Anyone using a ripcord arrow rest?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by thehairlessone!, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    These things have got me curious. I have been using a bisquit for years because they were so simple and because of the full containment aspect.

    I stayed away from drop aways because they didnt really hold your arrows but the ripcord seems to do it all. The advantages of a drop away but you still get the full containment.

    Anyone have any opinions?

    rick
     
  2. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    I've only heard good things about the Ripcord, but I've never tried one. Another one you might consider that's similar is the QAD Ultra-Rest. That's the one Crackers recommends.
     

  3. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I use a ripcord to hunt with. I love the thing. I also used a biscuit, but switched to a ripcord so that I could hunt and shoot 3-d with the same rest. Since then, I've moved on to spring steels for 3-D, but I intend to put the ripcord back on to hunt with. It is a great rest and is very easy to set up and use....:peace:
     
  4. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    Thanks guys. I love the full containment aspect but these look like the best of both worlds

    rick
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I've been shooting a ripcord since hunting season and really like it. I am still going to switch back and hunt with my WB thought. Even with the ripcord the arrow moves around a little and makes a little noise.
     
  6. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I hunt and 3d w/ a biscuit...:p

    the only complaint I ever heard about a ripcord was...
    A freind of mine had something break internally and the rest would go down slap the riser and make a horrible noise...it took half a 3d to figure out where it was coming from...
     
  7. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    me too. I have been using them for at least 3 yrs. and never had a problem. I guess I am wondering is if there is really an advantage to using a drop away?

    I know some people swear by them but I have always been leary of the moving parts,etc. I shoot really good most of the time with the bisquit so nothing is really broke.

    rick
     
  8. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    You may pick up a few fps w/ the drop away...but speed was not an issue when I bought the rest...I don't think there is a more reliable hunting rest out there...and that's why I went w/ the Biscuit...I try to keep my hunting rig as simple as possible...
     
  9. dano1977

    dano1977 Senior Member

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    Ripcord! I love mine. I use it for hunting and 3d. I put a little felt on the launcher and it makes no noise.
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    where gonna have to get you a ripcord for X-mas for the new bow.....:tape: :tape:
     
  11. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Easy now...one step at a time...:biggrin1:
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    you cant say no if it comes to your mailbox w/no return address:noidea:
     
  13. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    since you put it that way...:noidea: