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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 02Silver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/20/2010 at 23:47
Scott Little Goose and a similiar Scott (Model eludes memory right now) that has a hook instead.  Makes it easier to go when hunting.
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Originally posted by Sgt. D Sgt. D wrote:

Can anyone explain how the back release works? What triggers the release? Is there risk of a release before you are set?
 
There are various different triggering mechanisms used in back tension releases.  The most common, as used on the "Stanislawski" or "Stan" as was discussed in the above post, works on the natural pivoting motion of your hand as you "pull through" the shot against the wall of the bow at full draw.  It has a half moon shaped disk that a sear engages.  The sear is connected to a linkage that holds the hook or rope used to connect to the bow string or nocking loop.  As you are applying back tension, the release pivots slightly in your hand, causing the sear to rotate around the half moon disk until it clears the radius of the half moon, triggering the release.  Since you are using the large muscle groups in your back rather than your trigger finger to release the bow, you can rid yourself of bad habits like punching a trigger, and the release takes you by surprise.  You don't notice the release pivoting and don't anticipate the shot -- provided you are using the release correctly, so you can concentrate solely on aiming and maintaining proper shooting form.  This also encourages follow-through and you're less likely to tighten your grip on the bow at the moment of release, which torques the bow.
 
Other back tension releases trigger by a knob that presses against the root of your thumb as the release pivots when you are applying back pressure against the draw stops.  There are other designs as well, but all basically operate on the natural pivot motion of the release as you apply back tension.

They can be difficult to get used to at first, and yes, you will have some premature releases every now and then until you master the release, but the advantages far outweigh the learning curve. 
 
Using a back tension release is the best sure-fire way of curing target panic and improving your shooting.  Target panic will affect most archers to some degree at one time or another.  It's difficult to break bad habits once you get used to punching a trigger.  Back tension releases are the prescription for this.
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I have a Scott Sabertooth, quit a good trigger in my opinion

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote REP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/30/2010 at 21:37
I'm like you in that I like my old Scott's. A few years back I tried one of their other offerings called the "Little Goose" and since then I have found it hard to put down.

It is accentual the same as a full size Scott in shape and function except in a mini size. The reason that I fancy it so is that It is so small and is fastened to the wrist band with a thin nylon belt that can be folded under the wrist strap out of the way until needed.

Enough is to much.
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still using the old fletch hunter

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     +1     Well actually I use two.  Big Grin
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Nothing special, regular TrueFire for me now.
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Had an old Cobra dual caliper release for years until I wore it out and it released on its own one night (only takes one smack to the jaw to go get a new one!) Went down to the local Bass Pro during their Fall Classic to pick up another Cobra but got talked into one of those Tru-Fire Hardcore foldback releases by a pro/rep there and love it. Was a bit hesitant at first but was told the single caliper will actually give a cleaner release as there's no second caliper to drag/hang up (though I've never had that happen with my old Cobra) Thing's got a hair trigger too. Very nice release.
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I do like my Cobra. Had a Fletcher 3-D that had been touched up by a tournament pro. Thing was amazing but, as you discovered they do wear out in time. Spect I'll shoot this Cobra until it gives up. Hope its no time soon!!
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