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Old 05-22-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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Straightforward question. Which do you use, (please include brand) and why?

Shot w/ a tab years ago, then went to wheel bow. After going back to trad 2 years started shooting a glove. Just wondering if I might get a cleaner release going to a tab. Thoughts?
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:03 PM   #2
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I use an old version Saunders Pak-Tab. The new ones are stiffer, and I donít like them. Luckily, I have a pretty good stash of the old ones.

I use a tab because I get a cleaner release with it.

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Old 05-22-2020, 10:12 PM   #3
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Tab: Bateman cordovan tabc. I have tried gloves but they just don't work for me
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:45 PM   #4
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Bodnick speed glove. Because it works for me and gives great protection for my fingers.


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Old 05-23-2020, 05:22 AM   #5
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Damascus Shooting Glove. It gives me a good feel for the string. I just don't care for a tab.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:39 AM   #6
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I have tried and tried a tab. Just can’t like it. Glove for me.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:54 AM   #7
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I have tried and tried a tab. Just canít like it. Glove for me.
Me too. Iíve tried switching to a tab several times but never could stick with it long enough get comfortable. Iíve been shooting the Dura-Glove from Three Rivers for many years.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:02 AM   #8
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The worst thing about a tab is loosing it, dropping it somewhere. They just aren't a natural part of an appendage like having a glove on and going about your business. I shot tabs early in my years but never felt comfortable with them.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:06 AM   #9
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I just switched to a yost tab this year. I like it a lot but I did have to wrap mole skin on the metal part to keep it from cutting my face.
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:54 AM   #10
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Tab. I tried a glove but the release did not feel as smooth. currently shoot a black widow tab.
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:59 AM   #11
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I started out with a glove, and used one for many years.
Tried a tab on & off, but never would stick with it.

I finally decided one day, that I was going to force myself to use a tab until I got used to it,
and see where things went from there.

Where did things go? Answer - I can still shoot just fine with a glove, but I wouldn't go back to one, except for in some sort of emergency situation.

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Old 05-24-2020, 07:58 AM   #12
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Sorry, I forgot to add the why.

While mostly it is personal preference, in my opinion a tab (a good tab) will give a much better loose of the string, than a glove.

The only drawback to using a tab (for some) is they are cumbersome/awkward to do other things when on your finger (like pulling arrows, etc). Once I got used to the tab I never had any problem doing any of those things. I just flip it around to the back of my hand, and do what I need to do.

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Old 05-24-2020, 09:23 AM   #13
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Thanks!
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:36 AM   #14
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This will be a journey in trial and error and personal taste.
I've tried a number of tabs and gloves. I like gloves.
I am now shooting a ew Bateman cordovan glove.
http://www.ewbateman.com/images/Gloves/XLGCLarge.jpg
I love it but it took awhile to break in I also had the strap replaced so that the wrist strap is straight versus angled.

Why- I like the way the tip of the glove feels at my anchor point in the corner of my mouth.

Before that I shot a neet glove with Cordova sewn over the finger stalls.

Duraglove before that.
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:44 AM   #15
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Shot a glove for many, many years. Tried numerous tabs during that time. Never could get used to a tab at all. Then I tried Rick Barbee's tab. Liked it but could not get used to it either till I forced myself to give it a real trial period. I did and don't look back now. Rick Barbee's tabs are the real deal for me.
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:43 PM   #16
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Bateman Cordovan Tab, takes some getting used to, so just spend some time with it and the slick, smooth release of your bowstring will grow on you.
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:16 PM   #17
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I shot a tab for a good while and still do from time to time, but I prefer a Dura-Glove from 3 Rivers. As said above, the glove is just more comfortable to me.
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Old Yesterday, 03:57 PM   #18
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Eichler, Bates and Neet tabs. Shot gloves but easier to spin tab to back of hand when climbing into tree stands. Hunt to and from the stand as have shot several deer that way.
Just works for me!
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