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Whisker Biscuit ?

Howdy Yall? I am new to the sport of bowhunting and without spending a lot of money I got into a brand new PSE Bruin bow. it comes as a package with the Whisker Biscuit? Know I have heard a few others on drop away arrow rests. And I am almost Convinced to go that route. A real good bud of mine has bow hunted for many years and says the drop away is the way to go. I havent really met anyone who has used one or know anyone who does. Which in itself could be the answer. Big smile I just wanted to know what yall thought and if I should even give the Whisker Biscuit a shot or go straight for the drop away. And if so \what are some good models out there. Look foward to reading some replies.

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Whisker Biscuit ?

I started using the biscut last year and will never be without it! The only draw back is if you are REALLY paranoid about losing 2 fps.
What happens when that drop away doesn't drop away?

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ha not really sure. I have heard of a whisker biscuit freezing up and getting hard and peeling the fletching of an arrow. Has that ever happend to you?

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Whisker Biscuit ?

check out the new air rest. i believe its like http://www.air-rest.com or something like that.

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I have not had one freeze up. I would say it would be very hard to get one to freeze. The same conditions that would cause it to freeze are certainly cause a mechanical drop away to also freeze. The biscuit disc can always be replaced if it becomes to worn or damaged.

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Whisker Biscuit ?

Nothing wrong with a whisker Bisquit in fact its probably delivers some of the most consistant hunter friendly performance of any of the arrow rests on the market. Nothing to break move or basically speaking get out of tune. Certainly it lacks the finer aspects of tuning option and clean arrow flight but I can tell you this much, I bet i can bust most of your drop away shooting buddies nocks with a bow with a whisker bisquit on it. In other words they can be set up to be plenty accurate.

Hunted with them in very cold weather where freezing would have most definately shown its ugly head. Not and issue.

Fletchings. use feathers they break in and last quite a long time. It does tend to ripple vanes though.

Is it the best rest on the market NO Is it a highly functional affordable hunting rest YOU BET.

I have shot drop aways and bisquits in the field and at the range they both work fine. Buy what you can afford and want to spend you money on in this regard.

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Whisker Biscuit ?

I've shot both biscuit and fall away. Currently I use a fall away on both compounds.
They both do the job.

I've never heard of or had a biscuit freeze up. When they get wet. The hairs stick together and/or sag and I imagine if it got wet and it was cold enough it would freeze up. Causing the arrow to rest out of tune and fly different. They also wear out, if you shoot alot, and you'll be replacing biscuits. You would probably want a fresh one to start the season anyway.

I have never had any problems or complaints about the fall away designs. I doubt very much if there would ever be a freezing problem with them. I've tuned my bows once, since installing the fall aways, and they shoot right on every time.
My preference for brand is the Trophy Taker.

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Thank yall so much for all the advice. I plan to give the whisker biscuit my first season with a bow and take it from there. Good luck to yall and if your ever interested in coming to Va for a Bow hunt let me know.l have around 900acres. to hunt.

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LILSwampRat check your PM's I got yours on SC info and would be glad to help out.

I dont think you'll be dissapointed with the bisquit. Its a pretty decent rest and its very user friendly in the field.

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I have the WB and love it. Do not have to worry about arrow falling off. You might lose a little bit of spped but if you place your shot accuretly you will have nothing to worry about...accuracy always out weighs speed in my book.

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Whisker Biscuit ?

Can you finger-shoot with a whisker bisuit? I used one before, when I used a release, but I never really thought about after switching to my fingers again. Considering the way it's designed, you'd think it might function as a shoot-around rest as well as a shoot-through type. Anybody ever tried that?

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