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Release Aid (Target) Recommendations

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Hello archers: I’m a novice, and only picked up a bow for the first time a year ago. I was bitten by the archery bug, and had some friends help me select a suitable set-up (upgrade from my "introduction bow") for target shooting. I have been using a Scott Mongoose, and would like to try a rope release (like one of the Carter or Stanislawski products), as I understand a rope release may be more suitable for target shooting. Any suggestions or recommendations would be very much appreciated. My current setup is as follows: PSE Mach 9.5 V5 (right hand, 29" draw, about 55 Lbs) Golden Key Platinum Premier Rest Sure-Loc Lite Target Sight Super Glow Scope Red dot (1 5/8", 4X) Super Peep System 731 (# 2 clarifier lens & 1/16th aperture) Super Stix 36" Stabilizer Scott Mongoose Release Beman ICS Carbon Arrows Thanks very much, Mitch Rosenberg Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Response:

Scott Mongoose is a pretty decent release. But if you really feel the need to go rope, look at the Carters. — John Dickmon http://www.benefit4kids.org http://www.sportsmenagainsthunger.org http://pathwai.org

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Hello archers: > I’m a novice, and only picked up a bow for the first time a year ago. I was > bitten by the archery bug, and had some friends help me select a suitable > set-up (upgrade from my "introduction bow") for target shooting. > I have been using a Scott Mongoose, and would like to try a rope release > (like one of the Carter or Stanislawski products), as I understand a rope > release may be more suitable for target shooting. > Any suggestions or recommendations would be very much appreciated. My > current setup is as follows: > PSE Mach 9.5 V5 (right hand, 29" draw, about 55 Lbs) > Golden Key Platinum Premier Rest > Sure-Loc Lite Target Sight > Super Glow Scope Red dot (1 5/8", 4X) > Super Peep System 731 (# 2 clarifier lens & 1/16th aperture) > Super Stix 36" Stabilizer > Scott Mongoose Release > Beman ICS Carbon Arrows > Thanks very much, > Mitch Rosenberg > Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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Have you considered using a D-loop instead? You could most likely use your existing release aid with that, and realise the twin advantages of: less torque from the release aid (same as with a rope release) plus you get the "pull" behind the arrow, and not underneath it, the way it is with the release aid attached direct to the string… Just a thought. Rope releases: I use a Spigarelli, cheap (in Europe at least) and very precise, with a nice light adjustable action. The model I use is available in thumb or little finger trigger versions. >Hello archers: <snip> >I have been using a Scott Mongoose, and would like to try a rope release >(like one of the Carter or Stanislawski products), as I understand a rope >release may be more suitable for target shooting.

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> Hello archers: > I’m a novice, and only picked up a bow for the first time a year ago. > I was bitten by the archery bug, and had some friends help me select a > suitable set-up (upgrade from my "introduction bow") for target > shooting. > I have been using a Scott Mongoose, and would like to try a rope > release (like one of the Carter or Stanislawski products), as I > understand a rope release may be more suitable for target shooting.

No, it’s what ever you get used to. > Any suggestions or recommendations would be very much appreciated. My > current setup is as follows:

The Scott IS excellent. [snip] Mitch, I try not to critisize others equipment, unless it’s really bad stuff like Person, etc. Then, as "gently" as possible. Fred

Response:

Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll definitely give the D (string) loop a whirl with my Scott Mongoose, then start working on the Carter or Spigarelli. Not sure if I’m comfortable with a pure back tension release, as I just moved to a new city, and don’t have anyone to show me the "right way". I’ve been looking at string loops online, and unless I’m missing something – am I about to pay $4.99 ($7.66 Canadian) for a 4 1/2" piece of 1/8th-inch diamond braided nylon cord? Please tell me it’s more than a piece of string! — Mitch Rosenberg Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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>I’ve been looking at string loops online, and unless I’m missing something – >am I about to pay $4.99 ($7.66 Canadian) for a 4 1/2" piece of 1/8th-inch >diamond braided nylon cord? Please tell me it’s more than a piece of string!

It’s more than a piece of string.  It has these two little balls of melted string on the ends.   Alex     __O        _-<,_       (_)/ (_)

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Hey Mitch, you can make an endless loop for your bowstring.  A 3" mini string with 3 or 4 strand of 450+ and served with #62 braided serving.  Slip it thru your string, position it at your nock point then pull it thight and there you have a knotless D loop that you don’t have to worry about the knot slipping off and punching your face.  Aloha and Mahalo Ronny Yurong Sr.

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Thanks again all for the great advice. I’ll start with a D-loop while using my Mongoose, then compare to a the feel of a handheld like a Carter or Spig…… Happy shooting all! — Mitch Rosenberg Victoria, British Columbia Canada

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