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  • July 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm #584333 Back to Top REPORT
    eouzts
    eouzts

    Age: 45
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    I am looking for opinion on thumb releases.  I have a BOSS X and I like it but it is loud.  I am looking for one that is quiet and has a wrist lanyard. I like this one but since it is new there are no reviews, one thing that concerns me is the head does not rotate.  Carter releases do not rotate either and I hear good things about them.  Any opinions or suggestions?  What are you using?

    Thanks.

    Eric

    July 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm #584403 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
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    Location: Ohio
    Eric,

    I’ve been shooting a Carter handheld for the past 6 years now.  I haven’t had a single issue with torque while using it, and while they may be loud, remember they are right next to your ear.  Your bow firing off will be 10x louder at the shot.  Hope this helps!

    Oh, and I’ve used the Carter Chocolate Addiction for 5 years and switched tot he new Too Simple this year.

    Good luck!

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    July 18, 2013 at 7:33 am #584644 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    What thunderchicken21 said {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    The D-Loop will eliminate any torque … that is one of the advantages of a D-Loop.

    The TRU Ball Boss-X does have a free floating, rotating head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVc9EQRNQB4&feature=youtu.be

    There is an optional lanyard accessory for the Boss-X (thin handle) http://www.truball.com/V-lock.html

    I’ve used a TRU Ball Chappy Boss Talon Head w/ lanyard with good success and may rig a lanyard to use a Carter Plain 1 this year.

    July 18, 2013 at 10:32 am #584669 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    What thunderchicken21 said {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up} 

    The D-Loop will eliminate any torque … that is one of the advantages of a D-Loop.

    The TRU Ball Boss-X does have a free floating, rotating head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVc9EQRNQB4&feature=youtu.be

    There is an optional lanyard accessory for the Boss-X (thin handle) http://www.truball.com/V-lock.html

    I’ve used a TRU Ball Chappy Boss Talon Head w/ lanyard with good success and may rig a lanyard to use a Carter Plain 1 this year.

    I have a question on the Plain 1 and it’s about the circle size for the index finger. How large is it? Large enough to be able to wear a reasonably warm glove when hunting with it. I have tried the Whisper and the circle is too darn small for a glove. I have the new Honey and the circle on it’s larger.

    Beyond that the two Carter’s mentioned look to have very short necks on them for grabbing and releasing the D-loop and that is got my interest.

    July 18, 2013 at 10:44 am #584672 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    I can use the Plain 1 with a Manzella Waterproof 40 gram Thinsulate glove, but any glove for true cold weather would probably not fit. I take a medium sized glove.
    July 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm #584688 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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    I can use the Plain 1 with a Manzella Waterproof 40 gram Thinsulate glove, but any glove for true cold weather would probablynot fit. I take a medium sized glove.

    Sounds like improved or better design than the Whisper’s and that’s a good release. Thanks. Now if I can find a shop to check them out.

    July 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm #585330 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    I’ll bring my Plain 1 along on our hunt so you can try it out.

    The Plain 1 will shorten your DL by almost 1/2″, so it is my preferred release on the 28.5″ Z7 Magnum and 28.5″ Prestige. I use a Carter RX-2 or Insatiable 2 for the 28″ DL Monster.

    July 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm #585366 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Thanks gjarcher. I hopefully I will have got a chance to handle one soon but no shops have one around here yet.
    July 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm #585396 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
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    Joined: 9/19/2007
    Carter Too Simple here {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    August 15, 2013 at 2:06 am #589763 Back to Top REPORT
    three08
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    You need to check out the Scott Exxus!
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    August 15, 2013 at 8:02 am #589780 Back to Top REPORT
    q2hunter
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    The True Fire releases have a reputation of being “more economical” which they are.  Their newest 2013 line has a model called the Hardcore 4 Finger with a wrist lanyard.  When I seen it in the shop, looked it over, and shot it a few times, I brought one home with me.  Its got lots of bells and whistles, 3 position trigger pressure adjustment (6, 30, and 50 ounces), a trigger travel (or creep) adjustment, the trigger its self has a “cam” design where it can be rotated to fit a pressure point on your thumb that you like, and has a d-loop guard if you choose to hang it on the d-loop instead of using the lanyard.  The lanyard is adjustable and removeable if you choose to not use it.  I’m liking this release very much after 5 days of shooting it.  The middle pressure setting is my sweet spot, the 6 ounce setting is a little too light for my comfort in a hunting situation.  I am fine with it on targets, but I could sure imagine bumping that thing on the draw cycle on a big ol buck and sailing one off a mountain somewhere….LOL!
    August 15, 2013 at 8:06 am #589781 Back to Top REPORT
    jemyers10pt
    jemyers10pt

    Joined: 7/18/2008
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    Get a Carter and be done with it! Best on the market hands down.
    Always looking for my next Booner!
    August 15, 2013 at 9:52 am #589802 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    You need to check out the Scott Exxus!

    Interesting new release by Scott being it’s their first thumb style release. Can you tell us what you like and don’t about this new release.

    August 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm #589966 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 43
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    As gjarcher mentioned, I also use the Plain 1 and LOVE IT! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    August 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm #591778 Back to Top REPORT
    three08
    three08

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    You need to check out the Scott Exxus!

    Interesting new release by Scott being it’s their first thumb style release. Can you tell us what you like and don’t about this new release.

    Well there isn’t much not to love. Very crisp very adjustable and the ergonomics are second to none. I have very big hands and can still wear light to medium weight gloves with no problem. I never thought I would give up my BOSS X but as soon as I shot the Scott…

    BTW its quieter than the BOSS X and many other of these type releases.

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