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Thursday, September 10, 2009

LongRANGE Skeet Release Systems

A few years back I found a slight delay when using the LongRANGE wireless target release system when used on the skeet field. Instant release it was not...

Very frustrating. We always opted to use the hardwired release when visiting a club with such a system in operation, as the game of skeet is instant target release. No way do you want to practice for an upcoming shoot with a slight delay on every push of the button..

I suspected the buttons needed to be reworked. Another possibility, the receivers attached to the machines were not sited properly. No matter what we did, to include checking batteries, it always seemed the problem was with the release buttons.

I was asked by a number of shooters about wireless release systems. I could not recommend the LongRANGE system unless used in the winter when you didn't want to drag a cord through the snow and ice, but no way could I recommend them for serious skeet practice.

This year at two clubs, one holding a registered shoot, the only delay experienced was the fault of the puller not the LongRANGE system.

Something changed and I have no idea what, but I would not hesitate to shoot registered targets at a club using a LongRange skeet system.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joe,
    i know in the last year or so, longrange updated their recievers. Now the same receiver can be used for solenoid and non-solenoid traps just by moving a switch. Perhaps there were a few more tweaks to the electrics.
    Gord Earl

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