Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Embracing a clicker

Messages posted to thread:
Homey88 18-Sep-23
Viper 18-Sep-23
sheepdogreno 18-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 18-Sep-23
Homey88 19-Sep-23
tnlonghunter 19-Sep-23
Iowa-Lefty 19-Sep-23
Homey88 19-Sep-23
lost run 19-Sep-23
Keefers 19-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 19-Sep-23
fdp 19-Sep-23
HEXX 19-Sep-23
Bearman 19-Sep-23
Dry Bones 19-Sep-23
tnlonghunter 19-Sep-23
David McLendon 19-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 19-Sep-23
David McLendon 19-Sep-23
sheepdogreno 19-Sep-23
Babysaph 19-Sep-23
Homey88 19-Sep-23
Homey88 19-Sep-23
Keefers 19-Sep-23
Keefers 19-Sep-23
MattYacca 19-Sep-23
bodymanbowyer 19-Sep-23
Babysaph 19-Sep-23
Babysaph 19-Sep-23
Babysaph 19-Sep-23
fdp 19-Sep-23
Mike E 19-Sep-23
Dry Bones 19-Sep-23
Corax_latrans 20-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 20-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 20-Sep-23
Homey88 20-Sep-23
Homey88 20-Sep-23
sheepdogreno 20-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 20-Sep-23
Homey88 20-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 20-Sep-23
Homey88 20-Sep-23
sheepdogreno 20-Sep-23
David McLendon 20-Sep-23
Fling em 20-Sep-23
Vaquero 45 20-Sep-23
Homey88 21-Sep-23
Maclean 21-Sep-23
From: Homey88
Date: 18-Sep-23

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Finally accepted that I need to be shooting a clicker. Set one up on my Omega Original and I am shooting a lot better. I modified it for hunting and I feel good about this hunting season. Best of luck to everyone this season!

From: Viper
Date: 18-Sep-23




Mike -

Congrats.

Viper out.

From: sheepdogreno
Date: 18-Sep-23




i use one on all my bows. i recommend ditching the chain and using d loop material as your cord. it will cut down on noise. can also put some soft velcro on the spring steel and it will make it much quieter.

a clicker saved me from more or less putting a bow down forever. its helped me tremendously. i can shoot without one for a brief time but i always come back to one

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Sep-23




I wouldn't shoot a bow without one on it. I have had one on my bow since the late 80's. Deer hate em.

From: Homey88
Date: 19-Sep-23




Thanks for the replies!

From: tnlonghunter
Date: 19-Sep-23




I use one on just about everything. On the only bow I have without a clicker, I'm starting to use the feather-to-nose method of signaling the release, and it seems to work just about as well.

From: Iowa-Lefty Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Sep-23




I shoot one on my bows, too. I would agree that you need to ditch the chain, though.

From: Homey88
Date: 19-Sep-23




Yes I think after the season I’ll get rid of the chain, the chain on this clicker is a lot shorter than other ones. So I put some camo felt in it to protect the limb. I wrapped waterproof tape around the blade to quiet the clicking sound.

From: lost run
Date: 19-Sep-23




I used to wrap the chain with a strip of mole skin and it worked well.

From: Keefers
Date: 19-Sep-23




I’ve recently seen a clicker that is put on the handle like about where the palm of your hand would be and I don’t use one but thought how much better it would be without a chain or a string attached. I’m sure if you look it up or search you might find one. Just saying is all…. Keefers

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Sep-23




The problem is the feather to nose thing doesn’t always make you get that proper back tension.

From: fdp
Date: 19-Sep-23




"The problem is the feather to nose thing doesn’t always make you get that proper back tension."...or consistent draw length, or other things.

From: HEXX
Date: 19-Sep-23




I guess I am the odd one out. I use a kisser button to my eye brow.

From: Bearman Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Sep-23




Never tried one but o probably need to LOL. Best of luck this season

From: Dry Bones
Date: 19-Sep-23




Keefers the doodad you are referring to is sold by RMS gear. I don't use one, and have no concept of how that thig would work. It seems to me unless you change your hand pressure as you draw it would be useless. I hope the clicker works for you. A few different ways to set one up for a couple different purposes. I use one off and on as a draw check, not as a release aide.

-Bones

From: tnlonghunter
Date: 19-Sep-23




"The problem is the feather to nose thing doesn’t always make you get that proper back tension."...or consistent draw length, or other things.

Yes, correct on both accounts. My main motivations for considering the switch are:

1. Not having to have a doodad on my bow that needs additional attention. Even using d-loop or other material, the string to the clicker is often fiddly (in my experience) and needs attention to keep it functioning correctly (e.g., not wrapping it around the string after each shot). It's not a huge deal, but kind of annoying at times.

2. Some competition brackets don't allow clickers/draw checks on the bow. While I don't personally care A LOT about competition, if I'm going to go to the trouble of shooting in a match then I'd like to do well in the class most appropriate.

So, the feather-to-nose may be a moderately effective method in place of a clicker depending on one's needs and what level of performance one is willing to accept.

From: David McLendon
Date: 19-Sep-23




When I am using a clicker, I use a length of Crown serving material. It's a MUCH smaller diameter than D-Loop cord, is slick and doesn't tend to tangle or coil.

