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Release? Can I do without?

Old 04-13-2010, 12:33 PM
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I am BIG GAME bow hunting for the first time this season. I am not a fan of the trigger releases, arm guards, stabilizars....etc. Can I hunt without em? If I practice without em, can't I get good without them?
The Indians did I have talked to some people that have said you HAVE to hunt with a release, but they haven't told me,Why.

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:38 PM
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Sure you can. If that's what you want to do then go for it. There are more than a few compound finger shooters on here, and I've seen some that were just plain GOOD. From the sound of it you should just lose the wheels and go trad.

Me personally, I can't hit squat with my longbow, so I'll stick to my compound and my trusty Scott Sabretooth release for now.....

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Old 04-13-2010, 03:15 PM
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A release will significantly improve accuracy.

You can do without the stab but the bow will balance better in your hand and vibrate less with it.

Ditch the armguard.
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:36 PM
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No problem, less to go wrong...I started in the 60s with a recurve...I have never used a release...I also don't use a stabilizer, peep sight, arm guard, mechanical broadheads or carbon arrows...

Do what you want, it's a sport so it should be fun...
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:33 PM
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If you are going to shoot a modern compound I highly suggest you learn to use a release and use it properly. Modern short A to A, high letoff compounds are not the best bow to use for finger release.

If you want to shoot fingers, etc, and have the time to devote to practicing then take a look at traditional.

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Old 04-14-2010, 01:24 PM
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Use a release,
It will improve your accuracy.
Use a stabilizer
It will improve your stability
Use a arm-guard
It will prevent............lets just say i have experience.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 2 Samuel 22:35 View Post
Use a release,
It will improve your accuracy.
Use a stabilizer
It will improve your stability
Use a arm-guard
It will prevent............lets just say i have experience.
Another release freak!
HA HA JK.
Sorry but I decided im gonna do without all that fancy high tech huntin stuff.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:03 PM
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Is your bow of a sufficient axle to axle length that you are able to shoot it with fingers? The short ATA bows will pinch your fingers REALLY bad and you will have terrible accuracy as well as some real sore fingers. There is nothing wrong with shooting fingers, but your gear needs to match accordingly. i learned on fingers, but it was a 47" ATA bow
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:11 PM
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You will shoot a more consistant group if you use a release.

I was told that Chuck Adams thinks a release is one of the best things to come alone in modern archery.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:47 PM
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If you are going to shoot a modern compound with a short axle to axle length (less than 40") then it is an absolute must, IMO, to use a mechanical release.

If you want to use fingers then you will find only a hand full of bows that would qualify as a finger bow, and then only barely. You should have a bow that is at least 40" axle to axle.

Another problem with today's modern bows is the hard back wall that you pull against. Most finger shooters I know prefer to have a bow with a "spongy" wall to pull against. There aren't many bows made today that have finger friendly cams.
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