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dbHunterNY

Got a New Elite bow!

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I'll be using it for 3D. It's a new Elite Victory target bow; all black, 70#, 29"draw, 39" A-A, 325 fps. Should shoot pretty well if I do my part. Not sure if anyone here has one or has seen one. seems like it'd be a great hunting bow for a finger shooter though too.

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Elite is now based out of NY. I've met the President of Outdoor Group LLC that owns Elite too. Seemed like a nice guy. Elite bows are nice bows. This bow should be a shooter. If I shoot it at full poundage I should be able to get good speed out of it.

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I just picked up an Elite E-32 really like the bow, it is a little tough holding steady without pushing through the shot. the let-off is unreal.

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Seems like everyone that has one likes them. All the Hoyt dealers around here, the dealer themselves switched. Would like to get one, but just having a hard time putting the Hoyt down. I had a Mathews Creed XS, had to switch back to Hoyt. It was just my preference. Hopefully I'll get around and get one. Keep me informed on how you like it.

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Due to the forums being a little slow here's a follow up. I got it set up for outdoor 3D shoots this past summer. It seemed to have a great back wall with draw posts. Also holds real nice and forever with its valley. It let me shoot well enough to win a local championship.
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That is awesome db, congrats!!! About time to pull my rig out for indoor leagues. Going to shoot 2 of them this winter. Also picked up a Stan Just X 3 finger release, want to get started shooting with that style of release.

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i have four finger releases to use a hunting backup with more to hold on to.  3 fingers are good though less surface area you're contacting that you can influence in a bad way.  especially with the hook being farther out to give you lots of leverage.  i've got two Stan Shoot-off releases with a thumb trigger.  same other than ones all blacked out and ones blue with chrome.  i've set them up and used them differently but have settled on a certain method that seems to work well.

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I'm excited to start learning to shoot with a thumb release. Was working on setting up the trigger travel/tension stuff on it and hope to get to a range here this week and start. Been reading up on using thumb releases. Any helpful tips for a beginner?

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On 12/31/2016 at 9:16 PM, Turkeygirl said:

I'm excited to start learning to shoot with a thumb release. Was working on setting up the trigger travel/tension stuff on it and hope to get to a range here this week and start. Been reading up on using thumb releases. Any helpful tips for a beginner?

Stanislawski releases have triggers with actual sears.  they break like greased glass as good as any rifle trigger out there.  that said you can most definitely still "punch" them and shoot them horribly.  some say to set them up like a hinge style back tension release with the barrel/trigger riding high up on your thumb, away from the pad.  rotate it as you normally would a hinge to fire it.  everybody seems to think you have to shoot this way and you don't.  i tried that with mixed results. you can be consistent but have less control.  outdoors in wind and other situations i might have the release break the shot when i didn't want it to.  also i could never get used so much rotational movement and it effecting my anchor during the shot.  another thing i found was pulling thru too hard or not the same caused shots to vary slightly left to right.  i now rely on that awesome trigger that won't let you feel sear movement/creep.  trigger barrel sets right in the middle of the thumb pad.  release body stays put at my set anchor.  i have the travel set pretty close to factory settings.  as in just a little bit in case i have to back off the thumb pressure or regroup with something like nerves or say wind gusts.  i hold on target with enough back tension to keep the pin settled in floating within a small window.  then just apply thumb pressure and ride it out until the shot breaks.  if i need to i can increase back tension only a little at the same time to help it fire.  i can hold a longer too because i'm not pulling overly hard into the back wall.  just enough to get the pin to settle down.  problem is you can't have any target panic though.  if you think about having to apply pressure to the trigger barrel you're not going to be okay, because you should be focused on aiming.  i do this with my index triggers for hunting but it's a lot hard.  you definitely feel the sear movement and have to calm the nerves until it goes off.  i've caught some roughness in the "sear" on index trigger releases and had it halfway to fire but the trigger stopped moving with the pressure i was putting on it.  makes you practically lose your mind as it could go off with a breath but it just hasn't yet.  research blank bale shooting even if you don't have target panic will help make the trigger pull effortless and seem almost involuntary.  it helps.  set things up to work for you, but don't ignore something about your setup you know you should be fixing or think is making you less consistent.

hope that makes sense and you can follow what i typed.

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This does help. I was at my bow shop last night, had a little bit longer D-loop put on and worked on getting the release adjusted to my liking and did some shooting with it. When I did execute a good shot, I knew it. Pulled a few times. It is a learning curve but I am determined to stick with it. Trying to develop my firing routine/mechanism. My bow is also about 1/2" too short which does make it difficult, the longer D-loop helps.

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