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Anyone shoot a clicker?
Just out of curiosity who out there shoots a clicker for hunting? I’ve been using one for over 30 years and find it the third greatest discovery after fire and the wheel
I feel like you might be discounting sliced bread just a little bit...
Or the front shirt pocket
Or the pants zipper.
I know a number of trad guys who use one to keep from short-drawing, but never with a compound. I'd be afraid of developing a Pavlovian response: click-punch.
How do you shoot one on a compound? At full draw you can’t expand anymore to pop the clicker
Shug, you wouldn't even be here if the greatest first discovery wasn't sex.
Not trying to be a dink, but what’s the point on a compound? Genuinely asking
I think nfaa barebow compound guys shoot a clicker [fingers] I shoot one with my recurve. keeps you honest
I guess I don't see the point with draw stops on a compound. If I ever went back to stickbow, I'd definitely be using one.
I use one on my recurve. Can’t see the point on a compound.
All my trad bows have them...not my compound
The older Mathews have a generous valley, setting the clicker to the backside of the valley could be effective for some. Clickers aren’t for everyone, I’m probably too undisciplined for one. I couldn’t imagine one on a short valley with draw stops.
Pauls it’s the same as on a stick bow.. I personally have no experience with a hard valley cam so I don’t know how they would affect the use of one.
As for on a round wheel or a cam with a valley with lots of room I think they can be an amazing tool.
I would absolutely hate this! I like a firm back wall, which I think would defeat the purpose for this approach. Sounds like it works for you though, Shug. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
Shug, I'm curious on how you use it. Do you pull through the clicker when you come to full draw and release as you relax in the valley or pull short of the clicker and release as you pull through the clicker? I'm guessing the latter. Are you using an index finger release?
Nick... I come to anchor (fingers)which is set right before the click. After all is set... I pull through the click to my shoulder. This is an over simplified version of what’s taking place.
As for a mechanical release that’s what made me ask the question. I’ve never shot a release but know what a clicker can do to improve a shot and always thought if a guy could master a clicker with say an index finger release I wonder if anyone has done it and how they do.
Ahhhh....makes sense shooting with fingers. No different than how a stick bow shooter would use one.
I'm sure someone has played w/ a click and a release, but when I pull fingers vs release the bow stability takes on a completely different animal. Fingers I'm solid as the base of an isosceles triangle.. wide base ~ 3fingers compared to a release where I feel like an upside down triangle, one small contact point. Thats about the best analogy I can come up with, which is why I've been thinking real hard about setting up a finger bow. I think I could be quicker on the anchor and release (almost natural vs artificial if that makes sense) than with a mech release, added to the fact I'm trying not to shoot further than 40yds on game puts me at what I feel is a moot point regarding the 2 methods.
I have “max points” and hope to draw a “clicker tag” so I can shoot one before I’m too old! Ha!