How much does a release contribute/take away from accuracy?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by mudbug_4, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. mudbug_4

    mudbug_4 Junior Member

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    I currently have a "Wal Mart" TRU-Fire release that has served me well for hunting; however, a buddy of mine just upgraded his entire setup and commented on how "fat" my calipers were. Is it true that wider calipers can detract from accuracy?

    If so, what is a good release for hunting?

    KM
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    This is a loaded question. This is a question you must answer for yourself. How accurate do you want to be? Is there a magic release, no there is not.

    If you spend the time and get the right coaching and the right equipment you can be extremely, even scary accurate. Equipment may make you a little better but practice and proper form will give you a bigger return on your investment.
     

  3. Pinky

    Pinky Senior Member

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    Keep in mind that there are tons of archers who do not use a release aid. And, they are very accurate........They release with their fingers. I would say that their fingers are the widest jaws available.

    That said.... Increased accuracy, based on caliper width, is not directly influenced by the width of the calipers. IMO
     
  4. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Just what I was thinking. Excellent post there Pinky.:rockon:
     
  5. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Agree w/the last two posts.