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Author Topic: Best back tension release for hunting?  (Read 192 times)

Offline lswoody

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Best back tension release for hunting?
« on: July 07, 2018, 12:35:47 AM »
Which is best guys and gals!!!!
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Re: Best back tension release for hunting?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 09:36:54 AM »
I've never used one. I still have my original fletcher release
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Re: Best back tension release for hunting?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 09:55:05 PM »
I wouldn't recommend using one for hunting. At times you only have a small window of opportunity. Then you need to shoot now.
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Re: Best back tension release for hunting?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 08:02:49 PM »
A few decades ago when I first started bowhunting I started looking for all of the accuracy tricks I could get.  Started asking around about back tension releases & ultimately arrived at the same view that Gobi just shared and abandoned my search.  I was actually shooting fingers at the time but did opt for a handheld release with a thumb trigger.  Gave me a huge improvement in consistency without the drawbacks of the back tension release.  After dropping the darn thing from the stand a couple of times I grabbed a wrist release & have been there ever since.  If you want one mainly for target shooting however, my best advice is to find a local event or pro shop with indoor leagues & see what those guys & gals recommend - I'm sure you'll get some very good feedback.  I'm still curious about them and would like to try it one day (on a target range) so keep us posted on what you learn.  The don't seem to have changed much over the years.
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