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Stabilizer help.....Hurry bow season right around the corner

Old 09-21-2011, 08:37 AM
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Default Stabilizer help.....Hurry bow season right around the corner

True to form I wait till the last minute to change something. I want to change my stabilizer but not sure what I should get. I currently have a Sims stabilizer (not the s coil but the one with the three separate round parts) and i think it could do more. Im just not sure what to get. I shoot a 31 3/8 inch bow at 65 lbs. Not a while lot of jump but there is a lil. Any recommendations would be great. thanks.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:39 AM
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Doinker DISH.

What you are calling a stabilizer (Sims) is doing nothing what so ever to help stabilize your bow. It is nothing more than a vibration dampner.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbulls View Post
Doinker DISH.

What you are calling a stabilizer (Sims) is doing nothing what so ever to help stabilize your bow. It is nothing more than a vibration dampner.

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I don't hunt with one on my bow...
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:18 PM
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Go to a pro-shop or a 3-d shoot and ask around. Folks there will probably let you try different products on your bow. That way, you don't wind up like a lot of us, who have been doing this for a while, with a footlocker full of archery stuff that "could do more".

If your bow is relatively quiet, holds well, and falls, gently, forward (instead of back or to one side or the other), then I feel a stabilizer is just extra weight, on a hunting bow.

Just for the record, what you have is a stabilizer. It doesn't have to be a 3 ft. stinger with v-bars to stabilize. One of the best (and ugliset) stabilizers I have is a home made one we played around with in the early '90's (6" of one inch PVC filled about 80% with glass beads or "dippety doo" and capped on the ends). It, and variations on the same theme, works as well as 90% of the stabilizers out there and cost a whole $2.95.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:21 AM
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Alot depends on your bow.A proper stabilizer needs to be beyound your limb pockets.Also most of the weight should be to the tail end.Normally a good hunting stabilizer would be around 6 to 10 inhes long.I'm running a limbsaver limbjammer with the balance control weight.I can off set the weight in a 360 degree rotation to fine tune the balance for my set up.I made a big differance in my long range groups.
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