Magnetic Arrow Rests

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Pbrown21, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Pbrown21

    Pbrown21 New Member

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    Has anyone tried a magnetic arrow rest? It seems like a good idea but I am skeptical.
     
  2. tmurphy

    tmurphy Guest

    never heard of em.

    do u have a link to it.

    i dont know how one would work?
     

  3. Pbrown21

    Pbrown21 New Member

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  4. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Are you talking about the magnetic dropaway rest that Cavalier makes?
     
  5. Pbrown21

    Pbrown21 New Member

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  6. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    I haven't tried one. I dont think I've seen a review of them.
     
  7. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I have not personally tried one, but I have read several reviews.

    Requires precise cutting length of arrow to allow the insert to stop at the right place at full draw.

    Reuires you use inserts provided by the company ( I think they are heavy)

    Take the arrow a few seconds to stop wobbling and center and stabilize. This is necessary every time you might bump something at full draw or move quickly.
     
  8. tmurphy

    tmurphy Guest

    looks a little iffy to me.
     
  9. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    I would think, unless you are rock solid at full draw, it would not stop moving :noidea:
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I saw a display, and you really have to push the thing to get it to move......

    its a FAD, I think:noidea:
     
  11. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I think they are pretty stable from the video I saw. I'd say it would take a pretty good bump to set one wobbling again...
     
  12. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    The problem I read about with this rest was dragging the arrow across it was pretty noisey. I imagine you could put mole hair on it though...:noidea:
     
  13. Ronhop

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    I would not think that it would stabilize the arrow long enough. If the magnets just engage a piece of steel the size of an insert that's not much time for the arrow to stabilize when you release it.

    I'm throwing the BS flag on that thing. I would definitely have to see it to believe the arrow flight characteristice of that thing.

    One thing is that you would not have any weak FOC issues... But, if you had more wieght in the tip you would need a stiffer spined arrow to compensate for it, all other things being equal.

    Ron
     
  14. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    So is the WB.:lol: :laugh:

    I talked to a fella about a year ago on another site and he said his did not work very well.:noidea:
     
  15. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    The problem with that is shavin' the little suckers......:wave:
     
  16. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    The problem is when you come to full draw...it takes a few seconds for the arrow to stop moving.
     
  17. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    issues:

    1. You can only use specific inserts and specific points / broadheads

    2. Your choice of the above are fairly limited (or used to be)

    3. You arrow must be a certain length to ensure that, at full draw, the point / insert are at a specific location.

    4. It works based on magnetic fields and all them pulling equally... if you bump the arrow it will stick to one side of the rest, and it isn't easy to remove. (at least it did in the demo model i played with)

    In my opinion there are a lot of much better options out there if you are looking for something simple that is full containment there are tons of much better options
     
  18. two_shoes

    two_shoes YOU! Get in my belly!

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    FLAG!!!!

    +1 I agree with you.... You'd want a little more support than just the last 3/4" of your arrow.... unless there inserts are 3" long.
     
  19. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    FLAG?

    Wow I'm getting abused today! First Dork Fish and now FLAG? :Cry:
     
  20. J.C.

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    Is this what you're looking for?.......:peace: