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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Release aids

What release aids do you guys use? I have a Scott Mongoose index finger release. I've never tried or used any other but am curious with all the options out there what other release I might benefit from. Main purposes are hunting and target. Any suggestions? Will a pro-shop let you try a new release before you buy? Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 06:27 PM
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I don't know where you are from but we have two big time archery shops where I live and they will let you try out equipment before you buy, any pro shop should do that.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 08:20 PM
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For several years after i switched from fingers i used a winn free flight. It has a glove type thing that straps around your hand allowing you to pull with your whole hand. While i liked that the actual release was kinda crude and i didn't really like that. I took a scott rhino xt and attached it to the winn glove thing and now have a hybrid release that i like very much.

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A Carter Insatible 2 4 Finger release and a Nock To It 2 Finger (Its a Carter). Once you master a high quality thumb release, you won't go back!
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I use a Spot Hogg Wise Guy, but I've been trying out a 3-finger TruFire (don't recall the model) I got used for cheap a bit ago.

I can see the merit to a 3-finger, although I'm not making the change now at this point.

The pro shop I go to has gizmo with a wire you hook up to and pull back like a bow, but when you release, it is a slow rewind so things don't "snap" when you let go. They laid out every release I wanted to try and let me do that till I was content on my choice. I'm sure I could have taken them outside and shot my bow with them, too, had I wished.

Biggest thing is to focus on form and proper release use. An index finger release isn't as simple as "pull the trigger".
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For several years after i switched from fingers i used a winn free flight. It has a glove type thing that straps around your hand allowing you to pull with your whole hand. While i liked that the actual release was kinda crude and i didn't really like that. I took a scott rhino xt and attached it to the winn glove thing and now have a hybrid release that i like very much.
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The first release I had was a free flight. They were pretty popular in my area back in the day(80's). I used that release for over 10 years, and when it was time to retire it, I bought a NAP index finger release. It took me a while to get used to, but once I did I really liked it. You are correct in saying the Winn releases were kinda' crude.

At one point early on in the time using the NAP I injured my index finger and switched to using my middle finger. It took quite some time for this injury to heal, and by the time it did I had gotten so comfortable using my middle finger to trigger, I continue that style to this day. Ive been using that release for nearly 20 years now.
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I also shoot a glove style release that was made by tru ball. I feel like i have a lot more leverage pulling back with my hand. I bought it in 2005, and other than the free flight, I have not seen any other glove style releases. Its a little worn but its still going strong after 13 years.
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I have a Carter 'Like Mike.' I've used the Spot Hogg Wise Guy also. Both are fantastic releases, but are basically two ends of the spectrum as far as trigger sensitivity. I like a heavy trigger that I can put some pressure on as I pull thru the shot.
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I shoot a Stan Black Jack hinge release, and a Stan SX2 thumb button.

I have started shooting substantially better after switching to the hinge. I hunt with it now
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