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What's everyone's favorite release?
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:04:09 PM »
As the title states, I'm looking for a new release and wanted to see what people on here use, like, recommend, and wish they had.
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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 08:05:35 PM »
I like the scott little bitty goose and the little bitty goose deluxe

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 08:22:44 PM »
 :yeah: for index releases you can't beat them.  My whole family shoots the Little Bitty Goose exclusively.

However, my go to hunting release is a Carter Target 3+ though.  I made the switch about 7 years ago and can't shoot index relaases anymore if I wanted to. 

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 09:33:03 PM »
I like the tru ball assassin sst on a try glo boa wrist strap.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 10:53:33 AM »
I also run with the little bitty goose.  I love having the flexible string attachment that i can tuck into my fist when crashing through brush or whatever, it helps keep it clean and trustworthy.  Always recommend buckle over velcro.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 11:27:24 AM »
Tru-Ball 3 finger - pure back tension.
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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 12:14:27 PM »
The Scott Little Bitty Goose for me as well.  Definitely go with the buckle over Velcro.  I have been using one for years and the only reason why I bought a second is because I lost my first one in the woods somewhere while doing the post shot thing on a buck.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 12:35:54 PM »
I like the Scott Shark.  Dual jaw, adjustable for both tension of release and length.  Also is buckle setup so no velcro to make noise in the field

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 12:42:22 PM »
Lil' Bittie Canadian Honker is me choice.
Same one the last 8 years or so.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 12:48:27 PM »
Am I missing the boat here? I see Goose, goose, goose.... I'm using the Scott Shark with the buckle and was thinking about picking up a Scott Rhino XT. Why would one choose a goose release is there a benefit?

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 12:56:53 PM »
Am I missing the boat here? I see Goose, goose, goose.... I'm using the Scott Shark with the buckle and was thinking about picking up a Scott Rhino XT. Why would one choose a goose release is there a benefit?

Honestly I think that you get used to using what you buy and then love it and recommend it.  I find that across all of my sports that if you spend to a certain level most everything is pretty good equipment nowadays.  Doesn't really help the OP at all but in a way it does I guess.  Buy something of good quality and shoot away.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 01:17:30 PM »
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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 01:31:41 PM »
Am I missing the boat here? I see Goose, goose, goose.... I'm using the Scott Shark with the buckle and was thinking about picking up a Scott Rhino XT. Why would one choose a goose release is there a benefit?

Honestly I think that you get used to using what you buy and then love it and recommend it.  I find that across all of my sports that if you spend to a certain level most everything is pretty good equipment nowadays.  Doesn't really help the OP at all but in a way it does I guess.  Buy something of good quality and shoot away.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 05:16:52 PM »
Am I missing the boat here? I see Goose, goose, goose.... I'm using the Scott Shark with the buckle and was thinking about picking up a Scott Rhino XT. Why would one choose a goose release is there a benefit?
I just feel more confident with a single caliper release.  Doubles make me worry that it will let go through the crack, even though the rational side of me knows it won't.

So I was shopping years ago for a single caliper Scott release with a rope attachment and buckle and found a smoking deal on the itty bitty on ebay.  Loved it ever since, though the buckle is nearing the end of its life and will get replaced next year.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2017, 10:22:18 PM »
Another vote for little bitty goose. Been using mine for the last eleven yrs and it's still going strong. Love the buckle strap over Velcro.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2017, 11:58:56 PM »
I like the Scott Shark.  Dual jaw, adjustable for both tension of release and length.  Also is buckle setup so no velcro to make noise in the field

This is what both my wife and I use.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2017, 05:38:29 AM »
I have a pile of releases I've bought, tried and for one reason or another no longer use. The last one I tried and have used for about 5 years is the scott silverhorn. No problems in rain or  dust. fast to hook and releases very smooth. It's a winner!  :tup:
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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2017, 08:22:53 AM »
I use the Tru-Ball Max Pro 4 with the wrist strap.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2017, 07:31:36 AM »
Before you buy anything new. Try the Carter RX-1 or the Quickie. Forward trigger and never any creep. I shot the scott releases for over 20 years. They are not as Crisp and quiet as either of the releases I mentioned. I also have a Genises bow with a safe draw on it. You can shoot all types with out releasing any arrows.  I dont know about anyone else but creep in a trigger is a recipe for target panic. All releases should be shot as back tension, trigger or t handle. I have both in my shop if you would like to try them before deciding. I also have many T handle styles. My guess is that if you were to switch to  a T handle you would never go back.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2017, 09:09:10 PM »
I would recommend a entire drawer full. I currently shoot a Nock2it thumb release and Silverback tension release. When my form breaks down I shoot the silverback exclusively. I also regularly shoot a Scott little goose, Spot Hawg Wise guy and Hamskea drop time when shooting index releases. I also shoot a  Truball HT hinge. I really believe an archer should be able to shoot any release, after shooting the different styles you will find the one that works for you.
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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2017, 04:08:52 PM »
Tru Ball Short-N-Sweet S1 with the buckle strap  :tup:

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 08:56:05 PM »
Short and sweet

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 03:03:32 PM »
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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 03:29:29 PM »
Try a hook style release before making a decision.  I can hook my D-loop quickly and with out looking down  or even thinking about it.  The same cannot be said for a caliper style release (in my experience anyway).

Thumb on the loop, hook, draw...  it's very simple and quick.  Plus you get to keep your eye on the target the whole time.

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Re: What's everyone's favorite release?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2017, 07:31:14 PM »
Spot Hogg wiseguy rigid with buckle strap.