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Contributors to this thread:
Rutin buck 20-Aug-19
Bowboy 20-Aug-19
PAbowhunter1064 20-Aug-19
Bob H in NH 20-Aug-19
Bob H in NH 20-Aug-19
jingalls 20-Aug-19
Jack Whitmrie jr 20-Aug-19
JTV 20-Aug-19
Bou'bound 20-Aug-19
Franklin 20-Aug-19
Pat Bischoff 20-Aug-19
Shawn 20-Aug-19
Brotsky 20-Aug-19
GF 20-Aug-19
Kurt 20-Aug-19
dmann 21-Aug-19
PREZ 21-Aug-19
Pat Lefemine 21-Aug-19
Bake 21-Aug-19
carcus 21-Aug-19
Will 21-Aug-19
No Mercy 21-Aug-19
M.Pauls 21-Aug-19
Hancock West 21-Aug-19
hoytshooter1 21-Aug-19
Ucsdryder 21-Aug-19
COHOYTHUNTER 21-Aug-19
JohnMC 21-Aug-19
APauls 21-Aug-19
Boatman71 21-Aug-19
0hndycp 21-Aug-19
trakman 21-Aug-19
JL 21-Aug-19
GLP 21-Aug-19
JW 21-Aug-19
JL 21-Aug-19
Shug 21-Aug-19
GLP 21-Aug-19
Hessticles 21-Aug-19
badguybuster 22-Aug-19
huntinelk 22-Aug-19
APauls 22-Aug-19
HDBOW 22-Aug-19
Ermine 22-Aug-19
Hh76 22-Aug-19
The rookie 23-Aug-19
sundowner 25-Aug-19
Single bevel 27-Aug-19
DarrinG 27-Aug-19
x-man 27-Aug-19
PAbowhunter1064 27-Aug-19
Spike Bull 28-Aug-19
DarrinG 28-Aug-19
RogBow 28-Aug-19
Teeton 28-Aug-19
nmwapiti 28-Aug-19
Rut Nut 28-Aug-19
bighorn 28-Aug-19
bowhunter24 29-Aug-19
Quinn @work 29-Aug-19
Redheadtwo 30-Aug-19
Trial153 30-Aug-19
lewis 31-Aug-19
aDrenalinJunkie21 03-Sep-19
BowKid2001 30-Sep-19
geoffp 02-Oct-19
bb 02-Oct-19
Dale06 02-Oct-19
Franklin 02-Oct-19
c5ken 03-Oct-19
PAbowhunter1064 03-Oct-19
12yards 03-Oct-19
Franklin 03-Oct-19
x-man 03-Oct-19
Franklin 03-Oct-19
Rut Nut 03-Oct-19
x-man 03-Oct-19
PaWapiti 03-Oct-19
Charlie Rehor 03-Oct-19
Rut Nut 04-Oct-19
Grey Ghost 04-Oct-19
x-man 04-Oct-19
APauls 04-Oct-19
COHOYTHUNTER 04-Oct-19
RogBow 04-Oct-19
stagetek 04-Oct-19
Franklin 04-Oct-19
From: Rutin buck
20-Aug-19
In the market for a new arrow rest what is the best out there ?hunting only done 3D anymore.

From: Bowboy
20-Aug-19
I like the trophy taker Smackdown pro.

20-Aug-19
Whisker biscuit

From: Bob H in NH
20-Aug-19
I have a whisker biscuit to try. Very impressed with tunability and broadhead flight

From: Bob H in NH
20-Aug-19
I have a whisker biscuit to try. Very impressed with tunability and broadhead flight

From: jingalls
20-Aug-19
I just put on a whisker bisc for hunting. Tuned up fast and easy. Foolproof design!

20-Aug-19
I like the QAD drop away rest.

From: JTV
20-Aug-19
best 'hunting rest' is the Whisker Biscuit Pro ... its on my back up bow ... that being said, I am using the Rip Cord Max Micro on my primary bow .... accuracy for me is virtually the same out to 50 yds, hard to tell the difference, a 4-5 inch group at 50 is still a 4-5 inch group, if push came to shove, Id give a slight edge to the Rip Cord Max Micro, but not by much .... Ive had 2 dropaways screw up on me during hunting seasons in the past ... both times I went to the backup bow and the Biscuit, it has never let me down .. if this Max Micro screws up, I'm done with dropaways for good for hunting...

