View Full Version : Winners Choice does stretch!
March 21st, 2005, 06:07 PM
I had WC string and cable put on my Icon by my local shop. I shoot a 60lb. Icon that is set at 53lbs. I marked the cam along the limb with a pencil before I fired the first arrow. After about five hundred arrows, the pencil mark has moved almost 1/4"! I do not have my receipt but sure would like to get my money back or at least get it replaced with another string. I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them. Any suggestions?
March 21st, 2005, 06:12 PM
Why get another string? I don't think they say it won't stretch or your money back. You got it shot in, get it back in time and shoot! You got the string shot in now. :D
What material is the string made out of? Some materials stretch more than others even if pre stretched.
March 21st, 2005, 06:26 PM
Nope, cant say I have ever had that happen. I have been using them for a few years. Is it still shooting well? Peep twist?
March 21st, 2005, 06:33 PM
I don't think there is a string made that dosen't stretch a little bit. The key is to shoot it in then re-tune and the good ones should stay there. I have shot WC strings & Cables and have not hade any stretch after the shoot in was over approx 200 to 300 shots. Give this a try and i think you will be happy with them after that.
March 21st, 2005, 06:49 PM
the string fiber itself might not stretch but it is prett hard to put a string on a bow and not have it seat/settle after a couple of shots
March 21st, 2005, 07:15 PM
I think all the string manufactures tell you to install, shoot 50 or so arrows...and then install peep etc...
March 21st, 2005, 07:40 PM
My first WC was in 02' factory installed on an 02' Patriot! That string stretched to hell and back. Cam barely went out of rotation. It seems to me it not a WC problem, but 8125 just stretchs! If you wanted a more stable string WC or any good manufacturer could have made it out 452X. Not saying 8125 is bad stuff, because it isn't, but it stretchs!
March 21st, 2005, 07:51 PM
I have seen Winners choice cables stretch when left in a car during a hot summer day, I've seen this more than once actually. But they are a good string and all strings have problems, who's the best is not for me to say but all personal prefference.
March 21st, 2005, 07:58 PM
string material is impregnated with wax and if you left it in a hot car and it streched its probably because the wax melted and leached to the outside of the string or the limbs also warp or expand when heated a hundred or so shots and the strings should be shot in plenty re adjust them acordingly and next time get 24 strands of 452.
March 21st, 2005, 08:19 PM
8125 has some creep over time. I get 1/4" to 3/8" stretch on a 97" string. This is not bad in my book and it doesn't take much to compensate. I've recently switched to 452X and haven't had any creep after 2500 shots. I think 452X may be a better material in this regard. I'm under the impression that 8125 is a little faster but I'd much prefer no string movement. I'm still using 8125 on several other bows and have found it to be a really first rate material with long life and good durability. I may keep using it for my hunting class bows and go with the 452X on the heavily used target bows.
March 21st, 2005, 09:26 PM
I would call Winners Choice, my experience with them has been good. I shot my bow 20-30 times and set everything and it has held steady. They do have a guarantee against string twist and stretch.
March 21st, 2005, 09:44 PM
I don't see the big deal....put 5 twists in the cable and don't worry about it.
March 22nd, 2005, 04:55 PM
I have a winners choice string on my LX, easily have 2000 shots on it, yes it did stretch a little and the serving separated a little around the cam. I called winners choice, told them what happened and they sent me a new string. I had to send my old string to them. They ask for a credit card number and if you don't send your old string within thirty days they will charge you card. Had no problems what so ever.
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