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    Exclamation Proper B-Stinger Weight for you

    A thread over on AT got me thinking about the process I went through finding just the right B-Stinger weight and length to fit me. In case you're thinking about getting one, here's what I found. These are my personal findings and not mentioned on the B-stinger site.

    First we must realize that a stabilizer's main function is to stabilize the bow during proper sight acquisition, acquiring proper sight picture and through the release of the arrow. A stabilizer is not primarily a vibration dampener, although that is a pleasant side-effect of the B-stinger's use.

    I am a 28.5 draw, pulling a peaked-out 70# bow. That bow is 37-inch ATA, a little longer than most hunters may like, but not by much.

    I started with a 14 oz. weight on the end of my 8.5 inch rod and shot it quite a bit. I found that my shots were consistently low, about an inch. I adjusted my sight and the same happened. How can that be?! Answer: The heavy weight forward was causing my arrow tip to drop slightly at release, when there was no longer back pressure causing proper balance. Regardless of sight adjustment, I was shooting low. Front-end too heavy.

    I borrowed an 11 oz. weight. During shooting, I found that my arrow tip no longer fell away during the release and I got point-of-aim grouping.

    Finding: It matters which weight and how far out front you push it to achieve proper balance based upon let-off, draw length and inherent balance of your particular bow.

    Shooting high with your B-Stinger? Try the heavier weight or longer rod.
    Shooting low with your B-Stinger? Try the lighter weight or shorter rod.

    If you decrease or increase your draw weight, your tipping point will change, therefore your B-Stinger need will change.

    Well, maybe...

    One thing is for sure. Nothing stabilizes a hunting bow like a B-Stinger!

    Here's a link:
    http://stores.b-stinger.com/Page.bok...ate=WhyItWorks

    I've seen them at Archers' Den, so see if Paul will let you try one out!

    Taylor

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    [QUOTE started with a 14 oz. weight on the end of my 8.5 inch rod and shot it quite a bit. I found that my shots were consistently low, about an inch. I adjusted my sight and the same happened. How can that be?! Answer: The heavy weight forward was causing my arrow tip to drop slightly at release, when there was no longer back pressure causing proper balance][/QUOTE]


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    Marc, looks like shuttle-t's...

    Wow, those look spendy! Worth every penny for you or if you could do it again, would you not get one?

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