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  • November 16, 2012 at 2:05 am #540151 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 42
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN
    Used to live in Noblesville right by Morse Reservoir, and my dad was a mechanic at Indianapolis Boat Co for several years which used to sit right at the junction of I-69 and 116th. I’m familiar with both areas very well. :thumbup

    Know those areas like the back of my hand! My younger sister now lives over on Geist Reservoir. My older sisters is a med/peds doctor and her office is at the corner of 69 and 116th! Small world! Thanks again for the info! :thumbup

    November 16, 2012 at 2:10 am #540152 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 42
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN

    Many years ago I used the Jim Fletcher like L.O.S.T mentioned… still have two of them!

    Switched to a Scott little goose for hunting… loved it! But I always had the itch to try a thumb style release for 3D and spots.

    Ended up with a Carter Just B Cuz…. now it gets used for Hunting, as well as 3D and spots.

    Good Luck in your search :thumbup[/quote:36geybsv]

    The Jim Fletcher is definitely one I wanna try. As I said before, I’ve never tried the thumb style releases, but I’m definitely tempted – actually been kinda afraid of dropping the thing when that shot comes up! But, thanks for your input! Greatly appreciated! :thumbup

    November 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm #540153 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D :thumbup As stated we tried most of the above mentioned releases…[ thumb releases exempted] taking in a lot of factors, noise, smoothness and reliability I always came back to the fletchunter, never quit, some of brands above we experienced major malfunctions…

    the fletchunter I wash in a mud puddle once a year, need it or not :p ..seriously a clean it up with air wipe down and spray some powdered graphite on it once a year and forget about it…

    interesting we did a little test …we took eight different releases using the same bow and set up only change was the release..

    a couple brand name releases impacted high and left 7 inches…not a big issue if your using it as one tunes in their pins to POI…but definably impacted different from the majority… that could mean a huge difference in tune…

    others consistently sprayed arrows compared to the others…[sprayed= a three inch group compared to a one inch group]

    some the noise eliminated further tests with that release immediately,

    one even malfunctioned …with premature releasing on draw…it was new, not cheap and right out of the package …a major brand

    The thing that impressed me with the fletchunter impacted dead on with our Hooter Shooter while others didn’t…

    JMHO :D
    Neil

    November 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm #540154 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    Used to live in Noblesville right by Morse Reservoir, and my dad was a mechanic at Indianapolis Boat Co for several years which used to sit right at the junction of I-69 and 116th. I’m familiar with both areas very well. :thumbup

    Know those areas like the back of my hand! My younger sister now lives over on Geist Reservoir. My older sisters is a med/peds doctor and her office is at the corner of 69 and 116th! Small world! Thanks again for the info! :thumbup[/quote:334qi17m]

    :thumbup Used to fish Geist all the time. Last time I was there was after Reggie Johnson’s house caught fire (I think it was Reggie’s). Population up there has exploded in the last 20 years! :shock:

    November 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm #540155 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 42
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN

    :thumbup Used to fish Geist all the time. Last time I was there was after Reggie Johnson’s[/color:ssk4mesb] house caught fire (I think it was Reggie’s). Population up there has exploded in the last 20 years! :shock:[/quote:ssk4mesb]

    Reggie Miller’s house ;) And, yep, it’s amazing how much it’s grown! Seems like something new every time I’m up there! When they first moved out there, there wasn’t much of anything and now it’s crazy! They live on “Cocktail Cove” :thumbup

    November 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm #540156 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    :thumbup Used to fish Geist all the time. Last time I was there was after Reggie Johnson’s[/color:1ggqyd58] house caught fire (I think it was Reggie’s). Population up there has exploded in the last 20 years! :shock:[/quote:1ggqyd58]

    Reggie Miller’s house ;) And, yep, it’s amazing how much it’s grown! Seems like something new every time I’m up there! When they first moved out there, there wasn’t much of anything and now it’s crazy! They live on “Cocktail Cove” :thumbup[/quote:1ggqyd58]

    Miller, THAT’S him! LOL. Guess its easy to see I’m not much of a Pacers fan. :^O

    November 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm #540157 Back to Top REPORT

    mxracer33x

    Joined: 11/2/2007
    I took my Tru-Fire Hurricane strap & adjuster/swivel and adapted it to my James Greene Release. I liked the trigger on the Greene much better, but the strap was lacking. It turned out very good.

    FWIW, Before taht I was going to get a Scott Wolf.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm #540158 Back to Top REPORT
    jesusfreak-2
    JESUSFREAK!

    Joined: 9/16/2011
    Scott stingray thumb style index finger release.
    I am a hard core backwoodsman and pround of it, JACK!
    November 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm #540159 Back to Top REPORT
    tedd3
    Tedd3

    Joined: 2/3/2007
    Love my Carter Quickie. :thumbup
    November 17, 2012 at 12:26 am #540160 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Carter Chocolate Addiction went to it 3yrs ago and won’t switch ANYtime soon. I was worried about the click sound but not a single animal has been able to get away from the sound ;)

    I have debated about trying a T handle style release, but was always afraid of dropping the darn thing when I need it! Do you leave it attached to your loop once you are in position or lash it in some way to your wrist??? Also, by “clicking”, is that from the thumb trigger??? But, I guess it doesn’t really matter if it lays ‘em down, that’s what it’s all about! ;)[/quote:2nw38r5z]

    Click it to the loop and forget about it till you grab the bow

    yea the click is from the release goin off..but it is right by your ear so it seems kinda loud. I’ve shot one hog and 6 deer with it one of which my biggest buck to date :thumbup

    November 17, 2012 at 12:44 am #540161 Back to Top REPORT
    diamonddust
    diamonddust

    Age: 43
    Joined: 8/30/2010
    Location: south carolina
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    I have been using the Tru Fire Edge for the last few years an like it alot . The smaller head and double jaw release really works great for me and I haven’t found anything yet that I would trade it for. :thumbup
    Johnny McLaughlin
    November 17, 2012 at 8:29 am #540162 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    Scott Wildcat
    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    November 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm #540163 Back to Top REPORT
    il-archer
    IL Archer

    Joined: 3/22/2007
    I used a Scott Mongoose for quite a few years. Bought a Spot Hogg Saturday Night Special this summer and the Mongoose has been relegated to backup duty.
    November 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm #540164 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 42
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN

    Carter Chocolate Addiction went to it 3yrs ago and won’t switch ANYtime soon. I was worried about the click sound but not a single animal has been able to get away from the sound ;)

    I have debated about trying a T handle style release, but was always afraid of dropping the darn thing when I need it! Do you leave it attached to your loop once you are in position or lash it in some way to your wrist??? Also, by “clicking”, is that from the thumb trigger??? But, I guess it doesn’t really matter if it lays ‘em down, that’s what it’s all about! ;)[/quote:i1d1rphg]

    Click it to the loop and forget about it till you grab the bow

    yea the click is from the release goin off..but it is right by your ear so it seems kinda loud. I’ve shot one hog and 6 deer with it one of which my biggest buck to date :thumbup

    [/quote:i1d1rphg]

    Thanks again for the info! I greatly appreciate it! That’s a cool pic with the sun shining through your bow! AND, that’s a nice lookin’ deer you got there! Nice shootin’! :thumbup

    November 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm #540165 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 42
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN
    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their input! Lots of great ones to try! I’m still shopping and trying ‘em out. Haven’t made my decision just yet, but I will let you all know what I decide! Thanks guys! I really appreciate all of your thoughts and suggestions! :thumbup
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