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gloves?

Do any of you where gloves while you shoot? I tried and didnt like it. whats your thoughts?

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shooters preference

I use a glove on my bow hand on the cold mornings during archery season.  I practice with it a few times just before season starts.  I don’t like having a glove, no matter how thin it is, on my “trigger” hand.  It’s one of those things that is shooters preference.

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Yeah the bow hand wasnt bad,

Yeah the bow hand wasnt bad, But the trigger hand was uncomfortable. I might have to get used to it though if I  plan on hunting late in nov.

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The key there is practice

The key there is practice with the gloves so you gain confidence in your shooting with them on.  They do make gloves that leave the trigger finger uncovered for the shot.  One example is the Cabelas Big-Game Flece Thinsulate Mitts.  Another alternative for a cold weather hunt from a stand or blind is using a hand warmer muff, kind of like the ones you would see a NFL quarterback using to warm his hands up between plays.  Cabelas also carries the hand warmer muffs. 

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Yea I was looking at those at

Yea I was looking at those at cabels, I think i might order them and try them out, I kinda want something thin ant tight so maybe I'll look around

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As was said the main thing

As was said the main thing about wearing gloves and shooting weather it is a rifle or a bow is practice.  Also you may want to check around and find the best glove that you can find for while shooting.  I have a few pair of wool gloves that are not bulky and are actually quite thin and don't make that much difference when shooting.  I learned the lesson the hard way a few years ago while bow hunting in Arizona.  I hadn't practiced that much or even tried to shoot my bow with gloves on before I went down there.  Then in January it turned off real cold and I was wearing some heavy cotton ones.  I missed a nice Coues deer just because of that reason.  I guess it is live and learn the hard way. 

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I've been also looking at the

I've been also looking at the camoskinz, they have different thickness. how are those wool one Critter?

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Gloves

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I've been also looking at the camoskinz, they have different thickness. how are those wool one Critter?

They are real nice.  They are light and snug fitting and on the trigger finger there is a leather piece of the end of the finger.  I couldn't tell you the manufacture since I bought them over 10 years ago but when I did buy them I bought 5 pairs.  I hate finding something that I like and then they discontinue them the next year. 

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Practice Practice Practice

Practicing for a while with the glove on is the best way to get comfortable with one. The thiner the glove the better. Jacob Ash makes a glove with a neoprene palm that is really comfortable and fairly thin.

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Thanks for the info, I'll

Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.

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I wear Camoskinz gloves...

I wear Camoskinz gloves... have worn the same gloves for three years.  I always wear them to shoot, not sure what my bow even feels like bare handed.

 

 

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