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1.) crookedeye - 03/20/2017
i have two different release aides ..both scott, one the itty bitty one and the other the jr itty bitty..i like the one with the strap. my question is do you think youre POI is effected by a different release..

I'll hang up now and listen to my answers...
2.) DParker - 03/20/2017
I've only switched releases once and it didn't seem to make any discernible difference in terms of POI once I got used to the new one (which was pretty quick). They were both the same type of release (ordinary dual-caliper wrist strap), so that's probably not much to go on.
3.) Swamp Fox - 03/20/2017
Thanks for calling in, Stanley in Omaha. :wink

I would think your release affects your point of impact because two different releases make everything unequal. Jaw design, the way the string comes off the jaws, the way you hold the release (and probably your arm position) the smoothness of the release, including trigger, the way you anchor....Those are just a few things that I can think of which would or could differ between releases.

4.) crookedeye - 03/20/2017
i was thinking about getting a string loop one, you no the one with a hook instead of the caliper..
5.) Swamp Fox - 03/20/2017
I don't have any experience with those. I use Scott calipers on my loops and as long as the loop isn't too small or I'm not a wreck or sitting in complete darkness, I don't have an issue hooking up---usually. LOL

I'd be interested to know if anyone thinks a loop release like what you're talking about is better than something else.
6.) crookedeye - 03/20/2017
when i drew back on that buck that attack me, i had a hard time getting my caliper on the loop..i had to actually look and hook it up .

of course that could of been the gallon of whiskey we drank and the five card stud tournament we where in the night before..but still
7.) Swamp Fox - 03/20/2017
"Loop release" is probably the wrong term---I don't mean a rope release.

A hook, as you said.
8.) Swamp Fox - 03/20/2017
[QUOTE=crookedeye;47783]when i drew back on that buck that attack me, i had a hard time getting my caliper on the loop..i had to actually look and hook it up .

of course that could of been the gallon of whiskey we drank and the five card stud tournament we where in the night before..but still[/QUOTE]

LOL...You said it, not me...:wink
9.) Swamp Fox - 03/20/2017
I think having a neon or flo loop helps sometimes...LOL
10.) Swamp Fox - 03/20/2017
Let me throw this out there just for the sake of conversation:

I do think changing releases makes a difference and would never do it on the spur of the moment. To be completely honest, though, if I were already up the tree and had lost my primary and didn't have an identical backup, I might try to convince myself that continuing to sit up there with whatever spare I had with me was okay...Unless it was some complete piece of crap in a totally different style, maybe even from the 1980s. LOL

In that case, I would just pray I never saw a deer farther than 15 yards that sit, LOL. I think I'd feel pretty screwed if I were after turkeys, though. I've switched back and forth between release on the practice range enough to know that I can screw it up pretty easily.

But you can probably adjust to most non-radical release changes fairly quickly with a little getting used to, as DP said, although I'm going to stand by my basic point that you can expect "POI change." It will just be a question of how much.
11.) bluecat - 03/21/2017
I've never done a comparison betwee two different types so have no idea. Currently use a Scott Wildcat single caliper. Love it.
12.) Swamp Fox - 03/21/2017
Where are you on KFC vs. Popeye's?
13.) Swamp Fox - 03/21/2017
Oops. Wrong thread. :p
14.) bluecat - 03/21/2017
Florescent loop is great idea.
15.) Swamp Fox - 03/21/2017
...One that looks nice, and not too expensive.
16.) Triton Rich - 03/21/2017
[B]I made the switch to a truball beast hook style release a few years back. Although it never cost me a deer, I had trouble on a few occasions hooking up with my single caliper. It also has a heavier trigger pull which was difficult to get used to at first but now it helps me stop target panic before it's too late.

As far as switching releases, I feel that once you get used to a new one, your POI will be where it was. If I have to switch to my backup during a hunt, like swampy said, I would limit myself to close shots.[/B]
17.) bluecat - 03/21/2017
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;47798]...One that looks nice, and not too expensive.[/QUOTE]

+2 :wink
18.) bluecat - 03/21/2017
Taking away the operator, all releases are designed to release the string cleanly without torquing it. So with that in mind changing a release midstream would not affect anything. However, if one release has a different trigger pull (Like Triton Rich mentioned), or trigger location you might see a change because of user familiarity.