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String material Vec99 vs 452x

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Which is better in your opinion tried and true 452x or the VEC99?
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I like both, seeing VEC99 vs everything else shot in the rain is interesting with how much water other strings hold vs the VEC99. Witnessed it today at TAC in TX. If I was hunting in the rain a lot VEC99 would be the only way to go.
 

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Personally love the vec99. Trick to keeping a peep in place is to use a braided serving. Halo works great and I always include a length of it with every order.
 

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Personally love the vec99. Trick to keeping a peep in place is to use a braided serving. Halo works great and I always include a length of it with every order.
And I can attest it works. Happy as can be with my set and appreciate the included serving. Cant say enough about this fella right here as a string builder and business man!
 

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452 for a hunting bow and vec99 for target. I do not like the amount of wax in the 99 for dust collecting on a hunting bow.

You didn't answer, and I feel I may have missed something. Vec99 has wax? I know nothing about string materials other than what I read. Heck, I don't even know how to tell if it's time for new strings lol. But I thought one of the plusses of vec99 was the lack of needing wax. It's also possible you meant the lack of wax bothers you and I misread that completely
 

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The above confuses me as well. 452x and x99 have wax and will be stickier. Vec99 has none and will be slicker repelling dirt and water.
 

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I've found the constrictor knot around the housing and then stacking half-hitches on the string legs works really well.
This…..Vec99 peep will not budge.
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I like the Vec 99 quite a bit, have it on 4 bows, really doesn’t move but it is slick. People say it has has wax, wrong, it’s KY Jelly, got to be, that’s what it feels like. I tie my peep in with halo on it and tie them like Levi Morgan’s video on you tube and I have zero issues with them moving.
 

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I've got a set of X99 strings on my Victory-X from Catfish and they are doing incredibly well. Installed and tuned initially then shot a few hundred shots, peep has stayed at the exact position it did when I first put it in, got a bullet hole thru paper in one shot and bareshaft tuned really well. Strings were somewhat "waxy" at first but after a month or so they seem to be dryer now.
 

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Personally love the vec99. Trick to keeping a peep in place is to use a braided serving. Halo works great and I always include a length of it with every order.
My solution is to smudge some hard wax into the peep grooves And just tie in above, below and separately around the waist. I prefer this to the continuous strand tie in methods because you can press the bow and move the peep easily enough. It won’t usually slide, but you can kinda break the peep free of the string and then move it up and down. Doesn’t take much hard wax at all and will 100% stay put. In my experience, even with the best tying in job, a peep can still ’settle’ a hair away from where installed. While that may only 0.5mm away from where I put it, that’s too much IMO
 

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FWIW I have shot Fury, Mercury, 452X, B99 and X99. I am ordering X99 at the moment as it is super stable, well priced and seems to wear much better than 452x- less fuzz. Seems a great compromise.
 
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