Wrist sling, No wrist Sling?

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  1. BuckHunterUnlimited

    BuckHunterUnlimited Weekend Warrior

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    I have never used one, but I gave it some thought after deciding to hunt more from a stand, running and gunning.


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    I have been using my wrist sling for years and its great. Been checking out the thumb releases recently but you cannot go wrong with a wrist sling
     
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    I prefer a wrist sling. It let’s me relax my hand so that I have leas torque on the bow from grip.


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    I’ve been using one for at least 15 years. I don’t think I’d feel comfortable without one now.
     
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    I'm glad I switched to a thumb release and wish I would've switched sooner.

    No way I could shoot without a wrist strap.

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    Put me on the never list.
     
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    Never used one

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    A wrist sling is a no go for me. I don't really understand the need for it other than decoration.. Would you drop your bow if you shot without it? If it is tight on your wrist at full draw it is probably messing with your form too
     
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    I've used one since day one. I was taught to shoot with a relaxed hand, like it would be just hanging at your side, and to not grip the bow during/after the shot. I would drop my bow if I shot without one.
    I will say that it probably isn't near as important since drop-away's came out vs. the old prong rests.
     
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    I use one because I have always had one.. probably don't need it.. just travels from bow to bow with me.
     
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    Me, I added a wrist strap to my compound bow a few years ago. It does not add much weight, and helps me shoot more consistently.
     
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    I use one for Keeping my hand relaxed during the shoot.
    I also use it a lot while holding my bow when a deer is approaching. If I have to grab the bow, I will use the sling to allow the bow to hang while the release is on the d-loop. Just helps with being ready for a shot.
     
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    I hold my bow probably 80% of the time on stand, and the sling allows me to relax that hand occasionally without hanging the bow up.
     
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    I don’t get this logic. I don’t have a wrist strap and I shoot with a relaxed grip and it’s never been an issue. It’s just one more thing to worry about when it’s go time. Getting a glove caught on it when trying to get your bow to shoot a deer will make you rethink that strap.
     
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    I agree. The first thing I did when I bought my bow was take the wrist sling off. It's just something else to get snagged up with. jmo I shoot just fine without it. :tu:
     
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    Have it on loose. Do I need it? No. Do I feel better and more confident with it? Yes.
     
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    ^THIS^
     
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    Yes, wrist sling for Hunting and finger sling for Target.
     
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    I just took mine off about a month ago after using one since I was probably 7 years old. I knew it was more of a mind thing. Thinking it secured my bow but knew it really didn't do anything lol. Starting the self filming gig and decided itd be better without and I still shoot great. If it makes you feel more confident and makes you worry not having one then by all means id use it. Its so driven into me though that I don't need it.

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