Velcro or Buckle Release?

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  • November 22, 2006 at 5:38 am #506115 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    i’ve got a cobra velcro right now but am sick of it. its bulky, loud, and has started to stick a little when I clip it on my loop. think i’ll try a scott with a buckle next.
    November 22, 2006 at 9:56 am #506116 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/19/2006
    Buckle on my Tru-ball tornado :thumbup
    November 22, 2006 at 10:41 am #506117 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/18/2006
    Velcro the buckle just doesn’t fit right [=}=]
    November 22, 2006 at 10:43 am #506118 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Buckle I am one that doesnt like anything velcro in the woods.
    November 22, 2006 at 12:27 pm #506119 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 6/25/2004

    I wouldn’t have ANYTHING velcro for deer hunting………

    November 22, 2006 at 4:50 pm #506120 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/31/2005
    True story: My first time bowhunting with my Q2 and I get to my stand pull up the bow and as I am undoing the VELCRO on my release it spooks a doe about 20 yards away that I hadn’t seen. That was it for velcro! Buckle is the only way to go IMO.
    November 22, 2006 at 5:02 pm #506121 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 45
    Joined: 2/2/2005
    Buckle :thumbup
    November 22, 2006 at 5:13 pm #506122 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Well I too am one of the few Velcro users…

    I just haven’t found a buckle that fits securely or as quickly and comfortably when needed. Yes the velcro makes some sound, but once on, its secure and is good all day long. I can swivel the release out of the way to climb or drive and not even need to undo the velcro.

    Some buckles can have a metallic noise (clink) when the prong hits the retainer ring too…

    I’m thinking of looking into the Carters, especially for 3-D shoots. The buckles and velcro can blister your wrist when shooting repetively during the afternoon heat. I found that out last summer! #-o


    November 22, 2006 at 5:14 pm #506123 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/5/2004
    Velcro. More adjustability for no gloves, cool weather gloves, or cold weather gloves. I’ve never had a problem with noise…….I make sure the strap is on good as soon as I sit down.
    November 22, 2006 at 5:19 pm #506124 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I like a buckle because it is quieter and because I can always put it on and buckle it in the same hole every time for greater consistency as to how it fits.
    November 22, 2006 at 5:20 pm #506125 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 10/11/2005
    My release wasn’t that loud until I had to replace the velcro on the strap. I guess the velcro I used (industrial strength?) is louder. The cuff on my coat rubs against the release and this is what causes the noise. I usually just roll up the cuff, but it causes a draft. The morning the buck spooked, all I did was move my hand @ 6″ to hook up my release. There was the noise and the buck trotted off @ 30 yards. No sight, smell, or large movement spooked him away. It was just too calm and quiet that morning, and the buck heard the velcro.
    November 22, 2006 at 7:19 pm #506126 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 12/9/2005
    Use to use velcro but changed to a buckle when i bought a Cobra Green Mamba release. I’ve been happy with the change.
    November 22, 2006 at 11:34 pm #506127 Back to Top REPORT

    dan flood

    Joined: 1/18/2005
    Velcro on my Fletch Hunter Shorty, but buckle on my Carter Quickie. Prefer my buckle probably because its always consistant.
    November 22, 2006 at 11:55 pm #506128 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/2/2005
    Velcro, since it’s really is adjustable. If your Velcro is slipping, use a seam ripper to remove it and replace it with military grade Velcro that is used on chute harnesses. It won’t move. If you can’t sew it, any shoe repair shop can.
    November 23, 2006 at 2:12 am #506129 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Buckle here, Velcro has no place in the woods IMHO.
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