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    tuneman
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    im purchasing a new bow and im trying to decide on some of the options,

    the moab looks pretty tempting as it has the ccs and sts already installed, i did first consider the bengal but thought i would probably like to add those accesories later on anyway, other than that they appear pretty much identical, is this right? or is there other differences

    most importantly though it appears to me, but i might not be right! but most bows now seem to be geared towards mechanical release, and i assume thats the reason theres an option of 65% let off.
    can i get a good smooth release with my fingers with the 80? is the 65% better or is it just a matter of practice.

    what controls the let off? is it something that can be changed later on:|

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    What is more important if you intend to shoot fingers is a long Axle to Axle
    I don't personally think either of these bows are well suited for a finger shooter


    what controls the let off? is it something that can be changed later on:|
    let-off is determined by cam modules, yes they can be changed later.

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    tuneman, if you are certain that you'll shoot with fingers you must take a bow with a longer axle to axle, such as the Scepter or the Warthog, but of course they are more expensive.I have a 08 MOAB and used to shoot with fingers. Now i have a release and can say that my accuracy is greatly improved.Release shooting is not difficult at all, you just need a D-loop(something you can make for seconds) and half a dozen shots to get used to shoot with it.
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    tuneman, if you are certain that you'll shoot with fingers you must take a bow with a longer axle to axle, such as the Scepter or the Warthog,

    I think the Warthog is on the short side @ only 35 A/A

    Perhaps the Mystic @ 39 1/4 A/A.. I know I enjoy shooting my wife's Mystic with fingers just fine.

    Now the Scepter is just WOWzers but it has a pricetag to match.

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    Yeah, i know 35" is a little short, but is far better then the standard 32" or 30".
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    i would consider switching to one if it improves my shots, any suggestions on the best type?

    so does the shorter length just make it hard on the fingers?

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    The short ata bows produce a very small angle at the point where you pull it. If you shoot with at least two fingers you might lose the control of your fingers, local anemia in your finger tips and so on.
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    I have a release made by the North American Archery Group, by i can't say it is
    "the best type".
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    the reason i ask is that i just had a browse on the site of one shop and they had 79 different types availible!! varying from expensive to really expensive

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    I didn't have such a problem - in our shop there was only one ... and expensive (for my standards) about 60 USD, 47 euros or 94 bulgarian leva.
    You can ask about a good release in ArcheryTalk if nobody here gives you an advice.
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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