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twp1224
04-26-2011, 01:22 PM
What type of Stabilizers are you guys putting on your bows for the backcountry?

JNDEER
04-26-2011, 06:04 PM
I will be honest. I am not a great shooter, I shoot well, but not great. For me I don't see a significant incarease in accuracy using one on my new bow (i did see accuracy increase on my old bow). So I don't use one. It makes my bow lighter for the pack in and out. On my old bow I used the little doinker

snortwheeze
04-26-2011, 06:51 PM
I really like the fuse products.

RobinHood
04-26-2011, 07:26 PM
http://www.limbsaver.com/store/product.php?productid=16182

Simple and effective. Nothing to break or go wrong and works like a charm.

twp1224
04-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Thats the one I have on my bow currently. There are a lot of guys that swear a good stabilizer increases accuracy dramatically. B-Stingers, Doinkers, etc. I was just wondering if this was more for target shooting or if hunters were using them too.


http://www.limbsaver.com/store/product.php?productid=16182

Simple and effective. Nothing to break or go wrong and works like a charm.

IL Hntr
04-26-2011, 08:35 PM
I'm using a B-Stinger 8.5" Sport Hunter. I love that stabilizer and shoot a Doinker on my backup bow. I really like my B Stinger and have noticed better accuracy with that set up.

Elkcrazedfrk
04-26-2011, 10:09 PM
A good stabilizer will help to steadyyour pin on the target which in turn helps with accuracy. There are some good stabs out there. I also feel there are a lot of stabs out there help with dampening but have no effect in stabilizing your bow. Since i put a good quality stab on my bow, my groups have really tightned up out past 40 yards. They are worth the extra eight in my book. I use a K-tech 5". Here is a pic.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee5/elkcrazedfrk/misc2011017.jpg

Idabow
04-26-2011, 11:02 PM
I use a B-stinger 12" pro hunter with the 8 oz weight in the Idaho backcountry. I shoot a carbon matrix so its still lighter than my old Katera XL with a 12 doinker. I like to use as much stabilizer as reasonable and hank the weight out in the end. Rubber doesnt to much in a stabilizer. A longer stabilizer will steady your shot , especially at ranges longer than 20 yards. But what it really comes down to is shoot what your comfortable with and trust. Now is the time to try experimenting with your gear during the 3D season not a week before the season. A goos proshop should let you put a stabilizer on your bow and let you try before you buy. Thats one advantage to a good local bow shop.

RUTTIN
04-27-2011, 07:23 AM
I shoot the Limbsaver windjammer. I really like the offset weight to balance my bow, with a quiver full of arrows it would tend to tip to the right a little, now with the offset weight it sits in my hand through the whole shot.

twp1224
04-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Nice looking setup.


A good stabilizer will help to steadyyour pin on the target which in turn helps with accuracy. There are some good stabs out there. I also feel there are a lot of stabs out there help with dampening but have no effect in stabilizing your bow. Since i put a good quality stab on my bow, my groups have really tightned up out past 40 yards. They are worth the extra eight in my book. I use a K-tech 5". Here is a pic.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee5/elkcrazedfrk/misc2011017.jpg

twp1224
04-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Thanks everyone for you feedback. Greatly apprciated.

Maxhunter
04-27-2011, 07:18 PM
I like the B-Stinger 12" with the 11 oz disc on my Alphamax 32. On my 2011 Element I have a 10" blade with and extra 3 ounces up front. It really stablizes my bow very well and I'm get really good groups at 70yds 3" to 4" or better.

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv196/maxhunter2314/bladehunter10.jpg

SDbowhunter
04-27-2011, 09:34 PM
how does that Element shoot, I have a '10 model maxxis and think my next bow should be the element. I would have got a matrix but i wasn't sold on the axle length, since I'm not a super tall guy anyway

Deadeye
04-28-2011, 09:35 PM
I love my Fuse Sidekick stabilizer. I have the '10 model...so it is not the Blade version. Really helps with offsetting the weight of a quiver and sight. If your bow balances well, you will shoot better in my opinion.

*******
04-28-2011, 10:29 PM
I like the sims modular stabilizer. Comes as three pieces you can screw together to get the right balance and vibration control. No moving parts, no set screws, nothing to go wrong.

jameson hawn
05-03-2011, 07:45 PM
I like the sims modular stabilizer. Comes as three pieces you can screw together to get the right balance and vibration control. No moving parts, no set screws, nothing to go wrong.

I shoot the same setup on my Limbsaver Proton and it is perfect. Just the right amount of weight out front (7.64 ounces), it eats bow vibration, and it's short enough (5.4" w/o the "enhancer") to not snag on everything in the woods.

My old Hoyt Alphamax was right at home with Fuse gear (6" stabilizer for hunting, 10" for 3-D shooting), but they seemed to lack the weight toward the end that feels just right. Regardless, they're still a nice addition to any bow.

Dr Dizzle
05-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Stabilizers matter more with older bows with a lot of forward recoil. Paralell limbs recoil up and down and shoot dead in the hand, so it's a lot easier to properly hold the bow (you're not worrying about dropping the bow or getting slammed in the back of the hand by the overdraw when you release). There's less torque on the bow when your bow hand is in proper position and relaxed. That being said, I put a small sims stabilizer on my Maxxis 31 just to help balance the bow in my hand. The stabilizer will mute small errors you have in your grip form, but it is not necessary on newer bows when your shooting form is perfect.

YellowDog
05-07-2011, 10:45 PM
B-stinger here. Accuracy has improved greatly with shoots over 30yds. Got to the point last year shooting with it that I was cutting vanes at 50yds with my slick tricks. When I take it off my pins dance all over the place. I will take all the help I can get! I have seen a huge improvement in my groups when I took off my limbsaver and put on the B-stinger.

OR Archer
05-30-2011, 01:24 PM
10.5" Doinker Carbon 3D Field stabilizer is what I use on my hunting bow.