I'm still trying to complete my bow set up and have just a few more things to buy. I'm down to the final purchases: 1) Sling and 2) Stabilizer.
For my sling... I have to share my excitement over the cool site that someone at our local archery shop told me about. The Hunt N Shak out of Gum Spring, VA offers "Bling Sling" on their website. You can pick out your sling and leather colors and they will custom make the sling for you. I absolutely love all of the options and the look of these slings. They are chunky, which I think is great! It was hard for me to make a decision b/c there are so many possibilities. I finally decided on black and silver with black leather. I can't wait for it to arrive!
For my stabilizer... I have a Bee Stinger on order. Honestly, if I was going on looks alone, I would have never picked this one out. Thank goodness for Evan at the archery hut for encouraging me to try out the different stabilizers before making a decision. I originally picked out a different stabilizer simply because it looked cool and I never imagined that there could be that much of a difference in a stabilizer. However, let me tell you.. I was totally shocked at how much of a difference there was. I felt like it truly balanced the bow out, especially at full draw. It also helps with the follow through of your shot. For hunting purposes, obviously the longer stabilizers wouldn't be optimal but the 8.5 inch I think will work just fine. We will see. The good thing is that it can easily be disconnected.
Only 19 days until Turkey season opens. I will be ready! Can you tell I'm excited!?!?