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For all the bow hunters, what type of wax do you use on your bow strings. I have been using just a cheap one I bought at Walmart and am wondering if wax is just wax or if there are better grades that might be better to use. I've never really known how much to use and I don't know if the wax on my strings is thick because I use to much or don't rub it in enough or its just terrible wax. Any thoughts?

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

i use scorpion venom and clean a couple of times a month. just rub the wax in until you feel it starting to warm up. most will wax every time they shoot. if your string is fuzzy, wax.

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I started shooting a bow when a recurve was considered THE cat's meow! I used to go ask my mother for a candle stub and wax my bow string with that. It's all I've ever used since. Warm slightly and rub it in. No odor. Just wax.
Remember the old Gulf Wax paraffin bars that mom usta use to seal the jelly jars? Worked REALLY well!

Bubba

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from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I use the stuff from Wal-mart too. I don't think it really matters, just wax if the string gets fuzzy, like jamesti said.

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from santa wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

My mother always used bee's wax on her sewing needles so I borrowed some when her back was turned to put on my yo yo string. From then on I have been hooked on bee's wax. I used it on my 1959 45# Ben Parson recurve and on my next bow when I updated to a 1963 Wing recurve with the accra-rest. I still use it on my compound bow that I use for fishing. I personally believe that it would be hard to beat bee's wax.

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Thanks for the info, I tend to wax either everytime I shoot or every other to avoid that much wear to the string. Have you ever noticed extra buildup when waxing, as I was waxing the bow the other day I could tell the wax was thicker in places so I took it up and got rid of it and smoothed what was left back out, could that excess effect the way my bow is shooting.

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from thughes1133 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I use Bohning Archery Tex Tite bowstring wax and have had no problems with it. I apply it with the stick and then rub it in by pinching the string between thumb and index finger and rub back and forth until you feel it heat up by friction. Work all sides of the string.

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

i use scorpion venom and clean a couple of times a month. just rub the wax in until you feel it starting to warm up. most will wax every time they shoot. if your string is fuzzy, wax.

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I started shooting a bow when a recurve was considered THE cat's meow! I used to go ask my mother for a candle stub and wax my bow string with that. It's all I've ever used since. Warm slightly and rub it in. No odor. Just wax.
Remember the old Gulf Wax paraffin bars that mom usta use to seal the jelly jars? Worked REALLY well!

Bubba

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from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I use the stuff from Wal-mart too. I don't think it really matters, just wax if the string gets fuzzy, like jamesti said.

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from santa wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

My mother always used bee's wax on her sewing needles so I borrowed some when her back was turned to put on my yo yo string. From then on I have been hooked on bee's wax. I used it on my 1959 45# Ben Parson recurve and on my next bow when I updated to a 1963 Wing recurve with the accra-rest. I still use it on my compound bow that I use for fishing. I personally believe that it would be hard to beat bee's wax.

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Thanks for the info, I tend to wax either everytime I shoot or every other to avoid that much wear to the string. Have you ever noticed extra buildup when waxing, as I was waxing the bow the other day I could tell the wax was thicker in places so I took it up and got rid of it and smoothed what was left back out, could that excess effect the way my bow is shooting.

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from thughes1133 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I use Bohning Archery Tex Tite bowstring wax and have had no problems with it. I apply it with the stick and then rub it in by pinching the string between thumb and index finger and rub back and forth until you feel it heat up by friction. Work all sides of the string.

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