What is your back/front bar weight setup for spot n stalk western bowhunting?

bojangles808

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Curious about what stabilizer front back bar weight setups guys are using for spot n stalk western bowhunting.

Please list:
your bow model, DL , DW
front bar length and weight
back bar length and weight
any conclusions based on your trial and error

I know setups are going to be individual based on a bunch of factors, but curious about what ballpark I am in as I tinker with my setup and try to find a balance between shooting better vs carrying a heavy bow in the field too with spot n stalk.

more so interested in those who are taking longer shots (mule deer/antelope?) and don't really need a debate on whether or not you think a back bar is worth it just want setup info if you are using one please. thanks.
 

4rcgoat

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Halon 32. [email protected] 70 pounds.
15 inch up front with 3 ounces,8 inch on back with 5 ounces.
Found the back bar balances out the loaded quiver and heavy sight. Without the quiver on I take the side bar off.
 

Wheels

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Mathews V3
28'
60lbs
6" up front with 1 oz
6" back with 3 oz.
I shoot with an attached quiver and get the best balance with the back/side bar on at about a 20* angle out. Very stable setup for shooting at longer distances for me.
 

CZDR Michael

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Hoyt Torrex
DL = 29"
DW = 70 Lbs
12" Front w/ 10 oz
8" Back w/ 5 oz

Bow loaded with Axcel Accustat fixed sight and 5 Arrow quiver w/ 2000 grains of arrows when fully loaded and knocked.

I'm a command shooter and prefer the heavier front bar to slow the pin and I balance the Bow wanting to roll forward by pulling hard into the backwall
 

JStol5

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Mathews V3 31, 70 pounds @ 28.5 inches
AAE mountain stabilizers- 12 front with 2 oz, 10 back with 4 oz. I love it. I can shoot well without the back bar but if it’s windy or I’m shaky the extra weight helps a lot with stability.
 

Tater1973

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I shoot Athens Archery Vista 35’s
Bow #1 Black Riser 31 1/2“ draw, 73lb
Front 12” 2oz weight - 10’ angle down Spider Archery
Rear 10” 6oz weight - about 20’ angle Spider Archery
*Extremely solid on hold and shot*

Bow #2 Green Riser 31 1/2” draw, 74lb
Front 15” 2oz weight - 10’ angle down Beestinger Microhex
Rear 10“ 5oz weight - about 20’ angle Beestinger Microhex
*Same as it’s twin*

These bows are my Western spot and stalk bows. Prior to this year I used the Quivalizer on my Bowtech BT Mag X bows. The issue I ran into was if it was windy the Quivalizer was like a sail. My new bows didn’t like the Quivalizer and wouldn’t balance. Spent the first part of the summer getting these new bows balanced and dialed in. Couldn’t be happier.

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Stalker69

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Prime black 5, weight of my stabilizers 0.0. Bow balances great without them( high on my list when trying new bows out) .And One of the reasons I buy bows now. And it shoots great.
 

Stalker69

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Prime black 5, weight of my stabilizers 0.0. Bow balances great without them( high on my list when trying new bows out) .And One of the reasons I buy bows now. And it shoots great. I only spot and stalk, elk, deer, pigs and Antelope. Love not having them on my bows any more.
 
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