How to Restring a Bear Whitetail Hunting Bow

By Brandon Maxwell

The Bear Whitetail bow is a compound bow used mainly for hunting. Compound bows are unique due to their mechanical differences when compared to traditional archery equipment. Unlike recurves and longbows, which store their energy through the bending of natural materials such as wood, compound bows have a system of wheels and pulleys that store the energy that is used to propel the arrow and reduce the weight that the archer needs to hold while aiming. For this reason, they are much more popular and forgiving bows to shoot. A bow string is the vital component that propels the arrow but also the part that requires the most attention and maintenance. By properly replacing the string when it is worn, you will be able to continue with safe and accurate shooting.

Place the bow in a bow press. The bow press serves to apply tension on the bow limbs in order to relieve tension on the string. Most bow presses have a place to set the limbs on a pair of rollers, while a bar with another pair of rollers pulls down on the handle part of the bow. Once the bow is in place, use the crank to apply pressure on the bow.

Remove the loop on the end of the string from one of the metal clasps on the cable. The Bear Whitetail has a series of cables that wrap around the wheels on either limb, as well as around a second series of wheels near the handle. About two to three inches up from each limb-mounted wheel, the string attaches to the cable. The string has loops on either end that connect the string to the cable. With the pressure of the bow released, it is a simple matter to twist the string loops off the cable connector.

Remove the other loop from the cable connector. Place the new string on the cable connectors, using a process exactly opposite from that which was used to remove the old string. With the new string attached to the cable connectors, pull up slightly on the string to maintain a small amount of tension, while you release tension on the bow press by using the crank. Tension should slowly return to the bow and string, and the bow is ready to shoot.

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