Which Release Do You Prefer?

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Home Forums 3-D & Target Archery Which Release Do You Prefer?

This topic contains 28 replies, has 25 contributors, and was last updated by rabbit1957 Rabbit1957 2 years, 11 months ago.

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  • December 3, 2008 at 8:19 pm #496035 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/9/2008
    Okay guys. I’m having trouble deciding on a release for target archery. The bow is a C4. Which do you prefer?
    December 3, 2008 at 8:20 pm #523616 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/9/2008
    Would like to add that I don’t much care for price, appearance, or any of that stuff. Purely into the performance. [=}=] NO STRAP RELEASES
    December 3, 2008 at 8:25 pm #523617 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    What kind of a release are you wanting to use?
    December 3, 2008 at 8:35 pm #523618 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/9/2008
    No strap releases.
    December 3, 2008 at 8:41 pm #523619 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    I would suggest getting a coach to start you out.

    I started with a Carter chocolate addiction, then graduated to a Carter colby2 hinge. Now I am shooting a Zenith hinge. There are tons of different releases, based on your hand size, style of shooting, etc…

    A coach makes the process go much quicker [=}=]

    December 3, 2008 at 8:57 pm #523620 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/9/2008
    [=}=] Thanks for that advice aoudad.
    December 3, 2008 at 10:57 pm #523621 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 31
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    I shoot a carter chocolate addiction, and haven’t seen or had a reason to switch [=}=]
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    December 4, 2008 at 6:46 pm #523622 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/16/2004
    I think Cartet makes the best releases… they are just such good quality!

    I do have 5 Carters, 2 Truballs & 1 Stan

    December 6, 2008 at 3:36 am #523623 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    I voted Carter. They make some of the best releases on the market!

    Wonder what Forrest would recommend? :p :^O

    December 6, 2008 at 1:43 pm #523624 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 6/10/2006
    I voted Carter as well. Currently I own two Atensions (1 hinge, 1 spike), a Colby II spike, an Evolution Plus, a Just B Cuz and a Quickie 1 Plus! :shock:

    I’m kinda like a pre-paid college fund for ole Forrest! 8-|

    December 6, 2008 at 6:47 pm #523625 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 10/14/2008
    Carter makes a fantastic release and several handles to choose from. You can’t go wrong with one. Stan’s SuperX is also a great release. Plus it has a bit more adjustability. I don’t think you can go wrong either way. Now, if you want to shoot a hinge release….. Scott Longhorn all the way.
    December 6, 2008 at 8:22 pm #523626 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/29/2007
    I echo Sam, see a coach. That’s the best way to improve your shooting skills quickly.

    As to the release, I use a 3 finger Zenith Comfort. I have two, one regular metal the other is brass. I use a .006″ clicker in both. I immediately set the clicker when I hit full draw as part of my shot routine.

    December 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm #523627 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 11/29/2008
    I think Im on a never ending quest to find the perfect release, (arent we all).

    I use a Loesch True Back Tension, a Scott Longhorn SS III, a CCPorter Mako 4 and a Stanislawski SuperX.

    December 9, 2008 at 1:36 am #523628 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/15/2008
    Gotta shoot them all and decide for yourself. Make a list of release you think you would like, go to the shop and shoot.

    I was leaning towards the Carter Chocolate Addiction and Chocolate Lite until I shot them.

    Then I went home with a T.R.U. Ball Ultra Extreme for a better price and IMO a lot cleaner release.

    December 10, 2008 at 12:09 am #523629 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 4/24/2008
    This is a very touchy subject the best style of release is a back tension. from the list you left i voted for the stan. this is because it was the best choice for me after i shot a couple of carters. I also have one of Bernie Pelterllie’s Missing Link. i will say that if I would have not tried that release I would never have bought it. what sold me was that i was at gander mountain and the subject came up with one of the employees and he happened to have one with him. I looked at it and said that it would not work. he let me use his Bowtech (myself being a Mathews fan) that had a draw length 2 inches past my own and on the first shot was able to shoot an inside out X more than once. The back tension is a long process to get perfect and will take at least 6 months to be perfect no matter how much you shoot. the stan was very helpful in that process but it is all up to what is comfortable to you so what ever your choice may be it will get worse before it gets better.
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