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    That Darn sight Oscillation what helps?

    OK, I need some help from better shooters than I. I get quite a bit of "sight Oscillation" and find myself trying to shoot whn the pin crosses the target. I have the new Option Archery "Quivilizer" (a quiver that mounts so it doubles as a stabilizer and sticks way out front) I am noticing that I shoot tighter groups when I take it off. I am assuming since most target shooters use long "stabilizers" I must be doing something wrong?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Jeff

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    I've had "fun" going back and forth between my relatively heavy target bow (Hoyt Prevail with ~4 ounces on the end of a 30" stabilizer, along with 8 ounces on the offset 10" back bar) and my hunting bow (Hoyt RX-1) that has an 8" stabilizer. I ended up putting a 4 ounce weight on the RX-1 to get the balance where I wanted it. You could see if it is possible to add weight to the end of the quivalizer.

    One of the considerations with the quivalizer is that has more surface area than a target stabilizer and therefore has more potential for wind deflection. Are you getting any rattles or loud vibration noises?

    -David

    I can't imagine hunting with the 30" stabilizer... Even for the Total Archery Challenge, my daughter will be replacing her long one with my 10" target back bar to keep the balance.

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    I found I was having to apply pressure with my left thumb to keep the bow level. So I added a 4" stabilizer for weight to the left side of the bow. I also found I shot it better with the quivilizer removed. (not wind related) I took that as an indication of too heavy in front. So I moved the arrow cup back a few inches to add a small amount of rear weight and moved my draw stop in one hole to keep a little more pressure on my left hand at full draw. This should also compensate for too much front weight. I feel I gained and will keep making fine adjustments. I can only shoot so many in a session and I get fatigued. I am hoping shooting every day will help that as well. Good muscle tone surely can't hurt.

    Edit, wrong thumb, it is my left thumb on the right side of the grip.


    Thanks
    Jeff
    Last edited by Broz; 05-12-2018 at 16:00.

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    Draw length being to long or to short and or being to tense can cause some of the oscillation problems. Bows are a fine tuned machine if a little's off it can make a big difference. I shoot my best when I am relaxed.
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