Fuse Archery Clinch Dual Caliper Bow Release Review
Fuse Archery offers a line of premium bow hunting accessories from sights to rests. Recently they have added a series of "Clinch" bow releases to their offerings and new for this year is a new release called the "Dual Caliper." Fuse is owned by the Hoyt Archery Company of Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Dual Caliper comes in two color variations either camo or black. The black model has a street price around $70 with the camo variation being around $10 more. Fuse also offers two other releases called the Clinch Barrel release and the original Clinch CFT (custom fit technology) both of which are single caliper designs and cost somewhat more than the Dual Caliper model.
The buckle and strap design are made of pliable leather while the inside is made of a soft material that should absorb sweat on hot days. The soft leather and soft inner material makes for a very comfortable release even after a long shooting session.
The release uses a buckle to retain the strap.
Fuse Clinch Dual Caliper is offered in black or camo.
The leather strap has a blackened metal bracket stitched in that retains and allows the release connecting rod to swivel while in your hand. The connecting rod is somewhat adjustable with three pre-drilled holes that allow setting three different lengths for the connecting rod: short, medium, and long.
The dual calipers are best suited for use on bows equipped with a string loop.
The short setting, which is the default, is way too short for longer hands while the longest setting is just about right. Between the inner most hole and the outer most hole there is about 3/4" of adjustability and longer hands will want to set the release to the longest setting. Unfortunately some bow shooters with very long hands may find the Dual Caliper too short even on its longest setting, so best to at least try this release on at your local bow shop before purchasing if you have very big hands. On the up side this release should fit most compact, but not youth sized hands out of the box.
Adjusting the length of release requires removing one screw and
then picking one of the three pre-drilled holes.
Release set at its shortest length.
The real sweet spot of the Dual Caliper is the trigger. The trigger assembly is smooth, has no creep, and is definitely on the light side. When first shooting any new release it's a good idea to spend some time testing the trigger to get a feel for it and this is especially true with the Dual Caliper release. Be sure to keep your finger away from the trigger when going through the draw and only position your finger when you are truly ready to fire.
About the only downside to the Dual Caliper is the lack of some sort of retainer for the buckle strap. However it's definitely worth considering if you're looking for a premium release that offers a very light and predictable trigger.
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