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Old 08-01-2020, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default I switched to a thumb release today

I shot with a thumb release for the first time today. There were some on here that had me worried it was a big adjustment. I did not find the switch hard at all. A couple quick sessions today and I was sighted in. It did require slight movement on the pins. Overall I really like it. Very consistent. I was having some wrist problems and my old release (that attaches to my wrist) was not helping, I like not having it pull on my wrist. Wish I had switched sooner.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:05 PM   #2
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I switched a couple of years ago. No regrets.

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Old 08-01-2020, 08:07 PM   #3
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I switched a few years ago as well. Never looked back. Like everything about it.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:21 PM   #4
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Same here, wrist pain wasn't the issue- it was my elbow. I'm a skinny guy, and +50 doesn't help. Much more confident with the thumb and a full grip on the release.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:46 PM   #5
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They make other styles?
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:03 PM   #6
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Should check out the nock 2 it !
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:16 PM   #7
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I switched to a thumb release a few months ago. Used it the first time during turkey season. I like it because I can leave it on the loop. With the wrist release I had a tendency to bang it on stuff in the blind and make noise.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:24 PM   #8
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I have thought about making the switch many times but can't make myself do it.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:35 PM   #9
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I tried to switch. I bought A thumb release. Practiced with it. Just did not feel natural to me and could not feel comfortable with it. Sold it and went back to index finger release.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:45 PM   #10
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Should check out the nock 2 it !

Love my nock 2 it!
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:47 PM   #11
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Switched to a carter chocolate 2 years ago. I like it a lot
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:23 PM   #12
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Switched to one last year, two weeks before an out of state mule deer hunt. Only took about two dozen shots to get comfortable with it. Killed a mulie the first evening of our hunt, never had an issue.
To me, it is more comfortable, consistent, and I just like it.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:27 PM   #13
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Spot Hogg Keeton is my go to..,
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:31 PM   #14
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I like it so far.


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Old 08-02-2020, 06:33 AM   #15
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Switched to a carter chocolate 2 years ago. I like it a lot
I went to a Carter Chocolate Lite 4 finger release years ago and my groups shrank.

It eliminates the finger punching associated with typical trigger releases.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:04 AM   #16
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Are thumb release easy to use with gloves on? I mean if/when it gets cold here, that metal is gonna be awful cold. Just curious cause I want to try one myself
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:07 AM   #17
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Switched to a Nock 2 It a couple of months ago and love it. Looking forward to not having that wrist strap on this season.


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Old 08-02-2020, 07:50 AM   #18
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I shoot a back tension release when I feel a little target panic set in. Might try thumb release.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:27 AM   #19
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Are thumb release easy to use with gloves on? I mean if/when it gets cold here, that metal is gonna be awful cold. Just curious cause I want to try one myself
Yes you can. you can increase the tension on the trigger so it wont fire prematurely
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:43 AM   #20
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Have always been interested in making the switch but I don’t wanna buy one then hate it. My local bow shop prolly has a couple I could try hmm
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:27 AM   #21
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Love my Stan SX-2.

Switching to a thumb release drastically improved my shooting.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:54 AM   #22
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I'd echo a ditto on the switch. I sought advice from the green screen on making the switch over to a thumb release from the green screen a year ago, and during the stay at home time, I finally just dove in and have shot nothing but a Carter Plain 1.

Love it!
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:02 AM   #23
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Good push Ag.

The wrist strap index release takes alot of noise consideration when moving around. Its time for me to invest in another release.
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