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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-04-2017, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Drop away vs. Biscuit

Looking for thoughts. I know everyone has different opinions of why they use what they use etc. However, I am in the process of buying a new bow and not sure if I want to get away from my Whisker Biscuit or not. I like the idea of simplicity and that's why I haven't moved towards the drop away's. I treestand hunt 100% of the time.

If you do shoot a drop away, why do you prefer it over say a biscuit style rest?
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QAD drop away by far, When the arrow is released there is nothing touching my fletchings


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I have a QAD drop away as well. I know when I put it on my bow it increased my accuracy and tightened up my groups. It also increased my bow speed.
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There have been a lot of deer that have been killed by arrows shot through both. I really think it boils down to personal preference. If you're comfortable with the WB, stick with it. If you want to try something new, I'm sure you'll like the drop away as well. My opinion is if you're looking to squeeze every ounce of accuracy and speed out of your bow, the drop-away probably wins, but not by much. If you're like me and just need to shoot heart-sized groups out to 40 yards, I think either will work just fine.

I've been shooting a WB for well over a decade, and have never felt compelled to change to a drop-away. That said, there's a drop-away already installed on a bow I just purchased, and I'll probably let it there.

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I have a fleet of Admirals, (get it?), that me and my 2 boys shoot. All with fall aways NAP apache, and 2 with Trophy takers. Thinking one son was just a bad shot, I switched to a LimbDriver for him. Paper tuned it in, and instantly accuracy was improved greatly.
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Biscuits are for breakfast. QAD drop aways are for accurate bows. LOL.
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I set up a lot of bows every year for a lot of people. I've yet to see anyone who can outshoot a Whisker Biscuit. I will also say that most guys worry more about what people think of their equipment and how much it costs than they do about being effective in the woods.

As for me and Dwight Schuh, we'll stick with the Biscuit.

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I set up a lot of bows every year for a lot of people. I've yet to see anyone who can outshoot a Whisker Biscuit. I will also say that most guys worry more about what people think of their equipment and how much it costs than they do about being effective in the woods.

As for me and Dwight Schuh, we'll stick with the Biscuit.
This ^^^^lol. I hear accuracy accuracy, what are you shooting? Without a doubt the whisker biscuit is the best hunting rest out there! It is basically fail proof! Not so much with a drop away. Been shooting them for years. I bought a new bow and the bow shop guy wanted me to try a drop away so I did for a year, then went right back to the biscuit! As far as accuracy goes, I shoot 3d with guys that all have 150$+ drop away rests and they make fun of my biscuit. They don't make fun of my score though cause they are usually trying to catch me. I shoot out to 40 yards my arrows fly true and they hit where I'm aiming. I don't shoot groups I shoot deer.
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Whisker biscuit is cheap and fail proof which is why it's a go-to for many hunters. I have an AAE DOA and think it's one of the best drop away rests on the market. In terms of accuracy, both are good, but you will have a slight reduction in speed with a whisker biscuit because of the fletching contact. Thats why I chose the drop away rest. I like speed.

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Whisker biscuit is cheap and fail proof which is why it's a go-to for many hunters. I have an AAE DOA and think it's one of the best drop away rests on the market. In terms of accuracy, both are good, but you will have a slight reduction in speed with a whisker biscuit because of the fletching contact. Thats why I chose the drop away rest. I like speed.
Ever tested that speed theory? I have, and in most instances it's 1-2 fps. Yet another Biscuit misconception.

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