Single-Color Dacron Custom Longbow & Recurve Bow Replacement String

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Single Color Dacron Custom Longbow & Recurve Bow String


We ship Monday through Friday, orders received on weekends or holidays will be processed the next business day.

Return Policy

Returns or Exchanges must be arranged within 7 days of receipt.

Returns must be unopened and in original packaging to receive return credit.

A 20% restocking fee is applied on non-string returns.  Due to the custom and specific nature of the product there are no returns on bow strings and/or cables.

All returns must get prior approval and an R/A number.  No returns will be accepted without an R/A number.  Please allow up to 2 weeks refund time for the process of returns. 

Returns must be sent to:
60X Custom Strings
1047 State Rt. 268
Cowansville, PA 16218

Defective items are not warranted by 60X Custom Strings. Returns of defective merchandise are subject to manufacturer approval.

When returning a product we recommend the use of an insured and trackable shipper such as USPS, UPS or FedEX. 60X Custom Strings does not refund shipping costs, or cover return shipping. We will not accept COD or damaged packages.

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.

Learn how to measure the bow string length for a recurve or longbow here.

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.

Shop Custom Dacron Longbow Strings

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. 

Dacron strings carry no warranty

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  • 5
    Recurve String

    Posted by Will on Oct 5th 2023

    Great fit, perfect servings.

  • 5
    Great string

    Posted by Ryan on Sep 7th 2023

    String came very fast, exactly to the specs ordered. Has been strung for over a week and shot over 100 times without stretching.

  • 5
    Great quality

    Posted by Carley heller on Feb 6th 2023

    Great strings

  • 5
    Great bow string

    Posted by Joey Heller on Feb 6th 2023

    Great quality

  • 5
    Longbow String

    Posted by Teksu on Dec 6th 2022

    This is a great String. I have made my own. These are as good.

  • 5
    String for recurve

    Posted by Brian Anderson on Oct 22nd 2022

    As always great great product and fast service. I use 60x on my compound as well.

  • 5
    $7 inch String

    Posted by Gary on Aug 13th 2022

    I am making a self bow for my grandsons 9th birthday on Aug 19th. I started building it a bit late. I contacted 60X, and asked if I could get a string ASAP and they delivered. Thanks for making my grandsons birthday special.P

  • 5
    12 strand dacron

    Posted by Howard Norris on Aug 1st 2022

    62" for an old Pearson 30# fiberglass. Looks and works good. The first one I got was too short at 59 1/2. Called them up and they made a new string with a quick turn around. Good company no doubt. Fast and free shipping always a plus in my books. Thanks 60X!

  • 5
    12 strand Dacron for recurve

    Posted by G. Rosen on Jun 28th 2022

    After wasting time and money getting the wrong product from a broader online source, finally went to the specialists at 60X. Immediate response and procured exactly what I needed. Shoulda' started here! Thank you! GR

  • 5
    Best String

    Posted by Ava Jones on Jun 17th 2022

    I love this string I have been shooting my whole life and this string holds the longest. It is great quality and arrived fast. I have won many different competitons with this string.

  • 5

    Posted by Kyle Coffey on Jun 6th 2022

    This string is definitely the best I’ve found on the market!

  • 5
    The best string

    Posted by Ashley Thomas on Jun 3rd 2022

    The best string I have bought, and the best colors!