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Big Game Hunting

Drop away rests or a 2 pronged rest, or a Whisker biscuit

Uploaded on February 08, 2009

Which do you think is a better rest for you bow. I shoot a whisker biscuit because I use it solely for hunting, and I belive that its the best for hunting. What do you think?

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Whisker biscuits are too noisey. The friction caused by the arrow being pulled back across the rest has scared many a deer away for me. They also eat the fletchings up. If you have to move the bow around in tight spots the fixed arrow can get in the way.

I hunt with a drop away and will more than likely go back to the 2 prong. The 2 prongs are just so simple there is very little to go wrong.

The drop-way and the 2 prong will work the same if the bow is well tuned.

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from t_holinka wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

The only reason I use a whisker biscuit is because I wanted to try to stalk a deer and not having to deal with my arrow falling off the rest would be nice. Two prong are nice I used them on my first bow. When I decide to get a new bow (or when I can afford one) I want to use a drop-way with helical feathers. What do you think of that idea?

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

If you purchase a drop away I would suggest a Trophy Taker. If you buy one at a bow shop most of the time they will install it for you at no charge.

Three fletched helical feathers would be fine. I would suggest treating the feathers to make them durable and water proof. Otherwise plastic veins will work good with a slight twist.

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from t_holinka wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

What do you treat the feathers with. I've never heard of that before.

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Whisker Buiscuit less chance of malfuntion

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from t_holinka wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Yeah your right there is no chance of malfunction. They may ruin fletches but what does it take to refletch them.

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from sayerbefiddlin wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I still hunt and use a whisker biscuit. I have never seen a deer react to my rest before. However I am thinking of using the Trophy Taker.The reason I switched to the whisker was because the deer always heard my TM Hunter rest. And last but not least, you use fletch-dry or some kind of water repellent for your feathers.

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I use a 'Capture' rest by Bowtech. The concept is great, like a whisker biscuit it uses bristles to hold the arrow, but there are voids so the fletchings don't contact anything. and the brushes are replaceable if they wear. The frame is plastic, and seems a little cheap and/or flimsy, but love the concept and its worked so far.

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from The Great White... wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

From personal experience i can tell you i would choose the drop away. Once upon a time not so long ago i had a wisker biscuit. While hunting in colorado for elk, I had one coming in and when i drew back on it the elk herd the arrow run through the wiskers and within the blink of an eye was in the next county. I have also been bow hunting in the rain with it then have a temperature drop and the wiskers freeze together. so there i was in my stand breathing on my rest trying to thaw it out. I have since switched to a trophy taker drop away rest and have had no problems.

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from A.Johnson_08 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I have a trophy taker on my bow. I have never had any problems with it.

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from wvuskinsfan3 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

I'm a whisker biscuit guy, reason being i used to have two pronged rests and when i stood up to shot a couple times it'd fall off the rest and make noise. with the whisker biscuit you don't have to worry about that happening.

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 3 days ago

I use a whisker biscuit and have never had any problems with noise when drawing back my bow. It really does eat up the vanes though on your arrows, so be ready to refletch them. Overall, great rest and would recommend it to anyone.

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from huntingkyjamie wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

whisker biscuit works fine for me never had any trouble with noise . though it does take toll on your fletching.

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from shane wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The latest whisker biscuits seem to be a little softer and easier on the vanes. A friend just got a brand new one and it was nice and quiet, accurate as always. Whisker biscuit is the way to go for hunting. Never had a noise problem, and let's just say I'm a short range bowhunter.

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from NYhunter wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

whisker bisket is the rest I like.

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from Big C wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

I use a whisker biscuit. I like the idea of not having to worry about the arrow falling off of the rest, but it really does wear down the fletching. I also tend to agree that one drawback is that it does make a little mroe noise when drawing.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

QAD Ultra-Rest full capture drop away has worked great for me for the last two seasons. Highly recommend it. Ran into a guy at the range using a Ripcord. He loved it and highly recommended that, too.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I prefer the whisker biscuit but could be talked into a nice drop away because both hold the arrow more securely than a two prong rest. If you use 2" Blaser vanes they will hold up to many-many shots through the whiskers.

