can easily put it back if you are sure you can keep it in time, google a bow press and with a little thought you can make one or you can ask around if anybody you know is in an archery club, most of them own a press. The key is, to check the bow after wards to make sure its in time.

For replacing a cable its much harder because you have to get the length right, usually after removing the cable, then you have to time it. Doing that usually goes out of the DIY for most people.

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