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    bowhunter, Pure-n-Simple harleyryder's Avatar
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    Default Thumb release ???

    Thinking of going with a thumb release for 3D and hunting . Any Ideas? pros or cons, good ones or ones to avoid ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harleyryder View Post
    Thinking of going with a thumb release for 3D and hunting . Any Ideas? pros or cons, good ones or ones to avoid ?
    Depends on if you want to spend the money, Stan Shootoff is a great release as well as the SX2, The Shootoff felt better in my hand and is extremely adjustable, the most adjustable release I have ever seen but it is $200, another couple is the new Tru Ball absolute, the head moves in a way that your drawlength will be more accurate, the absolute is bigger than the stan and heavier,(the stan is made great and you can tell just not as heavy), Tru ball makes a few more, another one to look at is the ST 360 the head swivels 360 degress so you want have torque on your string a great benefit. The Stan is quieter than both of these so it would probably be better for hunting, but they get quieter the more you use them. Good Luck and I hope that this helped you.
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    Default Target four works for me

    Shoot it year round for everthing.

    Very popular Carter release. I like the older model BJ Target four as well.

    I just clip on the dloop in the tree.

    Lee Lowkoski hunts with one of these as well.

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    I did just as DB did and I am going to hunt with my Insatiable 2 4 finger for hunting. I shoot it all year at tournaments so I decided that I was going to give it a try for hunting.
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    Default Tru Ball

    I use the Tru Ball Pro Diamond XTreme. Works great for me and was under $100

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    Another big fan of the pro diamond. It can be left on the string loop while sitting. Can be silently attached to the string loop. Been using mine for 3 years and thousands of shots as I shoot 2 doz. to 200 arrows a day. Zero defects. Zero malfunctions. I am a stickler for quiet and dependable tools for bowhunting. I haven't shot anything I like the feel of any better unless I want to spend $200 or so. I don't shoot competitvely, so I wont be spending that much on a release.

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    Trying to place that bow DB has, Is it a elite by chance BUT that is one nice deer Dan Congrats !!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Shoot it year round for everthing.

    Very popular Carter release. I like the older model BJ Target four as well.

    I just clip on the dloop in the tree.

    Lee Lowkoski hunts with one of these as well.

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    Default Bow in picture was a 07 Mathews Drenalin.

    Quote Originally Posted by harleyryder View Post
    Trying to place that bow DB has, Is it a elite by chance BUT that is one nice deer Dan Congrats !!!!
    Im now shooting Elites for the last two year and loving the speed. Release on the bow is BK Target release. Bow is this picture is my Elite Z28 that Ill hunt with this year.
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    The Carter Chocolate Addiction is also a great release. I use the 4-finger model and love it. I prefer a light trigger tension and have had others release prematurely with the light tension setting. Won't happen with the CA. I feel it is a safer release as well as it being well made.
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    Shot a Just-b-cause for a couple of years and just switched over to a shoot-off. Both are great releases, the shoot off wins just for the adjustablity.

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    Thanks for the helpful answers.........
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    i bought a brand new .44 caliper wrist release in the spring, and i shot it for a while. I found a brand new 3d hunter 4finger on ebay for cheap, so i grabbed it, and it actually brought my grouping tighter. ill stick with that
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    Default stan stuff

    All my target guys shoot stan's and I shoot a carter 4 finger thumb release. I'm not able to shoot a stan because my finger is to big to fit in the stan. That first finger notch is to narrow for me. Shoot a carter and very happy with it, very reliable and durable. Needs to be cleaned every once in a while. I target and hunt with chocolate carter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stites08 View Post
    I use the Tru Ball Pro Diamond XTreme. Works great for me and was under $100

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