Whats the best release for 3d Shooting.

March 12th, 2010 / Posted by edersbow.com
Whats the best release for 3d Shooting.

Question:
I am starting to get more and more serious about 3-D shooting. I entered 6 tournaments last year and placed within the top 10 in 4 of them. I think I can improve to be even more competitive this summer. I have been shooting a caliper release but it seems that a lot of the top shooters are using other styles. What is the best release style for 3-D shooting? I want to get the new release so I can start practicing with it now.

Answer:
There are a couple of philosophies when it comes to tackle for 3-D shooting. Many hunters use the tournaments primarily as a tune- up for hunting season. They are not that concerned about winning, but rather in testing their skills with their hunting gear. Archers with this goal should stick almost entirely with their hunting set-ups and that probably means some form of hunting release aid.

Other 3-D participants are in the sport for the competition and the chance to place well, or even win a tournament. In this case, specialized equipment is in order. Though you may choose to continue to hunt with your caliper release, you will want to try a couple of the back-tension style releases that have spilled onto the 3-D scene from target archery. The only time these styles will be a handicap is on windy days or under extreme pressure. The wind for obvious reasons – the pressure situation makes waiting out a pure surprise release tougher.

Release styles that feature thumb triggers are also very popular among 3-D shooters. With the right technique they can be shot either a surprise release or a command release very accurately. They are probably more flexible for most shooters that pure back- tension surprise releases.

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