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    Question Which Arrow Rests are best

    I have a Diamond Rock compound bow that I just purchased. I'm new to archery and will be doing primarily target shooting. What type of arrow rest is best for that. Fall-away, biscut, fixed rest? The bow has a biscuit rest but it seems to me that a rest like that would effect the arrows direction as it passed through it. Please give any experiences or thoughts.

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    lots of guys shoot trophy takers. original or pronghorn. or the spring steel. i personally like the trophy taker pronghorn.
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    i use a biscuit style rest, and have NO problems shooting targets.....i have one on my hunting bow and target bow.....

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    I have used them all except the whisker biscuit. all of them are good when set up right. but I have been using a drop away for the last few years. mainly because they have the long prongs to keep the arrow from falling off. which can be a problem when it is windy. good luck
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    welcome to the site.
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    Can't go wrong with a limbdriver by Vaportrail or the trip wire by Octane both are the top of the line rests. I have both and have never had a problem with either one of them. Good luck
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    Im a diehard Trophy Taker rest guy. Fall away its hard to beat a pronghorn rest in Trophy taker brand. Spring Steel rest are used by so many tournament archers today.

    Link to Trophy Taker. Tough as nails. Picture below

    http://www.trophytaker.com/default.aspx


    Britesite makes a good rest as well. Launcher style.
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    Most serious target shooters eventually end up with a blade rest.. I use a BriteSite Pro Tuner..
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    I like the NAP 3000. Infinitely adjustable, with a blade or prongs.

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    Brite Site Pro Tuner...

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    Go with a blade rest. Trophy taker spring steel, pro-tuner, spot hog infinity...

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    Another vote for the Limb Driver

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    I shot the TT SS II and the AAE ProBlade since years.
    But after I tried the LimbDriver just for testing on my target rig too,
    I switched.
    No more sorrows about nock rotation, no sorrows about
    nock point hight.
    Easy to set up and forget it.

    Now, I have the LimbDriver on all of my bows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metrodix View Post
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    nock point hight.
    Where are we supposed to set the nock point with a launcher blade rest?

    I'm just trying one for the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageBlood View Post
    Where are we supposed to set the nock point with a launcher blade rest?

    I'm just trying one for the first time.

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    On three fletch arrow. I always set mine with **** feather straight up. But you can use foot powder and spray the fletch to see how its getting clearance. Best way to check for clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    On three fletch arrow. I always set mine with **** feather straight up. But you can use foot powder and spray the fletch to see how its getting clearance. Best way to check for clearance.
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    Sorry Dan, I got that much, what about the nock point on the string? level is OK or does it have to be slightly higher??
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageBlood View Post
    Where are we supposed to set the nock point with a launcher blade rest?

    I'm just trying one for the first time.

    Dale.
    Generally you want the center of pull directly behind the nock at full draw.. then adjust the rest up and down for best flight.. most of the time if I were to shoot thru paper I would have a 1/8" to 1/4" nock high nock left tear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Generally you want the center of pull directly behind the nock at full draw.. then adjust the rest up and down for best flight.. most of the time if I were to shoot thru paper I would have a 1/8" to 1/4" nock high nock left tear...
    OK thanks, I'll play some and see.....right now I have a nock high 1/4" and nock right 1/4" tear, but the bottom of the fatboy cuts the berger holes in half so I think I'm going to move the nock and the rest down.

    Hasten to add, I haven't shot outside with it yet, also although I'm kinda new at any kind of target shooting, I haven't shot a group at 20 yards in 3 months (too expensive), so today I said what the heck!, new bow (to me), new sight, second arrow - RH, XLR - 1, FB - 0, LOL, won't be doing that anytime soon.

    Suffice to say - I think the launcher blade is really going to work out for me!
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    pssst. all arrow rests affect flight direction.

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    I've use several different rest. While there is no doubt that the trophy taker is a good solid rest, the VaporTrail Limb Driver is my favorite. Easy install and set up. Quite, and durable, its my pick out of all the drop aways!
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