From: Bou'bound
20-Aug-19
Qad

From: Franklin
20-Aug-19
Trophy Taker and HHA.

From: Pat Bischoff
20-Aug-19
Qad

From: Shawn
20-Aug-19
I have shot a biscuit for 10 years. Going with the QAD this year and hope it does me well. I can always switch real quick cause a biscuit is very easy to tune. Shawn

From: Brotsky
20-Aug-19
Trophy Taker Smackdown Pro

From: GF
20-Aug-19
Shelf

I did hunt a drop-away one year. Froze up and I watched an entire herd cross the trail not 25 yards away. HeffDatt

From: Kurt
20-Aug-19
I like the Ripcord Code Red rests. Have ‘em on all three hunting bows. No problems other than wearing out cables, felt and a couple launchers. 13 year user of the Ripcord. Would upgrade to a newer model but the old keep on working.

From: dmann
21-Aug-19
Always liked ripcord

From: PREZ
21-Aug-19
QAD

From: Pat Lefemine
21-Aug-19
Ripcord

From: Bake
21-Aug-19
I've been a Trophy Taker fan for a while. But couldn't find one when I was setting up my bow. Everywhere was out of stock. I bought a new Hamskea Trinity, and I REALLY like it. It's tough, for one thing.

From: carcus
21-Aug-19
I'm a qad hdx fan, I've used limb drivers and smackdowns but prefer the QAD. Tuned 2 wisker bisquits recently and was surprised how easily they tuned!?!

From: Will
21-Aug-19
Biscuit. Or similar style rests. At least for whitetails. Drop away's are great, and my gut say's they could be more accurate in the hands of the average archery hunter, especially on longer shots. But for run of the mill whitetail deer hunting, with shots generally sub 30... hard to beat the simplicity and function of biscuit style rests.

(This is like broadheads today though... there are a ton of awesome mech heads (drop away rests) and a ton of awesome fixed blade heads (static rests - bicuits, etc), just have to use one you feel good about and you will be fine)

From: No Mercy
21-Aug-19
Shot the QAD for years-never had one problem with them. Decided to try a Vapor Trail Gen 7 this year-love this one too!

From: M.Pauls
21-Aug-19
Whisker Biscuit. Haters gonna hate. Shooting a compound this year again a little, and figured I'd try whistling some arrows way out. Grouping very nicely out to 100 with the biscuit. No doubt you could probably shave a little more accuracy out with a drop away, but for HUNTING, one less thing to go wrong is a good thing. The biscuit is so simple

From: Hancock West
21-Aug-19
ripcord here

From: hoytshooter1
21-Aug-19
Hamskea...... hands down the best

From: Ucsdryder
21-Aug-19
I’ve used the hamskea and micro tune smackdown. They were both equally great. I do like the micro adjust!

From: COHOYTHUNTER
21-Aug-19
If I was exclusively a tree stand hunter, I'd say whisker biscuit. For everything else Hamskea micro tune, which is what I use.

From: JohnMC
21-Aug-19
I agree with hoytshooter Hamskea hard to beat.

From: APauls
21-Aug-19
Been using a biscuit for about 16 years. Thing flat out works I can't ask for any more from it.

From: Boatman71
21-Aug-19
Whisker Biscuit, because they work.

From: 0hndycp
21-Aug-19
Ripcord.....same experience with 5+ years of reliability in any conditions

From: trakman
21-Aug-19
If there was a best one there would only be ONE

From: JL
21-Aug-19
I never used a whisker biscuit. I have heard (or maybe seen a while back?) of one that got snow or water on it in cold weather and it froze to the arrow. If the snow/water freezes inside the fibers....I can see that as a problem. I think there were also concerns over the vanes and fletchings getting damaged and ripped off. Again...never used one. Maybe the folks that hunt the late seasons when it gets cold (mid-20's and below) can share their thoughts on that. That might be why I stick with my QAD.

From: GLP
21-Aug-19
JL I had one of the first trophy takers freeze to the riser in the down position. Had to use hand to break the ice up. My thoughts are that all rests can have problems. I use a trophy taker smack down now but the whisker Biscuit is hard to beat. Greg

From: JW
21-Aug-19
Hamskea versa rest micro. Built like a tank.

From: JL
21-Aug-19
GLP, the only issue I've had with my QAD's was the noise made when drawing a carbon arrow (GT's). I put some little pieces of camo tape on it and the fixed it. I've hunted alot in snow/teens and haven't had any icing issues with the rest. I've had ice build up on the cams and pop when drawing the string back.

