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Thermodude
04-29-2012, 02:13 PM
Im looking to change releases and was curious about what others use, like and why? I used Fletcher releases for years and switched to Scott a few years ago. Currently Im using a Little Bitty Goose. It works fine Ive just never really gotten a good feel with this one........Im looking at some of their new models, but Im trying to find the best of both worlds all in one. Id love to find one thats good for 3D and hunting..............ideas welcome!

Lung Buster
04-29-2012, 02:19 PM
I use a truball stinger! I love it i always used to shoot cobra but they never felt all that smooth so i switched last year! The stinger is very smooth and it locks shut instead of open so it is quiet for hunting pull the trigger and hook it on my cobra locked open and you had to hook it and close it! If you were not careful it could be a little loud!

TEN RING
04-29-2012, 03:02 PM
i AM SHOOTING THE SCOTT SHARK NOW FOR THE PAST TWO YEAR I LIKE IT

WildWilt15
04-29-2012, 03:04 PM
Truball Pro Diamond, easily the best choice for 3d and hunting (imo). Has all the accuracy of a back tension release with the ease of use of the thumb trigger, whisper quiet, easy to establish a consistent anchor, Very adjustable, and has a great feel i dont see myself changing anytime soon.

NuttyNative
04-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Truball Pro Diamond, easily the best choice for 3d and hunting (imo). Has all the accuracy of a back tension release with the ease of use of the thumb trigger, whisper quiet, easy to establish a consistent anchor, Very adjustable, and has a great feel i dont see myself changing anytime soon.

X2 same here, love it!

wscywabbit
04-29-2012, 04:53 PM
Scott Wildcat; its a small caliper with a hair trigger that's more forward than most others wich helps with my short draw. It's quiet and easy to use. The wrist strap is a leather buckle, so I can draw back with all the weight on my wrist which keeps the tension out of my hand for a more relaxed trigger. I also know if I'm pulling with the strap I'm using my back muscles to draw instead of my triceps so , I don't have a tendancy to let my draw creep...

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-29-2012, 06:36 PM
T.r.u.ball cyclone sweet release works for me and well.





Hutch:cool:

Ehunter
04-29-2012, 07:58 PM
Tru-Fire Fold Back. I love the foldback feature, nice trigger, adjustable length, buckle strap. Best release I have ever shot.

droppixel
04-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Went from a Cobra index to a Truball Loop Master to a Fletcher .22 and finally at Trufire 3D Hunter ... I'm done looking for a release. Love this one!

bfisher
04-29-2012, 09:00 PM
I"ve used so many over the years. Always liked the Fletchers but got away from them in the laste 70's. I've used several back tension styles, even for hunting. I guess about the last 12 years or so I've been using a Cascade model 8 (got 4 of them) simply because it helped with my target panic and can be set for jst about no trigger travel and being a thumb relax model you can't feel what little travel there is. These were all rope releases.

Just recently I got the urge to try a wrist strap type again so I could use a string loop. So I headed out and shot s ton of them and ended up getting a Scott Sabertooth with the forward trigger and buckle strap. Like wabbitt I have short draw length so need to preserve all I can. Guess what? I'm shooting it off the string right up against the nock and it's working fine.

Not to criticize anybody or get personal, but I shoot for a sales rep and can get any TrueFire I want for free. I've tried almost all of them and compared them with others I've shot and decided they weren't for me. I could get the best they have, but at the end of the day it would still be a TrueFire.

You guys have heard the old cliche about "you get what you pay for". This is especially true with releases.

dugout
04-30-2012, 04:08 PM
I have been considering a release change as well. I'm still using the Jim Fletcher "fletch-hunter" releases I got in the early 90s. I want to try a grip release either thumb trigger or back tension. I just can't make up my mind on what I want.:confused:

Good thread!

dugout
04-30-2012, 04:13 PM
I'm shooting it off the string right up against the nock and it's working fine.
Would you have a picture of this set up? I would like to see it. I have considered ridding myself of the d-loop.

Thermodude
04-30-2012, 04:20 PM
Would you have a picture of this set up? I would like to see it. I have considered ridding myself of the d-loop.

I shot a settup like that for years but I was using a 3 finger rope style release, it worked great. Thanks for the info guys it gives me lots of ideas!!

bfisher
04-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Would you have a picture of this set up? I would like to see it. I have considered ridding myself of the d-loop.

I just might be able to do that seeing as I finally got a new battery for my camera. Sitting here thinking about it Ill post pics with the Scott and the Cascade, at rest and at full draw. Not tonite though.

bowgramp59
05-05-2012, 06:32 PM
i been using a scott longhorn hex back tention for the past 2 years bought it to help with my target panic also , it helps ,not a 100% but a lot better. a good release and hundreds of shots at a blank bag will tighten those groups.

Thermodude
05-05-2012, 06:53 PM
i been using a scott longhorn hex back tention for the past 2 years bought it to help with my target panic also , it helps ,not a 100% but a lot better. a good release and hundreds of shots at a blank bag will tighten those groups.

Ive been looking at that one as well but was concerned about hunting........do you hunt with it also?

Thermodude
05-13-2012, 04:25 PM
Anybody shooting a True-Fire Hardcore Fold Back? I shot one yesterday and I was very impressed.

SJunior
05-13-2012, 05:21 PM
Been shooting with a Tru Fire 360 for a while and like it. Thinking about trying a hook style, looks handy for hunting.

Tosi
05-13-2012, 06:09 PM
I have been shooting the Scott Silver Horn, had some isuues with the spring, went to Tru-Ball Beast II w/ a swep back triger. Scott did fix my Silver horn but know love the Beast II.

Thermodude
05-19-2012, 11:36 AM
Well I stoped by the shop this morning after the shoot and tried some different releases. I was looking for a hook style release and I shot 4 or 5 different brands. After some debating I went with the Tru-Fire Hardcore. I like the trigger and overall it just fit me. One thing I did notice was that my point of impact changed with some of the other releases. Not this one though, its shooting dead on with my other release.

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bowgramp59
05-26-2012, 09:39 PM
Ive been looking at that one as well but was concerned about hunting........do you hunt with it also?

sorry i haven't been back to this thread ! i do use it to hunt with, i like the clicker, i pull until it clicks and in about 3 seconds it goes off. i was having a heck of a time with the reg. releases . i could not make the bow point to a bullseye. now i get some pretty good groups on my animal targets . i don't use my pointing finger
it is connected strait to the brain, i use the middle finger. once you get it set and shoot it for a while it becomes second nature. they are not for everone but i love mine. hope this helps, good shooting:)