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Author Topic: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?  (Read 1323 times)

Offline Howard

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Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« on: May 23, 2024, 09:24:22 AM »
Been a long time since i posted here but hopped back in because there’s so much good stuff. Anyway, yesterday i thought that since i hunt with gloved  hands I’d try shooting with a leather work glove. It wasn’t great but I noticed something weird, my good shots were really good but my bad were mat much worse than normal. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2024, 01:12:57 PM »
This belongs on the Powwow.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2024, 01:46:15 PM »
Great to see you Back Howard, you've been around for over 20 years.

I don't wear a bow hand glove hardly ever. It's got to be pretty cold on a hunt where I have to have my bow hand expose for long periods of time. 

You being from GA you know all about the humidity. I use a leather, rubber, or stippling for a sure grip.

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2024, 01:56:33 PM »
I always wear a glove when hunting.
The broadhead used, regardless of how sharp, is nowhere as important as being able to place it in the correct spot.

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2024, 02:04:18 PM »
I always wear a glove when hunting.

Walt, on your bow hand?  If so what brand?
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2024, 04:06:31 PM »
Great to see you Back Howard, you've been around for over 20 years.

I don't wear a bow hand glove hardly ever. It's got to be pretty cold on a hunt where I have to have my bow hand expose for long periods of time. 

You being from GA you know all about the humidity. I use a leather, rubber, or stippling for a sure grip.

BTW, the BowHush CFO is getting married next Saturday, and she's moving to Carrollton.  My mother is from Temple. Take care.

Yes, Georgia has that sticky feel right now for sure. Probably ease up a little come October 😃 I usually use just a very light glove when its cold but out of the blue tried a leather wells lamont type.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2024, 09:46:31 AM »
I don’t wear one myself but if I did I would most likely try a golf glove, you can get them in regular, rain and cold weather.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2024, 10:36:27 AM »
I don’t wear one myself but if I did I would most likely try a golf glove, you can get them in regular, rain and cold weather.

I’m probably not going to start using a work glove based on results but it was just something to try. I’ve never thought about golf gloves but i have used mechanix gloves before when it was cold. Golf glove is probably a great idea if you’re inclined to wear one regularly.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2024, 11:31:58 AM »
Yes, I wear a golf glove if I have to wear one.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2024, 09:52:47 PM »
I always wear a glove when hunting.

Walt, on your bow hand?  If so what brand?

Terry,
No particular brand, light weight leather or wool when it is warm, heavy wool or an insulated ski glove when the temperature gets cold. For me it doesn’t make much difference in accuracy as long as I keep a loose grip.
The broadhead used, regardless of how sharp, is nowhere as important as being able to place it in the correct spot.

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2024, 10:31:42 PM »
I wear a very thin nylon mesh glove to just cut shine off my bare hand and help with mosquitoes.  Same on shooting hand with nylon tab.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2024, 08:41:35 AM »
I do wear a goat skin glove on the bow hand when I'm having trouble with my hand sticking to the riser. One of my fav risers I sanded the finish off and hand rubbed bees wax on it in the grip area mainly. That does help to keep the riser from sticking to my hand. It is a Texas ebony ILF riser and the wood does seem to be nearly impervious .... But I do shoot a lot without the glove unless it is cold of course.
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2024, 09:33:28 AM »
Have worn a tab-over-utility-glove since the early 90's.  Gave up using archery-style shooting gloves long ago, for the same reason I like using thin utility gloves and a tab...the latter provides a much better feel of the string. 

Gloves of some type are needed during the cold weather we have here in the fall/winter. They also help reduce the 'flash' of light-colored hands when moving the bow into position, and over the years I've found I actually shoot better with them on. 

Using a tab with a wrist loop also makes it much faster/easier to reposition the tab or remove both tab and/or glove.  Only a few seconds are needed to pull the loop on or off the glove or to spin the tab out of the way when more convenient.  It stays put on the wrist and I don't even notice doing it anymore...it just becomes habit.  And I never lose or drop a tab with this setup, unless it happens to fall out of my pocket or bag on the way in or out of the woods.  Lots of advantages to this set-up. 

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2024, 10:17:44 AM »
TSP, he's talking about a glove on the bow hand.

I wear a glove when its cold, normally a light weight leather as I always have hand warmers in my outer layer jacket pockest.

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2024, 10:32:01 AM »
What Charles said.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2024, 11:00:10 AM »
Charles m, perhaps I should have been more specific.  I buy my utility gloves in pairs and prefer to wear them that way...in pairs...one on each hand, when I shoot (might as well get my money's worth, right   :goldtooth:).  Point is, I don't find that what I wear on my bow hand (nothing, utility glove, work glove, golf glove, mitten, or rubber) makes much difference at all, EXCEPT perhaps for helping with the cold in late fall/winter conditions.   

Basically, for me, the FAR more important setup for general shooting relates to what's worn on the draw hand, not the bow hand.  Sorry that I wasn't clearer on drawing the distinctions. 

   

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2024, 11:25:35 AM »
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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2024, 02:01:47 PM »
I've never worn a glove on my bow hand before but I'm going to try one. For most of this month when shooting a 3d course here in Baton Rouge I find myself wiping the perspiration off the palm of my hand on my pants which of course are already soaked. It has been hot, today it will hit 96 with 70-75% humidity. It feels like what you used to have to wait for July to get. This could get serious if climate change was real!

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2024, 07:45:38 AM »
I wear flip over mittens when it's cold out. I just have to make sure when buying them that they have some sort of grippy material in the palm so that the riser of my bow doesn't slide around too much.

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Re: Who wears a glove on the bow hand all the time?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2024, 08:56:24 AM »
I only wear a glove on my bow hand when it's really cold, or if I'm shooting a 3D course in the hot summer and my hand gets sweaty. I wear one of these Easton gloves. They are a lot like a golf glove.
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