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    Strings with a D loop?

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    ora8i
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    Strings with a D loop?

    Post by ora8i on Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:10 pm

    I've seen pictures of crossbow strings with a D loop to go on to the latch mechanism.  Obviously that negates the need for two prongs on the latch making it just a bit simpler.

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of string?


    Thanks for all your help.


    Ora

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    Re: Strings with a D loop?

    Post by rolynd on Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:37 pm

    It will add a tiny amount of weight to the center of the string but thats of cause barely noticeable. You need to be sure  its a) strong enough and b) it does not move sideways or pinches up and stays fixed in place.
    I have seen it used on the PSE Tac-15 and the Shootech AR480 - both are trackless/railless designs where the  whole trigger assembly moves forward to engage the string. 
    An advantage would be you can make the proposed toggle-link trigger with only 4 parts  for the linkage bars Wink...

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    Re: Strings with a D loop?

    Post by ora8i on Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:00 pm

    I won't bother with a loop as I'm not thinking of making a trackless bow.

    Thanks.

    Ora

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