Release?

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  1. bowhunter18

    bowhunter18 Weekend Warrior

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    Hey guys I haven't been on in a while, schools been crazy and all. But I got a new bow after saving my money for quite a while (vector 32) and my release is very old and I'm looking to buy a new release to go along with my bow. I guess my question is what do people think of those thumb releases vs. the traditional type releases? I talked to my dad and he's real old school and was saying don't get a thumb release because you'll get arthritis. But on tv I see all the hot shots shooting them and never hear anything about arthritis. Also my buddy shoots one and says he's a lot more accurate than when he used his old traditional type release. So any input on which type of release is better would be much appreciated and also names of some releases If you don't mind. I have an old tru Fire release now and just looking to upgrade that's all. Thanks again!
     
  2. Daryl Bell

    Daryl Bell Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I shoot a Hot shot Vapor 4 thumb release. I just started shooting it about 2 weeks ago and I love it. I am more accurate and it feels natural. There are different types of thumb releases though. They have back tension thumb releases that shoot by the pressure from pulling back on the release and then they have just the trigger thumb releases. I personally don't reccomend the back tension release for hunting, however, they are supposed to be a whole lot more accurate. Hope this helps.
     
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    While I have thumb releases and I do shoot them well, when it comes to hunting, I'll stick with my Carter Quickie. A little bit expensive but you get what you pay for in precision and polish.
     
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    Yea there's so many different types of really good releases and I have a box full of them from over the years ! What I suggest is go too your pro shop and try out a few and see what worx best for you! Good luck and good shooting :-)
     
  5. Bryan Jeffrey

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    i tried a thumb release. i do like it. but it is a bit to much when it comes to hunting. so i went back to trigger.
     
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    easier to not punch the trigger with a good quality thumb release if you're using it right
     
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    If possible, try a few different thumb releases. In so doing last year I found that the Hot Shot Vapor 4 finger worked and felt best for me. I will probably upgrade in the future. Just didn't want to start out with a pricey one and find I didn't care for a handheld.
     
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    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have wondered about this for a few years myself. I feel like I punch my trigger release a lot.
     
  9. Bryan Jeffrey

    Bryan Jeffrey Weekend Warrior

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    I am a trigger puncher as well. I dont try to change it. if it works for you dont fix it. You just have to know the difference between target panic and a controlled shot. There are guys that shoot pro competitions that are great archers and they punch it. its all about what works for you.
     
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    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    yeh Im not sure it works for me well though. I mean as far killing goes, I get it done, but just shooting at the target Im a mess!!
     
  11. Bryan Jeffrey

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    I PMed you. Id like to try and help you out in that area.
     

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