|Release date||25 March 2002 (Update)|
|High Alch||6 coins|
|Low Alch||4 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||125 coins (info)|
|Examine||I need a bow stave to attach this to.|
In Dungeoneering, bow strings are purchased from the smuggler.
A full load of 28 flax will generate 420 Crafting experience (15 x 28). It takes about 50 seconds to spin a full inventory of flax. It takes approximately one minute and fifteen seconds (1:15) to do a load of flax in Lumbridge. So you can do 48 loads per hour, which means you can do about 20,160 xp per hour, if you stay at a constant rate.
Historically, the only reasonable place for anyone to spin flax into bowstrings was Seers' Village, however with the addition of the bank at the top of Lumbridge Castle, it became on par with, or slightly better than, Seers' Village, but only if you pre-picked the flax and placed it in your bank, otherwise it would be extremely counterproductive because Seers' Village is the most financially efficient place to pick and spin all at once. Later on, an even better spinning wheel was added, this time on Neitiznot. While technically further from a bank than Lumbridge, travelling to the bank in Neitiznot does not require passing through a stair, thus cutting down clicking times and increasing the efficiency of spinning. In order to use the spinning wheel, players must have started The Fremennik Isles quest and have reached the part where they are able to go to Neitiznot.
For players who have not yet started The Fremennik Isles, another option is to use the spinning wheel in Seers' Village while wearing a Seers' headband 2, the reward from the Seers' Village Tasks, which increases the rate at which you spin flax.
Spinning flax into bow strings is a good way for players with low skills to make money. Because of this, bow strings were commonly made by macroers, as they can easily be sold in bulk and for fairly good profits. Therefore, it used to be common to see macros in Seers' Village picking flax in the field, and spinning them into bow strings at the spinning wheel at Seers' Village.
Dropping monsters Edit
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Spiritual ranger 115, 118, 122, 127 7 (noted) Common Lesser reborn ranger 87 2 (noted) Uncommon Zamorak ranger 81 10 Uncommon Elite dark ranger 79 1 (noted) Uncommon
Bow string • Sinew
Bronze bolts (unf) • • Blurite bolts (unf) • Silver bolts (unf) • Iron bolts (unf) • Steel bolts (unf) • Mithril bolts (unf) • Adamant bolts (unf) • Runite bolts (unf) • Abyssalbane bolts (unf) • Basiliskbane bolts (unf) • Dragonbane bolts (unf) • Wallasalkibane bolts (unf)
|Gem bolt tips|
Log-splitting scrimshaw (superior) • Rock-crushing scrimshaw (superior) • Tree-shaking scrimshaw (superior) • Gem-finding scrimshaw (superior) • Scrimshaw of vampyrism (superior) • Scrimshaw of strength (superior) • Scrimshaw of the elements (superior) • Scrimshaw of magic (superior) • Scrimshaw of cruelty (superior) • Scrimshaw of ranging (superior)