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What size tab do I need?

Messages posted to thread:
Shawn Rackley 15-Mar-19
Tlhbow 15-Mar-19
SB 16-Mar-19
Knuckleball 16-Mar-19
Rick Barbee 16-Mar-19
camperjim 16-Mar-19
RC 16-Mar-19
Hico 16-Mar-19
Shawn Rackley 16-Mar-19
Babbling Bob 16-Mar-19
George D. Stout 16-Mar-19
From: Shawn Rackley
Date: 15-Mar-19

Shawn Rackley's embedded Photo

I am switching to tab after mainly shooting a glove for 15 or so years. I have several tabs laying around the house, but just never stick with them. I think it's because I'm not fitting them correctly. I attached a picture hopefully it loads. I have always bought large tabs, but maybe I need a medium? Across my 3 string fingers it is around 2.5 inches. I shoot split finger. Any help or suggestions would be great

From: Tlhbow
Date: 15-Mar-19

But like mine and I use a large thinking about trying a x later with a glove on.

From: SB
Date: 16-Mar-19

They normally have to be trimmed lengthwise also. Not quite to your fingertips when your fingers are curled as in holding the string. I think that is where a lot of people have problems....TOO LONG!

From: Knuckleball
Date: 16-Mar-19

From the photo it looks like it's closer to 2.25 than 2.5. That is exactly what mine is and I use a medium Safari Tuff tab and a small Yost. The Yost is maybe a hair too small in the width but it is what I shoot most of the time now. The Yost needed trimming in the length and the Safari didn't. I shoot three under. The medium Bateman that I used when I shot split worked great. The Safari tab comes in split and is worth taking a look at before you buy anything.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 16-Mar-19


From: camperjim
Date: 16-Mar-19

If the tab is too large you can always cut it down. There is no way to increase the size if it is too small.

From: RC
Date: 16-Mar-19

Buy the large and trim it to fit.

From: Hico
Date: 16-Mar-19

Mr Barbee know as he makes the best ones.

From: Shawn Rackley
Date: 16-Mar-19

Thanks folks! I will stick with large and maybe trim it down a bit.

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Mar-19

I always buy several sizes when in doubt about a new tab I have not used before. Compared to the rest of my equipment, they are cheap. Can also trim a tab with scissors if needed.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Mar-19

I've only had a few that I didn't take the scissors to. It's not a big deal at all. I would rather have one a little large and trim it to fit. Been using a tab since 1967.

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