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Old 03-09-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Ratio of front stab weight to rear stab weight

How does everyone who shoots open class 3D set the weights on their bows?

I have been tinkering with the weights on mine and seem to be more front heavy than I want to be. I am planning on ordering new front and rear stabilizers and want to have a rough idea of the ratio of the weights I'll need.

I currently am at 24 inches and 8.5 ozs total on the front, I would like to stay there as I seem to like this much weight up front. On the rear stabilzer, which I have offset to the left to balance against the sight, I have a 5 inch 3.5 oz stabilizer installed. In doing my tinkering I have found this to be slightly front heavy, but I am not sure how much weight to put on the back to bring it into balance.

Any help here would be greatly apreciated

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Old 03-10-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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The shorter your rear stab is, the more weight you'll need to counter the front weight.
I'd try at least a 10 or 12" rear stab and see how that feels.
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Check out GRIV's article on stabilization in this month's NFAA "Archery" magazine. He makes it about as simple and straight-forward as you can get.
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Check out GRIV's article on stabilization in this month's NFAA "Archery" magazine. He makes it about as simple and straight-forward as you can get.
Excellant article.
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Where can we read said article on the net?
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:57 PM   #6
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Where can we read said article on the net?

Good reading

http://www.archerylive.com/forums/in...?showtopic=258
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How does everyone who shoots open class 3D set the weights on their bows?

I have been tinkering with the weights on mine and seem to be more front heavy than I want to be. I am planning on ordering new front and rear stabilizers and want to have a rough idea of the ratio of the weights I'll need.

I currently am at 24 inches and 8.5 ozs total on the front, I would like to stay there as I seem to like this much weight up front. On the rear stabilzer, which I have offset to the left to balance against the sight, I have a 5 inch 3.5 oz stabilizer installed. In doing my tinkering I have found this to be slightly front heavy, but I am not sure how much weight to put on the back to bring it into balance.

Any help here would be greatly apreciated

Thanks
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:00 PM   #8
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Thanks guys.

I have been doing the tournament shooting for quite awahile now, but this is the first year that I have decided to get serious about it.

There are a few things that I'm still learning and this is one of them.

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I cannot get this link to work. Could someone post the important parts from this article. I really need some help with this. I am trying ro set up a 36" stinger and side bar.
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