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Whisker Biscuit VS. Drop Away Rest?

Old 10-31-2012, 02:53 PM
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Default Whisker Biscuit VS. Drop Away Rest?

I have been shooting my arrows through a whisker biscuit since I got into archery, and have had few, if any, problems. However I have been told that a drop-away rest would improve my groups tremendously. What are your opinions on the subject? Also if you do shoot a drop-away how does it function in the field namely on a spot-n-stock?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:00 PM
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BB - you can get drop-away rests with full containment so your arrow will stay in place an be ready for a shot (I believe that is why you are asking). Now with that being said and having used both the WB and a drop-away I prefer the drop-away. The WB is a good reliable rest but will wear out and is hard on fletchings. While it is true there are more moving parts on a drop away which can possibly fail your accuracy is improved. But the possibility of such a failure is remote and I'll take the accuracy anyday. Not only does it improve your accuracy but also your effective range.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:39 PM
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What rest would you recommend? I have looked into Ripcord and QAD, and found that the QAD will stay up on a slow release, but fall when the bow is shot. have you had any experience with either of these?
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:45 PM
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Both of these are good rests. I had a Ripcord but it was an older model and I believe it didn't drop out of the way fast enough for my Martin Firecat. The newer models have faster drop times. There are a lot of guys in here that swear by the QAD. My personal favorite is the NAP Apache. But since I do most of my hunting from a treestand I am not worried about a rest that holds my arrow in place. And when I do still hunt, I normally carry my arrow in my hand or keep it on my quiver until I need it. But if I wanted to I could carry it nocked. The inside surface of the Apache's containment ring is rubber coated so it is dead silent.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:11 PM
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I took a look at the NAP Apache and I really like the way it looks. Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:12 PM
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I have used both and do not care for the bisquit. It is rough on plastic fletching and I can arttest not all that spiffy in snow/sleet. I used a drop away the last 4 years that I was able to use a compound and like it a lot. I did not do spot-stalk style archery hunting so I cannot speak to that issue.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:35 PM
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how about one of the capture rests like hostage? it has 3 brushs that hold the arrow in place, but the vanes glide thru unencumbered.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:48 AM
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Scotty-I've looked at those but it seems that if the arrow was bumped hard enough it would fall out, thus leaving you in a predicament if you have a trophy buck standing in front of you. Maybe I'm just imaging scenarios. Is that what you use? If so, has the above situation ever happened to you?
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:10 AM
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I have only used drop aways so I can not give that much input on the whisker biscuit. I do alot of ground walking in the spot and stock situations as well. However with the heavey cover we have up here I always keep my arrows in the quiver until i am ready to use them. I have not had a real big issue with the deer standing there looking when getting an arrow ready.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:12 AM
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The Hostage which is similar to the NAP Quik Tune 360 I don't care for either. The brushes wear out if you shoot alot and sometimes can be a real bear to tune. I'd take a WB over one of these.
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