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Old 07-27-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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i am in the market for a drop away rest i have the drop tine biscuit. and was wondering who makes the best drop away rests? i have herd that QAD makes a good one and i can get it on ebay for about 40.00 but they way i was brought up the more money you spend the better the product. i know i probably opened a can of worms on this but just need input. do they have any problems in the cold weather? thanks ALSO any one have one up for sale let me know thanks
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I still shoot a QT 3000 Prong rest. The bow tech. I know and trust said to spend the 20 or 30 dollars more and buy a Ripcord when I asked him about that same model. Haven't made the switch, yet.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:36 AM   #3
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I have the QAD on my 07 Pearson Z-32 and love it.
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If you're gonna get a QAD, spend the extra money and get the HD with the lock down feature. This eliminates the bounce that can happen. If the prongs bounce back up, they can whack the fletching on the way by.
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Look into a Muzzy Z-effect. Most of my family shoots them and love em. Just like any trop away, make sure you trust the guy who is setting it up for you and check for interference before you leave the shop.
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I have Slice's back on this one.
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I can't tell you the best one cause I have'nt used them all. But I can tell you that the ripcord is good. But there is one flaw with it. It doesn't consistantly drop away at the same speed. I had fletching contact with it shooting high profile vanes (Blazers and Quickspin 2" ST's) I used chalk on the fletching and found intermittant contact with coc vane up with the hen vanes hitting and consistant contact with coc vane down. I had two very good shops look at it and could not adjust it to work. I got a Trophy ridge drop zone right now and it seems to work fine. Whats the general opinion of the dropzone ?
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:28 PM   #10
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I can't tell you the best one cause I have'nt used them all. But I can tell you that the ripcord is good. But there is one flaw with it. It doesn't consistantly drop away at the same speed. I had fletching contact with it shooting high profile vanes (Blazers and Quickspin 2" ST's) I used chalk on the fletching and found intermittant contact with coc vane up with the hen vanes hitting and consistant contact with coc vane down. I had two very good shops look at it and could not adjust it to work. I got a Trophy ridge drop zone right now and it seems to work fine. Whats the general opinion of the dropzone ?
MINE? or people who have had good luck with them??

too much play at full draw for me........
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I like the dropzone but it can develop wear on the nylon sleeves inside that can cause it to hang up. then you have to tear it down and replace them. the infamous "rebuild kit".......
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I like the dropzone but it can develop wear on the nylon sleeves inside that can cause it to hang up. then you have to tear it down and replace them. the infamous "rebuild kit".......
wasnt gonna go there, BUT, since you mentioned it........
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I have had tremendously good luck with the cobra diamond back. I have a muzzy zero effect on a bow, and if it wasn't there when I bought the bow I don't think I would have put it on. I have tried the trophy taker and am not a fan of it either. I am going to put a limbdriver on my next bow and see how they are. I really like the ripcord but may not get around to trying it out.
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I went with the Rip Cord a few years ago due to the fact the arm will lock in the up position for hunting. (I know other rest do the same now). Ive had zero issues with this rest. You can pick them up on the AT classifieds for 50 bucks or so all the time.
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I went with the Rip Cord a few years ago due to the fact the arm will lock in the up position for hunting. (I know other rest do the same now). Ive had zero issues with this rest. You can pick them up on the AT classifieds for 50 bucks or so all the time.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:01 PM   #16
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does any one might have one for sale at a decent price
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Onemustfall listed one today...
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I like the ripcord. But I am a Trophy Taker Man myself it is simple to set up and shoot and is bulletproof.
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Since early last autum I still have not gotten my low-end QAD working perfectly(which I did not mind-even with fletching contact it was still 1 million times better than my Whisker Biscuit). I want to try the FOBs this year and need it working perfect. I broke down and e-mailed them to ask what to do. Within 2 hours they had emailed a response(asking for more details instead of answering my question, albeit). But I was surprised at that. I would rank them high in customer service(unlike Parker bows).
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Red-man, you want to buy my QAD ?Lol
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Red-man, you want to buy my QAD ?Lol
well i dont know price and picture would be nice. i need a right hand like it to be camo but no big deal i was looking in to the QAD or the trophy ridge drop zone any news on the drop zone good or bad kind like to know what to do before season starts i have 2 months that is all so let me know thanks
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Actualy, I mailed the QAD people, and we FINALLY got my drop away dropping fast. First time I've had total vane clearance. But if you want to try it, I may want to sell it again once I see how it works with FOBs.
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Actualy, I mailed the QAD people, and we FINALLY got my drop away dropping fast. First time I've had total vane clearance. But if you want to try it, I may want to sell it again once I see how it works with FOBs.
ok i would need a price to my door and is it camo ? i would be sending a money order i dealt with ronhop with a sight if you want to ask him about me.
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check out vital gear , my dropaway set up easy , and has been 100%trouble free. i feel they make a cheezy set of sights but they nailed it on the fallaway. basic model hasnt changed much in years, they started using a spring set on the arms instead of bands on the old ones.most of all, i hunt . only. and this rest is the most silent of all i know of.period.test it.
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oh yeah, the capture setup is dual arms, no 'yoke ' shape with a monkey bar above it.did i mention its quiet?
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oh yeah, the capture setup is dual arms, no 'yoke ' shape with a monkey bar above it.did i mention its quiet?
how much do they run in price
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it was just over 100,maybe 110
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Of all the dropaway rests I have sold I would have to say that all things considered the Limb Driver is the best choice out there.

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My 2 cents
ive been useing the Trophy Taker Tournament Short-arm on my target bow with 0 problems so i bought a Shakey Hunter for my huntin bow
Havent used it yet but i dont think ill have any problems
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Thats my rest of choise TT Shakey.
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I have used a few drop aways and I would have to say that the ripcord is a good rest. Currently I am using and love the Spot Hogg Whammy and it works great. As far as the drop zone it offers the most fletch clearance of any rest on the market but it has a few negatives. As mentioned it needs a rebuild kit cause the bushing sleeve wears. Also the launcher arm is not very stable. If you watch it work on a slo motion camera you can see the launcher shake and wiggle before it drops. For hunting you can get by with it but for any target it is no good.
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Trophy Taker, IMO, the best you can get. I've been shooting them for a few years now, and I've put them through hell. I have never had to reset one once it was on a bow.
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i use a trophy taker and really like but i would go with the QAD ultra rest because it has a bar that goes over the arrow and keeps it from falling off
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i will just be using this rest for hunting i think i will have to see if i cant find a trophy taker in my price range good decision or should i go with the limb diver
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I strictly hunt, but I shoot a lot all year (until I screwed up my shoulder) and I really liked the Limb Driver.
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i will just be using this rest for hunting i think i will have to see if i cant find a trophy taker in my price range good decision or should i go with the limb diver
There are several Good Dropaways on the market, and a lot may be personal preference. The Limb Driver is definitely the most consistent and easy to tune rest out there.

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I think for the priceyou cant beat the TT proghorn or shakey hunter, I have had 0 problems with my shakey, But If I was going to buy a new 1 it would be the pronghorn, just my 2 cents.
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