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#5768030 - 05/31/15 08:42 PM Thumb release?
MR5Hunter Offline

Registered: 10/20/10
Posts: 862
Loc: Arlington
Currently shooting a wrist strap single caliper release(spott hogg wise guy). Considering making the change to a thumb release. Anyone make the change? Thoughts, advice? Thanks

#5768081 - 05/31/15 09:23 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 20312
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Buddy of mine came me one to try, I like it...just trying to get used to the anchor point and the change..

Verdict is still out here ...need a few more weeks to get a honest feel

#5768151 - 05/31/15 10:21 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
kmon1 Online   content

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20047
Loc: Texas
Prefer the thumb release and have for years. Current one is Trufire Edge 4 finger
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#5768205 - 06/01/15 01:09 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
JPHunting Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/11/14
Posts: 300
Loc: Australia
I tried it and didn't like it, I like the simplicity of a wrist single caliper release. I hunt from the ground mostly too and I'd be forever losing it if it wasn't strapped to me!
I prefer meat in it's original packaging.

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#5768525 - 06/01/15 10:12 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
BOBO the Clown Offline

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 40885
Loc: Metroplex
I shoot better with a thumb, but I shoot real relaxed..... I'm back to wrist. Shot a few thumb releases...literally

#5768558 - 06/01/15 10:37 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25644
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX

#5769835 - 06/01/15 10:37 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 10779
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
I tried one when I started shooting with a release. Then I got the Fletch-Hunter I have now and haven't looked back.
Hunt hard, rest when you're dead.
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#5771396 - 06/02/15 09:35 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
WBYHunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/22/13
Posts: 319
Loc: The Woodlands, TX
I like thumb releases. You can hold your thumb in one spot and roll your hand and it releases. Makes for a very consistent shot.

#5773598 - 06/04/15 08:39 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
Gummi Bear Offline

Registered: 03/18/10
Posts: 991
Loc: D / FW
I switched to a thumb release a few years ago, after shooting a wrist release for 20+ years.

I'll never go back.

Cheap thumb releases are just that, cheap. They feel cheap, and they work cheap (but they do work).

I started out with an inexpensive TruFire, and it worked pretty good. Then I ponied up for a Carter, and it has been amazing. I have medium sized hands and my Big Kid (now called a Target 4+) fits perfect. I also have a Scott Longhorn hinge release that I use for target shooting.

I see a lot of people doing funny things with thumb releases; twisting their hand so the back of their hand is on their cheek, buying too darn big of a release, using their thumb to activate the release (hint: your thumb should not move).

I recommend getting fitted for one, and a lesson on how to shoot it so you can realize its full potential.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...”

Henry David Thoreau

#5773826 - 06/04/15 10:54 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
GLC Online   content

Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4061
Loc: Burleson Texas
Started off with the thumb release but change over about 15 years ago. I like the wrist strap better now, Cobra from Academy.

#5777096 - 06/06/15 08:50 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
breadman Online   content

Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 938
Loc: huntsville texas
lotta good info here ,we learn somthing new everyday
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#5784105 - 06/11/15 09:03 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
pkfergy Offline

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 103
Loc: Frisco
Thumb release for me for sure. wrist release gets in way in my opinion...

#5784107 - 06/11/15 09:04 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
pkfergy Offline

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 103
Loc: Frisco
Thumb release for me for sure. wrist release gets in way in my opinion...

#5793183 - 06/17/15 10:37 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]

Registered: 04/02/09
Posts: 197

#5803051 - 06/23/15 10:42 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 1187
Loc: Abilene, Texas
I switched from a strap to thumb release about 5 months ago and don't plan on going back. I got a decent deal on a hotshot eclipse 4 finger release and love it. I shoot it with the heavier spring in and use back tension to fire. I feel like I have more control of drawing my bow back, and letting down also.

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