From: Shug
21-Aug-19
I love my NAP flipper rest

From: GLP
21-Aug-19
Not disagreeing with you JL. Just stating what I had a problem with. I just think that under the right circumstances you can have problems with any rest.

From: Hessticles
21-Aug-19
Vaportrail

From: badguybuster
22-Aug-19
i have tried darn near all of them but always go back to whisker biscuit. i like that its a full capture with no noise.

From: huntinelk
22-Aug-19
All biscuit all the time.

From: APauls
22-Aug-19
JL Living and hunting in MB most our hunting is done below freezing. That's precisely WHY i choose a whisker biscuit, not a reason to shy away. The only way an arrow could freeze to it is if moisture comes down and freezes and the arrow is resting and it freezes. BUT in that situation with any other rest your arrow is going to be building up moisture and resting on something so it is freezing to something. You've basically pointed out a situation where the arrow is guaranteed to freeze to SOMETHING.

From: HDBOW
22-Aug-19
Hamskea ...I think they are just so versatile and idiot proof. Luckily, I’m an idiot!

From: Ermine
22-Aug-19
Hamskea is the best rests made! Very tough and bombproof! I won’t shoot anything different

From: Hh76
22-Aug-19

Hh76's Link
Anyone try one of these? I really like the idea of the arrow being completely contained.

From: The rookie
23-Aug-19
Smack down pro. Trophy taker makes a good rest but if I ever have a problem with it I am probably going to get a whisker biscuit. So simple.

From: sundowner
25-Aug-19
Quality Archery Designs (QAD) drop away rest is the easiest to tune and most dependable rest I've ever used.

From: Single bevel
27-Aug-19
The shelf. It cant break. It cant fail. It cant get out of adjustment. Never need to worry about finding parts. I love trad.

From: DarrinG
27-Aug-19
I shot a biscuit for awhile and really loved the simplicity, and as others have said, it tuned very easily. However I got frustrated with wrinkly, wavy vanes the rest caused and was refletching way too much. I finally switched and went with a QAD HDX and like it, but would like to go back to a biscuit sometime in the near future....if....I can figure out a way to keep the biscuit from ruining the vanes on my arrows. Suggestions?

From: x-man
27-Aug-19
"....if....I can figure out a way to keep the biscuit from ruining the vanes on my arrows. Suggestions?"

It requires stiffer vane material like found in the Blazer vanes. 4" vanes and WB rests don't get along very well. Blazer vanes and WB rests are a marriage made in heaven.

27-Aug-19
What x-man said! I’ve been shooting the Blazer Heat vanes, which are just a tad longer, and a bit shorter profile than the Blazers. IMHO, these Heats were made for Whisker Biscuits!

28-Aug-19
Whisker Biscuit Deluxe, perfectly tyunable and soaked with silicone spray before the season. Works no matter what weather I have seen.

From: DarrinG
28-Aug-19
I prefer VaneTec X Vanes in 3" and the biscuit waves them up in short order. I may have to try Blazers with the biscuit once season is over. Not keen on changing my setup with the Vanetec's and the QAD this close to season opening when its shooting great.

From: RogBow
28-Aug-19
G5 Expert II if you don't need a cage to hold your arrows on. Most underrated rest ever imo.

From: Teeton
28-Aug-19
I run a whisker biscuit. Most 3d shoots I'm 28 out of 30, meaning of the 30 targets 28 are in the kill zone. My groups at 20 yds, well I shoot 3 dots so I don't bust arrows. As for hunting in the 10 or 15 years of using it never a problem or any for that mater.. I will say that their are many of deer, bear, turkey, elk and so that don't think I shouldn't be using one. :) Ed

From: nmwapiti
28-Aug-19
Qad here

From: Rut Nut
28-Aug-19
K.I.S.S. principle and IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT...................................been using a Whisker biscuit for 15+ years now. No brainer! ;-)

From: bighorn
28-Aug-19
Had the Trophy Taker Smack Down Pro for 7 months loved it. Had an issue a spring broke took 2 weeks to get response from Co. Pro shop said they were bought out, finally got response said send it in, so after a month and a half just came back yesterday. Not happy with customer service. Makes me wonder 7 months spring breaks, maybe I shoot to much.

