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Single vs. double caliper

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I shoot off a string loop with a Scott Mongoose (single caliper) and really like it, but my brother shoots off the string. He is currently looking for a new release. Is a double caliper better for shooting off the string, or does it really make that much difference? thanks.
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I have never shot a singel caliper release because it always made more sence to me to have the string or loop leave the release with steady presure from both sides. seems like a single would make the string bump slightly as it was released. could be wrong but I have never had any problems out of a double
 

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solaman said:
I have never shot a singel caliper release because it always made more sence to me to have the string or loop leave the release with steady presure from both sides. seems like a single would make the string bump slightly as it was released. could be wrong but I have never had any problems out of a double
Same here. A single doesn't make sense to me, either.
 

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Should the jaws of your release start to wear, it is much easier for a string loop to slide past a dual caliper release than a single.

I shoot a Scott Mongoose w/a string loop and I have had no problems.
 

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Then WHY do THE most accurate releases in the world engage from one side and release from one side??? :confused: Personally, even in a wrist strap hunting style release I have found products like the T.R.U. Ball Short-N-Sweet realease to be THE most consistently accurate releases available.:thumbs_up
 

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Then WHY do THE most accurate releases in the world engage from one side and release from one side??? :confused: Personally, even in a wrist strap hunting style release I have found products like the T.R.U. Ball Short-N-Sweet realease to be THE most consistently accurate releases available.:thumbs_up
I agree with ya cornfed. I use a Short-n-Sweet and my son uses a Little Bitty Goose, both with only one moving part (hook / jaw). They are the most consistent type releases we've found. It's also notable that almost all target releases use a "hook" similar to the S-n-S's, which release with similar dynamics as a single caliper.
 

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solaman said:
I have never shot a singel caliper release because it always made more sence to me to have the string or loop leave the release with steady presure from both sides. seems like a single would make the string bump slightly as it was released. could be wrong but I have never had any problems out of a double

The body of the release acts as the "second" jaw on a single caliper release, it just pivots further back than the "movable" jaw. Happens so fast you don't even know it. There is no bump. Just shoot a reliable release that fits you well, better if you can get it on sale and buy two in case you lose one. You won't go wrong with either style.
 
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