July 27th, 2010, 02:23 AM
Apache Arrow Rest?
I currently have a G5 Expert 2 drop away on my bow and it contacts my fletching and lately I think it has been affecting my arrow flight and I cant adjust it any farther and its still contacting. Anyways I really like the drop away part of the rest and thought about trying the new NAP Apache rest. Has anyone tried it? Does it work good? Is it good quality? Is there anything bad about the Apache? Would it be worth the switch? Anything about the rest would be great. Thanks
July 27th, 2010, 03:48 AM
July 27th, 2010, 06:24 AM
the apache is a very good rest
July 27th, 2010, 08:18 AM
In all seriousness, I actually like my Apache better than my Trophy Taker. On several occasions I have had my arrow pop out of the top slot of the TT when I've pulled my General back quickly. This has yet to happen with the Apache.
It could be something that I am doing differently, but it hasn't happened with the Apache.
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July 27th, 2010, 08:22 AM
Does the expert II feel like it sticks alittle? If so loosen the launcher arm 1/8 of a turn and there is a set screw for it and tighten it down. Your getting friction from the launcher arm being to tight. Just a guess but it happened to me.
July 27th, 2010, 08:57 AM
I'm a small shop, and stock as much as I can. With 4 of these rest on the shelf I will sometimes runout. It only takes a day to refil, but the feedback is 100% good. I set up several the first week and very easy to dial in and quiet, non more. I have a qad on my bows, and would have put this rest on had they been out at that time.
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July 27th, 2010, 09:00 AM
I put one on a buddy's black ice and he loves it. No clearance issues or any other issues. Its a good rest.
July 27th, 2010, 09:42 AM
So far I'm VERY HAPPY with my Apache rest. I've been shooting it for about a month with zero problems. IMO it's a good solid design with little to go wrong. Easy to set up and DEAD SILENT.
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July 27th, 2010, 10:29 AM
The Apache rest is a very good rest. Full containment and all. Even the inside of containment arrow is padded so if the arrow falls off the rest or bumps the side, no noise.
The only drawback is on full containments, I like a little larger opening for the arrow to go in. The slot is in the center on the top and sometimes if you nock the arrow first and try to drop it in the slot, it will hit the sight.
That is the only thing I do not like about it. A very good rest overall.
July 27th, 2010, 10:32 AM
I ordered one in for our shop and no one seems interested in it. It is a little on the heavy side. It appears to be a good solid rest!
July 27th, 2010, 10:43 AM
I love mine! Its fast, quiet, built like a tank, toollesss, and doesnt cost and arm and a leg!
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July 27th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Apache arrow rest
I got the Apache rest awhile back. I think this is the best so far out of several rest I have tried. I'm shooting it on the Athens 32 very solid rest and quite.I plan on putting one on my sons bow soon.
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July 27th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Thanks for all the info yall. I think I might be headed to the store to get one here soon
Nope the rest isnt sticking. I cant figure out why it contacts to save my life
Originally Posted by Anynamewilldo
July 28th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Well I just went and picked up an Apache at BP today and...... man its awesome!!! I put it on my bow and after a few minutes I had it shooting perfect. Gotta give it to NAP they made a great rest thats really quiet and extremely easy to tune and seems really sturdy
I'm going to go out and shoot it more in the morning cause its to dark out. If anyone is looking for a great drop away rest check out the Apache!
July 28th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Yep. Best rest out there for $60. And even better than most rest costing twice as much, IMO.
Originally Posted by Keesey
July 28th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Its not the G5 that your having issues with, they are a very high quality rest built for the best. I hate to say this but its your bow, its tuned improper, You need to take everything off including nock point and peep and everything, then follow the directions. Set the rest so its squared up on the riser then go and set the nock point. Im not sure on the G5 but they probably call for 5/8 of an inch above the top spot of the rest. There are alot of articles on here on about fletch conatct and 99% of the time its the bow, not the rest. The rests these days are built to work and wouldnt sell if they didnt so go back and try some of the basics. I went through the same thing for weeks before I realized the bow was not tuned right
July 28th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Well if its my nock point would I move it up or down? I would be able to move the peep and sight pretty easily but I just bought the Apache and I cant tell if its contacting but it doesnt seem to be now that I changed rests.
Originally Posted by pabuckslayer08
July 28th, 2010, 10:57 PM
Apache arrow rest
My apache works great, haven't had any problems what so ever. And you cant beat it for the price!
July 28th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Just picked up Z7 and the apache rest. All I can say is wow!!! Like it much better then the ripcord I was using. Best traits of many other rests...
July 28th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Took 20 minutes to install and adjust my Apache, a lot quieter then my PSE Phantom.
If I nocked my arrow first then set the arrow on the rest, the arrow would hit the sight, so I removed the first angle from the top and opened the containment portion up. It may fall out if I am standing on my head now...but at least it will not clang against the sight.
July 28th, 2010, 11:19 PM
What makes it better than the Trophy Taker is there is actually a holding screw at the rest end of the drop cord so you can adjust it at the rest. On the TT, you have to tie a knot in it.
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July 28th, 2010, 11:21 PM
August 4th, 2010, 11:45 PM
has anybody had tuning issues with the Apache? i put one on my bow. we could not get the center shot dead on, off may 1/8 of and inch. but it is as far as it will go. im shooting a 2007 bowtech tomkat.. is there something im doing wrong? anything i can do to get the center shot perfect? reason im asking is because field tips are dead on but muzzys will not group with field tips.. thanks
August 10th, 2010, 10:28 AM
The only thing I don't like about the apache is it's made in China.I also had trouble loading the arrow in the top slot. it was to close to my sight. but when I tried to find on the package where it was made and it did'nt tell. I later found out where it was made, so I took it back to where I bought it.
August 10th, 2010, 10:43 AM
I'll put it this way, I was very disappointed when the Apache wouldn't fit on my 82nd.
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