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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Gloves or no gloves

I use a muff with hand warmers and bare hands. I'm thinking it would be a lot more comfortable when holding the cold bow for extended time to have some light gloves on. Just thinking if you shoot hundreds or thousands of arrows without gloves, could it be a problem throwing them on, even if you get in some shooting. Or do you practice year round with gloves?
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I use muffs and sometimes hand warmers......it keeps my hands much warmer than gloves. One must keep their hands dry to keep them warm. I wear do mittens with driving my 4 wheeler on an extremely cold day.

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Wearing gloves does change my point of impact, so I bare hand it(muff or remove gloves before shooting) until it absolutely is needed, then I practice with gloves and wear them the entire time
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I almost always wear gloves. Sometimes just to help conceal my hands, but mostly my hands always get cold.
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Thin gloves and have a muff for when it gets cold.

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When it starts getting colder I also put my hands in a muff with a hand warmer in it with no gloves. The front of my muff has a pocket for my range finder which makes it easy to access with my shooting hand while I'm holding my bow. If it really gets cold I will put a thin glove on my bow hand only while inside the muff and it doesn't change my accuracy. I would definitely shoot a few arrows wearing the gloves to make sure your on. I also don't hunt with a wrist strap and my release is on string loop so my shooting hand can stay in the muff until I'm ready to shoot and it's so much easier using a range finder or anything else without something strapped to your hand.

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I always wear gloves as well as a facemask when Archery hunting, come September I start wearing my face mask and gloves when I`m out at our Archery Club shooting 3-D. This really helps me get a good feel for that one shot that counts the most......


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I almost always wear light gloves to conceal the brightness of my hands. When it gets cold I I wear my Sitka Fanatic outfit that has a built in hand muff and if its really cold I will use a hand warmer in it. One thing that I have found out though is that when you use a hand warmer and then pull your hand out of the muff it gets cold super fast so I don't use them unless I really need them !
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I'll wear a thin glove on my left hand - i always feel like my hand is exposed and I do it for concealment as much as comfort when its cool out. I don't wear anything on my right hand - I don't practice with the glove on my right hand - so I'm not going to try and shoot with it on at a deer. I did try to practice with it once and didn't like how I couldn't feel as much. I do the same thing with a rifle - need that right hand bare.
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I usually inspect something through my binoculars at least once per minute on stand. The backside of my hands are like white flags. Ain't no way I'd sit in the woods without gloves.
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