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I use trophy taker...best in my book ...costs about 100.00

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Rolly...you must be reading my mind. I was going to post virtually the same question. Last year, I shot with an inexpensive Quick Tune 1000, and did not have any problems. It seemed to work pretty well. Now, I am looking into buying a new bow equipped with all new accessories. I have heard a lot about the Whisker Biscuit rests. Some guys seem to love them, others wouldn't waste their time. Anyone have an opinion on the WB? I am not looking to use a rest that will allow really long shots...just something reliable for shooting out to about 25-30 yards. (I will be putting it on a Matthews LX, and shooting carbon arrows.)

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hands down the whisker biscut!! ITS QUIET, YOUR ARROW WILL NEVER FALL OFF YOUR REST and bang against your riser, and they arent that expensive, i got the camo one with the slot in it. supposedly they only slow the arrow about 2-3 fps which aint bad. it as far as im concerned its the best. the cheap prong rest no longer cut it for me for me, whisker biscut all the way!

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TrophyTaker fall away! I was hard to switch to a fall away, I was scared of them, too many moving parts... Anyway, I made the switch and not looked back.. easy to tune, quiet, and no fletching contact.

I am not a fan of the wiskerbisket.. they can dammage your fletching, but to each thier own!.. if it works for you dont fix it!

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On Wisker Biskets: Went to one last year, I love the freedom of worry while you are in the stand. Arrow is always there. The cons are that it is noisey, I shoot 2413 and they fit tight in the hole and make lots of niose on the draw. The WB silicone didn't help as much as I thought it would. It is tough on fletching as stated above. I put a tiny drop of Bonning adhesive at the start of each fletch and that seems to help alot. And then there is the wear. I only shot about 3 to 4 hundred arrows through it and needed a new one. They have a new bisket out that I want to try ( 2 kinds of fibers) but have not heard enough to try them? My .02

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On Wisker Biskets: Went to one last year, I love the freedom of worry while you are in the stand. Arrow is always there. The cons are that it is noisey, I shoot 2413 and they fit tight in the hole and make lots of niose on the draw. The WB silicone didn't help as much as I thought it would. It is tough on fletching as stated above. I put a tiny drop of Bonning adhesive at the start of each fletch and that seems to help alot. And then there is the wear. I only shot about 3 to 4 hundred arrows through it and needed a new one. They have a new bisket out that I want to try ( 2 kinds of fibers) but have not heard enough to try them? My .02

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Golden Key just came out sith a reast called the "Wisker Disk" supposedly its supposed to be quieter and easier on fletching.... I myself am still not sold on this concept for rests.. but its somthing you may want to look at.

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I've got a whisker biscuit that I'm not using if anyone wants to buy it. The only thing that was good about it was that you didn't have to worry about your arrow falling off the rest. The down side is that they are noisy, reck your vains, slow your arrow down, and worst of all they aren't as forgiving for accuracy as a drop away.
I bought a Tropy Hunter drop away and my accuracy improved considerably. For me the accuracy issue was the biggest reason I switched. If your going to spend that much time in a deer stand you don't want to risk missing the kill zone. How many people that shoot in tournaments use a whisker biscuit? I'll never go back to a whisker biscuit.
Just my two, maybe three cents worth.
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I have to admit, I have a lot of friends that go on some amazing sheep, elk, goat, caribou etc. hunts and use the whisker bisquit. I'm interested but not enough to try it myself. One thing I realized all those guys have in common is that they are all big enough to admit it's not the best rest in terms of accuracy, but good enough for they're comfort level in terms of accuracy. They agree other rests probably shoot better...like the comment above about tournament shooters using them.
I haven't warmed up to the fall away rests just yet but will continue to work w/them until I feel confident w/them.
I have, for about 5 years, been using a rest with two launcher blades w/adjustable tension. Essentially a cross between a Quik Tune w/Bodoodle launcher blades on bottom and side pressure. They're cut shorter for better clearance, more rigid, covered w/mole skin, quiet, last a long time and can get away w/shooting almost any arrow reasonably close in spine and get it to tune. It really makes tuning completly easy.

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I've used a whisker bicuit for probably 3 years & absolutely love it. I just got a new bow & got the newer version with the cut out, which is a lot handier for nocking arrows. The noise comments kind of blow me away, I haven't notice either of mine to be noisy at all. I've shot deer at point blank range & never had them spook because of rest noise, but I've rattled my arrow & spook them with other rests. I'm shooting carbons, maybe they're noisier with aluminum arrows????

I had a fall away rest several years ago & hated it. It doesn't seem to work well if you're still hunting, too easy to bump it & the arrow comes off. I haven't noticed a difference in accuracy between them, but am not a great shot, nor do I shoot much past 30 yards normally.

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BigBucks, I do shoot Aluminum arrows. Thanks for the positive report. I'll still be letting fly with a WB!

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BigBucks, I do shoot Aluminum arrows. Thanks for the positive report. I'll still be letting fly with a WB!

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I just got a new bow and I'm putting on the trophy taker to give the fall away it's first go. Just by the feel of it, I'm going to have to get inside to put the spring tension on the heavier of the two settings. I'll get a post back up here and let you know how it goes...

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Got the spring tension to the heavier setting. Now, anyone have any more suggestions to quite it, beyond what is recommmended on the TT HSOforum? Not that it's loud, just looking to get it to the whisper quite stage. Any advice is appreciated.

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I put 3/8 felt on the riser,notched to accept the arrow and put mole hair on the forks of the restand a small piece of adhesive foam on the riser under the forks of the rest
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Looks like the foam padding on the riser is going to be better than the mole skin. Probably dampens the "collision" of the rest and riser better. Thanks for the pictures, too.
So far I'm pleased but it just looks wrong w/the nock so high and the arrow on the riser shelf.

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