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droppixel
08-08-2011, 05:05 PM
What are all you guys shooting? I have a Fletcher .44 right now, but just picked up a Trufire 3D-Hunter from AT to give a try. Should be here later this week. Have only shot a thumb-release a few times and wanted to give it a whirl to see what I think.

HawgEnvy
08-08-2011, 05:14 PM
Trufire Edge buckle foldback. very smooth release, adjustable tension and length. im lovin it.

Sharxfan
08-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Tru-Fire Hurricane with an adjustable strap. seems to work alright for me.

gravedigger
08-08-2011, 05:30 PM
Tru-Fire Patriot.it was cheep and works good for me

cjchasman
08-08-2011, 05:43 PM
Scott Little Bitty Goose w/ buckle strap and nylon cord...moveable/tuck away.Stays out of the way when climbing etc. Love it!

Double S
08-08-2011, 06:01 PM
I bought the Scott Q-Shot about a week ago when i bought my son his Genesis. I was using the same Tru fire release for about 4 years. I went through about a dozen different releases. i was interested in the Scott Sabertooth. I tried different brands and models and even a Backtension. That scared me a little. It's too close to hunting season to learn Back tension. I tried the rope style, buckle release called the Scott Quick Shot. It was half the price of the other ones...45 bucks. I kept shooting them all and kept going back to the Quick shot. I've never used a rope style before. The shop owner stated that it helps with less torquing. It just felt right so i bought it. My groups are tighter. I will buy the 150 dollar Scott backtension release after the bow season is over.

Rangerj
08-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Tru-Fire Hurricane Buckle strap.

Destroyer
08-08-2011, 07:51 PM
Use 2 Scott Mongoose's NCS mostly, camo for hunting and a black for practice. I have Scott quickshot as a backup in my pack and a Scott Sabertooth that is just sitting in my 'stuff' box. Also have two tru-balls on order.

3841

SkyChi
08-09-2011, 01:20 AM
Winn C-10s that I've modded to C-12s. Tried several others but always go back.

bfisher
08-09-2011, 02:40 AM
Cascade model 8, rope release. Have two of them, but my original is the one I've been shooting for about 10 years now.

Arrow Splitter
08-09-2011, 04:14 AM
I'm shooting a Truball Cyclone. It's smooth, and my accuracy improved when I went from my Walmart Trufire to it.:cool:

RLW
08-09-2011, 04:58 AM
Scott Little Goose, single caliper, buckle strap

gravedigger
08-09-2011, 05:37 AM
I thought we had a release thread somewhere. Regardless....

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i think we did in the old offtopic group

Arrow Splitter
08-09-2011, 07:28 AM
Here it is:http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?8913-Hunting-release&highlight=Release

Destroyer
08-09-2011, 02:27 PM
Does it matter? How many other threads get repeated.....;)

Arrow Splitter
08-09-2011, 02:37 PM
Does it matter? How many other threads get repeated.....;)The link was for reference purposes Destroyer.;)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
08-09-2011, 02:59 PM
HERE IS MY TRU.BAL CYCLONE
3839

Hutch:cool:

Destroyer
08-09-2011, 03:02 PM
The link was for reference purposes

Ok, reference purposes. ;)

Scott
08-09-2011, 03:22 PM
The BEAST, by TRU Ball. very nice, just switched over to the stiffer spring, thay hair trigger was to light.

Ehunter
08-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Tru-Fire FB 360. Best release I have ever used. Good trigger, swivel head, fold-back feature for climbing, etc. It's a buckle type, so it's easy to get the exact same feel each time. Great little release.

Destroyer
08-10-2011, 03:41 AM
Yep. This way we can go back and look to see who fibbed ;)

Someone is fibbing?

Also added photo to my first post.

Destroyer
08-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Bugger, thought someone was lol! Not that is matters that much, interesting though. ;)

droppixel
08-10-2011, 05:41 PM
That 3D Hunter came today, just got back from the range a little bit ago and really liked shooting it. I had to make a few sight adjustments because my anchor is different, so everything was shooting left. Just gonna have to keep at it to get a consistent anchor since I haven't really ever shot a hand-held before. I can say that I felt like my shots were much tighter and noticed a big difference in my 40-50 yard shots being much more on target than my wrist release (Fletcher .44)

Gonna figure out how to make a "sling" for it.

droppixel
08-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Tied up a sling tonight. Poked around for a few things that I have seen before and just went at it ... nothing like problem solving a diy ... and paracord is fun. I'll get some picture up tomorrow.

