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Old 02-24-2018, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Bowstrings - What material do you use for your strings

Trying to decide on a set of new strings & cables. Can't decide if I should stick with the tried and true BCY-452X material or go with the new BCY-X material.

Anyone have a preference and why?


Actually I'm thinking of doing both. Cable in 452X and String in X. Anyone shoot this combo?
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:28 PM   #2
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BCY-X offers the best in terms of speed, stability and durability imo. 452 is an incredibly stable material but is surpassed in all around performance by X. Donít take my word for it, call Brad @ 60x and talk to him but Iíve been using it exclusively since it came out with zero complaints.


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Old 02-24-2018, 08:22 PM   #3
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I would ask this on Archery Talk.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:05 PM   #4
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I would ask this on Archery Talk.


Why we can have the discussion here. If you are running 452 on open cables like an Elite, Bear etc.... the material simply wonít take the abuse. Served cables through a roller guard are a better fit, with the X itís a non-issue with either. The SK90 on the X is a revamped dyneema vs the 75 in the 452 and will fuzz less all things being equal. The added Vectran in the 452 could possibly be a little more stable but if the threads are built properly its a wash. Personally I think the X is slightly softer on the shot and is a little quicker for what itís worth. For a bowhunting rig thatís exposed to the elements the X is hard to beat in terms of durability and gives up absolutely nothing in terms of down range performance. Not hating on the 452, Iíve had great success running it on my cables with an 8190 string but at the end of the day I can roll with the X and call it good.


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Old 02-24-2018, 10:09 PM   #5
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I like BCY-X. I get my strings from Bow String Depot and they have Trophy, Mercury, and BCY X. I always ask for X for the reasons muddy already covered.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:43 PM   #6
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It's tough to beat bcy x for a compound bowstrings. It's the best speed, durability and stability all wrapped into one.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:36 PM   #7
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Brownell Fury. I agree, ask/ read about it on archerytalk. That’s what lead me to the Fury over BCY. There are a ton of custom string builders over there with good advice too

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Old 04-09-2018, 02:51 PM   #8
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It's tough to beat bcy x for a compound bowstrings. It's the best speed, durability and stability all wrapped into one.
It's hard to argue with a guy who builds strings for a living.

I have been using 452X for years and years, never a complaint, build 'em right and they are perfect for their entire lifespan. It does get a little fuzzy over time, but not a concern for me. I pretty much build new strings once a year for my bows and a few for friends here and there.

I don't think you can go wrong with either really.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:44 AM   #9
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Iíve build two sets of strings/cables using Fury. Makes super smooth strings. They seem very stable. Might be worth a try if you are considering BCY-X.
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