Hunting Release

nphunter

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Carter Simple 1 for me for both, I also shoot a hinge for working on my shot and follow through. My groups down range are much better with a thumb than a wrist strap.
 

805Bowhunter

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I know this probably isnt the most popular choice you will find out there but I use/have used a Silverback. I've had far more success, with great shots, using the silverback than any other release. Forces me to go through the process.
 

Rob5589

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Sep 6, 2014
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W Sac CA
I like Scott calipers. I tried a thumb button handheld last year but just didn't dig it. Hunting only, no 3d or competition stuff.
 

Zac

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Dec 1, 2018
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UT
Went through a bunch; TruFire sear(total garbage), Truball HT, Carter Evolution, Carter 2 Smooth, Scott Ascent(favorite hinge so far), Stan Tension Activated release. Also used Carter Like Mike, and Spot Hogg Wiseguy which I managed to discharge arrows 6 feet over deers heads. Gives me panic just thinking about that one.
 

Super Duty Dad

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Dec 12, 2019
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OR
Just switched to thumbs and really liking it. Using a Carter wise choice and a sensation. Groups are way tighter than my spot Hogg wiseguy.
 

OctoberGold

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Mar 31, 2016
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Minneapolis, MN
Recently switched from a Scott caliper to a Carter RX1 with the heaviest spring. I really like having to pull through rather than just touch the trigger. I’ve thought about a thumb release, but having a chunk of metal hanging off my string in sub-zero temps doesn’t really sound appealing and I don’t want to be fumbling to clip my release on when a deer decides to walk by.
 

Acpinn

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Mar 29, 2020
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WI
Spot hogg wiseguy, really hot trigger but you can shorten the neck length so trigger is right around 2nd knuckle.
 

VTJ

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Midwest ....
I have used a Tru Ball Boss X (Thumb/caliper head)for quite a few years now as my main release .. it has a very crisp-clean release .. even in cold, I leave it on the loop until needed, wet weather it stays in the pocket or muff till needed... my back-up is a Tru Ball Chappy with Talon head, also a thumb with a crisp clean release ..... Ive been looking at getting a Stan Perfex Long Neck Resistance, as it can be used to practice with its set screw so it wont fire, great for holding and visualizing the shot till it goes off, but dont 'fire' .. great training release ... Stan also does a thumb that does the same so you can practice but not fire ... you can hook it on the loop as it has a 'keeper' under the hook to keep it on the loop ... since I already have two excellent 'thumb' releases, I'm leaning towards the resistance style ... I did use the wrist strap a few times last season, first time in many years, I killed a 'yote and a 120lb Doe using it, the 205lb 8pt was killed using the Boss X, I still prefer the thumb styles over the wrist .....
 

Lawnboi

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Mar 2, 2012
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North Central Wi
Ventured out a lot, other index releases, hinge and handheld. Keep coming back to a spot Hogg wise guy set as heavy as they can be, which is still very light. Get the version that’s fixed to the strap via the metal bar, folds out of the way nicely.
 

Ridge Ghost

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Mar 21, 2012
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Missoula, MT
Switched to a Carter Wise Choice thumb release last year after many years of shooting a Carter Quickie trigger. So far, so good. My groups are tighter, and I feel less prone to punching the trigger. It's also nice not having a release dangling from my wrist while hiking all day.
 

WyoWrangler

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Apr 22, 2019
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I drank the green kool-aid and use the nock2it/silverback. Hunted all last year and shot 3D with the nock2it. This years offseason has been nothing but silverback, I’ve put the other away until hunting so I won’t get into the punch it habit. I’m no expert in archery or hunting, but I found something that worked for me and was comfortable. I’ve shot other releases but still prefer my two.
 

Trial153

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Tru ball blade medium three finger and a carter quckie plus 1
 

TheTone

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Mar 4, 2012
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Carter 2 shot with a really heavy spring/trigger. I would like to try a carter like mike for the open jaw as well as a nock2it for a handheld
 
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