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Stretched strings and poundage drop...normal?

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I have a 60-70lb DXT that when i bought i asked them to crank down. They did and i was told it was around 65 but wasnt measured. Ive been shooting a year like this and never adjusted it.

Ive had some string issues and decided to check the poundage. I have ordered new strings so i had the shop crank it up some. It only went to 65lbs. This is with the old string. Im waiting on my new ones.

Is it normal for a bow to lose several pounds after the strings stretch?
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Ever left the bow in a hot car?

That's an awful lot of poundage lost.
 

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Ever left the bow in a hot car?

That's an awful lot of poundage lost.
Nope. Im gonna check it when they install the new ones.

Anyone know the average speed loss on a per pound reduction?
 

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I knew when I saw the thread that it was going to be a Mathews,they make awesome bows but crappy strings. Please tell me that you aren't putting Cudas back on it.

It is being covered by the warranty so yes it will be the factory string.
 

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That's to bad,you can expect the same thing to happen shortly then.
I will probably try an aftermarket set later but im having issues that have to be resolved first.
 
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