With so many choices on the market today, how do you know what release is the right release for you?
There are many different kinds and several manufacturers to choose from. Like most other archery components, it all comes down to preference and the one YOU feel comfortable using.
Another thing to think about is whether you prefer a rigid release or one that is on a string or rope. Both are easy to adjust and both feel solid at full draw. Try a few before you decide, and make sure the one you buy is the right choice for you.
Once you decide and if your wallet can handle it, it’s a good idea to buy a backup release. Ideally, you should get the exact model as your primary release. Keep the extra one in your pack. If you lose your primary release, drop it from the stand or it malfunctions, you will always have a backup ready to go.
Always remember that archery is a mental game more than anything. If you’re comfortable with your equipment and don’t have to think about it, you’ll shoot better and more consistently. A quality release (along with a backup in your pack), allows you to relax and shoot — even if your heart is pounding out of your chest as you draw back on a monster buck.