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Old 11-22-2002, 09:43 AM
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Default Who can explain how back tensions w/triggers work?

Like the Answer from GK. I want to start using a backtension release for my target shooting but I want to stay with a wrist strap style because I'm so accustomed to it and everything I have is set up with that type of anchor point (use a wrist strap caliper now). I've heard good things about the Sweet Spot and would like to understand how they work also but for now I'm not leaning that way because of the reasons I gave.

I've read that HHA used to offer a hydraulic release and that I can understand a bit, the valving and all.

Can anyone help me understand this because I'll have to order sight unseen.

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Old 11-22-2002, 10:16 AM
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Simply apply pressure to the trigger, keep your finger tight and squeeze your shoulder blades together. That movement will fire your release every time. Make sure your finger does not flex like when you shoot a rifle. Let your back muscles pull the trigger not your finger.

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Old 11-22-2002, 02:47 PM
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Sorry if I misunderstand you but that is basically how I fire a standard caliper release. I basically take up the "slack" in the trigger and do the rest as you explained.

I was under the impression this release is entirely different.
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Old 11-22-2002, 03:36 PM
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Then you won't have to change a thing if you use the Answer. I guess I assumed that is the one you were talking about. It is exactly the same as any caliper release except it is designed to only go off if you apply steady pressure. It won't allow you to punch the trigger. The Sweet Spot will take a lot more getting used to. I have used these releases for targets but would never consider it for hunting. It took me a few hundred shots and a few lost arrows to figure ou how to anchor with the Sweet spot style release.

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Old 11-22-2002, 03:48 PM
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Maybe I should consider going to a triggerless BT release then?

Thanks CG. Are you Clever_Guy? Later... have a good weekend!

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Old 11-22-2002, 03:52 PM
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Default RE: Who can explain how back tensions w/triggers work?

To fire the caliper, your release must be adjusted so your index finger is bent in a hook shape so the trigger sets in the first finger joint. It is very hard to get a BT release with the finger extended straight and lying on top the trigger.

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Old 11-22-2002, 03:58 PM
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I'm already with you there FLHunter.

I really gotta go now. I'll check back for more help after a week of vacation hunting. Yeeehaaa!

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Old 11-23-2002, 08:01 PM
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Default RE: Who can explain how back tensions w/triggers work?

Chief, what CG and FLHunter are telling you is correct. I shoot a Scott 'lil Goose with back tension for 3D. The trick is to hook your finger over the trigger to the first joint. I've experimented with using my middle finger, also. It feels awkward, but works great once you get used to it. I find my release is much cleaner using back tension.

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