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Sep-23




I will post something on here as soon as I get a pic and you will never have to mess with the clicker again once placed.

From: David McLendon
Date: 19-Sep-23




"I will post something on here as soon as I get a pic and you will never have to mess with the clicker again once placed."

A .270? ;^)

From: sheepdogreno
Date: 19-Sep-23




Ya jimmy you got my attention now lol

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Sep-23




I’ve got this stuff down to a science. Have to get to my bow for a pic.

From: Homey88
Date: 19-Sep-23




Thanks for all the replies! Greatly appreciated!

From: Homey88
Date: 19-Sep-23




Jimmy/baby looking forward to seeing what you have set up!

From: Keefers
Date: 19-Sep-23




Jimmy, By chance is it the clicker you put on your grip? I’ve seen someone explain it and I’m now wondering if it was you? If I was to ever use one I think I would actually try the hand clicker gizmo myself. Keefers

From: Keefers
Date: 19-Sep-23




Jimmy, It may not of been you who demonstrated the type I’m referring to but if anyone wants to see it go to RMS Archery gear and it’s called the handle trigger or hand clicker . They stick onto your grip under your palm area .

From: MattYacca
Date: 19-Sep-23




I highly recommend people try/use a clicker. It’s made me the shooter I am today. And if all you’re doing is hunting and shooting arrows with your friends. Who cares. They only care if you’re competing in major events. It will help immensely….

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 19-Sep-23




It helps with your correct spine of arrows. That you thought you should have. JF

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Sep-23

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Here is what use . I will send 3 pics of it. It is something that comes off a compound bow. Not sure what it is. But it attaches to both the cord running from the clicker to the bowstring. No more placing the cord between the strands of the string and removing it every time you need to make an adjustment. Just loosen the screw and slide the cord up and down to shorten or lengthen the draw length

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Sep-23

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From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Sep-23

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From: fdp
Date: 19-Sep-23




That's pretty darn slick.

From: Mike E
Date: 19-Sep-23




Pretty clever,,affect the tune?

From: Dry Bones
Date: 19-Sep-23




We always called those "footballs", but it's used to attach a drop-away rest to a bus cable on a compound bow. I tried it, and trashed the gizmo on my compound (rest included), but seems like a good use of the little bracket.

-Bones

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 20-Sep-23




“I guess I am the odd one out. I use a kisser button to my eye brow.”

I just use the string to my eyebrow. Works great Just so long as I hold up the back tension….

But I’ll tell ya… The Clums have got my (cross-dominant) brother set up shooting 3U with a clicker, and for a guy who can only shoot 20 feet in his basement… He was just HAMMERING Elk-sized 3Ds from 30 yards.

I have a 3-pc TD recurve that I may set up with one, and maybe a flipper rest… just as a target/form set-up.

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-Sep-23




Nope. Tunes ok. Yea that’s it Dry Bones. My buddy has an archery shot and has hundreds of them They work great and don’t slip

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-Sep-23




Most compound guys must trash em as he has a whole drawer full of em

From: Homey88
Date: 20-Sep-23




Doesn’t it hit the limb?

From: Homey88
Date: 20-Sep-23




Or add weight to the string?

From: sheepdogreno
Date: 20-Sep-23




Dang it was hoping you knew something I didn’t! Been using the football clamps for years on my clickers. They are sold in pairs in Amazon for like 8 bucks. It’s intended use for drop away rest cords on compounds. It does not hit the limbs and I’m sure it adds some weight to your string but not enough that someone like myself would notice a tuning difference. Great for micro adjustments and don’t have to deal with fishing your clicker cord back and forth when adjusting brace height and such

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-Sep-23




What sheepdog said. Btw, I won’t take credit for the idea. Someone told me about it. I can’t remember who.

From: Homey88
Date: 20-Sep-23




Ok thanks for the info!

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-Sep-23




Next time I go to my friends shop I will get some and send them to guys that want them.

From: Homey88
Date: 20-Sep-23




Kool

From: sheepdogreno
Date: 20-Sep-23




Ya jimmy I can’t remember where I saw it either but definitely a nice hack!

From: David McLendon
Date: 20-Sep-23




Tying a clove-hitch onto your string with the clicker cord (when you use serving material) is easily undone to adjust without unstringing the bow. Then lock it down with a couple of half- hitches on the bowstring. Adjusting a clicker cord is not something you do often.

From: Fling em
Date: 20-Sep-23

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I run clicker string threw bow string once then wrap around once and back threw the bow string. If need to adjust just pull it either way needed

From: Vaquero 45
Date: 20-Sep-23




Never used a clicker or have even considered one however I have found this thread educational.

From: Homey88
Date: 21-Sep-23




Appreciate all the feedback! Thanks!

From: Maclean
Date: 21-Sep-23




I tried a clicker briefly a while back. Thought it was helpful, but had trouble making micro adjustments, so I ended up taking it off. After reading this thread I'd like to try it again, using one of those mini clamps shown in the above posts. It looks like a good solution to the micro adjustment problem. Thanks for all the great input!





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