Destroyer
08-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Thats the way, make it yourself. ;)


and paracord is fun

Certainly useful. I have 100ft of it just sitting there waiting to make a couple of lanyards. Even bought some 'skull' beads to fancy them up. Might even look into making a belt.

droppixel
08-10-2011, 08:11 PM
Thats the way, make it yourself. ;)



Certainly useful. I have 100ft of it just sitting there waiting to make a couple of lanyards. Even bought some 'skull' beads to fancy them up. Might even look into making a belt.

Got a good amount left, plan on making a lanyard for my range finder. Have 1 thing I want to change on the release sling and that is a clasp that I will add later.

MLN1963
08-11-2011, 04:41 AM
Worthless without pictures!

droppixel
08-11-2011, 06:11 AM
http://i54.tinypic.com/20ue8h3.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/243i9ld.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/2z4ebkz.jpg

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Not the best pictures, cell phone with crappy flash = bad image ... but you get the idea. Yes I used a Gorilla to model the photos.

Basically used paracord as the main lanyard, did up some cobra weave and then another cobra to use as a 'tight/loose' line. Have it hooked up with a small ring at the bottom to another paracord knot that goes through the handle. Would like to attached a clasp at the end to to have a quick connect for in/out of the stand or target.

Destroyer
08-11-2011, 04:41 PM
Well done droppixel, very nice! :)

How does the 'tight/loose' line thingy hold? I would have used a 'Cord-Lok' (http://cgi.ebay.com/Coghlans-Coghlans-Cord-Lok-Lock-Locks-Drawstring-Clamp-/110532810240) mainly because of how lazy I am.

droppixel
08-11-2011, 05:33 PM
It actually holds fairly well. It is a tight knot, but loose enough that you can move it. Closes up the strap enough to keep it from slipping off my hand. I have seen a bunch of people that have made these do the same thing, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

gravedigger
08-11-2011, 05:37 PM
Someone is fibbing?

Also added photo to my first post.

ok,ok,ok it was me who was fibbing i really use this.lmao.http://images.imagelinky.com/1313115248.jpg (http://images.imagelinky.com/1313115248.jpg)

Destroyer
08-11-2011, 07:15 PM
It actually holds fairly well. It is a tight knot, but loose enough that you can move it.

Excellent. You could probably sell them on eBay. ;)


ok,ok,ok it was me who was fibbing i really use this

Lol! Smooth and accurate but hard to get use to! :D

droppixel
08-12-2011, 05:21 AM
Excellent. You could probably sell them on eBay. ;)

I'd probably get hate mail from people saying I am stealing their business ... Dude from a sling co. won't name names, already tried to jump on me for it, when I made the sling I have on my bow for myself, to a friend of his/mine, he defended me on it. That and it isn't really worth the hassle. Don't want to have to go out and get a bunch of cord to do it. I might pick up some more colors and do them here and there for people I know just for the hell of it.

MLN1963
08-12-2011, 07:07 AM
Does that cord help with the draw or is it there just in case the release slips in your hand. I'm confused on the use of that style release.

MLN1963
08-12-2011, 03:50 PM
Thanks Sonny.

droppixel
08-12-2011, 05:47 PM
Yeah just a hand-held thumb release. Wanted a wrist strap so I could let it go when pulling arrows without having to pocket it - also just so I don't drop it. Probably going to have it for the season too in the event I don't leave it hooked up to the string while waiting. That and it was something to do.

Destroyer
08-12-2011, 06:09 PM
I'd probably get hate mail from people saying I am stealing their business ... Dude from a sling co. won't name names

Stealing? :eek:


Wanted a wrist strap so I could let it go when pulling arrows without having to pocket it - also just so I don't drop it.

There good for when your out hunting too, so you don't put it down and forget to pick it up again.