01-20-2007, 06:09 PM #1
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How do you decide how big or long of a stabilizer to get? I shoot the hunter class and I want to use the same set up for hunting this fall.Where would America be without the "gun totting redneck"?
01-20-2007, 06:11 PM #2
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- Saylorsburg PA
01-20-2007, 07:34 PM #3
I use an S-coil, I love it...also had a 7" Doinker A bomb that I really liked...
01-20-2007, 08:04 PM #4
I just ordered an 11" from Jim Posten, for 3D and I'am really excited about getting it. As soon as I get it, I'll post up some pictures.www.Missouriwhitetails.com
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01-20-2007, 08:15 PM #5
01-20-2007, 08:19 PM #6
i dont even shoot with a stabilizer anymore, theres nothing holding you to using one, shoot what feels the most comfortable to youDiamond Victory 29"/55#
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01-20-2007, 08:24 PM #7
01-21-2007, 10:37 AM #8
I just switched to a doinker a bomb, I believe it is 7 inches and weighs about 10 ounces. It's a little heavier then the one I had before and i like it. It seems to help me hold a little steadier. I will use it for both 3d and hunting..
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01-21-2007, 08:40 PM #9
I love the S-Coil for hunting.
01-21-2007, 08:56 PM #10
For tournament use, you need to get a stabilizer that does something besides looks good.
What I mean is get the longest you can for the class you shoot. Hunter class is usually 12". Now that said, get one with a little weight to it. This is where experimentation comes in. You don't want it super front heavy. BUT, I do like it to give the bow some additional weight. I think heavier bows aim better but that's just my opinion.
01-21-2007, 08:59 PM #11
In hunter class it is a 12" stablizer max.your stableizer is not just for taking out vibration it also eliminates torque.the longer the stableizer is,the better.
find one that you like and that makes the bow feel good in your hand's.
here is an article that might help you out:
It's important to select the right archery stabilizer that will maximize your skill and the energy behind the arrow and also to minimize vibration when shooting. It is true that a stabilizer is essentially is a series of dampers, weights, and rods that connect to your bow, but the use that one can get out of it is absolutely amazing. It's general purpose is to reduce excess energy so that the accuracy of your shooting increases and oscillation of the bow upon release is dampened. So let's take a look at the different kids of stabilizer models and makes there are to choose from so you can decide which one is best for you.
For all of the above purposes, a "doinker" would be an excellent selection. It fully dissipates excess energy for a recoilless shot and absorbs shock from the bow. These doinkers vary in size and weight, anywhere from 1" to 7", 5-10 � oz, and ideal for keeping excess weight off your bow.
Another variation of the doinker is the "Doinker D2 4" Shorty Camo Stabilizer". This specific stabilizer is an innovative higher-density, higher-modulus 360� aero design for quieter, faster dampening power. The lightweight ribs instantly respond to even the most powerful releases for greater control with less fatigue and noise. All have a threaded hole for additional stabilizer/accessory attachment. The 4" D2 Shorty Hunter is ideal for today's short axle-to-axle, lightweight hunting bows.
The "NAP Shockblocker-500" is another great choice for those archers looking to minimize vibration and recoil in their shots and also reduce arm and hand fatigue, as shooting over and over can wear one's arm out quickly. It's important that your archery stabilizer do most of the work for you. It's 5" inches long and only weights 8 oz, very convenient to tote around doesn't bog down your bow.
The "Trophy Ridge Xchanger" has an adjustable telescoping system that adjusts from 6 1/2" to 10 1/2" in length, so you can fine tune your weight-forward balance to match your shooting needs. Extend it for increased accuracy on long-range shots at the 3-D course or collapse it for extreme hunting conditions. It is 100% fluid-free and weighs 5.5 oz.
"Vibracheck Icon" stabilizers have an extremely unique design, used mostly by hunters to improve distance shots and accuracy in hitting their targets. It provides an anti-shock stabilization feature that literally eliminates any shock or kickback in shooting. Only 7" and 7 oz. it's extremely portable and doesn't weigh down the bow so as to increase distance in shooting the arrow as far as you like.
Even though it is a controversial accessory among different archers, it is likely that the archery stabilizer will be a necessity for all competitive archers at some point for one reason or another.
i hope this helps you.
Bow : Hoyt Vectrix/red
Sights : Sure-Loc supreme/Black Eagle scope
Arrows : Axis FMJ/90g NIB
Vanes : Duravanes 3d/2.3 Black/purple
Rest : Smart rest
Quiver : Bohning/Black
Stablizer : 30" Super Stix
01-21-2007, 09:00 PM #12
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01-21-2007, 09:58 PM #14
i dont do much 3D shooting, but for hunting i use the Limbsaver S-coil and love it
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01-21-2007, 10:41 PM #19
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I play around with as many stabilizers as I can to figure out which is best for each bow I have.
I use a 10 inch Specialty Archery Products Feather wieght on my 337 but use a mini S-Coil on my Ross 334 because it was so balanced that I really didnt need a stab at all.New Breed Archery-Genetix 28.5"/ 60lbs & 365gr. = 285 FPS
New Breed Archery- Eclipse 65/28.5" & 370gr. = 291 FPS
Bowtech- 82nd Airborne 28.5"/ 60lbs. & 325gr. = 327 FPS
Strother Archery- SR-71 28.5"/65lbs. & 370gr. = 303 FPS
01-22-2007, 08:37 AM #20
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