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I recently just bought my first bow and need to purchase a rest. Figured I would get your opinions on what you guys like to use before I go and purchase my own.

Thanks guys!

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mainbutter

Whisker Biscuit is the way I go, it's as simple as it gets, my arrow never falls "out" of the rest and I can shoot at any angle.

I lose a bit of speed compared to other rests out there, but they are also considerably more expensive. Since I hunt with an affordable bow anyways, I'm not going to pay hundreds of dollars for a rest.

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SmellEsox

WB is a great rest. I have QAD Ultra Pro HDs on my two bows and they are full containment dropaways that I've never had an issue with.

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Scoot

WBs are rock solid, bomb proof rests that a ton of people love and have been successful with. They require little adjustment and effort in setting them up. That being said, I'm not personally a user or a fan of them. For me, I want minimal contact with the rest (read: drop away), not maximal contact (read: WB). I shoot a QAD Ultra Pro HD too and I absolutely love it. It's perfectly silent- I can't hear my arrow on the rest when I draw it- not one tiny bit. I certainly can't say that for the WBs. JMO on this one- lots of people love WBs and have had great success with them. Different strokes for different folks...

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Rippinlip

Yep,

What Scoot said.

QAD for this shooter too.

Even convinced my wife to move to this drop away and it tightened her grouping of arrows up amazingly fast.

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sticknstring

A WB will do an excellent job w/ just a slight amount of speed loss. There's a reason they're so popular - they simply work in all conditions! If you're looking for a drop-away, there are several quality models. I've shot Trophy Taker, Ripcord, & currently a Limb Driver and haven't had a single issue with any of them. As others have mentioned, QAD is another great choice. Pick one within your budget and start shooting!

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Anyone have wb's mess up the fetching on arrows. Had one and got rid of it. Put a QAD Ultra rest hdx on my mr7 and will never go to anything else now. Full containment on no more problems with fetching s.

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huntnfish

I've shot a QAD and liked it. Right now I'm shooting a NAP Apache and haven't had any complaints about it, plus its around $55. I had a WB at one time but got tired of wrinkled fletching.

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mnguy152

I bought 2 ripcords and love it. never had issues with since I bought my first one

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rkhinrichs

i have QAD ultra rest HDX. and i love it. the QAD ultra rest is cheaper and is made for more slower bows but still works good. i have also shot that but this spring i upgraded to the HDX. The HDX has a lifetime warranty on it so that is also plus.

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PFUNK

I shoot a limb driver rest and will continue to do so as long as it lasts or can be replaced. It groups arrows extremely well for me.

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Lunker

I used to shoot a whisker biscuit and as others have said it's as simple as it gets , but not I am shooting the QAD as it is a great drop away that is still full containment.

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Fins-n-feathers

+1 for the QAD's - they are great, quiet, and i love the full containment. as others have said, there are different models for different prices. not sure what they all are called, but I have the $40 version and i love it.

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rbs

I also shoot the QAD HDX it is awesome and easy to adjust. The best part is when you draw and decide to let back down or have to let back down the rest doesn't drop it stays up. If the Code Red would do that I would still have one on my new bow but that was the killer on that rest.

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MUSKY18

How much of a speed loss do you occur shooting a WB? I currently have a WB on my bow and am looking at going to the QAD Ultra.

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schmoe147

I'm a big fan of the Schaffer opposition. I have 2 new in the box just incase they decide to discontinue or change them.

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harvey lee

Ripcord for me.

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