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rpalt1
02-28-2011, 05:10 PM
What are you using for a hunting release? I have an old tru fire realtree release and noticed alot of rust inside the jaws from sitting so long.It's not a bad release but just wanted to see what was being used:)

gravedigger
02-28-2011, 05:19 PM
i aswell use trufire.i did not see the point in spending 100+ dollare on a release.i have two.onei got for free because a buddy of mine thought he needed a $100 release and one i bought just incase.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-28-2011, 05:22 PM
I am using a tru-ball cyclone, its a very nice release. On average $50. or so. Strap type for wrist and strap to the release head.

Hutch:cool:

archerx7
02-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Scott Lil bitty goose, but I keep a Tru Ball Short N Sweet in my pack as a backup. I've had the Scott since about 95 and just replaced the strap last summer. I've got all the anodizing wore off the inside of the jaw but it just keeps right on working. :D

I like the Tru Ball, but it just dosen't quite have the same feel as the Scott. Not quite as smooth on the release, almost feels like the hook wants to hang up slightly as the loop slips past it.

NuttyNative
02-28-2011, 05:30 PM
Tru-Fire 3D Hunter thumb release here.

Rangerj
02-28-2011, 05:42 PM
Tru-Fire Hurricane.

ElkSlayer
02-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Used to be just my fingers...humm till some one told my I cant do that..:confused:

picked up a release in 95.. strap on caliper type, ajustable triger.. Wore the strap out,replaced with new buckle.. have no idea who made it.;)

new release (target for now) is Tru Ball bt ultra gold 3 :D

Speedykills
02-28-2011, 06:44 PM
Im using a truball sniper 2 release,really like it.Ive used it in all sorts of weather and see no rust.Not to bad price wise all in all a good hunting release.

Rockyhud
02-28-2011, 08:03 PM
I been using a Carter Quickie 1 for 2+ years and love it. Very clean release and consistent shot after shot and so far very reliable.

bfisher
03-01-2011, 03:54 AM
I've been using a Cascade model 8 for about 10 years now. It's more precision and very crisp. Being a rope release it's what most would consider a target style, but having used this style (rope) for about 35 years it's become second nature to hook up and I don't have to deal with a string loop wearing out or turning on the string. Fact is I've never had to replace the rope yet and string serving doesn't wear out either.

I have two of these along with a model 10. Then there's two older back tension Stanisloski releases and I just picked up and am playing with a True Ball Sweet Spot Ultra 3, which I don't think is going to last long.

rock
03-01-2011, 03:58 AM
i have a scott littlegoose i have had for ten years

Arrow Splitter
03-01-2011, 04:16 AM
I shoot a Truball cyclone. I was using Trufire, but after I got this release I don't think I'll ever go with another company.:cool:

Spiker
03-01-2011, 04:20 AM
17yr old Scott Dual Caliper and a 2 year old Scott Sabertooth for backup.

RLW
03-01-2011, 04:33 AM
Another Scotts Little Goose user........deluxe series w/buckle strap
And just got another one for a spare

Lung Buster
03-01-2011, 04:51 AM
I shoot the cobra pro caliper I have had it for 15 years still works great strap is a little small though but it has been good to me

Simple Life
03-01-2011, 01:09 PM
Tru Fire Hurricane buckle

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-01-2011, 01:34 PM
HERE IS A PIC OF MINETru-ball cyclone.jpg (http://www.martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1705&stc=1&d=1299008211)

b0w_bender
03-01-2011, 05:36 PM
I use the Bio-Mach 2

it has three main parts the tab, Middle and ring finger. :-)

Best part is if I forget the tab part the other 2 still function in a pinch (so to speak)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Hey Bow bender, Is your first name Pat? I have never seen one of those cool little device.


HUTCH:cool:

rpalt1
03-01-2011, 05:59 PM
Thanks all very much!

cyclepath
03-01-2011, 06:00 PM
Have been using a tru ball cyclone for a couple years now.

SonnyThomas
03-01-2011, 06:29 PM
Scott Mongoose, single caliper. Age, 8 or 9 years old. Used it for everything at one time. Wore out one strap. I also use the TRU Ball Tornado, but don't like the strap.

ezbite
03-02-2011, 12:06 AM
truball copperhead

bowhntr
03-06-2011, 04:48 PM
trufire hurricane buckle they had it on sale at dick's for 29.99

Simple Life
03-06-2011, 04:51 PM
trufire hurricane buckle they had it on sale at dick's for 29.99

Good buy,I paid over $40 for mine:(

HawgEnvy
03-06-2011, 06:40 PM
I have two tru-ball stingers. I really like the spring loaded jaws. Never a problem with either

Ehunter
03-07-2011, 12:45 PM
Using a Tru-Fire FB. Best release I've used so far. I like the buckle strap, and really like the fold back feature. Makes it nice climbing in and out of stands, or opening a day pack, etc. The buckle strap also gives a very nice repeat fit on the wrist. The release always feel the exact same every time I shoot.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-07-2011, 05:14 PM
Using a Tru-Fire FB. Best release I've used so far. I like the buckle strap, and really like the fold back feature. Makes it nice climbing in and out of stands, or opening a day pack, etc. The buckle strap also gives a very nice repeat fit on the wrist. The release always feel the exact same every time I shoot.

So you like it better than the velcro strap?

Hutch:cool:

bowgramp59
03-07-2011, 06:26 PM
does anyone hunt with a back tention release? i've got a touch of target panic , read where a back tention would help with that. so i'm going to give one a try. i ordered a scot longhorn hex, it has a safty so it doesn't go off on the draw i guess i will find out it will be here soon. if anyone has used one let me know what you think about it

Ehunter
03-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Yes I do. I shot with the velcro strap for years. As we all know, once they get used a bit, they tend to let you know just about where you've been wearing it as far as tightness. The one thing that caught me right off the bat with the buckle release is, from day one, you know exactly where you had it set last time. Not having the release in the same spot each time is just another variable that can cause minor variances in accuracy and feel. I know exactly what strap hole to use if I'm shooting in warmer weather with light gloves or no gloves, and what hole to use for heavier gloves in cold weather. Just a bit of a confidence builder I think.

Simple Life
03-08-2011, 04:11 PM
Yes I do. I shot with the velcro strap for years. As we all know, once they get used a bit, they tend to let you know just about where you've been wearing it as far as tightness. The one thing that caught me right off the bat with the buckle release is, from day one, you know exactly where you had it set last time. Not having the release in the same spot each time is just another variable that can cause minor variances in accuracy and feel. I know exactly what strap hole to use if I'm shooting in warmer weather with light gloves or no gloves, and what hole to use for heavier gloves in cold weather. Just a bit of a confidence builder I think.

x2,plus no noise;)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-08-2011, 04:17 PM
x2,plus no noise;)

That is why we use a tru-ball cyclone. Even though we have Velcro, we have no arm on the release head just a strap. Once put on the head tucks in the sleeve and we don't even know it is there.

Hutch:cool:

tla100
03-08-2011, 08:23 PM
I shoot a tru fire velcro also. Not sure if sure if the buckle would work for below freezing hunting with different thickness layers and gloves. I like the adjustability of it. I do have a tru ball thumb release that I got in bow package. Will have to experiement with that.

CaptJJ
03-08-2011, 08:52 PM
I have an older TruBall Loopmaster, I was ready to get a new one until I changed to a leather buckle strap a few years ago.