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Old 24th May 2015, 07:42 PM
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Default Sourcing some string

Looking for some target reset string, what does everyone use as it varies club to club? Ideally I want a "decent" amount, but knowing what it actually is called would help!

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Old 24th May 2015, 08:06 PM
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The orange stuff? Contact nockover. They do it.
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Old 24th May 2015, 08:13 PM
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Something like this?
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Old 24th May 2015, 08:40 PM
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Barry MacDonald (Kilty on here) sells 1km rolls for roughly 10 pounds; it's good solid stuff, thicker than the Nockover but equally as good, also in one long roll.
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Hint 1

If you leave targets out, and wildlife can gnaw the strings, it will. Electric fencing wire has a stainless steel thread running through it and the little blighters aren't so keen to chew on that, even though it's not live...

Hint 2

Buy two types of string, one a heavier gauge than the other. Use the heavier string now and then just to fool the wind dopers who watch how much the string is moving, and compare that with the previous lane.
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We use Cardoc Cardolene.

It's available in sizes from No1 to No4 (maybe thicker than 4).
We use No 1 as if sheep do get caught up in it they can snap it. (but we do have sheep on our range).

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Old 24th May 2015, 09:24 PM
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Default Braided Fishing Line

Braided Fishing line, works great, and it does not strecht.

80 Lbs, more than ok.
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Old 25th May 2015, 08:53 AM
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Yes, I was going to say that. You can get Dyneema fishing line of any breaking strain to your door from China cheaper than from a shop. Try "Dyneema" in Ebay
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