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10-22-2002, 07:48 PM
i was wondering what everyone thinks about releases. im a beginner and i was practicing the other day and the release let my arrow fly while pulling back. its a calliper type release and i am sure i had my finger behind it and now it is wobbly. anyone else have something like this happen? it scared the heck out of me. i started shooting fingers and my grouping widened a bit but i think with practice i can get it to skinny up. thanks for your thoughts
10-22-2002, 08:29 PM
When I first started shooting a release I had many such 'oh shit that wasnt meant to happen' experiences. I have a 15m range in our garage. The problem is is that it adjoins the house and is split level. Theres a couple of holes there due to these misfires. Not to mention having quite a few carbons exploding on the rear concrete wall. I was using an archers choice cheapy at the time. AND probably the most important is that i was shooting over my poundage comfort level. If you cant aim the bow at the target and THEN draw its too heavy. As you draw you will shake rattle and roll and pop that release.
Now I use a trufire excaliber with the power glove. I love being able to release the trigger instead of pulling it - makes it damn hard to punch it. Never had a missfire, but again then my form has improved 10 fold....
10-23-2002, 05:48 AM
There should be an adjustment on your release to control the tension. Mine uses a small allen screw. Kind of like setting the pull on a rifle trigger. It sounds like your is set too low. Find out about that an adjust it to you likeness.
10-23-2002, 08:42 AM
If it is a cheapo release but a good one, as mentioned before check the set screw, and if the release fits well put your finger behind and against the trigger when drawing, that way there is no way to misfire.
10-23-2002, 10:02 AM
Yeah it happens. I learned to draw with my bow pointed down. That way if it ever happens again the arrow ends up in the dirt not somebodies house or even worse...their head. Ive seen guys at tournys and 3D shoots that pull so much weight that their bow is almost pointed straight up when they draw. Not cool in my book. Do as the others suggested and tighten the tension screw. You may have to use a little Loctite on it.......my Scott release tends to back off on its own sometimes. Just dont make it so tight you have to jerk to release your arrow......thats bad.
10-24-2002, 06:32 PM
Everybody has sent an arrow into orbit when first learning to shoot a release. But in my opinion it's really worth it if you want tight groups. Oak.
10-30-2002, 05:42 PM
Yeah I agree sounds as though you may need to adjust it. I use a Tru-fire 3-finger grip split fire release and have never had a mishap. It works a bit different than the trigger activated releases. You push in a firing button with your thumb or you can set it up to pull also. I like it because it's more like fingershooting than the wrist pull types. But use what feels best. Another good thing about this Tru-fire release is that the head rotates 360 degrees in front of the trigger so it eliminates all string torgue.
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