thumb release for hunting?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by MVines, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. MVines

    MVines Junior Member

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    Okay, I have not posted here very often, but wanted to ask you all a question. I currently shoot a scott shark and it is okay, but sometimes I feel a bit out of position with it(if that makes sense???) So I have decided to try a thumb release...

    Do you have any suggestions as to which one??? Are there any carter releases that have a hole to put a string through for a retaining strap, in case of the oops I dropped it :doh:

    Thanks for the advise,
    Melissa
     
  2. BowTechArch

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  3. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    T.R.U Diamonds are great, I used to use one for hunting but I'm going backto a wrist release this year just for convience (and because I don't want to lose another T-Handle)
     
  4. Jay Are

    Jay Are Junior Member

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    I have been using a Stan X Quatro (Now a X2- Which is much better) for 3D.It doesn't look like there is a place to attach a strap to the Stan X2... so when Hunting comes around I go back to my Scott's wrist strap so I don't have to worry about dropping it.

    During hunting: the less I have to worry about, the better off I am.
     
  5. Dredly

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    My TRU Diamond has a strap for it but I don't like it, its basically a wrist strap with a string so the release can bang all over the place and gets in the way.

    plus I've seen you shoot 3-D... those deer would be much safer if you used the Stan :)
     
  6. Pinwheel1969

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  7. J.C.

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    I have a Tru-fire 3D Hunter that I like a lot. Don't hear of too many other people shooting them, though. :noidea: It's not really set up to use with a wrist strap, but there are some holes in it so you could rig something.
     
  8. Ronhop

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    I use a TRU Ball Torado wrist strap for hunting but I also use a TRU Ball Pro Diamond for everything else. I'm going to try to use it for hunting for at least part of this season because I definitely shoot better with it, but I'm going to need to rig a wrist strap of sorts for it so I don't drop it accidentally. I really like that release and I shoot pretty well with it.

    Ron
     
  9. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    I was a little skeptical about using a thumb release for hunting. But I love it. I use a carter insatiable 2 and I love that I can lock the release on the loop and I am ready to go when a deer comes in close. No more fumbling around trying to get the release locked on when a deer sneeks up on you or is coming in fast.
     
  10. grey squirrel

    grey squirrel Need Strings?Get Proline!

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    thumb release opinion

    Spot-hogg makes a great thumb release called the "cascade". They have a couple different options, one with thumb release fire, the other with thumb push fire. Check them out, they are awesome!:rockon:
     
  11. Dredly

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    What do you sneak into my basement and look at my gear then go buy your own? I'm getting a little worried about you.

    I shoot the same thing he does :cool:

    I did really like the T-handle for hunting... till i lost it. thats a lot of cash down the drain and a t-handle /w wrist strap really doesn't work as well as you'd think, they just aren't built that way.
     
  12. Ronhop

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    Not exactly sneaking into your basement 600 or so miles away, if I did that I'd be shooting a left handed bow... :frusty:

    I want to at least put some kind of "leash" on the Pro Diamond so I can't drop it. I would not use the leash for a 'strap' exactly. I need to mess around with it a little bit and see what I can come up with.

    I really like the TRU Ball calipers. They are smooth, reliable and very well built.

    Ron
     
  13. Dredly

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    Like I said, I have the one they come with... really don't like it, to me it completely destroyed the feel of the release, I took it off the day I got it and it hasn't been used since...
     
  14. Cameron

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    TRU ball ST3 for me as well.
     
  15. Ronhop

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    Your Pro Diamond came with a strap/leash/or whatever ?

    Ron
     
  16. Mepperson

    Mepperson Junior Member

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    I bought one this spring and liked it so much I bought another for backup. It is a good release for hunting.
     
  17. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Never shot a thumb release much. But I know that Tru-Ball makes great releases. Be sure to let us know what you get.

    By the way you would'nt happen to know SilentSniper would ya???
     
  18. Dens228

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    This will be my second season with a Saturday Night Special.
    Excellent release. I hang it on the loop when I'm all set up and leave it there for the shot.
     
  19. MVines

    MVines Junior Member

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    Wow, this has turned into a good thread. Thanks for all your input. I am really looking hard at a Carter Insatiable 2. But am going to shoot a few before I decide.

    Nope I don't know SlientSniper, I would love to meet some of the members here on the forum.

    Thanks again and keep up the suggestions!

    Melissa :wave:
     
  20. BowhuntnHoosier

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    How big is Newburgh???:doh: Thats where he is from. You sure you two are not messin with us???:frusty: