I was until my elbows got bad, would draw with two fingers and hold and shoot with one. I did buy a release that would be good for finger shooters, you pull and hold trigger through the draw and relax to shoot.
I shot with 3 fingers when the compound bows were longer. As they got shorter, it pinched too much. I switched to a release and was happy. Old age and hurting shoulder have come upon me and the crossbow is better still.
I shoot compounds with a release but I do practice every so often with fingers only just in case I forget, lose or break my release. I was actually wondering if anyone else that uses releases practices with fingers in case something like that happens.
Shot my first 2 compounds with fingers,no sights or kissers. They both shot around 240 fps. Bought a bowtech blackout that shoots 335fps. It came with all the bells and whistles,had to relearn how to shoot . that much speed made impossible to release with fingers fast enough to not affect shot.
I like retro and vintage stuff; as an example, I plan on toting a Savage 99 to Africa soon.
Finger shooting and compounds... I have a very good condition Bear Whitetail Hunter (the powder coated green and black camo), decked out with an age appropriate sight and quiver. I shoot feather fletched green 2016s out of it and, obviously, shoot it with fingers (leather shooting tab). I don't pull it out as often as I should but was shooting it just last week. Fun stuff!
I'm interested in hearing what most people are getting the best performance from in the field of quality carbon arrows?
Myself, I'm a Carbon Express Maxima Blue Streak Select shooter. I use these shafts both during competitive shooting as well as in the woods with my broadheads...
There's a rumor in Europe about an award with a $10 million (or something like that) prize money for a manufacturer which can produce a crossbow that could reach a 400 fps arrow speed with these parameters:
- no more than 70lbs Draw Weight
- under 30-inch Draw Length...