Summit Treestands
Thumb T-Handle release question
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
c5ken 19-Jul-19
JTreeman 19-Jul-19
Shawn 19-Jul-19
Bowboy 19-Jul-19
JTV 19-Jul-19
c5ken 19-Jul-19
Bowbender8 20-Jul-19
midwest 20-Jul-19
ELKMAN 20-Jul-19
dmann 20-Jul-19
carcus 20-Jul-19
The dream 20-Jul-19
JTV 20-Jul-19
c5ken 21-Jul-19
Scoot 21-Jul-19
shorty 21-Jul-19
Pat Bischoff 21-Jul-19
Bowfreak 21-Jul-19
bigdog21 22-Jul-19
c5ken 22-Jul-19
JTV 22-Jul-19
From: c5ken
19-Jul-19
Thinking about switching from a Carter Rx1 trigger finger release to a T-Handle thumb trigger. Can't find a shop that has several top of the line T-handle releases to test. Anyone using a T-handle for hunting? If so, which one are you using? Need one that's quiet, easy to attach to a D-Loop & attach it to my wrist so I don't drop/lose it. Any suggestions?

From: JTreeman
19-Jul-19
I don’t want to even talk about how many I own ;) after an extensive search and try I have settled on the Stan PerfeX, I don’t think I can find anything better for me! I shoot the short neck and wish that they made one with a closed jaw to hang on the string when in a treestand/blind, but that is minor. They do make the long neck that can do that, but I don’t want the long neck. Other than that I think it’s about perfect for my needs/requirements. Very high marks from me and I have tried a bunch of them.

—Jim

From: Shawn
19-Jul-19
Stans seem to be the best lots of the best shooters use them. Shawn

From: Bowboy
19-Jul-19
Carters have quite few. I use the ember.

From: JTV
19-Jul-19
True Ball Boss X is one of the better ones out there, avail. In a 4 or 3 finger,... caliper head, fully adjustable tension and trigger settings ..been using one for several years now ... great release .. Ill post a few pics when I get back to my lap top in a few minutes

From: c5ken
19-Jul-19
Thanks for the input. I'll see if I can find the suggested T-handles & give them a try....

From: Bowbender8
20-Jul-19
I shoot T.R.U.Ball. I've got a pair of Sabretooths I bought in 2005. They both still perform like new, and are absolutely stable. No adjustments in years. This despite one of them spending 1 full year in the woods after I dropped it. Yep, found it a year later. Just sprayed it full of WD40 a couple of times. Today, I don't know which one was lost. I recently bought a Fang 4 finger because it will hang on the loop and stay there with the 'fang' keeping it there. It feels the same as the Sabretooth. When I use it, I will attach something on it to make it easier to find! Lastly, it is NOT to early to make the change for the coming season. But you may find yourself grabbing the old release opening day.

From: midwest
20-Jul-19
Nock 2 It by Carter.

From: ELKMAN
20-Jul-19
I prefer the wrist strap index for hunting myself, and I have been shooting a handle/hinge for over 20 years for tournaments.

From: dmann
20-Jul-19
I’ve used tru ball t handles for many years. Mainly the pro diamond, but also have a fang 4

From: carcus
20-Jul-19
Elkman X 2, I got a hinge and a resistance activated t handle(haven't used yet, scared!) That I practice with and switch to a carter quickie wrist release for hunting, I had 4 different thumb t handles, i never felt confident enough to hunt with.

From: The dream
20-Jul-19
Wise choice!

From: JTV
20-Jul-19

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Tru Ball Boss X
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Tru Ball Boss X

From: c5ken
21-Jul-19
So many T-handles to choose from. Wish I could find a shop that had several top of the line T-Handles so I could test drive them. I've been shooting a Carter Rx1 for years for hunting, 3D & indoors. I tried a Keeton several months ago & could never get comfortable with it. Would like to test some hand-held releases to see if it's worth the switch....

From: Scoot
21-Jul-19
I shoot an absolute 360 for hunting. Works for me.

From: shorty
21-Jul-19
John Dudley has several videos on you tube. Check them out, you won't be sorry.

From: Pat Bischoff
21-Jul-19
Spot hog whipper snapper for hunting. Carter wise choice for tournaments.

From: Bowfreak
21-Jul-19
Go to archery talk and pick up a seared release by Carter, Stan or Tru Ball. Buying used will save money and of you don't like it you can turn around and sell it for pretty much what you paid for it. Rinse and repeat until you find what you like.

From: bigdog21
22-Jul-19
My son used one for over 15 years shooting 3-d and he was a good shooter. but after somehow bumping the thumb release when drawing in a hunting situation he has went to wrist and index finger release . I still use my fingers never forget them in the truck never drop them out of the stand and they always work in any weather. lol

From: c5ken
22-Jul-19
Thanks for all of the info... Hopefully I can find one that will work for me...

From: JTV
22-Jul-19
never a problem drawing with one, once I learned how to draw and anchor with one ;0) .... avoid collars on heavy coats..... I draw low and THEN come up to anchor now keeping the thumb off the trigger .... you'll get the hang of it

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