Kisser or no kisser

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by copperhead, Feb 9, 2017.

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Do you use a kisser button

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. copperhead

    copperhead Grizzled Veteran

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    I used to always shoot with a kisser button. A few years ago I stopped putting them on. Yesterday while shooting I caught myself anchoring high. So last night I put a kisser button on.

    So I have to ask whats your preference.

    To kisser or not to kisser? :)
     
  2. jfergus7

    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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  3. Velvetbuck

    Velvetbuck Weekend Warrior

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    I use one also. I seem to shoot better with one. I like the .450 pine ridge kissers I don't like the large style ones. It seems to keep my anchor point very consistent.
     
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    The more reference points you have for shooting the better. Wouldn't be without one.
     
  5. RyanW

    RyanW Weekend Warrior

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    I always use one. I figure for the little bit of speed you loose, it's worth ensuring a consistent anchor point. With the speed loss aside, I can't see a negative aspect of using one.


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  6. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've tried several different styles and always end up taking them off.
     
  7. remmett70

    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The way I have always anchored with my wrist trigger releases, they wouldn't work.
     
  8. TheHardWoods913

    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    have always used one, so now it's like it doesn't feel right to not have one. Having one more reference point in your anchor only helps keep you consistent.
     
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  9. RyanW

    RyanW Weekend Warrior

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    How do you anchor that a kisser wouldn't work? I'm just curious.


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  10. remmett70

    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    When I draw, I have the release pinched between my thumb an side of index finger which is bent behind the trigger to prevent early release. I wedge the tip of my thumb behind the jaw bone right under the earlobe. The basically puts the arrow right in line with the corner of my mouth. I then move my index finger over the trigger and put the finger tip in the corner of my mouth until I am ready to shoot, at which point I hook my index finger around the trigger.

    It feels really similar to when I first started shooting many years ago with just fingers, and would put my index finger tip in the corner of my mouth.

    I'm going to try dropping 1/2 in on my draw length. I think I will be able to actually use the arrow nock as a kisser button, if I do.
     
  11. Skywalker

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    I've always used one but I'm not sure if I'm putting one on my new rig. I have transitioned from a wrist release to a handle release. We'll just see how it all works out once I get my bow in to set it up.
     
  12. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Never have used one....so probably never will.
     
  13. Rick James

    Rick James Grizzled Veteran

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    Haven't used one in 20 years or so. I just don't need it.
     
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    wow, was really shocked when I saw the results up to me,,, always thought it was Archery SOP, also read somewhere about the placement of a kisser button, and found that some are advocating setting the button so it touches the nose and not the lip, because lip movement may change so anchor changes, but the nose is always in the same place.
     
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    Totally unnecessary with a proper anchor, so no i don't use a kisser.
     
  16. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I have never used one don't know anyone that has.
     
  17. Westfinger

    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have never used one until i bought my new Elite Impulse 31. I decided to try it manly as I thought it might be helpful in the late season. Everything feels different when all the layers are on. I thought having that consistent contact point may come in handy. So far i don't have an opinion one way or the other about using it.
     
  18. Rangerdan

    Rangerdan Weekend Warrior

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    No kisser for me, but for the first 5 years or so, I was using one on every setup I had. Depends how comfortable you are with a consistent anchor.
     
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    I have used them before when using a wrist style release but found that I didn't need one once I switched over to a thumb release because my anchor changed slightly. So, I would say it definitely depends on your shooting style. it might help but definitely won't hurt anything.
     
  20. copperhead

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    Thanks for all the feed back guys. I'm shooting a thumb release now but have been playing around with hand position and grip. Trying to fine tune everything. In doing so I noticed on a couple of shots I was anchoring on my cheek and not along the jaw line. It may be short lived but we will see. I definitely agree if you have a consistent anchor it should not be needed.
     

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