Choosing a Dacron longbow string or Dacron recurve bow string is an excellent investment. Dacron material is durable, making for years of accurate shooting. These strings are safe to shoot on both longbows and recurves, no matter their age. Dacron is the only material safe for older bows.
These strings have a slightly softer feel and “give” a little upon release. This helps extend the life of your bow. It’s lightweight, resistant to tearing, and has stood the test of time.
Black is the standard color, but you can choose from more than a dozen other color options for an additional $5. Just send us your bow string length (not AMO length), choose your options, and let us custom-make a brand new Dacron longbow string or recurve bow string for your archery practice.
Longbow & Recurve Replacement String Features
- Available in solid colors only
- Black is the standard string color. All other string colors are custom and are an additional $5
- Serving color is black
- Nylon bow string serving
- Served end loops
- Constructed of Dacron bow string material
- Available in size from 45"-68"
- Length refers to bow string length, not AMO length
- Bow string length is measured at the industry standard of 100 lbs
- 1 3/4" top loop, 1 1/4" bottom loop for recurves
- 1 1/8" top loop, 1" bottom loop for longbows
How do I measure a traditional bow string?
For information on how to measure a longbow or recurve bow replacement string, check this guide: How to Properly Measure a Traditional Bow String
What strand count do I need for my Dacron string?
Please refer to the following chart:
12 Strand – 35 lb. – 45 lb.
14 Strand – 45 lb. – 55 lb.
16 Strand – 55 lb. – 75 lb.
18 Strand – 75 lb. – 100 lb.
What’s the best strand count for Dacron longbows and recurves?
This Dacron longbow string or recurve bow string is available with 12, 14, 16, or 18 strands. The right strand count depends on your shooting style and draw weight.
- Lower strand counts make the arrow feel more flexible and are typically used by those who prefer a lighter draw weight and usually shoot from a shorter distance.
- Higher strand counts provide a firmer feeling arrow and are typically used by those who prefer a heavier draw weight and usually shoot from a longer distance.
Learn more here: Tips for Choosing the Best String for Longbows and Recurves
How do I string a recurve bow safely?
Using a bow stringer is the best method for beginners.
Check our Easy Steps for Recurve Bow Stringing to determine which approach is right for you.
Can I unstring my recurve bow by hand?
Yes, but it is not recommended for beginners. Attempting to unstring a recurve bow by hand could easily lead to severe injury.
Read our blog How to Unstring a Recurve Bow for expert guidance.
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Founded by a former world champion, 60X proudly offers individually custom bow strings for any bow. Get in touch if you have any questions about your Dacron recurve bow string or longbow string, or check our FAQ page for more information.