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Old 12-03-2022, 06:00 PM   #1
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Fiddling in my garage and checking tuneÖ. Lead me to try shooting no front stabilizer and see if it changed anything on paper for meÖ.
Question is who hunts with no stabilizer what so ever to lighten weight? Pros? Cons? Iíll be going to the range later this week and see what my groups look like


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Old 12-03-2022, 06:11 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:18 PM   #3
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none on my Halon

Thinking there might be none on the rx4 soon


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Old 12-03-2022, 06:24 PM   #4
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I do not have one on my bow. Nothing against them just don’t see the need for one.
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:28 PM   #5
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I use short 5Ē, on all my bowís just to dampen any vibration.
Otherwise they really useless.



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Old 12-04-2022, 10:09 AM   #6
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I use short 5Ē, on all my bowís just to dampen any vibration.
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:28 PM   #7
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:31 PM   #8
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none on my selfbow, longbow or recurve.
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:33 PM   #9
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Haven't used one since I bought my Z7 12 or 14 years ago.

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Old 12-03-2022, 06:47 PM   #10
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I’ve never used one, I tried a few and never saw any difference.
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:51 PM   #11
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Does a Sniper Hog Light count?
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:54 PM   #12
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Only if it's the Coyote Cannon
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Old 12-03-2022, 07:26 PM   #13
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Thatís what I use .
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Old 12-03-2022, 07:46 PM   #14
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You stole my reply. Been using it for several years, but not sure it counts as a stabilizer. I can't tell a difference since changing.
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Old 12-03-2022, 08:37 PM   #15
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:59 PM   #16
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Something has to hold my tactacam!

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Old 12-03-2022, 08:24 PM   #17
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I did not use one for 34 years. When I bought my Vertix I purchased one for it.
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Old 12-03-2022, 08:40 PM   #18
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Ive hunted years without one.

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Old 12-03-2022, 09:47 PM   #19
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Over the years I canít tell any difference in shooting with a stabilizer on the bow or off. This is across three bows. I continually ask myself why I bother with one.


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Old 12-04-2022, 08:27 AM   #20
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Over the years I canít tell any difference in shooting with a stabilizer on the bow or off. This is across three bows. I continually ask myself why I bother with one.


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I have always been of the thought that they are alot like fishing lures meant to catch fisherman and not fish.

Just something that doesnít do much except get gear heads excited.


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Old 12-03-2022, 09:53 PM   #21
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I have never had one.
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:05 PM   #22
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I have a 12" front bar and 9" back bar. They don't make much difference in my overall shot when considerating on using perfect form. But they really help in hunting situations.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:11 AM   #23
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I have a 12" front bar and 9" back bar. They don't make much difference in my overall shot when considerating on using perfect form. But they really help in hunting situations.

How so Iím curious? Just wondering Iíve already gotten rid of my back bar and thinking bout losing the front Ö just one less thing that gets in the way


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Old 12-04-2022, 10:24 AM   #24
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How so Iím curious? Just wondering Iíve already gotten rid of my back bar and thinking bout losing the front Ö just one less thing that gets in the way


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My stabilizer setup on my bow is purely for having a well balanced bow. If I have a bruiser in front If me I may not think about ensuring my bow is level at full draw.
I like being able to know I can just settle my pin where I need it and let the arrow fly without having to think about anything else.
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:28 AM   #25
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I knew lots of y’all were unstable
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Old 12-04-2022, 07:43 AM   #26
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I knew lots of yíall were unstable
Hahaha, good one!
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Old 12-04-2022, 07:42 AM   #27
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In my personal experience, I don't notice any difference in my groups with, or without one, on my bow. I think they help mitigate some vibration, but don't see a need for one, myself.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:29 AM   #28
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Old 12-04-2022, 10:24 AM   #29
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I was in a bow shop several years ago, and one of the sales people was telling me about how light the then-new carbon fiber bows were. So I asked him to see one. They had one all rigged out with about a three pound stabilizer on it....I am no expert on bows, but I don't see the point... That is a good place to mount a light or camera, and that's about it, as far as I am concerned...Maybe for target shooting only...
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Old 12-04-2022, 01:52 PM   #30
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I was in a bow shop several years ago, and one of the sales people was telling me about how light the then-new carbon fiber bows were. So I asked him to see one. They had one all rigged out with about a three pound stabilizer on it....I am no expert on bows, but I don't see the point... That is a good place to mount a light or camera, and that's about it, as far as I am concerned...Maybe for target shooting only...
Just a guess, but one of the reasons people go to carbon is so they can put the weight where it helps more... like the end of a stabilizer.

For shooting stuff at 20 yards in Texas it honestly probably doesn't make much since to get too crazy with stabilizers. You see it more out West for longer shots.

They help with stability, less movement, inertia, etc. I mean you don't see any pro's not using a front and back bar so you can't really argue it doesn't help. It's just a matter of what you are going to do.

When I'm ground blind hunting in Texas a lot of times, I'll just run a back bar down the front stabilizer hole towards the bottom cam to balance the bow out... I've just never understood why you wanted just a front bar. That just gives me more a tendency to dip or shoot low.
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Old 12-04-2022, 10:58 AM   #31
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Fiddling in my garage and checking tuneÖ. Lead me to try shooting no front stabilizer and see if it changed anything on paper for meÖ.
Question is who hunts with no stabilizer what so ever to lighten weight? Pros? Cons? Iíll be going to the range later this week and see what my groups look like


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Didnít know a stabilizer could change paper tune!
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Old 12-04-2022, 02:10 PM   #32
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Didnít know a stabilizer could change paper tune!

If a little hand torque can change your bullet hole why canít a bow that is balanced differently do the same?


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Old 12-04-2022, 02:18 PM   #33
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Never have probably never will, paperweight for me.
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Old 12-04-2022, 02:33 PM   #34
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If a little hand torque can change your bullet hole why canít a bow that is balanced differently do the same?


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Sounds like you got it figured out for the way you shoot and thatís all that really matters.
If you have hand torque issues I would work on a better grip/form solution first. Still really has nothing to do with a stabilizer helping a bow with jacked up balance as you put it. Not sure what youíre referring to there but possibly if you shoot with a full quiver I could see that being a possible problem for balance and creating grip torque issues because of it.
At least you care about it,a lot of folks donít and not being tuned will show up with broadheads and longer distance shots enough to matter.

Did it change your paper tune without the stabilizer?
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Old 12-04-2022, 02:47 PM   #35
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Sounds like you got it figured out for the way you shoot and thatís all that really matters.
If you have hand torque issues I would work on a better grip/form solution first. Still really has nothing to do with a stabilizer helping a bow with jacked up balance as you put it. Not sure what youíre referring to there but possibly if you shoot with a full quiver I could see that being a possible problem for balance and creating grip torque issues because of it.
At least you care about it,a lot of folks donít and not being tuned will show up with broadheads and longer distance shots enough to matter.

Did it change your paper tune without the stabilizer?

It didnít actually so why use it? Just lightens the bow moreÖ Iíll spend some time at the range this week


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Old 12-04-2022, 11:07 AM   #36
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Tested without stabilizer in the yard and couldnít tell a difference, so took it off and no issues.


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Old 12-04-2022, 02:02 PM   #37
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Stabilizers donít make much of a difference unless you add a bunch of weight to them or get past 12Ē. I hunt with a 15Ē front bar with 4oz and an 8Ē back bar with 6oz on my Mathews. Haul it through the NF every year and I wouldnít hunt without it.


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