My rest died on me…

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  • November 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm #496972 Back to Top REPORT
    matxt
    MatXT

    Joined: 4/18/2006
    Right in the middle of a hunt my drop away rest went south on me. The company will replace it but I don’t want the same rest after this one stopped working correctly at full draw on a BIG midwest whitetail. Thinking about a Trophy Taker Smackdown Pro rest just never tried a TT but I’ve heard alot of good things about their rest……Anyone using this rest ?
    November 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm #541783 Back to Top REPORT

    eleet31

    Joined: 12/7/2008
    Just for further reference, could you tell what rest you’re using and how it failed? Thanks
    November 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm #541784 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    QAD? I shoot the TT Smackdown in the non containment version; it’s a great rest, and sets up easy. Any bow I own will have that or a limbdriver!
    November 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm #541785 Back to Top REPORT
    tn10point
    Tn10point

    Age: 45
    Joined: 11/29/2004
    Location: Tennessee
    I have been shooting a TT rest for years. But this summer i finally gave in to all the hype about the QAD. Well i bought one shot it for a few weeks and got rid of it. I am now back to shooting aTrophy Taker Smackdown Pro. In my opinion the Smackdown Pro blows the the QAD out of the water. :thumbup
    Creed / TT Smackdown Pro / B-Stinger / GT XT 5575 / Grim Reaper Broadheads
    November 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm #541786 Back to Top REPORT
    matxt
    MatXT

    Joined: 4/18/2006
    The rest was a QAD HD. I have been using a QAD since 06 and bought this rest new in 2011 and put it on a new Z7Xtreme. I think the QAD is a good rest but I should have gottin alot more use out of it . Stuff happens but I’m movin on….. The Smackdown Pro looks pretty good to me.
    November 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm #541787 Back to Top REPORT
    trlblzr3
    trlblzr3

    Age: 66
    Joined: 7/7/2007
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    What was the mode of failure on the QAD?
    Blacked out MR7 60 lb., 28" Draw Carbon Express PileDriver PTX 350 Blacked out Drenalin 60 lb ,28" Draw Gold Tip 55/75 Pro Hunter Stan Shootoff Quartro QAD HD, HHA 5519
    November 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm #541788 Back to Top REPORT
    trlblzr3
    trlblzr3

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    What was the mode of failure on the QAD?
    Blacked out MR7 60 lb., 28" Draw Carbon Express PileDriver PTX 350 Blacked out Drenalin 60 lb ,28" Draw Gold Tip 55/75 Pro Hunter Stan Shootoff Quartro QAD HD, HHA 5519
    November 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm #541789 Back to Top REPORT
    trlblzr3
    trlblzr3

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    What was the mode of failure on the QAD?
    Blacked out MR7 60 lb., 28" Draw Carbon Express PileDriver PTX 350 Blacked out Drenalin 60 lb ,28" Draw Gold Tip 55/75 Pro Hunter Stan Shootoff Quartro QAD HD, HHA 5519
    November 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm #541790 Back to Top REPORT

    Hodag

    Joined: 2/25/2009
    I have 2 Ripcord Code Reds. Good rest and would recommend it.

    I also have a NAP Cardon Apache – Slight edge over the Code Red since it is quieter.

    I would buy either again. FWIW I had 3 QADs.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm #541791 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    NAP Apache Carbon or their Micro adjust rest is working okay by me. I hoping they come out with the Carbon in a micro adjust.
    November 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm #541792 Back to Top REPORT
    matxt
    MatXT

    Joined: 4/18/2006
    I was in a stand getting set up and when I went to cock the rest it took me about 10 – 15 trys before it would cock. It just kept falling back down. When it finally stayed up I sat there and hit the thumb trigger to see if it was going to work ok and I couldn’t get it to go down until about the 5th or 6th try….not good. After getting it cocked again I left it alone.

    About an hour later a good buck came through, I thought the rest would probably work ok when I fired a shot so I took aim and watched my arrow fly about 2 feet over the deer. When I checked the rest it was still in the up position….end of hunt. Like I said I’ve used a QAD since 06 and never had any trouble but this one was only about a year old. Everything worked great that day the wind, the weather, the deer…..it’s tough to watch a P&Y deer run off because of equiptment failure !!

    November 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm #541793 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    I was in a stand getting set up and when I went to cock the rest it took me about 10 – 15 trys before it would cock. It just kept falling back down. When it finally stayed up I sat there and hit the thumb trigger to see if it was going to work ok and I couldn’t get it to go down until about the 5th or 6th try….not good. After getting it cocked again I left it alone.

    About an hour later a good buck came through, I thought the rest would probably work ok when I fired a shot so I took aim and watched my arrow fly about 2 feet over the deer. When I checked the rest it was still in the up position….end of hunt. Like I said I’ve used a QAD since 06 and never had any trouble but this one was only about a year old. Everything worked great that day the wind, the weather, the deer…..it’s tough to watch a P&Y deer run off because of equiptment failure !![/quote:3fwd0e17]

    When I look around at most reviews of the top selling rests, I see this: the vast majority of people are very satisfied with the vast majority of rests. TT, Ripcord, Ultra… they all make good rests. But ALL of those rests are mechanical and subject to some type of failure at some point, and one can find complaints of failure with ALL of these rests. The timing for you was an obvious bummer, but the chances of it happening again in a similar situation are virtually nill, IMO. Unfortunately, I would say that the chances of a TT or Ripcord failing at the same time are probably just as good (or actually, just as small) as a replacement Ultra that won’t cost you any more money.

    Don’t get me wrong, if you don’t like your Ultrarest, then by all means get something different. But if your issue is truly a concern about failure at another inopportune moment, then you really ought to take Neil’s advice on his ‘ugly cookie’ because it’s about the only proven rest that once locked down truly doesn’t have mechanical components that could be subject to failure.

    JMO

    November 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm #541794 Back to Top REPORT
    matxt
    MatXT

    Joined: 4/18/2006
    I know the QAD is a good rest and anything can happen but I wish I had been shooting at a broadhead target and not a deer. The 06 QAD I was using was bullet proof IMO.. the 2011 QAD HD…not so much. I would buy a QAD again but I really want to try the Smackdown.
    November 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm #541795 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    That’s a tough thing to happen to you. I shoot a QAD HD and have never had a problem with it, but the what if’s always bug me. I’ve considered other ones but they all could have something go wrong at an inopportune time.

    Don’t think the WB’s are foolproof either. Had a customer bring one in last week that made a scraping noise as the arrow was drawn back. He said it cost him a shot at a buck as he drew it back and the buck heard the sound and took off. He replaced it with a new insert and all was okay.

    Anything might go wrong in the stand.

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    November 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm #541796 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    QAD Ultra rest I had for several years on three bows. I have had that same thing happen to me as MattXT describes. After replacing them with rebuilt ones from QAD I had timing issues with them.

    I never had one problem with Code Red Rip Cord rests. No complaints on how well they did the job – just noisy – and was looking for a quieter rest.

    Tried a few others before putting on the NAP Apache. It is much bigger than either of the rests I have tried out but it has good clearance and is simple to set up. The noise level is much less than any other rest I have tried and so far no failures.

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