Thread: Whisker Biscuit vs Hostage Rest
01-07-2009, 08:41 PM #1
Whisker Biscuit vs Hostage Rest
Interested on hearing the pros and cons of both rests. Currently using a whisker biscuit but......09 Hoyt Alphamax 65 lbs 29 dl Scott Mongoose
Easton Axis w/ Blazers & Rage 2 Blade
08 Reflex Growler 62 lbs 29 dl
Old Golden Eagle Formula 3D 70 lbs w/od
01-07-2009, 09:57 PM #2
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i shot the hostage and liked it for hunting. But the problem was the brushes wear out to fast. I was told they have a new brush to solve this problem. So for basic hunting I would take the whisker biskit over the hostage because the brushes don't wear out. If the hostage fixes the problem definetaly go hostage. I shot hostage and hostage pro like what they are trying to do but always adjusting my sites as it wears. i shoot a lot.
01-08-2009, 10:16 AM #3
I've used both. I preferred the hostage b/c it was quieter on the draw, easier on the vanes, and didn't freeze up like the WB could when moisture got into the bristles in cold temps. I switched to a drop away after the brushes on the hostage started to wear, but haven't tried the new style brushes.
01-08-2009, 10:50 AM #4
We've used both, and they have advatages and dis-advantages.... On a recent hunt where the weather turned to freezing-rain. The Wisker biscuit was completely useless once it "froze up", as was a RipCord. The Octane was the only rest that remained "shootable" in freezing rain. Those data points should be kept in mind if you plan on hunting in foul weather.
All thngs considered I have replaced all of our Wisker Bicuits and Hostage Pro's with RipCords, and all my shooters love them, and say they would never go back.SandSquid
Gone camping in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Will return sometime in early/mid 2012.
01-08-2009, 10:56 AM #5
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