Which drop away rest?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by blipelt, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    I currently shoot a bowtech guardian at 72lbs. I am looking for a new drop away rest to replace my whisker biscuit(weakest link?). I want to become more accurate out at the seventy yard range. I currently shoot a 12" group average at 70 yards. I just want to get the most out of my setup and all the practice I am doing isn't closing the group up anymore. Any help would be appreciated.


    Bowtech guardian 72lbs
    goldtip prohunter 5575
    100gr expandable
    spothogg sdp sight
    fuse stablizer

    Thanks for the help


    Brent
     
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  2. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    I've got a trophy taker and I like it.
     

  3. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    I've got a bow tech 82nd and it has a limb driver drop away rest, I shoot out to 120 yds with it. If I do my part I can keep 5 arrows in less than a pie plate at that distance. Another thing I have found for better accuracy you need to have your arrows a little on the stiff side. Hope this helps.

    Nathan
     
  4. Autorotate

    Autorotate Well-Known Member

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    Limbdriver rest would be what I recommend as well. Install a SSStrings Maxx kit, and have a really trick setup.

    Binary cam bows (like your Guardian) are very sensitive to cam timing. It's been my experience that other fall away rests, that have the trigger cord attached to one of the cables can affect cam timing when at full draw.

    It might seem like a very small tug that those rests place on the cable, but in my testing using a draw board, I've lost up to 10% of my letoff because of a mistuned conventional drop away rest, and this slight pull on the down cable.

    The Limbdriver doesn't have that problem.

    Others have stated it's the most accuracy forgiving rest if properly tuned. I've gotten good results with all the drop aways accuracy wise, but the Limbdriver was the only one to give me all my letoff.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Autorotate

    Autorotate Well-Known Member

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    BTW-12" groups at 70 yards is good shooting....shows you what practice can do for you. I'm willing to bet the Limbdriver will get you even shooting better.
     
  6. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a Ripcord on my Drenalin. It is a great rest and I would buy another.
     
  7. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the infomation it sure does help.

    Autorotate, thank you for the compliment of group size, I would like to get it down to 6" before I will try the harvest anything at that range.

    One nice thing about bow, I can walk out my door and shoot. I can't say that for rifle though.


    Brent
     
  8. BH Hunter

    BH Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of QAD's. They have some nice features.
     
  9. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Ripcord.
     
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    One more for the Trophy Taker Shakey Hunter

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  11. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using a QAD Ultrarest, which is similar to the Ripcord. Full capture at the ready position and full clearance at the shot.
     
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    Trophy taker Shakey Hunter on a Hoyt 38 Ultra.
     
  13. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the information, my groups are getting smaller by the day. I did go with the Limb driver. An early fathers day gift for myself:D. I can't wait to go out and do alittle antelope decoying and mule deer spot and stalking.



    Brent
     
  14. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help, the limb driver(I went with it because of tuning the binary cam) really tightened up my groups or the all the practice is paying off. This is starting to be a typical group out at 50-70yds.

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    I cut my average group just about in half!!! This is just over 6" at 70yds. I even broke out an old deer target instead of my bag target. I set this deer up with the intentions if I miss I loose the arrow.






    Brent
     
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