If you love archery, then you know about stabilizers. They reduce bow vibration and noise. Not only that, but they can also help your aim by keeping the bow balanced. So if you own a bow, a good stabilizer is a smart (and cheap) upgrade. But which one is best? Well, we did the research for you to create this top 10 bow stabilizer review. Before you look at the buying guide, let's look at the most important specs to keep in mind when shooting.
Size: This is the measure of the length of the stabilizer. As a rule, the longer it is, the more stable your bow. But that doesn’t mean you should always get the longest one. A short, compact one usually makes the best hunting stabilizer.
Colors: Most bow stabilizers come in different colors and patterns that you can choose from. However, if you are using your bow for hunting, you might want to choose one with a camo design. Maybe one that matches your bow.
Adjustable weights: Some bow stabilizers give you an option to change their weight. Being able to adjust the weight means you can tune your bow without having to switch to a different stabilizer. These usually come with extra removable weights.
Vibration Damper: That shock to your hand that you feel every time you lose an arrow? That’s bow torque. It is the energy that was not used to propel the arrow. It travels to your bow and onto your hands. Installing a stabilizer reduces its effects.
Weight: How much a bow stabilizer weighs is an important factor to consider. Heavier stabilizers mean less vibration. However, if your stabilizer is too heavy, your bow becomes too unwieldy to use. To get the best performance, you must find the perfect balance between them.
Warranty: Manufacturers would give product warranties against defects arising from workmanship or materials used. They will usually repair or replace said product provided it be within the warranty period. Warranty length vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so double check.
After hours of extensive research going through one archery stabilizer after another, we’ve pared it down to top ten. In a hurry and have no time to go through the whole list? Choose between our Top Pick and Budget Pick. Let’s get right to the list of best bow stabilizers for sale. String your bow and collect your arrows, we’re going bow stabilizer hunting! Enjoy.
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Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019