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snapcrackpop

What a way to loose confidence in my shooting!!!

Bought a Tru fire Judge release a couple of months ago and LOVED IT, until Sunday. Then it began misfiring. 3 lost arrows and 3 punches to the face later I quit.

I tried changing the set screw for tension, but it didn't work.

Returned it to Cabela's yesterday and got a TruBall Titan (buckle) for $89 bucks.

IT works well, but I can't get back in the grove (trying to draw while I avoid my face).

Anyone else with misfires, which release?

What's your favorite release now?

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Dark Cloud

That would be a tough one to get back in the groove after. Dont know what to say other than it shouldnt happen. I have the same Scott Mongoose release now for 6 years and have never had that happen and I cant even imagin how many shots that thing has taken between just shooting, indoor leagues, and 3D...

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CanOCorn

Just a quick tip that may help with the draw. Use your index finger as a safety while drawing back. Keep it tight behind the trigger of your release until you are at full draw. May help get your confidence back.

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snapcrackpop

Always do, but good idea for others. Talked to a company guy and he said try puting the finger on top of the release, rather than behind it??? maybe for a "too sensitive" problem.

Another "safety thing", always have an arrow nocked (and pointed in a safe direction) to prevent a dry-firing.

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fishermn

I second that thought. In fact NEVER draw your bow without an arrow nocked, PERIOD. I can speak from very painful experience...

Last week I bought a new release. Saturday morning I went out to start checking out my new Montec broadheads, and I figured I would get the new release broken in as well. Well I nocked an arrow, drew back and found that I just didnt have the new release adjusted quite where I wanted it. After re-adjusting, I picked up my 3 month old Switchback XT, clipped on the release (without an arrow <--- DUMB, DUMB, DUMB) and drew back my bow. Well the release still wasnt fitting quite the way I liked it so I twisted my hand a bit, and wham I either tripped the release, or it let go from the twisting, I dont know which. Either way, the end result was that my new bow was now laying on the ground in shambles, the result of a dry fire from full draw. Strings completely blew apart, cam bound up with string and turned over into the lower limb. In short, the only salvageable pieces were the riser and idler wheel.

I thought I was going to puke. For the next hour I was just numb and felt physically ill. I called my dealer, told him what happened, and he told me to get the bow to him ASAP and he would see what he could do...

After a 2+ hour car ride to get the bow back to the shop where I bought it, my rep told me that he would talk to his Mathews Tech on monday morning and see what he recommended.

Well, over that next day and a half, I managed to convince myself that the important thing was that no one was hurt and that at this point, it was just going to be a lesson learned (A very EXPENSIVE lesson).

Well, monday afternoon rolled around and I reluctantly gave my dealer a call to get the bad news... But when I talked to him and he told me what they were gonna do, I nearly fell off my chair. Mathews covered all of the parts, gratis, and the rep. is throwing in the labor for free. I didnt even know what to say, I was speechless. I couldnt believe that they would completely cover me for such a stupid mistake.

In any case, this was my long-winded answer to your question. The new release has been working fine ever since. I dont know if the twisting caused the jaws to separate enough to let the loop go, or if I bumped the trigger, but either way it let go at the worst possible time... Not having an arrow nocked was a dang stupid thing to do, and I can tell you it was a tough lesson to learn...

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HateHumminbird

I second Dark Cloud's endorsement of the Scott Mongoose. Spend a little more, and have it for longer if you plan on hunting or shooting awhile. These are smooth, tough, and dependable. Never had a misfire.

Joel

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snapcrackpop

Wow. I ache just reading the story. Good luck feeling confident pulling back the next time...

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harvey lee

I have heard that Mathews will stand behind alot of bad things that can go wrong.You can probably also thank your dealer for the help as alot of times your warranty is as good as your dealer.Glad no one got hurt. smile.gif

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fishermn

Yeah, talk about feeling sick, I feel like I wanna puke every time I think about it... Ugh! frown.gif Harvey lee is right on the money. Had I picked a different distributor, I think the outcome could have been a whole lot different. I'm just glad that I went the way I did and went out of my way to work with this guy (he is 2+ hours away from my home). He came very highly recommended from all of his customers that I talked to, and after this experience I know why. he has a great relationship with Mathews, and stands behind his work 110%.

Regarding the confidence thing, I hear ya... I have been shooting my backup bow for the last few days, waiting for him to finish up the repairs. Been shooting pretty well, but I am kinda wondering how that first draw will feel with the "new" XT...

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fishermn

Harvey lee, is that deer in your avatar one from the recent past?? Wow, very nice in any case!

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Powerstroke

My "misfires" seem to come as a matter of the jaws not being completely closed. It happens occasionally but never when I have any amount of pressure into my draw. I end up bouncing an arrow off the rest and it goes about 5 feet. Now I double check the release with a little tug before drawing back.

DOn't know what to tell you other than dust yourself off and get back out there. Suck it up and put some confidence in yourself knowing you've replaced the faulty equip. and that you will be better for it. Consistancy is the name of the gam eand you need to go back to doing everything you did before, except punching yourself in the face. I think with a couple good rounds you'll forget all about your release malfunctions.

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BLACKJACK

I thought I recognized this post! You also posted it on bowsite!

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bigbucks

I've had my gator jaws release a few times mid draw on me in the last couple of years. It's adjusted tight enough & seems solid, so I thought it was me, but I'm starting to think otherwise now. I'm so careful about keep the trigger forced forward. It is probably 10 or 11 years old, it may just be wearing out. I'm going to replace it, just for the piece of mind.

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snapcrackpop

Yep. Good info from great sources!

MN fishing and bowsite are my favorites.

From the responses I've got the Scott and Cobra releases are the most reliable.

Anyone have a Scott or Cobra misfire?

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fishermn

Mine was a Cobra Pro-Caliper. Also had this happen one other time. On that event, the release let go at about half draw. I guessed on that one that maybe I had accidently clamped down partially onto the loop, and the jaws didnt close completely.

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BLACKJACK

Yeah I like bowsite too. Those guys are really hardcore into big game hunting!!!

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Deitz Dittrich

I have a scott for hunting, and its never failed me yet.

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chucker34

You guys are making me nervous. I was thinking about punching myself in the face while practicing last night! grin.gif

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