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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble with QAD Rest

My youngest son recently put a QAD drop away rest on his bow. Since the bow was also new, we just eyeballed everything as far as setting it up because he wanted to get about 100 shots on the string before we started tuning.

Went to start tuning the other night and I kept noticing a slight arrow wiggle and after further inspection, found that his vanes (cock feather up)are hitting the rest. Everything seems to be set up properly. The rest does not hit the shelf when it drops. Any tips on how to correct this or are some rests just not fast enough. I always thought QAD rests were pretty good. Thanks.

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Re: Trouble with QAD Rest

The rest is planty fast enough, it just needs to be set up correctly. I'm no expert, and it took me forever to get my clearing properly. It's working flawlessly now though. Do the two little white lines on the rest line up exactly at full draw? What model QAD is it?

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Re: Trouble with QAD Rest

I figured I'll have to play around with it a little, Borden.
Not sure what model he has. I'll check the "white lines".
This is the first drop-away I have ever set up, but it seems that I have everything as it should be. Probably overlooking something, lol.

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Re: Trouble with QAD Rest

Check the timing to see when the rest starts to fall by slowly letting it down from full draw. also check your clearance from bow shelf, you should have 1 to 2 credit card gap so rest doesn't bounce. I have also in the past crimped a few nock sets on the lanyard to give it weight so it falls out of the way and doesn't loop up and contact your vanes.

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Re: Trouble with QAD Rest

When I first got mine, I found that the rest wasnt falling rather it was being knocked down. I was seeing marks on my white wraps. Adjusted the length and the timing issue. Has worked perfectly since.
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Check the timing to see when the rest starts to fall by slowly letting it down from full draw. also check your clearance from bow shelf, you should have 1 to 2 credit card gap so rest doesn't bounce. I have also in the past crimped a few nock sets on the lanyard to give it weight so it falls out of the way and doesn't loop up and contact your vanes.
This one doesn't drop when you let it down slow. I have about 3/16" between the rest and the shelf.

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Re: Trouble with QAD Rest

There is a great video on youtube by Dravesarchery that I used to set mine up and I have never had one problem. I have the HDX so I didn't have to worry about bounce back like you do with the Hunter version.

Short version:

Make sure rest comes back at the last ~1" of draw.
Make sure the white timing marks line up at full draw.

Those are both controlled by the position of the cord.

Also always "cock" the rest when loading an arrow, never draw it with the launcher on the shelf.

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Thanks all. I'm sure we'll get this rest shooting fine. Seems like a very good product.

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Re: Trouble with QAD Rest

If you have the 'Hunter' model it does not come with the Lock Down (LD) technology that locks the rest in place when it is released. Later models (LD, HD, HDX) all come with that techonology. I had the Hunter verison and noticed the same thing. Regardless of tuning, I still had some fletching contact.

I installed a foam pad under the rest so when the prong landed the foam absorbed its energy and 'deaded' the bounce back.
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Re: Trouble with QAD Rest

Also consider checking the tension in the wire to the cable at full draw... if you can move it at all the rest is most likely being pushed down not falling.. loosen the screw at the flipper of the rest using allen keys where the wire enters the rest then pull it slightly tighter. That issue plagues a lot with that rest.

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