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    String Wax and Rail Lube

    Since discovering that the rail lube that was sold to me with my crossbow isn't very effective, I'm wondering what you guys use and recommend.



    So, what kind/brand of rail lube gets your vote? - I have the Bohning Lightning Lube and if you rube it between your fingers it disappears in seconds

    What kind of string wax (for crossbows) gets your vote?
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    I've used most of the string waxes available including the very 'trendy' Dalton's and I keep coming back to good old Bohning Tex-Tite.

    I keep my rail clean and dry (no lube).


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    Rem oil either wet or dry. Hoppes as well. Keep anything that feels or looks like wax off the rail. In this instance less is definately more, you do not want the string swimming through lubricant. Wax tends to attract and hold grit which in turn is sandpaper to your string. As far as wax goes I like the Brownells in a tube.
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    Is it common then for a factory serving to get chewed up so fast? If not then this Ultra-Lite is SUPER hard on servings and strings. Sure as heck don't want to be replacing the serving every 20 or 30 shots
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    What X-bow are you shooting? Some are notorious for this. Just noticed you are from Chatham should I assume Excaliber???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 454casull View Post
    What X-bow are you shooting? Some are notorious for this. Just noticed you are from Chatham should I assume Excaliber???
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    String Snot and Rail Snot
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    I'm using string Snot for wax, just started using Scopion Veniom for rail lube this summer. That stuff sure is slick ! Very easy to apply without worry of using too much.
    As for the serving issue on your Ultra-Lite maybe you should contact Horton & find out what they have to say ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAHuntress69 View Post
    String Snot and Rail Snot
    Was looking at both of these today
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    I like Arrow Snot on the rail. I use very little of it though.
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    Definately contact Horton. Jig a Loo has been trumped up pretty good as well but I could not bring myself to ask for it, string snot...no problem! The caveat for any product is use a very small amount...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowheadcross View Post
    I like Arrow Snot on the rail. I use very little of it though.
    Yep. A little goes a long way...
    So far it has served me well...but I am not really an expert or know much about these things. I forget who turned me onto using them, but my husband laughed his butt of for weeks over my choice--and everytime he sees me using them...you can imagine the jokes...
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    Ordered both the rail snot and the string snot, going to give them a try..... thanks for replies!!
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    I don't use any form of rail lube that doesn't dry. Reason being that several crossbow veterans round here have mentioned that lubricants, like the ones in this post, can attract dirt and other crap that can decrease serving life; not too mention gum up your trigger. It makes logical sense, so I have adopted it as good ol' evidence based practice.

    As far as lubricants that stay on dry, jig a loo has been the slickest that I have tried. Only problem is it's been D/C. Bought a can of dupont silicone lube with teflon and it works okay. Not near as slick as the "Jig," but ill probably give WD40's new silicone lube a try next.

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