The only suprise release I get is when I hit the trigger by accident half way through the draw, or my d-loop breaks. Then I have to clean my pants. I dont have target panic so I don’t shoot back tension. I can calmly pull the trigger 60/61 times which works for me.
For target shooting, yes.
Or as much as possible seeing as how a well executed/repeatable shot routine brings about some “knowing” unless you change releases/settings once things get a little too familiar.
For hunting, no.
Years ago I tried to shoot with a surprise release while hunting and found two problems after a season of experimenting.
1) It felt like I nearly had a heart attack when the bow went off because I was already so amped about the deer or turkey being there that I didn’t need to throw more suspense into the mix.
2) IMO, whether people like to admit it or not they need to be able to “punch” certain shots in hunting situations. You just need to have too much control over the release at times to be surprised.
yes, x me it is the only way for shooting, I started with surprise release and back tension (the 2 things must to be learned together) at a stage in Rom with Dee Wilde in 1997, great teacher, greatest shooter and honest guy