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Anyone shoot a clicker?
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Contributors to this thread:
Shug 05-May-19
Shug 05-May-19
JTreeman 05-May-19
HUNT MAN 05-May-19
WapitiBob 05-May-19
Jaquomo 05-May-19
skipmaster1 05-May-19
MarkU 05-May-19
Woods Walker 05-May-19
M.Pauls 05-May-19
lamb 05-May-19
midwest 05-May-19
arky 05-May-19
HDBOW 05-May-19
ohiohunter 05-May-19
Shug 05-May-19
Scoot 06-May-19
midwest 06-May-19
Shug 06-May-19
midwest 06-May-19
ohiohunter 06-May-19
Charlie Rehor 06-May-19
Shug 06-May-19
From: Shug
05-May-19

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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

From: Shug
05-May-19

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Double post

From: JTreeman
05-May-19
I feel like you might be discounting sliced bread just a little bit...

—Jim

From: HUNT MAN
05-May-19
Or the front shirt pocket

From: WapitiBob
05-May-19

From: Jaquomo
05-May-19
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.

From: skipmaster1
05-May-19
How do you shoot one on a compound? At full draw you can’t expand anymore to pop the clicker

From: MarkU
05-May-19
Shug, you wouldn't even be here if the greatest first discovery wasn't sex.

From: Woods Walker
05-May-19
Are the good eating?

From: M.Pauls
05-May-19
Not trying to be a dink, but what’s the point on a compound? Genuinely asking

From: lamb
05-May-19
I think nfaa barebow compound guys shoot a clicker [fingers] I shoot one with my recurve. keeps you honest

From: midwest
05-May-19
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.

From: arky
05-May-19
I use one on my recurve. Can’t see the point on a compound.

From: HDBOW
05-May-19
All my trad bows have them...not my compound

From: ohiohunter
05-May-19
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.

From: Shug
05-May-19
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.

From: Scoot
06-May-19
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.

From: midwest
06-May-19
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?

From: Shug
06-May-19
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.

From: midwest
06-May-19
Ahhhh....makes sense shooting with fingers. No different than how a stick bow shooter would use one.

From: ohiohunter
06-May-19
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.

06-May-19
I have “max points” and hope to draw a “clicker tag” so I can shoot one before I’m too old! Ha!

From: Shug
06-May-19
Et tu Charlie et tu?

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