Gear Roundup: Bow Releases

Time for a new bow release? Check out these eight great choices.

Gear Roundup: Bow Releases

Firearms enthusiasts and archers using compounds have one very important thing in common — their trigger finger. The index finger or thumb, and the release mechanism that initiates the release of both bullets and broadheads at breakneck speeds, determine whether the shot hits the bull’s-eye or an animal’s vitals. Having a reliable, trustworthy bow release is essential for any archer, but finding just the right style and model to fit their needs leaves a lot of them scratching their heads.

Bow releases come in a variety of types and styles — and makes and models. But they all serve the same purpose — to improve accuracy and consistency. Space age technology and thoughtful engineering have joined forces to deliver an array of bow release aids for archers of all skill levels. The most common types include index-finger, thumb and back-tension releases. Each style has its own benefits and drawbacks, but the final choice often comes down to personal preference — and then confidence in that choice.

Whether you are  a seasoned archery veteran or just getting started, investing in a high-quality bow release will help you shoot with greater accuracy, confidence and ease. Suggestion: Visit your local archery pro shop to test several models to see which brand/model works best for you.

Here are eight great choices to get you started.


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