From: bowhunter24
29-Aug-19
Qad

From: Quinn @work
29-Aug-19
Bought a new bow this year. The shop talked me into the Hamskea. So far it's been great.

From: Redheadtwo
30-Aug-19
Single bevel,what you said is so true about trad. As far as compound rests-Tiger Tuff

From: Trial153
30-Aug-19
I have just this year alone I have use a hampskea, RIP cord drive, vapor trail gen 7 and a HHA. QAD HDX are back on both my bows. I like the HDX by far.

From: lewis
31-Aug-19
Ripcord

03-Sep-19
The whisker biscuit can’t fail. Never heard of any arrow freezing to it.. never had an arrow fall out of place.

From: BowKid2001
30-Sep-19
I would go with a limb driven rest, particularly the hamskeas

From: geoffp
02-Oct-19
QAD

From: bb
02-Oct-19
I've tried pretty much all of them. None better than Hamskea

From: Dale06
02-Oct-19
I’ve had ripcords on five bows over about 15 years. Just ordered another for a new bow.

From: Franklin
02-Oct-19
This year I am going to the "dark side". I just set up a bow with a Biscuit and will shoot this rig for my deer season this year. I normally shoot dropaways and used one on this years elk hunt but I am going to see for myself how it works in a hunting situation.

From: c5ken
03-Oct-19
QAD here...

Question for the Wisker Biscuit guys...

Do you paper & walk-back tune?

03-Oct-19
I shoot deer, not paper. A walk back tune, is whistling while I'm dragging a deer back to my truck. Whisker biscuit, baby....set it and forget it! Someone said it on this forum before, and can't remember who, but it always sticks with me. When you hunt hinges on your rest, your rest shouldn't have hinges! ;)

From: 12yards
03-Oct-19
I have a QAD going on it's 10th season. I really like them for how they lock up and contain the arrow. Have them on two bows. None better IMVHO. My third bow has a TT Smackdown Pro on it. I've had a few issues with it, but since figuring them out, it's been a very good rest and is more quiet than the QADs and is very easy to set up.

From: Franklin
03-Oct-19
I will be paper and walkback tuning today on the bow I set up with the biscuit. Hopefully any form issues I have won`t hamper this, a shoot through like a biscuit requires better form than a dropaway. The arrow must pass completely through the rest before any bow hand movement.

If nothing else it will be a great training aid...lol

From: x-man
03-Oct-19
Franklin,

Keep an open mind while tuning that WB. It's well known for giving opposite feedback. If you would normally move your rest left to fix your BH flight, you might end up going right with the WB. Sometimes the inside of the hole bounces the arrow tail left when it would be tail right on a drop away.

From: Franklin
03-Oct-19
Cool....thanks. I will be using a smaller diameter shaft so it is smaller than the biscuit hole so there is some play in there.

From: Rut Nut
03-Oct-19
FYI- there are 3 different sizes of biscuit based on shaft size.

From: x-man
03-Oct-19
I sold and set up a couple hundred of those rests. I have a pretty good handle on it. :)

From: PaWapiti
03-Oct-19
QAD hdx on all my hunting compounds

03-Oct-19
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From: Rut Nut
04-Oct-19
x-man....................................so you are saying EVEN with the proper biscuit size, you could have that issue?

From: Grey Ghost
04-Oct-19
I helped a buddy bare shaft tune his WB equipped bow at elk camp this year. X-man is correct, they do tune opposite of other rests. It drove me crazy for a while until I figured out what was going on. I never cared for that rest.

I'm using a 12 year old Limbsaver drop-away. It has never failed me.

Matt

From: x-man
04-Oct-19
"x-man....................................so you are saying EVEN with the proper biscuit size, you could have that issue?"

Yes, but to a lesser extent. Side pressure is side pressure.

From: APauls
04-Oct-19
Rule #1 of tuning - there are no rules lol. I have a biscuit - it's been that way with me too.

From: COHOYTHUNTER
04-Oct-19
Golden Key TM Hunter Prong with 3 inch overdraw! team that with xx75 Superslam Trebark camo arrows cut at 26 inches with 125 grn satellite broad heads... best set up in 30 years

From: RogBow
04-Oct-19
They just came out with XX78's you gotta try.

From: stagetek
04-Oct-19

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Works for me.

From: Franklin
04-Oct-19
RogBow…..do you know where a guy could score some XX78`s.....I love that arrow....lol

I`m down to 1/2 dozen in two different sizes.

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