How do you choose your stabelizer?
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:38 PM
BullsEye-what bow do you shoot? Alot of the new bows on the market require very little as far as a stabilizer is concerned. Most of the new Mathews, BowTech and PSE bows can be shot without a stabilizer and be very accurate. There are a few reasons to shoot with a stabilizer. If the bow is noisy, vibrates, jumps, has an arrow quiver mounted or is not balanced (top heavy causing the bow to tilt to one side or the other) these should give you cause to use a stabilizer. Nock an arrow in the bow and hold it up as if shooting, between your thumb and index fingers only. If the bow tilts to one side or the other, try different small stabilizers to steady the bow. This is best done at an archery store near you as they should have an assortment of different sizes and weights. Any bow with V.L.T.(vertical limb technology) should shoot with hardly any vibration or noise. The shorter stabilizer you can get away with, the better for hunting purposes. Good Luck!
I use to have a doinker and it was great. However on my new bow I am not sure what size I should get? Does it matter? How does one go about figuring out what kind of stabilizer they should get? I am using my bow for hunting primarily. Thanks!
Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:42 PM
x2. Diamond's "Wild Thing" stabilizer has had great reviews but it's ugly as hell. Seems like alot of guys use the Sims S Coil (good price) and Fuse Axiums. Maybe it would help if we knew what make/model your new bow is?
The shorter stabilizer you can get away with, the better for hunting purposes. Good Luck!
Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:11 PM
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:35 PM
That's a great bow Bullseye! How many arrows do you need when in the field? Are you taking a long trip over several days? The reason I ask is that most bowhunters take too much gear with them, arrows included, especially local hunters doing a day hunt. If you can't kill that deer with one arrow, I'd have to say that you shouldn't be taking the shot. A larger quiver just adds more weight, tends to make the bow lean to the left or right (whichever side you shoot) and usually adds more noise to the bow. If you do add a large quiver on your bow make sure to align your arrows to where the vanes are not touching as this makes a hissing noise when you shoot. There are also alot of dampening items you can use to lessen the noise. I've hunted for years using a hip quiver and when on extended hunting trips, I took my Cat quiver back pack loaded with 8 arrows. I never liked anything weighing down the bow like an attached quiver. There's been too many times when I've had to hold my bow up at full draw for what seemed like an eternity (3-4 minutes) waiting for that perfect shot on an elk or mule deer. Ever been stared down by a bull elk at 10 yards and had to wait for him to clear the brush? Been there 4 times and luckily came away with 2. If I'd had a quiver mounted on the side of my bow, it would've made my 3 1/2 lb. bow close to 5 lbs. or more. That's alot of weight to hold up at full draw! One thing is for sure! Practice, practice and practice! As bowhunters, we owe it to the animals we shoot to give them as quick and painless a death as possible. Too many times in my local area, I've come across a young forked buck that was gut shot or shot in the neck, leg or hip and had to endure the slow bleeding or broken leg because some hunter didn't take the time to put an arrow thru it's lungs or heart. At least a rifle hunter can get a second shot in right away. Oh well, good luck with your shooting Bullseye!
Hey GuysI am shooting a Bowtech Diamond Victory with a 29 inch draw. It has parallel limbs and I am using a 3 arrow Kwikee Kwiver. I am thinking about getting a large bow quiver because 3 arrows isn't much. As far as poundage it is between 60 and 70 I haven't check it but I know it shoots fast. I am using a Fletch hunter release and a tru glow site with a large peep. I also have a wrist band on the bow with a NAP Quick Tune 1000 arrow rest. I hope that helps. I have been out of archery for so long I am trying to get my form back but I am out of touch with all the equipment. Thanks again for the help.Bullseye
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