Scott little goose? Release advice

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Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby Antlion » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:43 pm

Ok, seems being cheap on the release is not a good idea. Today the D loop slipped through the "cobra" release. There seems to be a gap by the jaws,priority is buying a decent release asap. Is the Scott little goose any good? Any difference between dual and single caliper?
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Re: Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby Mad Max » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:26 am

The Scott range of releases are good quality with the Little Bitty Goose being the most popular. I am shooting a Scott Mongoose release for the past 7 years without any failure other than the strap that I have replaced as a precaution due to signs of wear and tear.
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Re: Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby Guardian » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:24 am

Yes the Scott Little Goose is a very good release - most Scott releases are high quality as Mad Max said.

To give you a bit more info, the Scott releases have a roller sear (the trip mechanism) which doesn't wear easily. I've used Scott releases for many years now and haven't worn one out yet (after previous brands had failed after a while).

If you are a precision shooter and use more than one release aid, rather stick to the same type. I've found that a caliper, single jaw or hook release shoots slightly different and can change your impact point.

I sold a single caliper Scott Wildcat long ago when I found that it didn't shoot the same as my Scott Sabertooth - I referred the stainless dual caliper mouth of the Sabertooth. But once you have set your sights with the release you're using, you're set. I do have a hook release as backup and for hunting there's no difference in impact point with the caliper release.

Lastly the solid bar of the Little Goose is nice to grab onto when drawing, but does not have the unlimited length adjustment of the releases with strap connectors to the head. That's personal preference though and will only affect you if you have abnormal hands.
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Re: Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby MrBallistic » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:41 am

Scott are brilliant releases period. Very reliable!
I use a mongoose for hunting and have never had an ounce of trouble.

I'm a Truball fan myself. They are also very reliable. I have shot a Talon thumb release for 3 years now with not a spot of trouble.

Both manufacturers have brought some new releases to the market lately.
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Re: Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby Eraser » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:16 am

I have bought my 1st bow secondhand in 2006 and with it I got a Cobra release. In 2011 I bought a cheap Cobra again for my son to use on a hunt.
Think it was 2012 or 13 the strap on my first release snapped while on full-draw and got launched into infinity. (Not yet back.....) I then started to use the cheap Cobra permanently. Over a periot of 11 years I had zero mechanical issues with Cobra.

When the wife decided it is time to join my passion in 2016 we got her the Scott Hero. Very nice little release.
When it is time to replace my release I will also look at Scott or Trueball
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Re: Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby sPRINGHAAS » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:02 am

I bought my scott hero release second hand with my bow setup. Used it for 4years and my fiance took it over for the past year after I started using a thumb release. I have had absolutely no issues with it. Can however not comment on the little goose, but I know it is a very popular model and I haven't heard anything bad said about them.
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Re: Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby Antlion » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Thanks guys, seems I can't go wrong with a Scott.
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Re: Scott little goose? Release advice

Postby MrBallistic » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:16 pm

Antlion wrote:Thanks guys, seems I can't go wrong with a Scott.


It all comes down to how you look after the release. Typically the higher end releases cost more because they use a better quality material and in so they last longer. Keeping a release free from grit, lightly lubricated and general checks for wear will go a long way in preventing failures.
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