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Old 02-07-2014, 10:42 PM
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Picked up a Scott Exxus today, always wanted to try a thumb release and now i'm kicking myself in the ass for not doing it sooner

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:02 PM
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I use a caliber rotating Tru Ball. Have for many years. Tell me why I should switch. What are the advantages? Sell me
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:06 PM
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I use a caliber rotating Tru Ball. Have for many years. Tell me why I should switch. What are the advantages? Sell me
I'm not going to sell you on anything.. this thing just feels great.. honestly scared the crap out of me the first time it went off because it was so unexpected For whatever reason I seem to hold steadier and have a cleaner release
Ive been a Scott Sabertooth shooter for years and have a few for back up.. all I can tell ya is they will be for sale and i'll be ordering another Exxus
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:13 PM
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Do most leave the release hooked onto the loop when your in the stand?
Did you adjust trigger at all or is it on factory setting?
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Do most leave the release hooked onto the loop when your in the stand?
Did you adjust trigger at all or is it on factory setting?
Just got it yesterday so I have not hunted with it but yes, it seems leaving it hooked to the D loop would be the way to go.
Factory settings for now.. i'll shoot and get used to it before I start making any adjustments
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:17 AM
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I tried one of the thumb releases back in 91... Had that little rope loop that went around the string and went on the little post that was attached to the trigger.

Well it had a nasty habit of slipping when I was about mid way through my draw cycle...

After a couple of busted noses, I went to a cobra caliper. Lol!
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I tried one of the thumb releases back in 91... Had that little rope loop that went around the string and went on the little post that was attached to the trigger.

Well it had a nasty habit of slipping when I was about mid way through my draw cycle...

After a couple of busted noses, I went to a cobra caliper. Lol!
I'm thinking they've advanced a lot since '91
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Something about the comfort of knowing my release is strapped to my wrist I can't get past. I have dropped things from the stand many times in the years, dropping my release would NOT be ideal. LOL

I started shooting wheelie bows with a thumb release like this. Technology has come a looong way I am sure, but not attaching to me is the deal breaker.
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I'm thinking they've advanced a lot since '91
There is that... My cousin shoots one and swears by it...
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I know a couple guys that hunt with them. They keep them attached to a string around their neck so in case it does fall it doesn't fall all the way to the ground.

I shoot a Scott Mongoose, never tried any other style of release.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:47 PM
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Got a Whalens Hooker for Christmas I'll be playing with this spring. Already shot with it some and change in the poi. It's definitely a surprise release. Haven't busted my nose yet lol. Need to get a buckle wrist strap for it.
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If I was going to buy a Thumb I'd buy the STAN it' awesome! A quattro the green one!

Shooting a thumb is similar to a back tension release and you can shoot one just like it without busting your nose! the hold is alot better with a hand held release! I had to shoot a .5" shorter draw when I shoot my stan but the groups and hold are so much better as long as you squeeze and pull and dont jump on the shot
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