I have utilized a Saunders Torque Tamer stabilizer for about 15 years. It is currently on my Hoyt Protec. My other bow is a Hoyt Havoctec with a NAP Shockblocker 500. I am considering purchasing a new stabilizer, any suggestions/ recommendations?
If selecting a new one is confusing, it is because it is confusing. And it's confusing to me, and I selected one four years ago.
Which one to get? Are you mainly a hunter? Do any 3D shooting?
I'm a hunter archer and a non-competitive practice archer. I wanted something short for hunting, rubberized to keep down any noise from going through the brush.
I don't have a great recoil problem with a bow, so I didn't look for the best of the best stabilizer, at the highest price. I'm big on using small weights to keep my back, wrists and hands, and arms in good shape.
My stabilizer served a non stabilizer situation for me. The quiet wrapped stabilizer helps protect my expensive rest. For that alone it was just worth it for that.
Better to lead with the stabilizer, than a rest, while moving through the woods.
Sims LimbSaver S-Coil Stabilizer was my choice then. They still sell it, and a new one would have to be a head above it. It still solves any stabilizer problem and was a good buy at a good price.
But then, many have different needs and uses. And more than one good stabilizer is on the market.
I also used the Saunders torque tamer. It's my opinion that this is a outstanding stabilizer. You would have to spend way more to get a stabilizer that would do as well as this one. The stabilizer that I am using currentlly is the Sims X coil and I like it. It takes a lot of vibration out of the bow. The torque tamer doesn't take as much vibration out of the bow but I felt it helped me aim better than the x coil. I tell you what I will trade you my x coil for your torque tamer lol
I also use a B-stinger. A 10.25" w/ quick Disconnect & a 11oz weight. They take some getting use to , but help steady you sight picture. tightened my longer range groups also. At 20-30 yards I didn't notice much difference ,but at 40-60 it made a difference.
I have two different ones. I use the Sims xcoil for hunting and i use the Octane for target. The one I use for target is about 3 feet long lol. If it wasn't so impractical it would be on my bow all the time.
If you are shooting in 3D Tournaments, where accuracy is totally critical, you get a stabilizer that's about "three feet long."
On my last one I got a nice, short, rubber protected stabilizer for hunting. In the accuracy department any accuracy difference was marginal. But it sure was out there leading through the forest, and protecting my expensive hunting sight, following up its rear.