When i got my new Creed, i had my dealer put on the new QAD Mathews rest. Is anybody having problems with theirs? I am. It will shoot ok for awhile, then it won’t, my guess it’s not dropping, the black stuff you put on is getting ripped up and my arrows are flopping when i release. had my dealer look at it today, he said it was ok, until i brought it home and started shooting. he said he’d look at it again, if need be he would put another new one on.I should have stuck to a Rip Cord, but my dealer siad this was a good rest.It would help if you post a picture of how the QAD is setup. Also post what the nock height is measured with the launcher in full up position, it should be about 1/8″ to 3/16″ above perpendicular. It is a good rest and QAD has top notch, no questions asked, consumer service, but there are some setup checks that should first be done:
With the bow plumb, the rest should be mounted level. When mounted level the launcher when down should be about 1/8″ above the shelf and parallel to it, and when full up it should be perpendicular to the shelf, not leaning back toward or away from the string at brace.
The timing cord should be tied-in or clamped no higher than mid-grip, the closer to the bottom of the grip the faster the rest will fall away. I usually tie-in a QAD about even with where the heel of the palm contacts the grip.
The launcher should come full up about 1/2″ before full draw. This allows the rest to work if there is some creep on the shot. If the launcher comes up too late, and there is any creep, then the rest may act as if there is a letdown and will only move to the Capture position instead of falling away.
Inspect the rest in the capture position. If the launcher tip is not almost to the containment bar, the dog pin may have been bent by a hard strike on the launcher. Improper timing/clearance of FOB vanes is a common issue that will bend the dog pin. Nock point too low can slam the end of the arrow into the launcher and cause a bent pin.
To rule out nock point too low, always start with the nock 1/4″ above perpendicular and adjust the nock height for bullet hole at 5′ and 10′ distance paper tune. If the rest is moved to adjust nock height the timing cord must be readjusted, and it must not be lowered so that the launcher strikes the shelf.
Usually when the arrow intermittently strikes the launcher, it is a result of a too low nock point … that would be the first check I’d recommend.I was wrong when i said the arrow was hitting the rest, it’s the vanes, my badWhat vanes are you using? With Short-N-Tall vanes, especially with the moleskin, there may be insufficient clearance with the standard launcher. Be sure to shoot cock vane up. If there is insufficient clearance with the containment bar, rotate the nocks about 30º or so until there is clearance.
1. Does the QAD launcher have about 1/8″ clearance above the shelf when fully down?
2. Is the launcher 90º to the self when full up?
3. Is the timing cord tied in at least 2½” or more below the bottom of the rest?
4. What is the nock height?
If vane orientation doesn’t solve the clearance issue, then the optional TL-1 launcher (comes with the rest) may be what you need to solve your clearance problem. The TL-1 launcher has a higher valley and shorter ears so that it clears faster
Since the TL-1 launcher supports the arrow about 1/8″ higher, the D-Loop will need to be moved up the string accordingly, the timing cord should be fine, but the bow should be retuned for a bullet hole in paper with the new nock height. Before retuning, use spray foot powder or lipstick on the edge of the vanes and test for vane clearance.I really don’t think it’s a clearance issue, to me, the rest isn’t dropping in time the arrow fletching gets to the launcher, seems like the arrow is ahead of the rest, when released, the arrow hits the launcher, that’s why the mole skin on it it is ripped up.I have installed a lot of QAD rest and have never experienced that bad of a problem. After repeated striking of the launcher arms you will damage the internal workings of the rest( per/QAD ). You should return the rest for a new one from your dealer or a least send it back to QAD. Their customer service is outstanding. Great advise gjarcher.
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