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Old 09-08-2005, 09:04 PM
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I'm looking for a new rest. Attached is a photo of the prong rest that came with my bow.

Any suggestions? I know that's a silly question but I want to get a feel for what people like.


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Old 09-08-2005, 09:15 PM
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I will not use anything other than a drop away rest any more. Been using one for the last 4 years and they are simply great rests. No fletching contact to worry about, groups are better, less human influance on the arrow. IMHO you can't beat them.

Currently I am shooting with a QAD ultra rest. It is a drop away but it has some unique features. #1 is you can cock it in the up position while hunting or simply let the cord pull it up while practicing. The other is that it has a bar over the top of the prongs so that when the rest is cocked it becaome a full containment rest just in case you bump something your arrow will not fall off the rest.

http://www.qadinc.com/ultra-rest.htm
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:19 PM
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Looks cool! How is it as far as being quiet on the draw?

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I will not use anything other than a drop away rest any more. Been using one for the last 4 years and they are simply great rests. No fletching contact to worry about, groups are better, less human influance on the arrow. IMHO you can't beat them.

Currently I am shooting with a QAD ultra rest. It is a drop away but it has some unique features. #1 is you can cock it in the up position while hunting or simply let the cord pull it up while practicing. The other is that it has a bar over the top of the prongs so that when the rest is cocked it becaome a full containment rest just in case you bump something your arrow will not fall off the rest.

http://www.qadinc.com/ultra-rest.htm
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:30 PM
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It comes with mole skin to put on the launcher arm so it is dead quiet. If you wear it out just peel it off and put some more on.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:07 AM
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I think from a pure hunting aspect, the WB is hard to beat. It has no moving parts, no strings or cables to get snaged and it holds your arrow in place.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:25 AM
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I gotta brand new Trophy Taker I am wanting to part with......
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:01 PM
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Default RE: Wanting a new arrow rest......

I think from a pure hunting aspect, the WB is hard to beat. It has no moving parts, no strings or cables to get snaged and it holds your arrow in place.
I tend to agree with this line of thinking. The WB would be my first suggestion.
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:35 AM
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Default RE: Wanting a new arrow rest......

I would strongly suggest a Kaz-away or Ultimate Fall Away rest from Vital Bow Gear. You get a completely stable arrow hold that is perfect for stalking (ala WB), and you get all the benefits of a fall-away rest. Sure there are moving parts but in several hundred shots and almost 2 years later, I have never had a problem with mine. You can see them at http://www.vitalbowgear.com/arrow_rests.cfm.

EDIT: My Ultimate Fall Away is virtually silent right out of the box. There is no need for moleskin with these rests.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:43 AM
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The QAD Ultra Rest is awesome, I love it. The guy that tunes my bow who owns a archery shop locally here has been shooting it the the last three years.....If that tells you anything!
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Old 09-16-2005, 08:47 PM
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Default RE: Wanting a new arrow rest......

Very similar to the Quad Ultra rest is the new "Ripcord" rest. It too can be cocked into the up position and had an arm that can be positioned over the arrow holder to contain the arrow.
The biggest thing I noticed was the size of my groups shrunk to about 1/2 when I went to this rest from a Trophy Taker Shakey Hunter Rest.
I sure like the idea of the arrow containment and the quality of this rest seems to be excellent.
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