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BCY or BROWNELL
IME they are about the same.
I use the 452 for my compound strings for years- after 100 shots...they don't move.
Currently using the BCY-X for my stick bow strings- good stuff....
Using both Brownell Rhino and Bcy X and both good stuff however I think the Rhino makes a nicer Flemish string.
BCY. They list the manufacturer of all their materials. And even though they are by far the largest, customer service is outstanding.
MnM - if you like them better stock up on both.
Brownell closing the doors later this month.
The one thing that I didn't like that Brownell did/does, that BCY doesn't do. Brownell when winding a spool if they had a partial spool they would tie off and continue spooling. It is a pain when making a string and find that knot in the middle of making one. I have had it happen a few times. BCY takes their partial spools of all their materials (whether in 1/8, 1/4, or 1 pound spools) to shoots and sells them for big discounted prices. They have done it for multiple years at ETAR. I have NEVER seen Brownell do that for their customers. It is one of the reasons that BCY has their reputation, and Brownell is getting out of making string material. DANNY
Right now I personally believe the Brownell stuff is better over all with the Rampage being the best. BCY makes great products but it is just slower and doesn't wear as well since the 8190 days. We will see with the new 454.
I wonder if someone will take the place of Brownell?
"I wonder if someone will take the place of Brownell?"
BCY was already there. I hope there is someone else to fill their void for competition.
BCY had 80%+ of the business already. They had no competition that influenced anything about the way they do business. Great engineers, service and pricing that will keep them on top.
Brownell Archery's Link
Yeah Brownell leaving the industry definitely leaves a hole... :-(
Brownell & Company is alive and very well! On October 26, 2019, The Badinotti Group of Companies announced the acquisition of all intellectual assets, patents, trademarks, brands and processes of Brownell Archery, Connecticut, USA. The Brownell Archery brand has a long reputation (since 1844) with customers around the world for providing the very best in bowstrings and other associated archery products.
The combination of the Brownell product line with Badinotti’s own Stringshot archery nets and experience with working with high performance fibers since 1910, forms a powerful new offering in the industry. With production readiness in progress, Brownell & Company is targeting to have our full product line available for distribution in June 2020.
Of course, we will be producing your beloved favorites B-50, Fast Flight, Rhino, Vantage & Rampage along with our compliment of serving materials, string making accessories and our B-40 & B-60 Stringshot Backstop Nets.
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