Can’t get a release trigger light enough that your happy with? Well, your in for a surprise with today’s post because we’re going to delve deep into the Spott Hogg Wiseguy Release Review and show you why you might become a bow hunting wiseguy if you opt for this neat little release as part of your load-out.
A state of the art bow release not only ensures your string doesn’t get torqued off the cams when you pull through your draw cycle, but also provides you the much-needed accuracy every bow hunter requires to land that trophy buck.
The brand we’re featuring today is the infamous Spot-Hogg Wiseguy. Spot-Hogg first started in 1987 with the acute vision of coming up with better release aids. Now they’ve evolved to catering
thousands of archers and hunters across the world including some of the best.
Alongside releases, the American company sells Safari targets, sights and arrow rests. The esteemed company self-proclaims to produce the world’s toughest archery products and judging by their line of products, I’ll crack a beer to that.
The Spot-Hogg Wiseguy Wrist Release may well be considered to be a trigger puncher’s dream,especially for those who opt for the index finger style releases.
Now over the years Spot-Hogg has released several different releases in the market including the Saturday Night Special and the Whipper Snapper. But the Wiseguy has enjoyed tremedous levels of success by archers and hunters alike.
It delivers all the features of a target style release in the form of a hunting release.
A micro-adjustable trigger that’s easy to use, state of the art build quality and a comfortable yet durable wrist strap there’s plenty of reasons already to get the Wiseguy considering the budget friendly price point.
Now let’s get into the nitty gritty of this and have look at the aesthetic appeal, feels and what goes into the build.
The strap comes in three different colors: Black, Camo and the Muddy Girl (That’s right ladies, time to show the man your all about). Personally, I really like
the Gold and Purple color combo on the head, giving it a more eye catching aesthetic appeal.
The light weight comes in at a measly 4.8 ounces.
The mechanical arrow release is hooked up with an adjustable trigger that comes stock as a hair-trigger.
The most advertised side of the product is that it apparently is the lightest mechanical trigger in the game and let me tell you, the reports say you can damn near breathe on this release and it will go off. Now to some, this may seem like a problem, but to those who strive for optimal accuracy you know just how much difference a hair trigger can make to tightening those groups right up.
Another likable aspect of this trigger is that it’s pretty long and slightly curved thus complementing your finger’s position on it.
There’s an adjustment screw right beside the trigger which you can use to tighten or loosen trigger making it heavier or lighter. This is great for those who want the release, but don’t want to start out with a hair trigger. It means you can practice at a heavier trigger pull until you’ve got your fundamentals down pat and as you advance start to lighten the trigger pull back again.
An upside for some, but not for all is there’s very little to no trigger creep in the Wiseguy at all, you just touch it and it’s a smooth crisp break.
The release can be set to your length as per your liking, making it great for the chicks or young ones who have smaller hands.
The hook on this is self-reloading so once the trigger is fired the hook will reset every time. The jaw serves up a torque-free consistent launch each and every time.
The open jaw design brings the best of both worlds with it’s uncanny resemblance to a hinge style release, yet coupled into an index finger release proving worthy to those who prefer trigger releases rather then a back tension release.
The Wiseguy Release can even be folded back and locked in when it’s on your wrist, keeping it out of the way so you can still have full use of that hand, but in reach at a moments notice when you spot that prize bull.
The leather on the release seems pretty smooth overall and the stitching looks professional with the interior being padded for that added comfort. It is also available as a Velcro strap for those who prefer that.
The buckle itself is made of heavy-duty steel so overall build quality wise there isn’t much more than you can ask
All in all, pretty much every material here is of superb quality and meant to last a life time surpassing year after year of heavy usage. To make sure you get the best out of it, fine-tune
the release with regards to adjusting the trigger sensitivity.
– Easy to cock even for beginners
– Fail-safe trigger
– Forward trigger design ensures maximum draw length and speed
– Micro-adjust trigger ensures the perfect tension to suit your personal need
-Strap on the Wiseguy feels nice and comfortable
-Hook is self-reloading
– Handle and strap might feel a bit too rigid for some
– Out of the box the hair trigger may be to sensitive for those new to the game, but can be quickly adjusted to suit the archers needs.
Wrapping things up…
If you’re searching the market for a super-light trigger that has a crisp clean break and superb build quality at a budget price point, I’d without a doubt point you towards the Spot-Hogg Wiseguy Release.
I would highly recommend it for those who love a hair trigger that will surprise you with it’s sudden launch.
Having Cameron Hanes on board along with the product, there’s been plenty of hype centering around the Wiseguy and extensively judging by its all-round features, Spot-Hogg undoubtedly
deserves the attention it’s getting.
I would confidently rate this magnificent release a solid 9/10. Guess the results really do speak for themselves in the case of the Spot-Hogg Wiseguy!
Til Next time,
Happy Hunting and Fishing,