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Stabilizer and rest recommendations

Right now I have a Nap Apache 8 inch stabilizer. I'm happy w it but looking for something alittle better. Same thing w my rest i have a Qad ultra rest Hunter. Again happy with just looking for an upgrade. Just want to see want others recommend.
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I love QAD HDX rests. I have owned a hunter but the HDX is much nicer. You can get them for just under $100 on Amazon.

I have been using Dead Center stabilizers, but it's hard to beat Bee Stinger.

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I have a QAD HDX on one of my bows and Vapor Trail Micro Elite on another. Both great rests. The Micro Elite is limb driven and can be driven by the top or bottom limb so there is no chance of your rest effecting cam timing on a binary cam bow and you can switch between a target or hunter launcher. I will be using a 10 inch Bee Stinger hunter extreme on my Elite Victory 37 for hunting and may add a side bar, but the victory 37 holds so steady without a side bar I don't think the extra weight would be worth it for hunting.

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Limbdriver rest, so simple to set up and tune.
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Blb - what are you looking to upgrade for? Target shooting or hunting? If your discussing a bow setup for hunting, I don't see a point in changing your stabilizer unless its too light/too heavy, and if that's they case, buying one might not answer your question because you won't know until you try it. I would keep it short for hunting. These guys above me are giving good advice on the HDX, but I shoot a trophy taker smackdown pro limb driven model. I love it

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I have a QAD HDX on one of my bows and Vapor Trail Micro Elite on another. Both great rests. The Micro Elite is limb driven and can be driven by the top or bottom limb so there is no chance of your rest effecting cam timing on a binary cam bow and you can switch between a target or hunter launcher. I will be using a 10 inch Bee Stinger hunter extreme on my Elite Victory 37 for hunting and may add a side bar, but the victory 37 holds so steady without a side bar I don't think the extra weight would be worth it for hunting.
Man i have been saying if i sold my e35 it would be to buy a 37 for hunting. Looking for adding a different side bar on my 35, what did u have on yours. Right now i have a AEP and its pretty light. Sorry for the highjack
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I have an Energy 35 and the Victory 37 and both are great bows. I think the V-grip on the 37 is less prone to torqueing the bow and my bare shaft tuning on it has proved that. I shot the E35 indoors over winter with a 32" Shrewd up front with 2 to 4 ounces of weight and a 12" Shrewd side bar with 14 ounces. I have several stab combos I use for hunting and usually use an 8 or 10 inch up front and 6 to 8 on the side bar. Generally you want about 3 times more weight on the side bar versus the front, its something you have to play around with to achieve the least amount of pin float for you. I have been shooting the V37 really well without a side bar and may not add one until my winter leagues.

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No problem. As for what I'm doing trying to have a decent setup that goes for both target and hunting. I eventually want to get another bow just for target but right now got a baby coming soon so the wife has my spending on freeze lol. I just feel the stabilizer I have right now is too lite.
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Right now I have a Nap Apache 8 inch stabilizer. I'm happy w it but looking for something alittle better. Same thing w my rest i have a Qad ultra rest Hunter. Again happy with just looking for an upgrade. Just want to see want others recommend.
I think what stab you choose has a lot to do with the bow you are shooting. If its a past parallel limb design it will most likely be pretty dead in your hand at the shot. If its an older bow you may want a heavier stab with an internal dampener to help keep it dead in the hand. Most bows today an 8 or 10 inch stab with 3 to 5 ounces of weight should be plenty for hunting.

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