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 3 days ago

I use a whisker biscuit and have never had any problems with noise when drawing back my bow. It really does eat up the vanes though on your arrows, so be ready to refletch them. Overall, great rest and would recommend it to anyone.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Whisker biscuits are too noisey. The friction caused by the arrow being pulled back across the rest has scared many a deer away for me. They also eat the fletchings up. If you have to move the bow around in tight spots the fixed arrow can get in the way.

I hunt with a drop away and will more than likely go back to the 2 prong. The 2 prongs are just so simple there is very little to go wrong.

The drop-way and the 2 prong will work the same if the bow is well tuned.

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from t_holinka wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

The only reason I use a whisker biscuit is because I wanted to try to stalk a deer and not having to deal with my arrow falling off the rest would be nice. Two prong are nice I used them on my first bow. When I decide to get a new bow (or when I can afford one) I want to use a drop-way with helical feathers. What do you think of that idea?

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

If you purchase a drop away I would suggest a Trophy Taker. If you buy one at a bow shop most of the time they will install it for you at no charge.

Three fletched helical feathers would be fine. I would suggest treating the feathers to make them durable and water proof. Otherwise plastic veins will work good with a slight twist.

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from t_holinka wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

What do you treat the feathers with. I've never heard of that before.

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Whisker Buiscuit less chance of malfuntion

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from t_holinka wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Yeah your right there is no chance of malfunction. They may ruin fletches but what does it take to refletch them.

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from sayerbefiddlin wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I still hunt and use a whisker biscuit. I have never seen a deer react to my rest before. However I am thinking of using the Trophy Taker.The reason I switched to the whisker was because the deer always heard my TM Hunter rest. And last but not least, you use fletch-dry or some kind of water repellent for your feathers.

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I use a 'Capture' rest by Bowtech. The concept is great, like a whisker biscuit it uses bristles to hold the arrow, but there are voids so the fletchings don't contact anything. and the brushes are replaceable if they wear. The frame is plastic, and seems a little cheap and/or flimsy, but love the concept and its worked so far.

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from The Great White... wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

From personal experience i can tell you i would choose the drop away. Once upon a time not so long ago i had a wisker biscuit. While hunting in colorado for elk, I had one coming in and when i drew back on it the elk herd the arrow run through the wiskers and within the blink of an eye was in the next county. I have also been bow hunting in the rain with it then have a temperature drop and the wiskers freeze together. so there i was in my stand breathing on my rest trying to thaw it out. I have since switched to a trophy taker drop away rest and have had no problems.

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from A.Johnson_08 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I have a trophy taker on my bow. I have never had any problems with it.

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from wvuskinsfan3 wrote 5 years 4 days ago

I'm a whisker biscuit guy, reason being i used to have two pronged rests and when i stood up to shot a couple times it'd fall off the rest and make noise. with the whisker biscuit you don't have to worry about that happening.

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from huntingkyjamie wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

whisker biscuit works fine for me never had any trouble with noise . though it does take toll on your fletching.

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from shane wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The latest whisker biscuits seem to be a little softer and easier on the vanes. A friend just got a brand new one and it was nice and quiet, accurate as always. Whisker biscuit is the way to go for hunting. Never had a noise problem, and let's just say I'm a short range bowhunter.

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from NYhunter wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

whisker bisket is the rest I like.

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from Big C wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

I use a whisker biscuit. I like the idea of not having to worry about the arrow falling off of the rest, but it really does wear down the fletching. I also tend to agree that one drawback is that it does make a little mroe noise when drawing.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

QAD Ultra-Rest full capture drop away has worked great for me for the last two seasons. Highly recommend it. Ran into a guy at the range using a Ripcord. He loved it and highly recommended that, too.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

I prefer the whisker biscuit but could be talked into a nice drop away because both hold the arrow more securely than a two prong rest. If you use 2" Blaser vanes they will hold up to many-many shots through the whiskers.

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