I have been considering trying a thumb release, preferably one that can be clipped to the D-loop. I was wondering if many of you are using thumb releases to hunt, and which ones. Tru Ball makes some affordable ones. I was thinking of either the Fang 4 or the Max Pro 4. I can't figure out which one I should try. Thanks Pete
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Sling Shot 03-Mar-18
I use an index finger release. However it is looks like a four finger tension release with a wrist attachment. It is a really nice release, and I have used it for a dozen years. I am actually surprised more index releases are note designed this way. I can even use it as a back tension release. I cannot remember who made it.
Spot Hogg whippersnapper. I shoot the 4 finger model and love it. It has a very easily adjusted tension setting, and mine is set very low. You can take it lower than I have mine set, but it already surprises me going off so no need to go lower.
No issue when hunting? You can easily control when the arrow fires, even when using back tension to release the trigger?
I do all my hunting with a thumb release. However, I do ALL my practicing with a back tension Carter release. One thing I found, at least for me is, it’s not if, but when, you will start punching an index finger release. Like I said, it just might be me though.
X2 on the whippersnapper, won't ever go back to a finger release.
I'm a dedicated thumb release guy. I use a trufire revolution hardcore. No complaints. I am a tree stand hunter only so for spot and stalk may not be so easy
I've been using a Carter Ember for years. It has an open hook. Lots of good choices just make sure there's no trigger travel.
From: Sling Shot
Check out the Nock To It release made by Carter for John Dudley. Search on YouTube for John Dudley. He has some really good videos on the thumb release. I bought one last year. I am sold on them.
I've used the tru ball pro diamond for years, and really like it. Just got a fang 4 last year, and have had a hard time getting used to the trigger.
Another nod for the Nock2it!!!
I practice with a back tension and hunt with a index finger release, bought a few thumb releases but didn't like them
Peterk1234, no issues when hunting. I show the 2,3 and 4 finger before I bought mine. I just squeeze like I’m making a fist as I reach my wall, and it goes off as a surprise. If you are a release “puncher”, you can also punch these, but I find I do way less punching with this style. I also found that my draw feels more smooth using this style. I do a lot of tree stand hunting, and have never had the release fall off once clipped to the string. It’s nice to just grab the bow for a shot and not think about clipping on a release. Spot and stalk, the one chance I had to do this, was on an antelope. I had to belly crawl about 60 yds, had the release clipped on and it didn’t come off. FWIW
X3 on the whippersnapper. Multiple elk trips and out of state hunts and it is still going strong.
I do the same as Molsonarcher. I've got a pair of matched TruBall 4 finger hook style I've used for more than 12 years. I'm thinking to get a 4 finger Fang.
I'm going to take a look at the whippersnapper after reading some positive reviews. Never used a tension release before. If anybody's looking to part ways with one, let me know!