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    thumb release vs trigger release

    i would like to know what you guys would recommend or prefer and why because i want to buy a thumb release. also what are some pros and cons

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    I just switched to a thumb release a few months ago. So far I am really liking it. The main reason I switched was because I enjoy filming my own hunts and hated having my wrist release banging on the camera and getting in the way. Now I can put my thumb release on my bow and have my hand free to work the camera till I was ready to draw. I know I got a TruFire just don't remember which one off the top of my head but I have been very happy with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfergus7 View Post
    I just switched to a thumb release a few months ago. So far I am really liking it. The main reason I switched was because I enjoy filming my own hunts and hated having my wrist release banging on the camera and getting in the way. Now I can put my thumb release on my bow and have my hand free to work the camera till I was ready to draw. I know I got a TruGlo just don't remember which one off the top of my head but I have been very happy with it!
    Are you sure?

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    I switched to a thumb release almost a year ago, doubt I'll ever go back to a wrist release. I started with the Hot Shot Tempest, which is a great release but wanted something differant. I am now using a Carter Attraction, this release is a thumb and/or resistance release. The Tempest you can attach to the loop the Attraction has a hook and you can't.

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    I went to a tru fire 4 finger edge when I got my Heli-M. I don't think I'll go back to wrist anytime soon. Love the thumb release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncnat View Post
    Are you sure?
    NO LOL TruFire!!

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    I switched to a Stan Shootoff Trio about a year and a half ago. I absolutely love it but am currently using a Stan Jet Black Hinge release for leagues until hunting season starts. Learning with the hinge for back tension is very humbling.
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    Another great thing about thumb release is you can get about .5" to 1" of extra draw length with them in comparison to a wrist release.

    I prefer thumb release overall. I film my hunts too. I know another poster mentioned something about that earlier, but if you film your own hunts thumb releases tend to be a tad bit better as well.
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    Thumb realese here it seemed to me i would be shooting everywhere with the wrist because i couldnt find a comftorble ancor but with thumb i could find it easy and its just more convinient
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    I have a trufire 3d hunter and like it alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iowahunter123 View Post
    I have a trufire 3d hunter and like it alot.
    x2 on the 3d hunter , got mine just a few days ago and love it. As soon as my coffee kicks in I am goin out to sling a few arrows with it this mornin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowahunter123 View Post
    I have a trufire 3d hunter and like it alot.
    me too..it is a great release for the money!

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