08-13-2007, 10:16 AM #1
older bows and buiscuits or other rests?
Hi, first post; I'm a newbie of sorts.
I grew up hunting and fishing, largely left hunting by the wayside from age 20 till now (13 tears). I'm looking to get back into bowhunting, and hiope to upgrade in a couple years, but right now I have a Bear Black Mag bow. It's from when I was 12 so it's about 20 years old, the rest is a rubber flipper tab.
To me (and I know S#*t about tuning bows, etc., I just shot them before), it looks like the riser in the older bows is quite a bit "shallower" to accomodate the flipper which is stuck to the side of the bow--if you put a biscuit or similar rest on such an old bow would it end up way off to one side instead of in-line with the bowstring?
Just curious; I do remember quite vividly how arrows liked to hop off the flipper whenever the mood struck them........
08-13-2007, 01:06 PM #2
If you were shooting that bow when you were 12 and are now 33, give it to a kid that can use it and get you an adult bow. You can pick up a used inexpensive bow to get started with for $100-150. Doesn't have to be much but do yourself and the animal you will be hunting a favor and upgrade BEFORE you decide to go on a hunt.www.Missouriwhitetails.com
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08-13-2007, 02:28 PM #3
08-17-2007, 08:57 AM #4
I must be way behind the times w/ my old-school bow....
08-17-2007, 09:34 AM #5
You should be able to use the biscuit just fine with your bow. It should have plenty of adjustment to line up with your centershot.
08-18-2007, 12:29 AM #6
Welcome to the forum...
The biscuit should work fine...I know the droptine comes with a spacer to move the rest farther in...and it has much better adjustment features...
08-18-2007, 12:40 AM #7
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Do you plan on using a release or staying with just fingers? It will matter what type of rest you use.
08-18-2007, 01:11 AM #8
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