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MN Hunter
10-02-2011, 11:07 AM
In the market for a new release. What kind of release strap do you guys use, velcro or buckle? And why?

T43
10-02-2011, 06:49 PM
I use a buckle. I like it because it's what I have but I don't have a hard set reason behind it.

jenbickel
10-03-2011, 10:53 AM
I use velcro.. I like being able to just throw it on real quick and not have to worry about trying to get the buckle all situated right.. I'm right handed and am horrible at trying to buckle things like that with my left hand..

Mwalczak
10-03-2011, 01:29 PM
I've had a scott for 3 years and the the velcro is just getting to the point to where it won't stick anymore(not putting down Scott. I love the release.) I chose velcro because you can adjust it exactly where you want it. However, my next one will be a buckle because I wan't it to be in the exact same spot every time. Sometimes I make my velco too tight or too loose. It's just a pain. That's my two cents...

MT backcountry hunter
10-03-2011, 02:00 PM
Go buckle for sure. They are much quieter and you can put the release on to the same tension everytime, you can use the same adjustment hole each time making it very consistent. Velcro just cant do that

sjsmallfield
10-03-2011, 03:41 PM
I agree with MT bacountryhunter. Also I was on a pig hunt in CA a couple of years ago. I was with my guide tracking a wounded hog I had shot. When we found it the pig was still alive. When I drew back at 8yds the worn velcro on my release came loose and pulled the release off my hand and sent the arrow over the (already very unhappy) pigs back. It made for an intresting couple minutes.Lol When I got home I ordered a new buckle release. Good luck!

RUTTIN
10-04-2011, 12:43 PM
I shoot a buckle for the reasons stated above, consistency. It does take some getting used to hooking it up in my opinion.

GameSlayer
11-03-2011, 02:37 PM
I'd go buckle for sure. Again for consistency of draw and anchor point. I have not noticed them being difficult to put on at all..

MOHunter
11-03-2011, 03:11 PM
I love my buckle primarily for its quietness. Hunting from treestands in the midwest for whitetails may be a bit of a different story, but I've noticed velcro (on anything) just seems super loud when I'm in the woods. I apply this logic to things like cuff adjustments, pocket closures, and glomitts as well. The buckle release just does not make noise.

I have not had any problems getting it on either.

Doe Nob
11-03-2011, 03:52 PM
I have a tendency to overtighten a velcro strap when putting it on, then i'll open it up, then it feels too loose. I like the consistency of the buckle. If you do use velcro, mark it somehow so you consistently put the strap on in the same place every time and then I think you will be ok.

BigSurArcher
11-03-2011, 07:20 PM
Used to use velcro, but lately I've done all my hunting and shooting with a back tension release. It's really accurate once you get used to it and its also so nice to carry your release in your pocket instead of having to wear it all the time.

jenbickel
11-03-2011, 08:58 PM
Used to use velcro, but lately I've done all my hunting and shooting with a back tension release. It's really accurate once you get used to it and its also so nice to carry your release in your pocket instead of having to wear it all the time.

I've been very curious about those...! Are they hard to get used to?