Do you use a stabilizer?

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Do you use a stabilizer?

Yes I do
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No I don't
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I could go either way
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Do you use a stabilizer?

Postby choclab » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:34 am

Just seeing who uses stabilizers or not. If you do, what kind do you use? And if you don't, why not? I might be in the market for a new one.....I like the Specialty Archery Feather Lite. It has a slider inside that is adjustable. I had the Trophy Ridge Xchanger for awhile and didn't like it at all. I gave it to my dad. I am using a Doinker 7" hunter now.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:32 am

I have one bow with, and two more without. The two w/o are wood and cannot take a stabilizer. not that I would want to mess either of them up to do it.
THe other was just too noisy w/o one.
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Postby Justintime45 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:36 pm

For hunting i use a 10' 3 rod feather light and a 28" easton black max for competition. I think they help alot
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Postby choclab » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:32 am

The feather lite has the slider right? How do you like it. I have been looking at the 10" feather lite for a little while now. Is the slider really that great? Are they worth the money?
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Postby Citori12 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:13 am

Yes on my compound bow and No on my recurve.
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Postby thaner » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:31 pm

I don’t use one anymore and the same goes for a sling. I did use them on compounds past but the new bows are well balanced and shoot smooth with little or no shock; I don't see the need. I shoot targets for better hunting; I see no need for extra weight and more things to come loose or out of adjustment. For serious competition I would use them. Last year I got a new bow and was going to get a new stabilizer and sling so I let the old ones go with the old bow. I was shooting the new bow and really liked that I didn’t have to mess with the stabilizer to get the bow in the case and didn’t have to check it to make sure it was tight. I was shooting the new bow better then any other I have had. When I started trying stabilizers and slings out I found that it really wasn’t doing much for my hunting accuracy and I instantly noticed the extra weight of the stabilizer and the extra work of getting into the sling and getting it just right. I opted to not put either one on my new bow and hunted last season without them. I am glad I didn and will never use them for a hunting bow again as long as the bows stay so smooth. If you were looking for primarily hunting performance I would shoot the bow without a stabilizer or sling for a while and then try some out and see what they really do for you and if you don’t see critical hunting accuracy improvements I would just keep it simple and forget the extra gadgets. I would get the 7" doinker hunter if I did get one.
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Postby playaxplorer » Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:57 pm

i cant really say "yea" or "nay" on this one. I've never shot a stabilizer on any bow, so i can't judge how if any it would improve/change my shooting. but i've never missed a deer with my bow! missed a couple of coons and a bobcat once but never venison!
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Postby Justintime45 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:01 am

Choclab

I have the 10' featherlite and I really like. It does have the sliding weight and it also comes with a extra weight so you can move them around and make it heavy or light on one end or the other. Great stabilizer well worth the money. :thumbsup:
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Postby choclab » Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:28 pm

Thanks for the info. :thumbsup: I am sure glad we have an archery forum now. Lots of good advise on equipment.
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