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Old 09-27-2011, 11:59 AM
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Have been using a TRU Ball double caliper release for Hunting.
It has served me well over the past 4-5 years; but I would like to buy a hunting release (for my compound bow) that would be more efficient in trigger pull...also wondering if Buckle is better than velcro, or what. Single Caliper or Double ? Need all the help I can get....As you know, the good ones are not cheap....don't mind that so much....just don't want to waste money. Thanks for listening....Need experienced replies please.
Old 09-27-2011, 02:37 PM
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i really like my tru fire velcro release. the trigger pull is smooth and its been going strong for about 3/4 years. I think a buckle might be better than velcro cause the velcro makes alot of noise. Mine was about 50$ but i cant find it on there website. i recommend tru fire. it seems to me they have alot of higher end releases, and if there built like mine i cant complain.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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Buckle is definitely quieter putting on and off and does not make the scratching sound when you draw the bow.

If you shoot with a loop they you should really try one of the newer hook style releases out today. They are wonderful to use with a loop. No more having to look at the loop to make sure it is hooked up properly, gives a cleaner release than caliper style releases, much less wear on the loop.

I have been using a Scott silverhorn for three years now and will not go back to a caliper style release though I do still keep my sabertooth as a back up.

The Rhino XT which is another excellent choice from Scott.

Tru Fire makes the hardcore which self centers to the pressure applied to the hook.

TruBall makes a couple nice ones as well... the beast and beast II.

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Old 09-30-2011, 08:12 PM
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Consider one of the $100+ target releases. You won't be sorry. Far superior then the hunting releases I've tried.



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Old 10-10-2011, 06:32 PM
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I bought the TruBall Beast this year with a buckle for hunting. Velcro can make noise and with buckle you can put it in the same hole every time for a perfect repeatable fit. I like the hook style as well.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:30 PM
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I went from a grip type caliper to a wrist strap (velcro) and used it for years without any accuracy issues. These were Scott releases. However last year for some strange reason I started to experience target panic and began punching the trigger. My accuracy was good, but not as good as it could be. I tried shooting close range with eyes closed to get the 'feel' of a good release but the target panic kept coming back. I finally decided it was time to switch to a different style release and went with the Trufire ProDiamond Extreme. Now my TP is gone and my release is smooth and my shooting accuracy has improved.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:34 AM
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Buckle or velcro? I've gotten good service from both and have had both types break or come apart (only after years of use and abuse). It's hard to believe how hard you can hit yourself in the jaw. Get whatever you are comfortable with and check/service it on a regular basis.

I've spent several dollars and countless hours, over the years, looking for that "perfect" release and haven't found it. These days, if I shoot a release, I tend to fall back on either my old Scott caliper or one of my Fletcher fletchmatic rope releases (both are 20+ years old and have never failed me).

As a side note, I've gone back to shooting fingers for both hunting and target shooting, for the most part. They still work well, most of the time, and I've never climbed into my tree stand only to find that I left them on the seat of my truck.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:13 PM
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What I usually tell customers is to take about 10 different releases down and just fire each of them about 3 times (a mixture of velcro and buckles and different head styles) sort them into piles of absolutley not and shoot them again and just narrow it down to the one that is most comfortable for you, its all about comfort
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:23 AM
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Our "hero" uses a Scott Rhino XT with a buckle strap. Has a real crisp sear pin type of release with no trigger travel.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:07 AM
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I do not use a string loop so my concern was wear & tear on the serving/string. I've been using the Roll-aid by ProRealease archery for 7 or 8 years now. There is a new, unused backup in my gear if my current one ever wears out.

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