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lsugrad35
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Bow release aids
There’s a lot of threads on bows but not much discussion around what everyone is using for releases...at least not that I was able to find. Just bought a bow last week. Shot it for a week using my buddy’s release but now I have to go buy one. What’s everyone using? Do you really need a $150+ release?


257WBY
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re: Bow release aids
I use a Scott that I’ve had for around fifteen years. No idea what it would cost to replace it.


AlxTgr
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Short n Sweet.


stein_burgundy
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I have two trufire wrist strap releases.


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TheDrunkenTigah
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The internet will convince you that you need a $300+ handheld hinge release but that stuff is really geared towards target/3D. An index trigger style Scott or truball in the $60-80 range has killed a lot of deer. Some will be more crisp that others. Watch YouTube vids about how to use an index release as a back tension, you’ll really learn how to not punch it, which is what matters much more than how much it cost.


The Torch
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I use the Scott that wraps around your wrist and clamps to the string.

I see a lot of tournament shooters who use the smaller ones which fit in your palm and do not clamp the string, I've never researched why.


Carson123987
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Stan Prefex here. Love it


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TheDrunkenTigah
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Those are hinge releases, they fire when the handle is slowly turned so the archer usually can’t anticipate firing and flinch, which is a big deal in target archery where every millimeter matters. Some use them for hunting and will argue otherwise but they aren’t well suited for it. The handle has to be slowly turned no matter what the animal is doing, and past a certain point it can’t be let down and is going to fire.


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Eli Goldfinger
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I have a Scott Mongoose and avTruBall T-handle. I like them both.

I once had a thumb pressure release, but tossed it after a few smacks to the face and lost arrows.


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speckledawg
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re: Bow release aids
quote:

An index trigger style truball


This. I've used the same one for several years with no issue.


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rattlebucket
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I have the same release ive had for 10 yrs. its the caliper crab claw grabber type. The only complaint is that it isnt great for low light conditions to fully grab the d loop. Gotta be lined up right whereas the curved hook type are easier in low light and even full light conditions. But im a cheap hunter and what works is what i use


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upgrade
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re: Bow release aids
The last year I bow hunted I switched to a glove style release. That felt much more comfortable for me than a wrist strap that I used for most of the time.
This post was edited on 11/26 at 8:41 am


smoked hog
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re: Bow release aids
I'm using a trufire hardcore. It's a wrist buckle trigger fired with a hook.

I like buckle over velcro and hook over claw. Vecrobseems loud as hell and it's easier to maintain exact same length.

The hook is easier for me to attach without looking. Adjustable length and trigger is nice.


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tomcatrav
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re: Bow release aids
Been shooting a Scott wrist release for 20 years with reasonable success. Recently switched to a Carter “Whatever” wrist release (that’s what it’s called) . I have been very pleased and would highly recommend.


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Cypressknee
Member since Jul 2017
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re: Bow release aids
I’ve been shooting a Scott little goose wrist strap release for years, works fine. Have a good friend that shoots handheld thumb button. I like it because having a wrist release strap on, you will notice it gets in the way. It does take some learning imo to shoot those. I would never hunt with a back tension release. Like all else bow related, find what fits you.


HouseofWaffles
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re: Bow release aids
Trufire Smoke. Adjustable buckle style. I've used it for a few years with zero complaints.


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