I'm with Ed. I shoot mine at 88oz set and 25oz release. I find a little slower release really helps me when it comes to the hard angle targets to keep me from short shooting them. I also like some "slide", or "let off", in my triggers so I can still stop the shot when I don't want it to go off. For many release shooters it is critical what their set and release points are, but, I have found over the years that your brain can adjust to just about any setting when it comes to a release, as long as it's not releasing too quickly. I, personally, feel that the set and release points on a release are not nearly as critical as the setting on a pull trigger...... Just my preference.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
I am using timney all steel 1100 release, modified speed hammer. Set at 72 oz and release at 28 oz. I am new to release triggers. Aprox 500 rounds. I am hitting the bottoms of the birds, and back end especially the hard rights on post 5, really struggling with the post five hard rights. I did raise my comb 1/16 and thinking of doing it again, but may not help with hitting the back end of the bird. 10Tenner
10Tenner... Those are the exact symptoms I'm talking about for going to a slower trigger. It sounds like you are releasing the trigger before the barrel reaches the target. It's quite different from a pull trigger, as you are finding out. You may want to try this: Set the trigger in the first joint of your trigger finger, not the finger pad. Once the trigger is set, grip the trigger "firmly" and then call for the target. This will slow you down on the release. If that seems to help, try setting the trigger just past the first joint of your trigger finger. Here, again, set it firmly and hold it. If this helps break the targets with more consistancy have the trigger set slower. With a new release trigger shooter there is a tendency to set the trigger in the same finger position you did using a pull trigger. That doesn't always work. The release trigger will seem to go off much faster doing it the old way. Once you get comfortable with it, you will instinctivly know where you need to set your trigger..... Just my experience..... Dan Thome (Trap2)
Dan, I usually use the first joint on a pull trigger. I will have to see were the trigger is on the release trigger. I will take the advice on having the trigger farther in on the finger to see if that helps. That is the information I needed to know about release triggers, as I new to them, thanks. 10tenner
Mine is a 4X2, sets at 64 ounces,releases at 32. I still use both a good pull trigger and the release. It just costs more to get a good pull trigger, even more than a release. I've broken 100s with both types of triggers. We get caught up in the pull bang syndrome shooting so many trap targets with either type of trigger and it rears it's ugly head on tough angles.
I raised my comb again. Helped on post 3, may need to drop a 1/32. I also tried the finger in farther on the trigger, helped, but still hitting the back end on post 1 and and especially post 5. I am using the 1100 as stepping stone for learning a release trigger. I may have to call the gunsmith who is doing my release triggers on my o/u and single barrel. He told me he setts them at 2 pounds difference, seems fast to me. 10tenner
Received my o/u. Bottom sets at 72 oz and releases at 16 oz. Top sets at 80 oz and releases at 20 oz. 3.5 lbs between the bottom and 3.75 between the top. Do you think the release weight is to light? I have never seen anyone with those release weights? 10tenner