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When do you "set" a release trigger?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by yakimaman, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    Picked up another BT 99 but this one has a Phillips release trigger in it and I have no experience with them. For those who use them, when do you set the trigger; when you mount, after you call for target....? other than wondering about that, the only issue I see is when you have a broken target or bad target and need to remount - would have to practice keeping pressure on that trigger until you get the action open.

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  2. Unknown1

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    When do you

    If you never shot a release before and don't need one, why in heavens name would you want to keep it that way and shoot it? You'll drive yourself nuts trying to switch back and forth between release and pull until one day you'll forget which you have and...

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  3. TEXASZEPHYR

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    When do you

    get a snap cap and practice until you are more than comfortable with it. It comes second nature after a while, but if you haven't learned it well before you hit the line, your squadmates will be more than willing to harass you about your patterning efforts on the trap house.

    Bob
     
  4. Trap4

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    When do you

    Mount the gun, take a deep breath, set the trigger, then call for the bird--

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    When do you

    Stay with the release for a while--you may like it. Mount the gun,pull into your shoulder,set the trigger,soft focus over the bead then call. Be careful not to release you hand grip on the stock, just relax your trigger finger, keep gun firmly pulled into shoulder.....SMOKIT
     
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    get a snap cap and practice until you are more than comfortable with it. It comes second nature after a while, but if you haven't learned it well before you hit the line, your squadmates will be more than willing to harass you about your patterning efforts on the trap house. You can set whenever you like. I prefer just before i call for the bird personally.

    Bob
     
  7. Trap4

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    When do you

    Mount the gun, take a deep breath, set the trigger and then call for the bird

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  8. chipking

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    Put a snap cap in and practice the opening with the trigger set over and over just as if you were on the line until it becomes a natural action. Do this every day if you can until it becomes locked into your brain. Your squadmates will thank you. As for me I set as the very last action before calling for the bird. But you need to find the "when" that comes naturally to you and feels the most comfortable for you.

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    Stay with the release for a while--you may like it. Mount the gun,pull into your shoulder,set the trigger,soft focus over the bead then call. Be careful not to release you hand grip on the stock, just relax your trigger finger, keep gun firmly pulled into shoulder.....SMOKIT
     
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    Stay with the release for a while--you may like it. Mount the gun,pull into your shoulder,set the trigger,soft focus over the bead then call. Be careful not to release you hand grip on the stock, just relax your trigger finger, keep gun firmly pulled into shoulder.....SMOKIT
     
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    Stay with the release for a while--you may like it. Mount the gun,pull into your shoulder,set the trigger,soft focus over the bead then call. Be careful not to release you hand grip on the stock, just relax your trigger finger, keep gun firmly pulled into shoulder.....SMOKIT
     
  12. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    Stay with the release for a while--you may like it. Mount the gun,pull into your shoulder,set the trigger,soft focus over the bead then call. Be careful not to release you hand grip on the stock, just relax your trigger finger, keep gun firmly pulled into shoulder.....SMOKIT
     
  13. chipking

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    Put a snap cap in and practice the opening with the trigger set over and over just as if you were on the line until it becomes a natural action. Do this every day if you can until it becomes locked into your brain. Your squadmates will thank you. As for me I set as the very last action before calling for the bird. But you need to find the "when" that comes naturally to you and feels the most comfortable for you.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  14. esoxhunter

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    I agree with the input by MK. I shoot a release; due to the dreaded flinch. If you haven't the need for this type of trigger; send it to Phillip Crenwelge and he can convert it back to pull. Ed
     
  15. A201

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    I set after the mount and face weld, I then pause for 2-5 seconds to let my shooting eye settle in focus and call. Roger
     
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    +1 for trap4.

    Unknown1 should rename to clueless. Many of us shoot releases for the greater trigger control...
     
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    Greater trigger control? The release trigger has taken control. HMB
     
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    Yes, and I love the precision that gives me.
     
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    I'm with trap 4,have your gun firmly in place before you set the trigger if you do it sooner and you try to reposition your gun due to a poor mount you have a greater chance of relaxing and releasing the trigger prematurely.BOB
     
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    I'm with trap 4,have your gun firmly in place before you set the trigger if you do it sooner and you try to reposition your gun due to a poor mount you have a greater chance of relaxing and releasing the trigger prematurely.BOB
     
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