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Old 04-09-2008, 04:27 PM
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I shoot a biscuit, and i was wondering for you guys that do shoot em, how long do you guys usually replace them. i have had mine for alittle over a year, and its still good but just wondering how long the last. Also i am leaning to shoot backtension with my release, should it feel like the preloading of the trigger and actually releasing the arrow as one motion or no?
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:35 PM
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My WB is a bit over a year old and is starting to get some stray bristles where the vane passes through. I'll be replacing it when I'm done with brown bear season next month. As far as preloading the trigger I'm not sure what you mean but mine doesn't have any perceptable travel before the shot goes off, just steady, increased back tension until she goes.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:05 PM
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see i am using a caliper release cause i only hunt, and when i preload the trigger, like when i put alittle pressure on the trigger, then release with the tension should it feel like one step instead of two, or does it not matter.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:25 PM
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Should just be one step because to "preload" it your applying conscious effort to pull the trigger and chances are that's creaping into your shot. This is where you'll see the benefits of a high quality release whether it's just for hunting or for target shooting as well. We don't even have competition here on the island so I'm just a hunter as well but I like having my shots go off at critters just as if I was shooting for that 12 ring to win nationals, especially when they're at critters that'd just as soon eat you.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:58 PM
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so is this normal.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:10 PM
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It's normal for low quality triggers/sears whether they be in a release or a firearm, movement of the trigger should be imperceptible throughout the shot.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:21 PM
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When your WB wears out, take a good hard look at the Hostage pro. I have a hostage and it makes no contact with the vanes, is very quiet, and is about 5 fps faster than a WB yet just as fool proof for hunting.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:39 PM
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^ how much are they???
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:09 PM
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I think the hostage pro is around 89.99.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:01 PM
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The hostage (reg) is around 39.00 It only contacts the shaft at 3 points 3 O'CLOCK / 6 O'clock / 9 O'clock The pro is setup the same way but is a alloy frame @ 89$ the (reg) hostage is made of a glass filled extruded polymer (glock frame fame) and is indestructable so far. A 5 to 9 fps increase over the WB and proven quieter. It is part of the newOctane line up from Bowtech/Diamond.I dont believe they would buy out the company that made it on a whim. I am sure it is a tough, capeable rest.
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