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I have a Carter target 3 release. I notice when I put pressure on the trigger with no load on it, it makes a audible click noise before firing. I can feel it in my thumb also. I have the travel set about a 1/8 turn from firing. I tried setting it with less travel but still makes noise, it isn't loud but enough to play with your head when shooting. Anybody have any ideas or have it happen to them?
 

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Hmm.. Does it have a ITS spring?
 

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It does have the ITS spring in it. It has the #95 spring in it. Can't really hear it but I can feel it when I slowly apply pressure to the trigger. I adjusted the travel to a little more than a 1/16 of a turn from making it fire and I can still feel it. What do you think it could possibly be?
 

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Take it apart(I know Carter warns against it) and clean it out. Careful with the springs of course!! I have an Insatiable 3+ with the ITS and I had a gritty feel to the trigger after about 2 years of use. Took it apart, cleaned the dirt out of it, and lubed it with Tri-Flo. Haven't had an issue since.
 

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I would say the ITS spring grinding against the case during trigger compression. Could have build up in there as well, I would not use any liquid oil in a release. I have had great results with light white lithium grease. You want something that will stay on the Sears and not run off.
 

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I grease all springs in release, including the ITS. The triangle spring I have seen several Times shift and become / inside the case. Sometimes causing misfired, or trigger lock up.
 

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The amount the Sears actually move against each other is tiny, would not think it was a sear issue.
 

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You feel comfortable taking it apart?
 

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I would say the ITS spring grinding against the case during trigger compression. Could have build up in there as well, I would not use any liquid oil in a release. I have had great results with light white lithium grease. You want something that will stay on the Sears and not run off.
That is what it kind of feels like, just a little grind of a spring or something.
 

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I would remove the ITS spring and shine a light in the hole, look for debri or build up. Grease it and check it then. I prefer lube on the Sears to keep them gliding smoothly.
 

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This is what you are dealing with internally. Carter's are bombproof releases. Not much to go wrong in there.
 

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If you do decide to take it apart, remove the ITS spring first and make sure It is not cocked. The small return spring is a flyer, I recommend doing it in a gallon zip lock to be safe. Most of the time it is pretty simple.
 

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I would think it just needs some cleaning and maintenance...
 

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Yeah Forrest would definitely take care of it. I think if I remember right it is about 30.00 for them to go through it. Don't quote me though. Lol
 
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