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Old 07-17-2017, 02:49 AM   #1
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What's your thoughts and experience on your preference of release? I'm in the market for a new release. I have shot both styles. I like the wrist style being that it's easily accessible when the moment comes and I feel like I can pull the bow back easier and hold longer with a wrist release but anchor points can be inconsistent and trigger punch is common. Shooting a thumb release I'm more consistent with anchor point and feel like I have a more correct release when shooting. I do like that's it's not flopping around on my wrist and not trying to strap it over sleeves or gloves. I'm torn between what I want. If I purchased a wrist I'd go with the tru fire hardcore max bc of the head flexibility. If I bought a thumb I'd either get the hardcore revolution or something I'm still searching.


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Old 07-17-2017, 11:44 AM   #2
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I am a big fan of my fletch hook release. But I think a quality release that matches your anchor the best is the way to go. .02


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I really like my thumb release. I'm more consistent with it and when hunting, if you have your bow hanging from a hook in your stand, you can hook your thumb release to the D-loop and it's ready to go.
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I'd say choose the one that you have the best accuracy with. If they are the same then I'd go with the most comfortable. I've only shot a wrist release and know what you mean by it always being there. It's great because you'll never loose it and you'll Always have it to clank around on your stand or binos.
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Venatic which thumb do you like? I saw dudleys nock to it looks great but pricey
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I shoot a back tension with a wrist strap and I love it.It has a safety in it so I can leave my fingers behind the torque grip and pull back and it won't go off.Then once I settle in I just take two fingers An put in front the torque grip and settle my pins and pull back through my follow through position and the bow goes off by itself
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Venatic which thumb do you like? I saw dudleys nock to it looks great but pricey
When I was looking at them on ArcheryTalk, I figured if I was going to go with one, go good. I went with a Stan Shoot Off. I bought it used thinking if I didn't like it, I could easily sell it and probably get my money back. I'm still using it and really like it.

I got the large 3 finger model.
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I have a carter just b cuz handle release and a tru ball HT hinge. Both were bought used for great prices. I would go with a good used handle release since you are more accurate and consistent. I feel like a wrist style release makes you more susceptible to developing target panic since your index finger signals your brain faster than the rest of them. Since going to a handle release I have improved consistency while shoot less and have not developed even a touch of target panic.
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Fantastic timing on this topic, I ordered a 4 finger chocolate addiction anxiously awaiting it's delivery. Try I g this from a wrist strap, seems like this new one will have a lot of adjustmeny. hopefully I'm not in over my head...
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I have a carter just b cuz handle release and a tru ball HT hinge. Both were bought used for great prices. I would go with a good used handle release since you are more accurate and consistent. I feel like a wrist style release makes you more susceptible to developing target panic since your index finger signals your brain faster than the rest of them. Since going to a handle release I have improved consistency while shoot less and have not developed even a touch of target panic.


I'm glad you did too. It got me a good deal on a fletch hook.


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