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What release type do you like?
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:28:16 PM »
What type of release does everyone like? Caliper or hook style? I need a new release so Iím interested to hear what everyone likes

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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 08:34:05 PM »
I use a tru ball thumb release, there's better ones out there but it's what I happen to use now.

It has a positive caliper instead of just a J hook
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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 08:36:59 PM »
For my hunting style I like a 4-finger with thumb trigger and a hook release, no wrist lanyard or string catch. I hated havin the release attached to my wrist while hiking and the hook was easier to get attached under pressure.

Just my .02

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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 08:42:14 PM »
I leave the TRU ball caliper attached to the D loop when I'm getting in close, but not quite ready to knock an arrow yet.

I hook the index finger part of the T handle around the cables near the cable guide, it pulls slightly backwards on the string and stays put


if that makes any since, then when I knock an arrow the release is in hand and D loop is aligned.   
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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 08:49:31 PM »
I was thinking of trying a thumb style. Iíve always used a wrist style but have heard the thumb ones really help your shooting. Not sure if I wanna get the hook or caliper though. Always been a caliper guy but like how easy the hook style would be to take off and hook back up when moving.

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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 08:53:35 PM »
I had the same debate, but went with the caliper because I was used to them and because I can let go and it'll stay on the string or D loop so you have 2 hands when you need it.   


If you do get a caliper thumb trigger don't leave it on the D loop for very long or it'll drop off and be lost. 
I only put it on when I think I might shoot in a minute or two.  Already had to replace it because I left it on the D loop too long and lost it in the brush


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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 08:41:38 AM »
Scott dual caliper for me. wrist strap and flexible lead.

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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 03:18:53 PM »
Anyone use the new Scott echo? Or the spot  Hogg wise guy?

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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 03:24:45 PM »
I have wanted to try out the thumb release set up. Do you think I could shoot my bow as is with one or would I need an adjusted draw length. I know my anchor point would be different but just curious how it feels. I get a little tired of the wrist strap and also sometimes battle a jumpy trigger
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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 05:35:10 PM »
I switched to the Tru Fire Hardcore Revolution 4 finger thumb release this year.  I had only used a wrist release until then.  My wrist release for the last 15 years or so has been a Carter Quickie.  Didn't change anything for me for draw length.  Took a little getting used to as my anchor changed a bit. 

I love the 4 finger hand held release.  I actually bought a few to try out and stuck with the Revolution.  Even shot a hinged back tension release some but wouldn't use it for hunting. 

For me it is so much easier to draw my bow with the hand held release that I don't even like shooting with my wrist release anymore.  I actually got my girls shooting bows this year and they were able to draw their bows nice and steady at a higher poundage with the handhelds over a wrist release.  Doesn't stress out the wrist.

I anchor by putting the spot where the index and middle finger knuckles meet the hand at the back of my jaw.  When I'm on target it I focus on pulling against the wall and kind of squeeze my ring finger and thumb towards each other instead of just triggering the release with my thumb. 
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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 09:54:21 PM »
Cobra pro-caliper all the way

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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 08:50:06 AM »
I've always been a caliper guy. But when my wrist strap was starting to go on my Trufire this year I decided to try out the Spot Hogg Wiseguy and have really enjoyed shooting the hook style. I also keep a Tru Ball thumb release in my pack as a back up. All three are different and take some practice, but each have their own pro's and con's. Check out the new Keeton from Spot Hogg, its kind of a mix of the two. 
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Re: What release type do you like?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 11:51:23 PM »
I switched from a wrist strap and finger trigger to a Truball Sweet Spot release around a year ago. It really helped me learn some improvements to my shooting form. I did not have to adjust my bow to make the switch.
If you are curious and think you might be punching the trigger a bit, the Sweet Spot would be a good release to try, IMO.


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