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I am considering a release Need Advice

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  1. RAScott

    RAScott Member

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    I have been shooting for about 5 years and i have had some good scores, since then and especially last year my scores dropped and i started to flinch i believe, Pull the barrel down, draw circles around targets. scores suffered and i can still run a mid to high 90 score at times. I am concidering a release trigger, What is your experiance, and suggestions?
     
  2. phirel

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    Release triggers are by far the best remedy for a flinch. There are several ways to help prevent flinching (light loads, well fitting stock) but few ways to get rid of one once it is acquired.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. Mike Michalski

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    Using release trigger(s) simply confirms that you are addicted to trapshooting. Welcome aboard. It will become second nature in a short time.
     
  4. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    RAScott, it sounds like you are ready for one.

    Most shooters don't have to much of a problem going to them. In fact, a lot of shooters wish they had gone to them sooner.

    Good Luck!

    Hauxfan!
     
  5. esoxhunter

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    In my case a release trigger made shooting fun again!! Go for it. Good Luck.. Ed
     
  6. BLACKDOG

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    Do not think twice about switching, when people make fun of people that shoot a release, I ask ?? Which is easier standing up or sitting down ?? It does some of the games a little harder, something you learn to deal with. It will make you shoot a little quicker, that might good or bad for you.
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    Bob, Give me a shout at the club. I was there too, but I think the PFS stock has been a big help. Trouble is, you're shooting a Kolar and I've got the K-80. You're welcome to try it to see how you like the stock. That's the fun of the game, all those choices. Good luck, Bob
     
  8. Baber

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    Try to avoid a release if you can. Its really a crutch or band aid for other problems. The PFS is maybe one. Stock fit might be another. Take a class with a good coach who can evaluate you shooting to see where the problem lie. Going to a RT as a last resort.

    TB
     
  9. The Kolar Kid

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    I started shooting a release on my Kolar just to try it out and my scores went up 15%... Shooting in the high 90s most of the time these days. Maybe it's mental, I don't know.

    KK
     
  10. oleolliedawg

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    PFS-$1,100, custom stock-$2,500 and up-no guarantees they will ever stop a flinch. Release trigger-$275 and up-almost always will stop the flinch.

    How deep are your pockets!!
     
  11. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I wish I had gone to a release 15 years ago, instead of 8 months ago. I would have saved myself a lot of lost targets do to flinching. And flinching just gets worse over time.
     
  12. RAScott

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    Thanks Bob,.. maybe i'll try it. I called Kolar today and they said it is very easy to change back and fourth if needed. I actualy have a pfs that I took off a 682 when I traded for the new gun.
     
  13. Bob Hawkes

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    Ollie, I don't know why but your post just cracked me up. Not making fun of it, because you are right, to a point, but it's the best laugh I've had today. I thank you very much for that. That's what makes the game fun. BTW, I just got through painting my pieces of pine to build my rib up with tomorrow to have a poor man's new K-80. LOL. Shoot well and enjoy it while we can. Bob
     
  14. snowbird

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    Ollie is right on!

    I recommend a lot of dry firing for about a week before you make the switch to get your brain and finger working together. Using a Wall Chart is a good way too. I can shoot a pull trigger real good but I shoot a release much better.

    Terry.
     
  15. bigdogtx

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    Don't mean to hijack....but release/pull or release/release?...and is there any disconnect of the brain during the second shot trying to set and then release?
     
  16. gyrine

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    I went to release not as a result of a flinch problem. I just noticed at my club those shooting release shot higher scores. It takes 7 muscles to pull a trigger, 2 to release it. My learning curve was 100 rounds. I would not go back. As far as the double release, do you think about pumping for the second round with a pump shotgun? Not much of a learning curve there. Just my 2 cents. gyrine
     
  17. foghorn220

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    RAScott :

    Ok I can shoot a pull or a release trigger but since I started shooting the release I will have to say it is the Cat's Meow!!

    As for me I haven't shot a lot in the last year but I only shot trap but in your case if you shoot other games like skeet/sporting clays then let us know but as far as trap then anyone that has a release trigger probably loves it.


    Fog!
     
  18. phirel

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    If one flinches, a release trigger can usually help. If you change to a release, I strongly recommend a double release for shooting doubles. I did make the release/pull mistake many years ago.

    I can't see any reason to go to a release trigger unless it is needed.

    MrkSLC- Release triggers are not really "new technology". I know they have been around for at least 75 years, possibly longer. Also, new technology is not the same thing as good technology.

    For many, getting used to a release trigger is very simple. It took me about 10 shots and I was comfortable with a release. For others, the change is very difficult. I did practice opening my gun with the trigger set a few times (this can be important) and then shot it for the first time in a registered event.

    Pat Ireland
     
  19. fearlessfain

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    i wound up with a release trigger in one of my trades and i couldn't wait to get rid of it.
     
  20. oleolliedawg

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    Fearless, please give us shooters your ATA Singles, Doubles and Handicap averages over the last 20 or so years. This might help validate our opinion of yours!!
     
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