Need a new release- back tension?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by mystic1219, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. mystic1219

    mystic1219 New Member

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    My wife has taken over my scott release, so I am in the market for a new one. I have an older cheap-o that I would be fine with for hunting, so I may get one specifically for target/tournament shooting. I was into archery when they (BTs) came around, but have been out of the loop for a while. I was just going to get a scott mongoose, but may go to a BT. Are there any good ones for $50-75?
     
  2. Long Draw

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    yeah ,used ones, try AT traders forum, I have over a dozen,I have bought more used releases than new ones. Its a very personal, ergonomic thing. I have 2 Tru Ball hand held talon head thumb releases, not back tension. $60 each( 1 is a 3 finger,the other is a 4 finger.)a king george and a chappy boss I believe.just rebuilt by truball with light springs.(truball customer service is real good about this, if you ask them, they will rebuild), i bought these both used
     

  3. vonottoexperience

    vonottoexperience Senior Member

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    Carter Evo+ ...the end:rockon:
     
  4. Long Draw

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    you got some for <$75?
     
  5. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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  6. Long Draw

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    can you disable the safety?
     
  7. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Yeah I guess you could you would just not click it on?...:noidea: This is the release I learned to shoot back tension on....:amen:
     
  8. two_shoes

    two_shoes YOU! Get in my belly!

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    Zenith?

    I really like the Zenith line..... I have a couple of the comfort3 3Ds. You can get those used for $50 or $80 new with a training DVD too. Here is the link: http://www.zenitharchery.com/x_cel.htm
    Really nice guys to deal with.
     

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  10. BuckeyeRed

    BuckeyeRed Super Member

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    I second this....:thumb:
     
  11. mystic1219

    mystic1219 New Member

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    whats the one where you squeeze your palm to release it? anyone like that one? I am leaning towards a good T-handle, thumb trigger. Too many people have issues with a BT for me to spend $100+ on one to see if I like it. I am really bad to punch the trigger on a traditional style release so I want to try something diffrent:bowl:
     
  12. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    There are a lot of shooters that practice with a hinge style back tension release but shoot a thumb trigger at shoots. You can still use a thumb trigger with back tension with the same results.

    http://www.dudleyarchery.info/articles/glade116.pdf
    http://www.dudleyarchery.info/articles/glade117art.pdf

    There are a couple good articles to read on back tension. Read through those and make a better educated decision.....:thumb:
     
  13. mystic1219

    mystic1219 New Member

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    Wow, great articles. I may be in the market for a Carter now... Thanks for the link
     
  14. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I don't know what you can find a used one for, but this is what I use...

    http://67.59.130.91/index.php?pName=superx

    Carter makes great releases as well.....:peace: