It was the middle of September and I was hunting elk in Colorado when it happened. My release crumbled before my eyes as I listened to the elk bugle in the distance. I was three miles from the truck and one mile from camp. I had a spare release in both places in the event that I would need one but both places were too far away. My hunting buddy and I were in hot pursuit of bulls so I decided to go without an extra release for the day. My buddy was the trigger man and I was the caller. I didn’t get an opportunity for a bull or even a close call that day, but if I would have, I would have kicked myself. It isn’t until a release fails that you realize how important that tiny device really is.
Now I use a Hot Shot Infinity. I tested it in Texas a few months ago while hunting hogs. I have a freezer full of pork tenderloin that is proof that the release works well. I didn’t switch over to the Infinity without a little prodding from friends. I liked the release I was using, but after listening to the benefits of the Infinity, I realized I should switch. It was benefits like Hot’s Shots’ unique Lever-Link trigger that drew me in because it is virtually fail safe compared to old fashioned ball-bearing releases. Not to mention the release is self-lubricating so the trigger is silky-smooth. If I am hunting in Texas where clay and rain make a glue-like substance that freezes everything from zippers on your boots and clothes, the last thing I want to worry about is my release working properly. It worked flawlessly on my hog hunt even though it rained and snowed (yup that right I said snow in Texas!) for the majority of my hunt.
I hunt across North America for a variety of animals including elk, moose, mountain lions and deer. Many of these hunts take me to remote locations where the weather can be nasty. My gear must perform perfectly in all situations including the harshest conditions- and my Infinity Release always performs.
Some hunters might not worry about the type of release they shoot. Many hunters spend countless hours researching bows, arrows and clothes but purchase whatever release they lay their hand on first. That is a mistake. Pro archers (the archers who can group twelve arrows inside a quarter at sixty yards and beyond) choose a release like they pick out a fine bottle of wine because they know that there is a big difference between the $20 release and the $100 model.
A top-notch release performs in all conditions and the trigger is so crisp and clean that your arrow groups will likely shrink if you use one. Shrinking groups often results in more trophies on the wall and more meat in the freezer.