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Whisker Biscuit Rest

Ok. I need some help. I have been out of the bowhunting game for a few years and today I stopped by a local pro shop to take a look at some newer stuff and it was suggested that I upgrade my rest to either a whisker biscuit rest or a drop away. I have seen many bows with the whisker biscuit. What's all the hype about them? I'm currently using a NAP Quicktune which seems to work ok but I'm always open to new and better equipment.

Should I upgrade and what are the pro's and con's of this rest?

Thanks in advance.

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I would suggest a good drop away. I used a whisker biscuit and had problems with it warping the vanes after a few shots.

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How dependable is the drop away? Have you ever had any issues with yours? I tested out a Mathews DXT today that had a drop away and it was the first time I ever shot a bow with a drop away. While at full draw I was waiting for it to just drop down on me but it didn't.

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The rest I have now is very dependable. I have a very short axle to axle and I was having trouble finding one that didn't interfere with the arrow or fletchings. The troubles I was having I don't think were an issue for a bow with more normal axle lengths. My rest is a Trophy Ridge Drop zone.

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The drop away doesn't drop at full draw, but only after you releasee the arrow.

I had a whisker biscuit and it is a good rest, but i have a drop away now and will stick with it.

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Will the drop away drop if you should say are holding at full draw for a while and get tired and you start to ease forward with your hold? How much forward movement does it actually take before it drops? I'm concerned as to how sensitive it is to forward movement.

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Moving forward isn't a problem. If you slowly let off the rest will slowly let down and then come right back up when you pull back again.

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Both style rests are popular. Personaly I still use a 2 prong "hunter" style rest. I use a Tiger Tough. I shoot "quick Spin fleches. These really do great things for increasing broad head accuracy (I shoot cut on contact). There are a some speciality fleches (quick spins one of them) that it is not recomended you shoot through a Wisker Biscuit.
As far as the drop away rests......I always try to factor "Murphy" (Murphys law and all) out of the equation as best that I can. Lots more moving parts on a drop away, more stuff to that could go wrong. My 2 cents. There are lots of bow hunters out there using drop aways and love them.

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I don't care for the whisker biscuit. It does warp the vanes and does so pretty quickly. A different problem I had with it, though, was that a couple of times when I had a deer under my tree, I drew and the little bit of noise the arrow made drawing over the "whiskers" spooked the deer. Not enough that they bolted, but enough to have them head up looking in my direction. That was not acceptable.

Other than that, I've used a quicktune with good results, but about 10 years ago, I went retro, bought an Oregon Nitro Express (42" axle to axle) and started finger shooting with a flipper-type rest. Most animals I've killed bowhunting have been with that setup.

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I use a Whisker Biskit on my bow. I love it. The bow came with a standard arrow rest that has no retention. If the bow wasn't held perfectly upright, the arrows would fall off to the right or left during the draw process. This was very annoying!! I no longer have that problem since replacing it with the Whisker Biskit. As far as a noise issue, I haven't heard any noise unless my arrows had dirt on them from missing a target and sliding across the ground. A simple wipe with your hand solves this.

I have used the Whisker Biskit for probably 500 shots with the same 6 arrows. I shoot plastic vanes on my carbon arrows and have never had an issue with them being deformed or changed in any way.

I routinely shoot at expended shotgun shells at 30 to 40 yards. Now, I'm not going to say that I always hit the shell like so many hunters/archers claim to be able to shoot tight groups about the size of a golfball at 40 yards, but I am able to get softball sized groups around the spent shell at 30 yards. Sometimes I even hit it. Maybe, again I say, maybe I would be able to shoot better with a fall away rest, but I would still be in the vitals on any whitetail worth harvesting with the Whisker Biskit without worrying about loosing my arrow off the rest and making enough noise from a bouncing arrow to wake the dead and/or scare off the buck of a lifetime in the process. Thumbs up

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Whisker Biskit is hard to beat IMO
Noise ? Never been a problem, my breathing was louder.

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