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    TruFire v. Scott releases

    Hey guys,
    Starting to shop for a new release to shoot with. I am wanting to stay with a wrist release. I have a couple Trufires and dont have any problem with them and they will remain as backup. I have been looking at the new TruFire foldback releases and think its a neat idea. But I was told to get a Scott because of how far forward their trigger is. But Scott does not have a foldback option I am aware of. They do have the cloth "necks" which would be nice to tuck in a jacket while you are hunting. But I have never shot one with cloth behind the head. Is there any difference or difficulty with these types of releases?
    Thanks for any help

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    Both are fine release and actually you can get a couple of Trufire with the strap like some of the Scott. But IMHO as far as the head the Scott has a slight edge. Also there are a couple of the TruFire release that do have the forward trigger(if that is what "YOU" want not what someone else likes with the fold back feature.
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    You can't beat the fold back feature on the tru-fires. The new hardcore max is probably the nicest "wrist rocket" release I have ever shot. Super adjustable. Check it out. Nothing at all against the scotts they make a nice release also.
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    i am not sure where you live but my uncle had a scott little goose and in the cold weather it would not realease well and would cause his shot to be 6 inch to the right, when he figured this out he switched to the tru fire edge same one i have. the fold back is very nice when heading in the woods or shooting at the range as it makes it very easy to use both hands.
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    I've shot both of them , multiple models, and prefer Scott. Been shooting one for almost 30 years. Better trigger and they just fit me better, currently shooting a Mongoose. The Tru-fires are very well made and the fold-back feature is a nice perc but the triggers are not as nice as the Scott and while the TF is infinitely adjustable (some models), I find myself having to fool with the trigger position/angle every time I shoot it (sons' release). I like buckles over velcro and the nylon straps do nothing for me, hate having chunks of metal dangling from my wrist....
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    Used to shoot a Truball (forget name) and now a Scott double caliper...very small and easy to tuck in sleeve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkworkx View Post
    Used to shoot a Truball (forget name) and now a Scott double caliper...very small and easy to tuck in sleeve.
    Is there any difference shooting with a cloth neck v. a rigid neck? seems like there would be
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    I have been shooting Scott for many years and have no reason to switch.
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    The TruFire Hardcore is my hunting release and one of the best wrist straps I have shot. I absolutely LOVE the foldback feature while hunting!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lien2 View Post
    The TruFire Hardcore is my hunting release and one of the best wrist straps I have shot. I absolutely LOVE the foldback feature while hunting!!!
    I have been a Scott mongoose guy for 15 years! Switched this year to a tru-fire hardcore and will never look back! The pivoting head is impressive as well as the fold back option... it also comes in swept and forward trigger options...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilerfarmer12 View Post
    Is there any difference shooting with a cloth neck v. a rigid neck? seems like there would be
    Was different... but got used to real fast. Trigger was very light until you draw which gives it resistance and a nice feel. Much better feel IMO.
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    I've been shooting Scott releases for years and never had not one problem with them while shooting 3D or hunting. They have great triggers with no crep and that's what I love about them!

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    Scott makes a better release iMO. the mongoose is a great release

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilerfarmer12 View Post
    Is there any difference shooting with a cloth neck v. a rigid neck? seems like there would be
    I have a Scott Caliper rigid neck I have been shooting for 3 years now. I got to thinking I needed a back up, so I bought a used cloth neck Scott Caliper at my local shop. I was completely different than my other Scott in that each time I clipped it on my string, I had to manual twist it to get anywhere close to my original anchore point behind my earlobe. Both my son and daughter shoot Tru Fire Hurricanes because I wanted the added safety of the squeeze open/let off to close jaws to help them hold on the target. I prefer the click open, rigid Scott Caliper for the adjustability of the trigger cause I like a hair trigger. Just my .02!
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    Never had a prob with my little goose. A co-worker has one as well and it has worked great for him as well. Scott makes very dependable equipment.
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    i shoot truball but its just about as much personal preferance as bows are, get what feels good to you! the only thing i would recommend would be a buckle over a velcro closure, its just more consistant, for me anyways!
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    I've got a Carter RX2 and a Tru-Fire Hardcore. To me the triggers are equal, both very crisp, no creep. I just bought the Hardcore about a month ago, and from what time I've had with it, I believe it will be what I'll have on my wrist next season. The foldback feature is going to be very nice...
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    Thanks everyone for the input!! I went up to Dick's and checked out the Scott Caliper, and the Trufire Edge and Trufire Hurricane Pro Foldback. I went with the Hurricane. Just felt right. The foldback is a great feature that I think will be really nice for 3D and hunting just to have it out of the way to keep score or just not hit anything. I like the closing jaws on the Hurricane over the Scott. Hopefully I will like it just as much when I shoot it.
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    iv owned both, i liked the fold back buckle on my tru fire, but the trigger on the scott was far superior, atleast to the trufire i used a couple years ago.

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