Mole skin on drop away rest or not?

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  • October 27, 2006 at 12:50 am #495222 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I have a QAD Pro Ultrarest and am curious how many people feel moleskin is a must when hunting. When drawing, the arrow slides across the rest making a faint scratching noise. Will this noise scare deer away? I don’t want to put the moleskin on due to settling and keeping the bow in tune at all times.
    October 27, 2006 at 1:17 am #505436 Back to Top REPORT
    joatman
    joatman

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    I got busted by a doe last week when I drew with carbon to metal contact. It’s just not a natural sound in the woods.

    Al

    October 27, 2006 at 1:18 am #505437 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    When my nephew put my shaky trophy hunter drop away rest on he put camoflage moleskin on it it quiets it down more so he put it on and Im telling you the young man knows what hes doing used to work in a archery shop before he got this job he has now. :thumbup :thumbup
    October 27, 2006 at 1:23 am #505438 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    I have a QAD Pro Ultrarest and am curious how many people feel moleskin is a must when hunting. When drawing, the arrow slides across the rest making a faint scratching noise. Will this noise scare deer away? I don’t want to put the moleskin on due to settling and keeping the bow in tune at all times.

    Trust me – if a deer is close enough, it will hear the faintest noise. First deer I ever drew on was almost directly under my tree. The arrow made a slight noise across the rest (like you describe) and the deer looked directly up at me and covered his vitals with his antlers and then ran before I could get off a shot. He did circle around again and I got a second chance – I ended up inviting him to dinner.

    Use the mole skin – it won’t bother anything. If you’re hunting you probably won’t shoot enough to make any differance in the mole skin.
    I probably replace mine once a year and shoot all the time. It’s never really worn out.

    You can slightly burn the mole skin to keep it water-proof.

    October 27, 2006 at 1:38 am #505439 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    moleskin.
    October 27, 2006 at 1:54 am #505440 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    Moleskin
    October 27, 2006 at 2:12 am #505441 Back to Top REPORT
    micky
    Micky

    Joined: 10/11/2004
    Sounds like a broken record…but…..moleskin. :thumbup
    October 27, 2006 at 2:18 am #505442 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    :agree :agree :agree :agree

    I use the Shakey Hunter and without the Moleskin, it makes a bit of noise during the draw. Also if the arrow jumps or you lose your footing, lots of unnecessary noise from that area. :thumbup

    October 27, 2006 at 2:50 am #505443 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    Had to vote for the Moleskin……unless you use a Drop Zone. They put a coating on their lift arm but you may want some under the arm where it drops into the case……..some have experienced noise here…….I haven’t though [=}=]
    October 27, 2006 at 7:02 am #505444 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    Moleskin on the arrow shelf and on the MZE arm for me. [=}=]
    October 27, 2006 at 9:59 am #505445 Back to Top REPORT

    One Shot

    Joined: 7/17/2004
    Ditto
    Mike
    October 27, 2006 at 10:23 am #505446 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Moleskin on my Trophy Taker, no reason to take a chance.
    October 27, 2006 at 1:11 pm #505447 Back to Top REPORT
    mlk3454
    mlk3454

    Joined: 10/26/2004
    I have the muzzy zero effect rest and use it without moleskin. It does come with it but never really replaced it once it wore out. I have shot a doe at 8 yards and a buck at 20 without them hearing me draw. It is a plastic arm though and not metal like yours.
    October 27, 2006 at 1:57 pm #505448 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    MOLE – SKIN!!! :thumbup
    October 27, 2006 at 2:11 pm #505449 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Some may think I’m crazy, but I put mole skin all around that area. I maneuver the arrow while it is still attached to the string. Wherever the arrow hits on the riser, sight, rest, and grip will be covered with mole skin. :thumbup
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