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Bad idea to scrimp on a release I know....but getting back into archery after a long nap I stupidly bought a cheap release. Black horse...super tight trigger and no adjustment. I realized after shooting a few releases I liked the idea of a strap instead of a shaft for the trigger. So I grabbed an itty bitty and love it except for one thing. The jaw doesn't seem to lock once you put it on the D loop. Is it supposed to be that touchy? I find that I have to put my index finger behind the trigger and push it forward as I draw so that it doesn't release as I begin to draw. If you put a good bit of pressure on it, it will hold the string....but if you put it on the loop and move your hand a bit it comes off. I'm afraid to trust it as I draw, but putting my index finger behind it makes it a bit "clunky" on the draw. Normal? total noob question eh'? Thanks all....great info here. Much appreciated.
 

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I have one and always put my finger against back of trigger on draw. Force of habit but a good one! You may have the set screw set a touch light. If it's backed out to far it will seem like it pops open.
 

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I have one and always put my finger against back of trigger on draw. Force of habit but a good one! You may have the set screw set a touch light. If it's backed out to far it will seem like it pops open.
Hey thanks...at least I know it's working properly. Wondering if all Scott releases are like this? Or at least the single jaw.....I'll adjust the trigger and check it. Much appreciated!
 

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Scott releases are awesome....I would agree that you may have it set too hot. I have one of the LBG releases...as well as about 4 other Scott triggers and I do like 'em hot...they won't hold if you make them TOO hot.

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I have the little bitty goose release and it will hold as I draw but it is force of habit for me, I do put my finger behind the trigger as a safety net.

As mentioned, it may be set too hot. Adjust and try again.
 

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Great releases - I have a little bitty goose that is close to 20 years old and still going strong. Turn the set screw in a bit and you should be good to go. When I draw I push my middle finger up behind the trigger, then at full draw move my index finger onto the trigger and pull through the shot. I like to have mine set heavy enough to be able to put weight of my index finger on the trigger without fear of it going off - but still light enough that there is no perceived creep.
 

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never had one problem with any of my scott releases. rhino xt, mongoose, and the fiance' itty bitty goose. you need to check yours something is out of adjustment.
 
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