Which Rest do yuo prefer

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Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby brianerixon on Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:15 pm

I was wondering if a whisker biskit or a drop away rest is better and tell me what you have on your bows
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby madrat on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:17 pm

I think it's all a prefernce thing. I haven't heard anything bad about the whisker buscuit other than it eats fletchings. I just can't see how something can make contact with your fletchings and not affect arrow flight.
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby brianerixon on Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:12 pm

I bought my bow in a pakage and it came with a whisker biskit equiped but I heard drop aways increase arrow speed and watching the TV Hunting shows and nobody uses a whisker biskit and they put whisker biskits on all the bow packages and they don't always put quality acceries on package bows.
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby AZsparrow on Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:06 am

I happen to use a prong style rest on my bow, with some shrink wrap on the prongs to be quiet on the draw. I don't have any issues with it, hit what I aim at, so have just stuck with that type all these years.
I have a friend that switched to that whisker biscuit when he went to carbon arrows and loves it, so I guess it all comes down to personal choice and what works for you.
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby Jerod B. on Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:27 am

I been shooting the biscuit for about 5 or 6 years....

every now and then I get the bug to try a drop away

Right now I have a biscuit on my Bowtech Guardian....

I had one on my Elite three years ago when I shot a couple deer from the ground

If you use really soft vanes like the old style duravanes, they will warp your fletching over time

But the newer stiffer vanes are unaffected

Reasons the biscuit is put on package bows:

1. cost, a GOOD drop away is bit more, and they use the basic biscuit, not the drop tine or deluxe
2. set up, much quicker to set up than a drop away
3. CONTAINMENT, lots of people who buy packages are novices just getting into archery

When the biscuit first came out it was not going to be accurate enough because all three vanes had to hit at EXACTLY the same time......we've staggered vanes and still got normal flight

Speed.....most chrono's will not show any difference b/n the biscuit and a drop away, the vanes go through so fast, not enough time to slow the arrow down

You put a 5" helical soft vane through the old style black biscuit and you may see some difference....neither of which I've seen used today....

I have seen some bows that tuned up a little better with a drop away......I've NEVER had a Mathews not tune up with a biscuit.....

With respect to carbon arrows, the biscuit prefers the arrows to be a little stiffer....
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby Coodster on Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:21 am

I'm not a big fan of the whisker biskit, total fletch contact just don't seem right to me, but to be fair and honest I have never tried one so really can't comment on facts just an opinion.

The rest I shoot is one of the all time greats but no longer made, NAP flipper plunger, not to manny rests for us finger shooters
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby Jason on Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:12 am

I personally prefer a drop away. I find it more forgiving.
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby Indy-Travis on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:41 pm

I have been a "drop-away" guy for quite a while now. Shot the Muzzy ZeroEffect for years, and still have one on my back-up bow. Current Switchback has a TrophyTaker Top Load. Several buddies all shoot Ripcords and love them. Never tried a biscuit so can't comment, but I do prefer my drop aways to my old bow-doodles for hunting applications.
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

Postby Dave Eder on Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:26 am

drop aways and whiskers are like apples and oranges. But i do prefer the drop aways.
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Re: Which Rest do yuo prefer

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