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Thread: How to make a PVC Stabilizer: A tutorial

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    A.S, I owe ya a drink!
    Great video! I had some of the materials you used lying around, just needed the end caps. $1.25 x 2 at the local plumbers...and whadda ya know...
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    measures 12", but I think I might bring it down to 8"

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    will take it for a test run tomorrow!
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    Very nice job, let me know how it does. Did you use any rubber for dampening? Of course, you'll probably find that you don't need it with that bow.

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    my end caps are not glued atm, just in case I have to make some adjustments.
    I do have 6" piece of bike tubing wrapped tightly around the carriage bolt on the end, but you're right, the bow doesn't give much vibration to start with.
    I shot a few arrows this morning, and really noticed a difference keeping the bow level.
    It was fun do to! Just have to finish the target stand....??what have you guys got me into??lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankhdad View Post
    my end caps are not glued atm, just in case I have to make some adjustments.
    I do have 6" piece of bike tubing wrapped tightly around the carriage bolt on the end, but you're right, the bow doesn't give much vibration to start with.
    I shot a few arrows this morning, and really noticed a difference keeping the bow level.
    It was fun do to! Just have to finish the target stand....??what have you guys got me into??lol
    Welcome to the sport of archery.

    I noticed with my 2011 Firecat that I don't seem to need rubber either. I haven't glued my end caps yet either. I may not glue the ones on my 8" stabilizer, but I will glue the one end cap on my 21" stab were the 5/16" bolt is.

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    Stuff it with packing peanuts and throw some weight in it between the peanuts if you need to. Paint the paking peanuts any color you want and it will look really custom, maybe match the green on the bowstrings.

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    Good idea Bob. That should definitely remove any vibration at all from the stabilizer.

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    Great job! Now because of you I must go to the hardware shop again
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    Just checked my collection of junk, and sure enough i have about a 20 inch long peice of pvc schedule 40 3/4 with end caps i have a drill press at hand i might throw something together for hunting but my apache works so nicely i don't really need to and i can't say i have the spare time... we will see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildWilt15 View Post
    Just checked my collection of junk, and sure enough i have about a 20 inch long peice of pvc schedule 40 3/4 with end caps i have a drill press at hand i might throw something together for hunting but my apache works so nicely i don't really need to and i can't say i have the spare time... we will see.
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    Alright I officially started mine, I have tomorrow off of work so i will have a little free time Holes drilled and first coat of paint done i need to pick up a couple things from the hardware if it all works out It will probably go on my new hunting bow that i will be picking up in a month or two.
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