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    When you guys buy a stabilizer(hunting)is it for vibration or stabilizing or both.
    Was looking at buying a new one,but was wondering what to purchase.I have a NAP Shockblocker,X-Ring Hydraulic,and Sims coil which are all 6" or under and on bows already,but for my upcoming purchase I was thinking more of a 10" or longer,maybe an Octane.Just like some opinions on what some of you guys are using.

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    Mine are mainly for vibration control. I personally prefer a soft rubber part, like a Doinker lil' bomb, or even a rubber washer against the bow, then a stab added onto that. Rubber washers between every solid part. Since mine are just used for hunting, I try to keep in the 6-8 inch range on length. Right now, I'm actually working on a new stabilizer I have designed, especially for Martin bows. It will be an 8 inch length, but could easily be made longer or a bit shorter. All my Martin bows seem to balance very well with 6-8 inch stabs, so I chose the 8 inch length.

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    I have it just for vibration. As you know the Martin line of bows is very well balanced. I have a small 4.5" simms s coil. It works well for me. But any one of the ones you have named will work well.

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    same here 6" S coil rubber dude on hunting bow replaced a 8" hydraulic. that now resides on the target bow , soon to added to or replaced for a longer one.
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    I use a 8" NAP Shock Blocker. Enough weight to have bow roll slightly forward and shock absorbing. The Blocker is rubber mounted and has some type of material inside to give a hydraulic effect.

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    Both.....On my Bengal, I have a Simms X Coil (4.5", 5oz) for balance and to help w/vibration reduction. Although I really don't think my Bengal needed much help in the latter.
    Tried the small Simms Mini-S Coil off my son's bow first and decided I wanted tiny bit more weight for just a touch more forward balance.

    Problem I have with longer stabilizers for huntng, is there is just that much more sticking out to bump on limbs and/or snag in brush
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    As deer season is less than 2 months away in SC, I figured I'd bring this one back. I know folks who won't hunt without a long dish up front & side bar, but they spot & stalk. The shots they take are much longer than any I've taken in the dense woods of SC. Personally, I haven't found stabs 12" or less to stabilize my bows. So, 4-8" vibration killers ate all I will use in the woods.

    Heck, I am not sure if one would help or hurt me as the Nemesis is so well balanced, dead in the hand, & close to silent. If I hunt out West, totally differen ball game-essentially a 3D Rig

    I should mention, I will be testing a 4-8" Palmetto State Stabilizer this season (black carbon fiber on my black carbon Nemesis 35 w cable slide.
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    One of the best true stabilizers I've found and used is the B-Stinger. Its main purpose is to help the shooter hold the bow steadier so the sight pin doesn't dance around the target erratically like it tends to do without one. The tube or bar that holds the weight at the far end is made of carbon fiber and filled with a vibration dampening material, so the shooter gets the benefit of true stabilization and dampening. I've used my 12" B-Stinger when still hunting in some pretty tight brushy areas and it rarely ever causes problems hanging up on stuff. The company's website has a pretty good explanation of how a stabilizer is supposed to work (http://www.beestinger.com/why-b-stinger-works.php). I also bought a 10-degree offset quick disconnect so I can attach and detach any stab or dampener I want quick and easy. The offset also allows me to angle the stabilizer bar to the left or right so I can adjust for quiver weight or whatever might be causing an imbalance. I bought mine from a machinist on AT that goes by CoolHandLuke (or at least he used to).
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    My opinion, lighter bows don't hold as steady. All want light bows but me, I want some weight. Most would be better off using a heavy solid steel stabilizer and I have one of those. Wrap your hand around it and knock some one into the next month heavy.

    Long distance shakes comes more from not practicing longer distances. You have to learn to control yourself without using force - calm, relaxed is a real factor.

    I don't have a problem out as far as I shoot or have shot. Normally I practice out to 40 yards and my longest shots on deer have been measured 36 yarders. Getting into 3D I used a Hoyt Voxor, 7 3/4" long and 9 1/2 ounces and later the NAP Shock Blocker (8" by 10 1/2 ounces) and I placed and won a bunch...

    Just last year, my TX4 Pearson (33 1/2" ata) had my sidekick squirming when I nailed the 65 yard bull's eye twice with having to take two shots to set my sight. Yep, two correctional misses and then two in the bull's eye. Later the same afternoon, the club had a 60 yard novelty shot with a bull's eye about the size of baseball on a deer. The 65 yard information in hand and last to shoot I drilled the bull's eye with one shot to win. My stabilizer, the NAP Shock Blocker I mentioned in my first reply. http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/...ll=1#post37216

    The NAP Shock Blocker was made close to 15 years ago or more and only came in black and later offered in camo. Mine is 14 years old and still works like new. I also still have the Hoyt Vexor.

    Years back, went to this archery shop and tried every hunting stabilizer they had, about 15 different brands and models. Only one proved better than what I had and it was not cheap at $110.00. I passed. I added more weight to the Hoyt Vexor and the kick was gone. This was on a bow back then that was Darton's best kept secret, the Yukon. 62 pound draw weight, 29" draw, 380 gr arrow and 292 fps. This would be a year or two before 2005.
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