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Fingers Bow?
« on: October 31, 2017, 12:55:51 PM »
What would You recommend for a modern fingers bow?
I have no interest in shooting a release as I have shot with a three finger tab since I was ten.
Recommendations please.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 01:06:20 PM »
The modern compounds are way too short and impress me as way too steep string angle be able to to shoot them w/fingers. 

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 01:11:03 PM »
Somebody has to still make a tall fingers bow available? I still have My old Martin if needed but I recall Hoyt making one fingers bow still? Well I guess that was 7+ years ago.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 01:16:00 PM »
Somebody has to still make a tall fingers bow available? I still have My old Martin if needed but I recall Hoyt making one fingers bow still? Well I guess that was 7+ years ago.

Last one I had that was finger shootable was a Golden Eagle recurve compound.  That was 35 years ago. 

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 01:25:35 PM »
I shoot a Hoyt Ultratec, 3 fingers under, with an ATA or 39".  Was looking at the new Hoyt Defiant 35 I think it was, which gains 3-3/4" at full draw so you're holding at 38 3/4" ATA at full draw.  Think this might be my next finger bow.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 02:49:18 PM »
I shot with fingers for almost 30 years. I thought a release was something extra to fail in the field and that with my form, a release wouldn't make any difference. My last fingers bo was a Reflex, probably about 40" c2c. Luckily, my local pro hit me in the head with a mallet and changed my thinking. I'll never look back. I was wrong and I shoot far better with the release.  :dunno:
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 02:56:29 PM »
It just feels Dirty.
It's like the traditional blackpowder flintlock guy picking up a T/C inline shooting sabots with fiberoptic open sights. I just want to shoot fingers like I always have. I fully understand that a release is an improvement.
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 10:24:33 AM »
Bear Archery makes a couple fingers bows. My brother had 2  and I dont recall him using a release

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
To the modern compound hunters:

I learned to shoot on a recurve and longbow, so when I finally got an old Hoyt compound I shot it with fingers, no sights, and an old spring rest.  I could shoot it almost horizontal, laying down, etc.  Can you still do all that with the new bows and a release or does it have to be plumb?
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 11:49:47 AM »
I bought a used Mathews Drenalin LD and have been happy with that so far.
Sure a release would be more accurate but I like shooting fingers.

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 11:59:55 AM »
To the modern compound hunters:

I learned to shoot on a recurve and longbow, so when I finally got an old Hoyt compound I shot it with fingers, no sights, and an old spring rest.  I could shoot it almost horizontal, laying down, etc.  Can you still do all that with the new bows and a release or does it have to be plumb?

I could lay my Spoiler over clockwise quite a ways, it had a Berger Button & rest that looked somewhat like a small allen wrench.  I couldn't do that w/my Trophy Taker rest that I have today.  Being able to tip that Spoiler came in handy a few times when overhead clearance was an issue.   

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 01:48:24 PM »
I'd take a hard look at the Oneida Eagle bows for fingers.  Axle to axle is friendly and the limb/cam design is much conducive snap shooting like with a recurve. 

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 08:39:17 AM »
I'd take a hard look at the Oneida Eagle bows for fingers.  Axle to axle is friendly and the limb/cam design is much conducive snap shooting like with a recurve.
I got one of them and it looks like you could easily use fingers to shoot it.

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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 10:28:35 AM »
http://www.fsdiscountarchery.com/browseproducts/2008-HOYT-REFLEX-Caribou.HTML

  :hello: Going to pick this one up tonight. Any input guys?
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Re: Fingers Bow?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 11:00:16 AM »
To the modern compound hunters:

I learned to shoot on a recurve and longbow, so when I finally got an old Hoyt compound I shot it with fingers, no sights, and an old spring rest.  I could shoot it almost horizontal, laying down, etc.  Can you still do all that with the new bows and a release or does it have to be plumb?


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