jaw vs hook release thoughts

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  1. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Newb

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    I tried to gather enough from forum search to answer this but going to ask anyway.
    Finally moving from fingers to release which prompted purchasing a new bow. Moving from a Martin cougar elite to a Obsession turmoil.
    So the question is the release and to a smaller extent d-loop or direct to string hook up. Bow came with d- loop. Some people appear to like jaw over hook and am looking for some insight. Also I am kind of leaning towards a Spott hogg but that is only really based on having used their sights without issues.
    I have never used a release and only elk in Washington state. These deer taste horrible so I have up on them. Thanks for your wisdom.
     
  2. CToutdoorsman

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    For me at least, the only thing I have run into that I like more about a hook release more then a jaw is when my D-loop wears down I have punched myself in the mouth when drawing my bow back. Now if you keep a good eye on your equipment this probably won't even be an issue!
    hope this helped and good luck!!
     
  3. DeepSpace

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    Hmmm, hadn't considered a thump in the kisser. Thanks for that one!
     
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    doublea17 Weekend Warrior

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    I went from a jaw to a hook Wise guy loved the move it kind of frighten me at first but once I got used to it no problems at all and didn't eat up my d-loop. I shoot thumb release now but still shoot with hook at times just to stay sharp with it incase I lose thumb release.
     
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    Jaberry Weekend Warrior

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    Love my wise guy (hook). Never had a smack in the kisser from it or the dloop. Had a truball hurricane jaw release that was big. The wise guy has the best trigger I have felt on a wrist release. Hook or jaw is personal preference. They both get the job done though. Good luck..

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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I like the hook, but anything is better than any release with velcro on it.
     
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    trial153 Grizzled Veteran

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    both work well, I use Hooks....Scott rhino xt and carters RX1 and Quicky 1 Plus. Some of the single sided caliper releases are decent
     
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    Tiny_MN Weekend Warrior

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    Have used both caliper and hook style releases. They both have their pros and cons. For myself, went from wrist release with caliper to one with hook. But, moved to thumb release with caliper (TruBall Boss-X 360). Have been shooting that for quite a few years now.
     

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