Best Drop Away Arrow Rest and Why?

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  • November 16, 2012 at 4:37 am #496847 Back to Top REPORT

    DXTguy

    Joined: 1/21/2008
    What’s the best drop away arrow rest out there and why? I ordered a new creed and want 100% no fletching contact.
    November 16, 2012 at 10:04 am #540500 Back to Top REPORT
    vatechhunter
    VaTechHunter

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    I like the QAD HDX because of the full containment for hunting. If it is setup right there should be no fletching contact.
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    November 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm #540501 Back to Top REPORT
    poman
    PoMan

    Joined: 5/26/2009
    I like the QAD HDX because of the full containment for hunting. If it is setup right there should be no fletching contact.

    These are my thoughts as well. I have tried the Ripcord and it is a great rest but you can’t “let down” without it dropping. They both work really well when set up correctly it is just this little difference that sells the QAD. I use the spray powder method to detect vane contact and it works very well for me. I spray it on my rest, cable and bow and look for the marks. It will show up even the slightest contact.

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    November 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm #540502 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    Another vote for QAD. It is well built. The set-up is insanely easy if you use the clamp that comes with the rest, and still easy if you serve the cord into the downward cable. it comes with two launchers to allow for flexibility for different setups. The HD and HDX both have lifetime warranties. The QAD is the only drop-away that was able to move me away from my Bodoodle.
    November 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm #540503 Back to Top REPORT

    Hodag

    Joined: 2/25/2009
    Carbon Apache

    ONE MOVING PART !!!!!! (not a lot wear out/stick/break/screw up)

    Very quiet
    Light
    Full containment yet easy load
    Small
    Easy to set up
    Great CS

    November 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm #540504 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    Carbon Apache

    ONE MOVING PART !!!!!! (not a lot wear out/stick/break/screw up)

    Very quiet
    Light
    Full containment yet easy load
    Small
    Easy to set up
    Great CS[/quote:1ugvosf6]

    Looks like a good rest. :thumbup

    I’m not sure that saying there’s only one moving part is entirely true. The launcher arm, the spring and the rope all have to move at some point, and all could be subject to failure at some point. It does look simpler than most drop-aways, though. :thumbup

    November 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm #540505 Back to Top REPORT
    bulldog18
    bulldog18

    Age: 53
    Joined: 3/7/2006
    Location: Kansas
    Mathews Downforce. Super easy to set-up. Works off the upward movement of the string with no tension on the string at full draw. If you want full containment. Install an arrow holder on the shelf. Have used the downforce three years and with no issues.
    November 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm #540506 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    Mathews Downforce. Super easy to set-up. Works off the upward movement of the string with no tension on the string at full draw. If you want full containment. Install an arrow holder on the shelf. Have used the downforce three years and with no issues.

    That’s one I haven’t tried, but I have yet to read of someone not thinking it’s a quality rest and among the best, if not THE best, on the market. :thumbup

    November 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm #540507 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    NAP Carbon Apache or the NAP Micro adjust Apache rest. Easy to set up and tunes very well and quick. I like the quiet shot feature over the others I have tried.
    November 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm #540508 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    Carbon Apache

    ONE MOVING PART !!!!!! (not a lot wear out/stick/break/screw up)

    Very quiet
    Light
    Full containment yet easy load
    Small
    Easy to set up
    Great CS[/quote:11dnjayc]

    Looks like a good rest. :thumbup

    I’m not sure that saying there’s only one moving part is entirely true. The launcher arm, the spring and the rope all have to move at some point, and all could be subject to failure at some point. It does look simpler than most drop-aways, though. :thumbup[/quote:11dnjayc]

    :thumbup ….There is only one rest with 0 moving parts :whistle :p …but it has fletch contact….but if one can shoot triple hoods with that rest…who cares :^O

    :hugs
    Neil

    November 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm #540509 Back to Top REPORT
    mikeday
    mikeday

    Joined: 2/28/2012
    been using the Qad HD LD for 4 years without issue
    November 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm #540510 Back to Top REPORT

    tomp

    Joined: 12/5/2008
    Mathews Downforce. Super easy to set-up. Works off the upward movement of the string with no tension on the string at full draw. If you want full containment. Install an arrow holder on the shelf. Have used the downforce three years and with no issues.

    There used to a company called Dakota Archery that made an attachment bracket that also used surgical tubing to hold the arrow down in full containment for Mathews arrow rests. The Mathews rest come with an extra threaded hole that allowed for the Dakota Arrow Holder to be mounted. This was the bext setup I have ever used and I still use one today. The tubing wraps around the arrow and holds it in place and when you draw back, the tubing falls away about the time the prong/fork raises up. Too bad they went out of business – there are a limited few still on ebay I just noticed.

    November 17, 2012 at 3:12 am #540511 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 43
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN
    I’m in the QAD HDX camp as well. Has worked flawlessly for me. No complaints at all with it. It’s a solid piece, easy set-up and looks great too! :thumbup
    November 17, 2012 at 3:52 am #540512 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    QAD works well on most bows, definite advantages to full capture, arrow held in ‘ready’ position, and ability to letdown with arrow still in ‘ready’ position.

    Apparently, the Monster/MR-series bows can be finicky. If one rest won’t tune, try another. That often solves the problem.

    The AVS system is very, very sensitive to rests that rely on the downward pull on the cable. This can throw AVS out of synch. If at first you can’t tune with the AVS, system, reduce the draw point where the launcher comes to the full up position.

    FWIW, I used the QAD on my Drenalin to great success. Use the QAD on my Prestige and Z7 Mag with good accuracy.

    The Monster likes a SH Infinity with a GKF fall away conversion. I don’t believe these are available any longer. Vince Troncoso gave me the last he had and I bought the last I know of from Lancaster Archery Supply about a year ago.

    November 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm #540513 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    I used a ripcord on two of my bows which are good but switched to QAD ultra pro hds and love the no drop down feature.That’s all I use now :thumbup
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