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Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-21-2011, 04:06 PM
Stabilizers do two purposes. 1. help stop vibration. 2. Stabilize the bow and balance the weight. What length helps the best in shooting in the woods. 4",6",8"or even longer?



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Destroyer
05-21-2011, 04:40 PM
I like short for hunting, 4". I think that with a long stab it can actually work against you especially with buck fever, bit of a pendulum effect sometimes. I'm not sure why we don't use v-bars more though.

Ehunter
05-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Most of mine are around 6 inch. I just shoot for a combination of balance, and noise reduction though. I have a couple that are 5ish, one that's just over 6, and a little 3 incher on the Onza. I think it's just a matter of finding what works best for each person on their particular bow.

Now Hutch, enough about stabilizers! lol My blood is gonna start boiling soon. lol

HawgEnvy
05-21-2011, 06:16 PM
4" S-coil for hunting,8" vibracheck for hunting. Both work extremely well for hunting or 3D. I wouldn't want to shoot anything longer.

Speedykills
05-21-2011, 07:06 PM
I use 10" for hunting but i can shrink it down to 6" to fit in its case.

bigbob29
05-21-2011, 07:35 PM
I use a 4'' S coil with a 2 1/2'' S coil add on which seems just right for me.

cyclepath
05-21-2011, 07:41 PM
Now Hutch, enough about stabilizers! lol My blood is gonna start boiling soon. lol

I wanna hear more about this !!!! :p:p:p:p

Destroyer
05-21-2011, 08:20 PM
Now Hutch, enough about stabilizers! lol My blood is gonna start boiling soon. lol

Asked too many times has he?

polaris754
05-22-2011, 01:27 AM
what the heck was that ??? :confused:asia this is not a drug forum , hutchers i use a 6 in donkier werks great :cool:

Destroyer
05-22-2011, 02:03 AM
what the heck was that ??? :confused:asia this is not a drug forum

Spammer. ;)

And one below......

boobowbender
05-22-2011, 10:21 AM
Hi,

I'm new in here. I just want to try this one. Any suggestion? :)

My 10 in doinker really seems to steady my nerves! LOL:rolleyes:

Arrow Splitter
05-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Dumb spammers. I love the little black triangle.:cool::cool::cool:

Ehunter
05-22-2011, 02:45 PM
For the guys wondering...

I sent some stabilizers I made off to a company called Dynamic Finishes in Kansas City to have them dipped in Next G1. Got notice from them that they received them back in late Jan. It was a "2 week turn around time" on the stabs. Well, now it's end of May, I've heard every excuse from them for not having them done, and now they aren't answering my phone calls or e-mails. It looks like I'm going to have to take a road trip up there to knock some heads around. Really, at this point, I don't even care if they dipped them or not, I just want the damn things back. So, for all reading this, stay away from Dynamic Finishes in Kansas City.

Destroyer
05-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Ehunter, you have to wonder don't you, why would it take that long. Its not like there going to get rich by keeping/selling the stabilizers. Hope they didn't stuff them.

Simple Life
05-22-2011, 03:07 PM
By the sounds of things,I say they lost them.

SonnyThomas
05-22-2011, 05:20 PM
Stabilizers do two purposes. 1. help stop vibration. 2. Stabilize the bow and balance the weight. What length helps the best in shooting in the woods. 4",6",8"or even longer?
Hutchhttp://www.archerytalk.com/vb/images/smilies/gif/shade.gif

I've had some heavy weights in 4" length that worked and I've had/have 8" lengths that well get the job done. The bow detrimines what will work and has to work. Worst nightmare bow for kick was a Darton Yukon. The Yukon was one of Darton's best kept secret bows. It was awesome for what it was. But I had to search for a stabilizer that would tame the critter and found one in $130 price range and it was 8" in length.

And then there are bows that will flat perform great without a stabilizer. No expert here, but some one wise in tiller tuning can eliminate stabs on some bows.

Destroyer
05-22-2011, 05:28 PM
By the sounds of things,I say they lost them.

That too but I hope not.


And then there are bows that will flat perform great without a stabilizer.

True, if the balance is good the only reason I put one on is vibration reduction and looks.

alex
05-22-2011, 11:53 PM
I've made some 8" stabilizers which work really good both with my recurve and compound bows. But are a little heavy and i'm not sure whether they'll be good to carry in the woods.

gravedigger
05-23-2011, 05:39 AM
i have no stab on my bow.i have shot with and with out and really i dont see any need for one

Destroyer
05-23-2011, 05:18 PM
But are a little heavy and i'm not sure whether they'll be good to carry in the woods.

They would be fine alex, bows are pretty light these days. ;)

alex
05-24-2011, 07:44 AM
They would be fine alex, bows are pretty light these days. ;)

I'm not so sure - the stabilizer is 1 pound (the shorter version) :)

Destroyer
05-24-2011, 05:14 PM
1lbs is nothing, still light on a 4lbs bow. Nothing like my old 90's setups. :)