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Black Hunter string

Messages posted to thread:
CoyoteJoe 11-Jan-22
Kelly 11-Jan-22
HighValleyRanch 11-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 11-Jan-22
Flinger1 12-Jan-22
HighValleyRanch 12-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 12-Jan-22
Jon Stewart 12-Jan-22
Phopkins 12-Jan-22
Southpawky 12-Jan-22
Southpawky 12-Jan-22
Ranger Joe 12-Jan-22
Stix 12-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 12-Jan-22
George D. Stout 12-Jan-22
Brian waters 12-Jan-22
reb 12-Jan-22
Stix 12-Jan-22
Wildhog 12-Jan-22
Red Beastmaster 12-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 12-Jan-22
shade mt 13-Jan-22
Two Feathers 13-Jan-22
Tomas 13-Jan-22
George D. Stout 13-Jan-22
From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 11-Jan-22




Well, I’ve read so much about it, I couldn’t resist. So, I now have a 40# BH longbow coming. This will more than likely be my hunting bow. So many of y’all love these, I wanted to see what string y’all are using? Definitely want Flemish twist. I want to work on making these myself, but not yet.

Also, drawing 28”, would you think a 1816 would work? Or should I look at a carbon, and what spine. Maybe a 29” Warrior?

I also have a Bosen Reaper coming someday, and that will have Bosen limbs that will pull around 35# at my draw for a target setup. Might need an arrow recommendation for this one too I guess.

I lean towards using aluminum because I can trim them myself. If I get carbons, I’ll probably have to get them from Lancaster if I want them cut. Thought about getting a few carbons maybe cut at different lengths to build up a bare shaft test kit.

Just don’t know……

From: Kelly
Date: 11-Jan-22




12 strand B-50 bowstring, as low as possible brace height-I prefer 6.5” and 1820 aluminums or 50-54# wooden with 190 grain points.

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 11-Jan-22




Shooting my 40 pound Black Hunter today. My DL has increased to almost 28" with much better form. I am shooting 1716's left to 29 inches with nib points, 3 under. The longer shaft lends to better gapping. They are flying nice.

I did bare shaft with a full 29" 1716 with insert and 100 grain point and it flew good out to 25 yards.

The string they supply is LOUD! HaHa, even with their fake fur silencers. Switche to a flemish from another bow and it is now quiet with 8 1/4" brace height.

I like the Easton xx75's with the tapered end for glue on nocks. I break alot of nocks shoting tight groups, so the tapered end makes replacement easier. Just made up eight tonight. Using 2.5" three feathers and nib points.

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 11-Jan-22




Do they make an insert for the 1716? Or, do you need to use a Glue in point?

From: Flinger1
Date: 12-Jan-22




The string mine came with is a low stretch endless loop and in all honesty, it’s as good a string as can possibly be had from a mass produced supplier.

From: HighValleyRanch
Date: 12-Jan-22




Yes, you can use inserts with screw in point or glue in nibb points.

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 12-Jan-22




Thanks for that Flinger. Then I’ll certainly plan on using the string that comes with it. Hopefully they are all the same. Still interested to hear if that is what most of you do, shoot the included string? Or…..

And for the arrows, I appreciate the info so far……

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 12-Jan-22




I twisted up a 12 strand B-50 string for my 40#er. I also use 1916's out of mine.

From: Phopkins Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-22




I'm using the Flemish string mine came with. It's fine except the bottom loop is too big. I think I can solve that by sewing through the string with some heavy mono to close the loop so it doesn't fall off when I unstring. Other than that I'm quite happy with it.

From: Southpawky
Date: 12-Jan-22

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I can make you a 12-strand b55 string if you need one, actually built one for a black hunter longbow not long ago. I e got every color of b55 available

From: Southpawky
Date: 12-Jan-22

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I can make you a 12-strand b55 string if you need one, actually built one for a black hunter longbow not long ago. I e got every color of b55 available

From: Ranger Joe
Date: 12-Jan-22




I use a 14 strand B55 flemish, on both 45 and 50lb limbs on my Ember,...and I throw a 2016 arrow. I would think a 12 strand would do the trick for ya! I also brace at 7/12.

From: Stix
Date: 12-Jan-22




If it comes with the dyneema string use it. If it doesn't, get a stilldub FF+ flemished twist string. Most of the imported directly from China Black Hunters come with a b50 (or equiv) endless loop string.

The US retailers (Twig, Lancaster) come with dyneema strings.

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 12-Jan-22




I appreciate the offer South, I’m trying to educate myself on string materials some. I have no idea what is what anymore. Obviously fast is good, but it is a hunting boat so I’m definitely interested in quiet. String nocks, silencers, etc…..

Sure is fun being back in the game. Turn 49 in a couple weeks, but something about archery just helps you feel younger again

From: George D. Stout
Date: 12-Jan-22




Don't go any more than 12 strands of Dacron with a 40# bow, that's just extra weight to push. I use 10 strands for up to 45# when I do use Dacron, it's plenty for strength too. I would even think 8 or 9 strands of B-55 if made into a flemish twist string would suffice well also.

From: Brian waters
Date: 12-Jan-22




I prefer flemish ff strings. A stilldub flemish bcyx has been on all my rigs since 2012-13 timeframe. Cant be beat when ya look at the cost of others out there.

From: reb
Date: 12-Jan-22




1816 will work just find.

From: Stix
Date: 12-Jan-22




I had bcyx on a Black Hunter break a limb tip. Not sure if you can connect the breakage to the string material, but it happened the same day that I put the bcyx string on. That's enough evidence for me. It's a very stiff material.

From: Wildhog
Date: 12-Jan-22




I got a FF string from StillDub for mine. 45# and I'm shooting 1916's.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 12-Jan-22




My BH is 42# @ my 27" draw. I use 1816's cut to 28" BOP w/125gr points. Fly perfectly.

Not really your specs but I found the 1816 is a versatile shaft. I use the same arrow for all my recurves and longbows 42-44#.

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 12-Jan-22




I have a few 500’s and a 1816 that I’ll be able to try out. Expecting the bow tomorrow. I am also expecting that it will have the Dacron string, so I’m still looking into different strings….

From: shade mt
Date: 13-Jan-22




I usually end up buying these bows to review for myself after they start getting all the publicity.

So I bought one and my first impression was....loud.

Then I twisted up a b55 12 strand lowered the brace height and it's good.

I am on my second set of limbs though, it currently has ember limbs on it, and it is very quiet though.

From: Two Feathers
Date: 13-Jan-22




My Black Hunter came with a Fast Flight string. The bow was loud and I was able to quiet it down with D55 string but it got quieter with a D50 string so that's what I'm using on mine now. A little slower than the fast flight but a lot quieter. Staying with the D50.

From: Tomas
Date: 13-Jan-22




You'll bend or break all those aluminum shafts before you damage one carbon.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 13-Jan-22




Carbons are not unbreakable and I have broken some of them so it's really a wash. I've been shooting aluminum for decades, longer than many here have even lived. I have bounced them off stumps, ricocheted them off trees and many or most are still useable. Carbons are tough, but don't dismiss aluminum either as they are a hundred times more precise and there will be no weight variance between any of the same size....and they are concentric all around the shaft as to spine. Aluminum arrows have been a viable alternative since the 1930's. I use them still along with a few old fiberglass I can find now and again.





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