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Howdy folks,
I need to hang a few bows on the wall. Mostly recurves, but a couple of compounds too.
I've seen pictures of racks that hold a bow horizontally. Like a couple of boards with dowels sticking out from them. They look like they could be built pretty easily and would serve my purpose. Except most of the bows belong to my young boys and I want them to be able to get them on their own. So, I've also seen pictures with pegs and the bows hanging vertically from their strings (with the recurves unstrung) and the compounds hanging from the cams. This would work great as each boy would be able to hang up and take down his own boy and be responsible for his own equipment.
I guess my real question is -- Is it OK to hang the bow from its string? Or, would it be much better (for the bow) to go with the horizontal rack.
Thanks for any information and opinions or even different ideas.
--Tom
 

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I have seen both in archery shops,2 hangers with the bow hanging from the strings by both cams.I have also seen them hung by just one hanger from the cam ot from the limb by the cam..
 

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it's allright to hand it from the strings but I don't, for the type of hanger you are talking about where the bow is hung horizontally you can rest the riser of a compound bow on the 2 hangers with the string being the highest or the lowest, for your boys it would be simpler and easier to hand the compounds and the recurves by the upper cam or the idler wheel (if it's a single cam)
 
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