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  1. Lbidz

    Lbidz Newb

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    Hi,
    I've just got into bow hunting and I've bought a second hand Mathews creed and I would like to know what length stabiliser I should get I'm planning on getting b stinger sport hunter extreme the options are 6" 8" 10". The type of hunting I will be doing is walking long distance hunting pigs in outback Australia.also what do youse think about the axion gridlock.
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  2. elkguide

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    I use the shortest stabilizer that I can especially for spot and stalk hunting.
     
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    I hunt without a stab. Practice out to 60-70yds without it. I don't think you need one in hunting conditions.
     
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    I shoot a 8 and 6 inch Beestinger without the weights.
     
  6. primetime_Deion

    primetime_Deion Weekend Warrior

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    I shoot a trophy ridge static stabilizer at 6". It's kind of annoying that I have to take it off and put it back on cuz it's too long to put my bow in my case with it on, but I deal. However, it definitely tightened up my groups when shooting and I love it, camo too. Got weights you can take off if need be, but I use both of them. If I had to make the decision again, I would get a shorter one tho, probably 4" or 5" that would allow my bow to fit in the case with it on. I'm not gonna spend the money on a bigger case. It's just 1 inch too long no matter which way I put it in my case. Doesn't take long to screw it on and off tho, just something to think about. Long distance walking I would go with the shortest one you like. Probably want a light setup, I would


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  7. bornfromthecorn

    bornfromthecorn Weekend Warrior

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    I use a 12" b stinger with a quick disconnect. I feel that it helps quite a bit and I haven't had problems with it using it in a treestand or while spot and stalking. There is a noticeable difference in my shooting with and without it on also. If I was in your shoes I would go with the 10" and get a quick disconnect.
     
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    I shoot the 8" Bee Stinger with a quick disconnect, but I hunt whitetail from a ground blind. I may hunt from a treestand occasionally. This makes my 30" ATA bow, very maneuverable.

    For Spot and stalk, it might depend on how far you expect and are capable of shooting.


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  9. Rangerdan

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    I like any length stabilizer that keeps my sight out of the mud when i set my bow down for walk and stalk. Don't overthink it, when it comes to a hunting setup, 6-8" should be plenty.
     
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    i use 12" stab no matter what size of a bow i'm shooting it balance them better!
     
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  11. foodplot19

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    I shoot a 6" Axion. I have mine on a Mathews Switchback XT. I also don't have to take it off when I put my bow in the case. You don't really need a long stabilizer. 6" or 8" should be fine.
     

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