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#6951383 - 11/08/17 09:30 AM Help with release choice...
texasdet Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 115
Loc: Longview Texas
New to the whole bow thing. I've read up on releases and I am wanting thoughts on the brand and type of release. Buckle strap for sure...but what is the deal with spring loaded trigger vs. non spring? Is there a brand that is more durable versus another? TRU Ball fire , tru-fire, Scotts, ???
What are the general pros/cons to a release?

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#6951595 - 11/08/17 11:42 AM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: Watauga, TX
scotts. dont cheap out, I got 2 backups laying in my bag from cheaping out the first two times.

Go to a shop and feel a few. There are two big differences how the release is held to the wrist strap. I prefer one , my GF shoots the other.

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#6951680 - 11/08/17 12:53 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
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scott or Tru ball... I say buckle no velcro... I prefer the truball short n sweet
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#6952130 - 11/08/17 05:39 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
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I'm still shooting the same release I bought 25 years ago. Buy it once and be done. I prefer a concho style. Get what works for you.
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#6952234 - 11/08/17 07:01 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
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#6955047 - 11/10/17 09:41 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: charner]
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Originally Posted By: charner
scott or Tru ball... I say buckle no velcro... I prefer the truball short n sweet


Yup those two are great. Some of them have gone from the buckle wrist strap to a Velcro strap but you can still order the buckle wrist straps from their websites and pick them up at your local archery shops. My buddy hasn't had any problems with his Velcro wrist strap but a buckle will definitely give you that extra reassurance that it won't rip off your wrist or come undone. I shoot a Tru Ball and it's the same model I have been shooting for over 20 years. Get yourself some bow hunting style gloves with an area for the release to go through. I have ScentLok gloves that have a place for the release to go through. Really worth it during the winter months.

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#6955143 - 11/11/17 12:28 AM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
kmon1 Offline
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All three brands mentioned make some good releases. Go to an archery store or even Cabela's and try some out. I like the Trufire Edge fold back release in a wrist style but we all have our preferences. That one is a spring loaded small jawed release that is easy to clip into the d-loop. I mostly shoot the 4finger version of the edge, but occasionally shoot some others. I have an old 3 finger release from Hot-Shot release company that was made in Rockwall TX that I bought in 1981 and it still works very well today.
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#6957537 - 11/12/17 07:51 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
bearcompound Offline
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Registered: 01/02/13
Posts: 11
Scott lil goose

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#6961466 - 11/15/17 12:28 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: bearcompound]
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I am of little help since my primary is a Patriot Jr release and my backup is a Scott. I have beat and abused the Patriot for about 7-8 years and will use it till the Velcro won't stick. I use it and clean it and have never had problem for $15 release. But get a good one and get use to it and many years use ahead of it.
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#6961518 - 11/15/17 12:54 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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I use a little goose.. been a very reliable release
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#6961892 - 11/15/17 06:03 PM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
bearcompound Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/02/13
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Scott lil goose here

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#6970357 - Yesterday at 09:28 AM Re: Help with release choice... [Re: texasdet]
texasdet Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 115
Loc: Longview Texas
I went with the Scott Lil Goose. Kudos to Cody at Longview's Sportmans Outfitters on Gilmer Rd for the fine tuning, restringing, and shooting tips. Great fella and great store to do business with!

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