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Old 03-18-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-18-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-18-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-18-2010, 06:27 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:34 PM   #6
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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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Old 03-19-2010, 05:34 AM   #7
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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.

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


Britesite makes a good rest as well. Launcher style.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:40 AM   #8
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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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Old 03-19-2010, 06:37 AM   #9
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I like the NAP 3000. Infinitely adjustable, with a blade or prongs.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #10
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Brite Site Pro Tuner...
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:38 PM   #11
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Go with a blade rest. Trophy taker spring steel, pro-tuner, spot hog infinity...
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:20 PM   #12
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Another vote for the Limb Driver
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:48 AM   #13
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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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Old 03-21-2010, 09:13 AM   #14
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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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Old 03-21-2010, 09:35 AM   #15
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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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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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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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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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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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Old 03-21-2010, 01:07 PM   #19
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pssst. all arrow rests affect flight direction.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:22 PM   #20
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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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Old 03-21-2010, 07:06 PM   #21
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I agree with Javi, most serious target shooters I've met use the blade rest he uses. I'm not a serious target shooter but I am serious hunter. I used a Limbdriver until I made my own micro adjustable limb driven style rest. I also seem to group best with a slight nock high left paper tear.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:30 PM   #22
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If you're asking me, it's a Limb Driver, hands down.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:45 PM   #23
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I shot the Limb Driver last summer but just set up my new target bow with a Trophy Taker spring steel II and I must say that I really like the way it performs.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:49 PM   #24
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the trophy takers (with the lizard toung style rest) are pretty popular around my club for the target bows.
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