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Discussion in 'Intro to Bowhunting & Archery' started by Kenneth Bradley, May 31, 2021.

  1. Kenneth Bradley

    Kenneth Bradley Newb

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    I realize this question may have been asked and answered many times already, but I want to have my own thread about it so here goes. Many years ago I had an old archery setup that was liberated (stolen) from my locked shop. When I shot I used a wrist strap with a trigger style release (sorry but still learning and not sure what this type is called). I am sure that over the years things have changed. My new Bear Inception (29" draw 70# with a whisker biscuit rest) arrived this week. I look forward to picking it up next week. I will pose the same question to the pro shop that I ordered from, but I wanted to see what you guys say here first. This setup will be used for close in deer hunting this upcoming season. Thank you in advance for you input.

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  2. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

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    Hit a few shops and try a few styles out
     
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    The old kind you used is called an index release. I too still just call them a wrist release most of the time.
    What kind of release you use really comes down to preference. Many are using hand held releases these days, with thumb buttons or tension/hinge type firing. Some tether them, some put them in a pocket, and some carry them in a holster. I've also seen where many people just attach it to the string once they get up into a tree or sit down in a blind.
    Going to a hand held after being used to an index will of course require some practicing. You'll have a different anchor to the side of your face and may have to play with the d-loop length. There are some good Youtube videos on where/how to anchor with a hand held.
    I still use an index release, I simply find it very convenient to strap to my wrist while chasing elk and it is there and ready when I need it. I like that it is attached to me and can be forgotten about until I want it. I'm using one made by TruFire, the caliper arm length is adjustable and the whole arm folds back out of the way of my hand. I like the folding feature for getting it away from my hand so I can nock an arrow from my bow mounted quiver without it clacking around and making noise. I can flip it back forward one handed by jamming the caliper head against my side and sliding my arm backwards.
     
  4. Captn Kirk

    Captn Kirk Weekend Warrior

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    Hi Kenneth
    I used a wrist strap index release for a few years. They will work fine. As stated above try all that you can I found that the tougher the shot I would tense up and found myself gripping the release and it was changing my arrow flight. The fix for me was to go to a thumb release designed to be gripped problem solved.
    Kirk
     

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