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Old 03-08-2017, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Let me just get this off my chest, why are archery releases so expensive these days? $150-$200+?

I am in the market and would like to get a few releases to work on my form but am not willing to spend the money right now to get all of them. I think I will build my collection over the next few years. Ideally I would like a hinge release, thumb trigger, and an index/wrist release. I would like to practice form with a hinge release, and then hunt with either a thumb trigger or index release.

Do you practice with a different release than what you hunt with? What release do you currently shoot? If you could buy a different one which one would it be?

If anyone has any releases they aren't using anymore and want to sell at a good price shoot me a pm...
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's because archers are willing to pay that much.

It drives me crazy. And it isn't just archery. It's anything you do. Everything has become a "specialized" activity. 12 year olds need batting gloves for both hands, sliding shorts, team specific cleat colors, a matching bat bag, and a $500 bat. What the hell? I never used batting gloves in my entire career!

I purchased a new release last fall. The guy at the shop kept trying to convince me that I needed to try the new "thumb release". I kept thinking "this is so stupid!". I had a heck of a time finding something to replace my old release -- they don't make anything basic and simple anymore.

Look at rests -- are you kidding me? The selection is outrageous.
And goodness....sites are a joke.
you can't even get a quiver without spending $50.

good luck. Every sport we participate in has become an expensive specailty...
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's all about perfection!
And how much improvement is worth what price (can't just be me )

Goodgreef there are full on magazines out there to tell you how to walk! They even come every month. How difficult can it be?
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I hunt with an index finger, play with both a hinge and thumb release. The hinge is the most accurate for me, but drives me crazy to use because I cannot control the firing. Now that I have more "me" time available, I plan on getting more proficient with the hinge and see if I can't learn to use the thumb well enough to hunt with.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Found a Scott Longhorn Pro on eBay for a good price. Really really like it.
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