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#5768030 - 05/31/15 08:42 PM Thumb release?
MR5Hunter Offline
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Registered: 10/20/10
Posts: 866
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

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#5768081 - 05/31/15 09:23 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21086
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
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#5768151 - 05/31/15 10:21 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20290
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]
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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!
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#5768525 - 06/01/15 10:12 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41089
Loc: Metroplex
I shoot better with a thumb, but I shoot real relaxed..... I'm back to wrist. Shot a few thumb releases...literally

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#5768558 - 06/01/15 10:37 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
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#5769835 - 06/01/15 10:37 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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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.
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#5771396 - 06/02/15 09:35 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
WBYHunter Offline
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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.
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#5773598 - 06/04/15 08:39 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
Gummi Bear Offline
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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.
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#5773826 - 06/04/15 10:54 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4116
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.
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#5777096 - 06/06/15 08:50 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
breadman Offline
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Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 986
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
Woodsman

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

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

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

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#5793183 - 06/17/15 10:37 AM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
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Registered: 04/02/09
Posts: 197
Loc: FORT WORTH TX
USED BOTH LIKE THEM SAME

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#5803051 - 06/23/15 10:42 PM Re: Thumb release? [Re: MR5Hunter]
ju993rnaut Offline
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Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 1196
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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