How long of a Stablilizer should I use?
Thanks so much for all the tips and advice on edersbow.com!!! My question is:…are longer stabilizers more accurate than short ones?:
In theory they are, but the difference is small when comparing hunting length stabilizers. On the other hand, a 30-inch target stabilizer, when compared to a six-inch hunting stabilizer, will steady the bow better as you aim and release. However, anything over about a foot in length becomes far too cumbersome for hunting. In a hunting stabilizer, overall bow balance is more important than length. Look for one that holds the bow level in your relaxed hand as you follow-through.
Some of today’s top performing stabilizers are filled with rubber- coated silica and will vibrate freely to soak up shock. These will make your bow a little quieter.
One of the most popular stabilizers on the market right now is an 8.5 inch stablizer from B-Stinger SportHunter Stabilizer. This is a good balance of utility, effectiveness and comfort. The Bstinger Stabilizer is fabricated with high performance carbon fiber tubing designed to be both lightweight and extremely rigid. Vibration dampening Sorbothane inserts are added to minimize residual noise and vibrations. A stainless steel disc weight is specifically designed to get the maximum rotational inertia (i.e. stabilization) for the given length of the stabilizer.