Carbon Express Arrows
Which mechanical release do you use?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Lark Bunting 30-Nov-17
wyobullshooter 30-Nov-17
Lark Bunting 30-Nov-17
greg simon 30-Nov-17
midwest 30-Nov-17
Buffalo1 30-Nov-17
stick n string 30-Nov-17
Hawkeye 30-Nov-17
midwest 30-Nov-17
KC 30-Nov-17
ground hunter 30-Nov-17
deerhunter72 30-Nov-17
wyobullshooter 30-Nov-17
Hawkeye 30-Nov-17
Bou'bound 30-Nov-17
pa bowhunter 30-Nov-17
Mark Watkins 30-Nov-17
JW 30-Nov-17
Redheadtwo 30-Nov-17
Mule Power 30-Nov-17
Bloodtrail 30-Nov-17
YZF-88 30-Nov-17
HUNT MAN 30-Nov-17
bad karma 30-Nov-17
JTV 30-Nov-17
Brotsky 30-Nov-17
ohiohunter 30-Nov-17
Charlie Rehor 30-Nov-17
Ironbow 30-Nov-17
Bowboy 30-Nov-17
Heat 30-Nov-17
elk yinzer 30-Nov-17
carcus 30-Nov-17
Scooter 30-Nov-17
pa10point 30-Nov-17
Butcher 30-Nov-17
sticksender 30-Nov-17
Russell 30-Nov-17
Wood 30-Nov-17
Willieboat 30-Nov-17
drycreek 30-Nov-17
Dino 01-Dec-17
Ambush 01-Dec-17
Nick Muche 01-Dec-17
craig@work 01-Dec-17
JTreeman 01-Dec-17
joehunter 01-Dec-17
HerdManager 01-Dec-17
Robbo 01-Dec-17
Dirk Diggler 01-Dec-17
APauls 01-Dec-17
Ermine 04-Dec-17
leftee 04-Dec-17
midwest 04-Dec-17
Ny308Hunter 04-Dec-17
Ridge Rock 04-Dec-17
From: Lark Bunting
30-Nov-17
'Tis the season where my wife will insist I put something down on paper and form a Christmas list. It's much more simple for me to just forward my Amazon wish list but traditions force me to write something down for her.

Being new to the sport a few years ago I was pretty thrifty on some equipment and bought a used Truball release. I don't particularly like it that much as it's on the very last hole on the wrist strap and the hole is more elongated making me think it's stretched past its prime. Also, the strap itself isn't very comfortable on my wrist.

I was looking at the Tru-Fire releases and they seem decent. I am tempted to move to a thumb style release, not brave enough to try a back-tension release and I don't know if just a hook is the right answer for me either. Feel free to shed some light on the hook compared to the traditional clamping jaws.

What would you consider the "perfect" or "best" release?

30-Nov-17
For me, the “perfect “ release is the Carter Rx1.

From: Lark Bunting
30-Nov-17
You like the hook style release? Did you ever use the jaw-style before?

From: greg simon
30-Nov-17
I use a Tru-Fire Hardcore 4 finger. I don't like a wrist strap that I have to wear all the time. The hook type release is supposed to be more accurate but that is not why I use it. I do find I'm a better shot with the thumb release versus the index finger.

From: midwest
30-Nov-17
Once you shoot a high end release, you'll have a hard time going back. I'm currently shooting a Nock2it made by Carter. I also shoot a Silverback tension release by Carter and I have a Truball hinge I started to play with.

From: Buffalo1
30-Nov-17
Tru-Fire Hardcore 4 Finger (Old style w/o twist head)

30-Nov-17
I use a true fire caliper release that has the adjustable shank. I actually use my middle finger as my trigger finger, my index finger lays on top of the caliper "block". I have always done it this way and I'm not 100% sure why but I do know that some days if I have a little struggle keeping the pin steady, if I put a little more pressure on my index finger, it seems to help steady things. I guess that little extra contact provides just that tiny bit of stability that helps? My brother has been trying for a couple years to get me to go to either a back tension or a thumb style release, I just feel like I have a pretty solid anchor with what I use so I hate to mess with it.

From: Hawkeye
30-Nov-17
I have been shooting the Spot Hogg Wise Guy since 2014 and really like it. I'm not married to any release but this one has served me well.

From: midwest
30-Nov-17
You're just trying to be like Cam, Eyad. ;-)

From: KC
30-Nov-17
bear paw by truefire

30-Nov-17
tru fire,,, it just plain works, holds up well in cold weather

From: deerhunter72
30-Nov-17
Stanislawski SX3 I've used the same old Hot Sot release for over 30 years because no matter what I tried I wasn't comfortable. From the first time I picked up the SX3 I knew I'd finally found a replacement. Very well made and infinitely adjustable to your specs. They cost around $200 new, but you can pick them up used on Archery Talk for less.

30-Nov-17
"You like the hook style release? Did you ever use the jaw-style before?"

If you use a string loop, I personally wouldn't shoot anything but a hook style. I used a James Greene Gatorjaws WAY back in the day before string loops were even a pipe dream. As far as the Rx1 goes, I love the trigger forward feature.

From: Hawkeye
30-Nov-17
"You're just trying to be like Cam, Eyad. ;-) "

I 'might' be able to run a 10K.......now if I could only come up with 200 more miles worth of stamina...without taking a break......you might be right;)

From: Bou'bound
30-Nov-17
scott shark

From: pa bowhunter
30-Nov-17
True ball blade pro, great adjustability and built like a tank...

From: Mark Watkins
30-Nov-17
Scott little goose has worked well for me for the past 4 years.

I find with releases it is very much like picking a bow. Shoot as many different ones as you can and let the release pick you.

