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    Default What size grip do you prefer?

    I've been thinking lately about the size of the grip on my bows. One time I would have said 'smaller the better' but after shooting my Mach X I'm not so sure.

    What do you guy's prefer?

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    thin and narrow feels the best and gives me better groups
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    I have had all three listed I shoot the best with a small thin grip.



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    A long long time ago when I first started shooting compounds I had a Browning Cobra, which was basically a wood recurve with a couple wheels on the end.

    Got my first Martin Firecat and went for the large high grip option they had back then, in part because it felt recurve'ish in grip and I thought a full more form fitting grip helped cradle the bow better and more solid

    When I got my '96 Firecat I opted for the bit smaller medium grip that allowed bow to settle in pocket better, as I had started to realize that even with a relaxed hand, that more solid full fit of first Firecat, also created some light torquing of the bow.

    Now I have the standard (I consider small) grip on the Bengal and find it to be the most forgiving of slight grip/hand movement or changes.

    Got the '96 Firecat out just a couple days ago and it's medium wood grip felt like I was holding a 2x4 with rounded edges. There's no way I could get myself to take a file to it and ruin that nice checkering and Matrin logo engraved into the wood, so if I start shooting it much again, think I'll just do like my Hoyt shooting friend, remove the grips altogether and run a couple layers of grip wrap/tape around the riser.
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    Smaller the better. We all know that the biggest detriment to accuracy is the shooter so the less contact I (shooter) make with the bow the better.
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    I like a medium grip. possibly because I have large hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Smaller the better. We all know that the biggest detriment to accuracy is the shooter so the less contact I (shooter) make with the bow the better.
    Spot on. I agree completely.
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    My preference is medium, I think the Shadowcat is but I guess it depends on your point of view, my pse is definitely small. I'm shooting the small grip fine but for some reason I'm not liking it. Its harder to torque but its also harder to control.

    Amazing to see so many 'mediums', I thought the small would have been the most popular by far.

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    ain't no way I'd use grip wrap/tape.
    A lot of pse shooters are using tape these days, not surprising though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    My preference is medium, I think the Shadowcat is but I guess it depends on your point of view, my pse is definitely small. I'm shooting the small grip fine but for some reason I'm not liking it. Its harder to torque but its also harder to control.

    Amazing to see so many 'mediums', I thought the small would have been the most popular by far.



    A lot of pse shooters are using tape these days, not surprising though.
    Part of the concept of having a small grip is so the shooter has less control over the bow. Don't grip the bow. Don't do anything with it. Just let it pull back into your hand ina natural position. As my old coach from the 70's used to whisper to me-----Shoot the bow. Let the bow shoot the arrow. In other words you are not supposed to control the bow. Just draw, anchor, aim, and follow through. At the release you should do nothing but keep aiming.
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