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Tru Ball Pro Diamond Extreme Release Black Standard Jaw
 

Tru Ball Pro Diamond Extreme Release Black Standard Jaw
From T.R.U. BALL

List Price: $99.99
Price: $75.88 USD

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by Bowhunters Supply Store

2 new or used available from $75.88

Average customer review: 4.5 stars 4.5 stars
(19 customer reviews
)

Product Description

When you are stalking your next trophy, the last thing you should have to think about is your release. The Tru Ball hunting series of releases give you peace of mind. These releases are silent and hang on your D-Loop to allow your hands to be free while waiting for your trophy buck or using your grunt tube.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #117875 in Sports & Outdoors
  • Brand:
    T.R.U. BALL
  • UPC: 611254941065
  • Model: TXPR-BK
  • Released on: 2011-04-15
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x 2.00" w x 5.00" l,

Features

  • Head swivels 360 degrees,
  • Adjustable sensivity screw,
  • 7/16" shorter for more draw length and more FPS.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Release, but make sure all the screws are tight!
By snoboardrj
This is a great release. As a die hard bowhunter I purchased this item the first time to replace a wrist-strap release thinking it would help to improve accuracy. I have to say it certainly helped by ensuring a consistent anchor point when drawing the bow. Now I wouldn't even consider going back to the wrist-strap model.

As far as a comparison to other brands of thumb-type releases, the only other brand I have used is a True Fire. My brother had a True Fire branded release and I have to say that this Tru Ball model is worlds better than the True Fire release. The main difference is that the Tru Ball has a much more steady and smooth trigger pull than the True Fire. The True Fire is jerky and in my opinion is inaccurate because of the awkward trigger pull. My brother tossed his True Fire for this Tru Ball model after trying mine out.

The Good....
- Improved my accuracy by allowing me to more easily anchor to a consistent anchor point
- Less bulky and easier to carry around than the wrist-strap models
- Your hand stays warmer in the woods than if you had the wrist-strap model since you don't have a metal release strapped to your hand at all times
- Much better than the True Fire brand(at least the model I tried)
- Smooth Trigger Pull

Words of Advice if you purchase this...
- Tighten down all the screws, I mean real good. There's a real vague review on here that suggests the release broke at full draw. I have to say, I have had a similar experience and it was because I failed to tighten down all the screws well enough after adjusting the release. Make sure you tighten the heck out of them.
- Don't leave the release on your loop or string when going into the woods. Seems simple but I've lost two of these releases by leaving them on my string and walking into the woods. You're bound to tap it against a branch or tree-limb and it will come off the string--- its black, you'll never find it again.

The best measure of my satisfaction with the item is that I've purchased the exact same model three times after loosing two of them. Overall its a great product.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
3Read & Heed Owners Manual
By J. LEBLANC
I did not buy this through Amazon. But, I wanted to share my experience with this release.

I didn't like this release at first. They ship it with the sensitivity set to minimum. I was punching every shot and the arrows were all over the place. Then, I decided to adjust the sensitivity. I did it in small increments and found the releases were getting smoother, more consistent and accurate as the sensitivity increased. This is where I made a huge mistake. I failed to adjust it according to the manufacturer's instruction. I drew my bow (with arrow) and the release fired prematurely during the draw process. My hand came flying back towards my face with the release and smashed into it, breaking one of my teeth and bruising my gums. The tooth will require a crown to be fixed properly. Again, this was my fault for NOT following the instructions......

"Hold bow string in one hand and pull release away from you with the other hand when making release sensitivity adjustments. Never draw bow while setting sensitivity. To achieve the lightest setting, turn the
sensitivity adjustment screw in 1/4 turn increments until it fires prematurely. At this point, back the set screw out 1/16 turn until the release fires prematurely at a pull of around 50 lbs. or greater. Then, back the screw out 1/4 turn and your release will be at its lightest suggested setting."

I made my last adjustment and pulled on my string with what I thought was enough force. I did not hold the string in place. I simply started the drawing process and falsely thought that I used enough pressure. The release did not fire prematurely. I then attempted shooting an arrow drawing back normally. That's when the above accident occurred.

What I don't understand is how they expect you to estimate the 50 lbs or greater. Are you supposed to place this thing into a large bench vise and pull on it with a handheld bow scale?

Another thing is one of their WARNINGS: NEVER PULL THE RELEASE TOWARD FACE WHEN DRAWING BOW!

Isn't that exactly how we draw a bow? It is for me.
If this accident hadn't occurred, I would have giving this release a solid 4 stars. I can't give it 2 stars as I am to blame for what happened. Nice handheld release. Just be real careful with the sensitivity adjustment.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
4Awesome mechanical release!
By D. Oshiro
This is my first thumb activated trigger and I am loving it. It is so nice to not have some dangling from my wrist as I hike to my hunting spot. It is smooth and silent and very well built. I wish they included a carrying pouch because digging in my pocket with gloves on is pretty cumbersome. I would definitely recommend this trigger!

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