Mark

From: JW
30-Nov-17
Stanislawski SX3 for me. I've always been more accurate with a handheld thumb release.

From: Redheadtwo
30-Nov-17
Carter Lockjaw

From: Mule Power
30-Nov-17
Winns Free Flight forever.

From: Bloodtrail
30-Nov-17
I shoot the wolf from Scott Archery, but I'm not very fond the trigger being so close to the jaws. It makes me feel like my hand is all bunched up on my face. But its crisp and accurate. I think I would like to try the Tru-Fire because the trigger is set back farther.

From: YZF-88
30-Nov-17
I just picked up a Carter Wise Choice and really like it so far.

From: HUNT MAN
30-Nov-17
Scott silver horn and a Scott 3 finger longhorn for the off season and 3D . Hunt

From: bad karma
30-Nov-17
I've been using the Spot Hogg Keeton this year, and like it a lot. It seems that I am shooting better with it, but it also coincides with a rigorous weight training program, so I am not sure the release should get much credit. My other release is a Carter Little Mike, which is an excellent release as well.

From: JTV
30-Nov-17
TruBall 4 finger Boss X .... caliper head, clean crisp release ... great hunting release for those who like the handheld designs... I got away from the wrist strap models years back when TP hit ... glad I did, I shoot better now than ever ..

From: Brotsky
30-Nov-17
TruBall short and sweet. I've never had a reason to go to anything else. Really want to try a Carter but I haven't gone there yet.

From: ohiohunter
30-Nov-17
Scott bitty goose... sweet, simple, priced right to have multiple, comfortable buckle strap, great customer service IME, hard to beat. After the loop got traction I retired my gator jaws.

30-Nov-17
My Pro Shop owner laughs at me every year when I show up to “tune up” for season with the same Scott Release year after year. If you don’t have a back up in your pack at all times you are taking a risk. That said buy 3 of which ever you chose! Good luck!

From: Ironbow
30-Nov-17
Tru Ball Pro Diamond thumb release. Very adjustable.

From: Bowboy
30-Nov-17
Carter Ember. It has and open hook and short barrel so you can usually shoot a 1/2 inch longer draw. I took the horseshoe off and installed a standard 3/8 barrel. I used the three fingers.

From: Heat
30-Nov-17
Jim Fletcher Fletchunter

From: elk yinzer
30-Nov-17
What Mule Power said

From: carcus
30-Nov-17
Carter quickie

From: Scooter
30-Nov-17
Spot hog wise guy

From: pa10point
30-Nov-17
Carter quickie 1 plus. Love the hook Shot Scott releases for years but I think carter has best triggers. Zero creep. I like having it attached to my wrist so I can’t drop it or lose when running and gunning

From: Butcher
30-Nov-17
Spot Hogg wise guy and Keeton

From: sticksender
30-Nov-17
Spot Hogg WiseGuy currently

From: Russell
30-Nov-17

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Modified this release for a shorter length so I can J hook the trigger.

From: Wood
30-Nov-17
Another vote for the Carter Wise Choice. 4 finger for me.

From: Willieboat
30-Nov-17
Hunting Carter Quickie 1......off season Carter Evolution

From: drycreek
30-Nov-17
Trufire Hardcore wrist strap. And a duplicate in my pack.

From: Dino
01-Dec-17
If u r thinking back tension, jump in with both feet! I wish I would have done it years ago. I hunt with a Nock2it and train with a Silverback. The clip on Thumb releases by Carter are awesome!

From: Ambush
01-Dec-17
Hook release for me. Don’t have to look to get it on. Don’t have to keep jabbing the jaws at the loop while trying desperately to keep the other eye on an animal. Scott Silverhorn works good for me. I like the forward trigger.

From: Nick Muche
01-Dec-17
Carter Rx2 for me, have to have the hook style since switching to it, so much quicker to get on the string.

From: craig@work
01-Dec-17
Hardcore revolution. Once I went thumb release I can't go back to a wrist strap. I only hunt whitetails from treestands so I love to clip my release on and have my hands free. +1 on Charlie's comment. Make sure you have a backup and that both are set up the same.

From: JTreeman
01-Dec-17
I shoot a Carter "Like Mike". Have been pleased with it. I also have a Carter RX-1. Gotta have that hook, I used to be apprehensive to go away for the jaw style, but at this point the single hook is really the only way to go as far as I'm concerned.

--Jim

From: joehunter
01-Dec-17
Scott Little goose. My whole crew shots them. 7 or 8 releases total. Always have a backup in the pack.

From: HerdManager
01-Dec-17
Carter Insatiable 2+

From: Robbo
01-Dec-17
Whalen hooker release for me

From: Dirk Diggler
01-Dec-17
Scott Little bitty Goose Started playing with the Scott Rhino.

I found I shoot way better by triggering the release by the 2nd knuckle on my finger instead of by the tip of finger.

From: APauls
01-Dec-17
I thought I WAS going high end when I bought a Tru Fire with the hook, and buckles on that strap. Might be called the hurricane or something. I think it was over $100cdn. I still feel like I'm ballin with it, so I won't look at the expensive ones :) Seems to always shoot real nice.

Much prefer the hook over the jaws though that's for sure. You can put the hook on your D-loop without looking at it.

From: Ermine
04-Dec-17
Carter lucky

From: leftee
04-Dec-17
Tru ball short/sweet.

From: midwest
04-Dec-17
Ermine, Does Hamskea no longer produce the Droptine?

From: Ny308Hunter
04-Dec-17
Scott archery Shark. Picked up on clearance 3 years ago, still solid as a rock hundreds if not thousands of releases later.

From: Ridge Rock
04-Dec-17
Winns Free Flight Relaxed Finger

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