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    Best arrow rest for feathers

    Guys which arrow rest do you prefer for arrows with tree bark feathers?? I had a guy make me some fine arrows and I have a whisker biscuit now and know they will get torn up by it! Any advice??



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    limb driver.

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    Ripcord Red work very nice for me.

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    Any total clearance drop-away rest will do.

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    I'll second the limb driver
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    Any Drop Away as stated above.

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    Those arrows would look good passing thru a turkey. Awsome arrows!! I'd say any drop away I just switched from a Trophy taker to a nap Apche
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    I still shoot the prong rests.
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    I am old school too with a golden premier rest with a lizard tongue.

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    LD IMO.

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    i have used the whsiker biscuit without problem for 10 years with feathers, however not the shield cut i would go with the apache for a mechanical rest

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    Those are sweet looking arrows btw.

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    Any drop-away or a TM style rest..

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    I agree any properly set up drop away. But unless you plan on hanging them on a wall and never shooting them they are going to get tore up. I use a drop away rest and just target shooting I will have at least a half a dozen reflected a few times a year.
    Have a good day and a better hunt

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    another vote for NAP Apache
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    If your not planning on hunting, I'd say go for prong or blade rest...if you are, pony up the extra cash and make sure whatever you buy has anti-kick back or brake or lock of some kind. The above mentioned drop Aways are great!

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    Yes
    These arrows are for hunting only I do not do any tournament shooting strictly hunting!!
    Thanks guys for the help! Just now have decide which one to get lol

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    Great looking arrows you have there. Grats.
    IMO, any drop away rest will be good for feathers.

    My personal choice is the QAD HD PRO.
    Just avoid a WB if you are interested in keeping feathers in as good as possible condition.
    I cut my arrows twice and they're still too short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullrutt View Post
    Yes
    These arrows are for hunting only I do not do any tournament shooting strictly hunting!!
    Thanks guys for the help! Just now have decide which one to get lol
    Fine----you plan on not practicing with what your going to hunt with???? Shotting them you are still going to mess them up LOL. I do understand where your coming from. Just poking at ya.
    Have a good day and a better hunt

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    Lol no I'm going to practice with them I just don't shoot tourney's are shoot
    Hundreds of shots a week! I might shoot 10-15 times a week! (might)

    During bow season I shoot alot!! 9 bucks last year 4 states all with bow I just am not a hard core shooter during the off season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullrutt View Post
    Lol no I'm going to practice with them I just don't shoot tourney's are shoot
    Hundreds of shots a week! I might shoot 10-15 times a week! (might)

    During bow season I shoot alot!! 9 bucks last year 4 states all with bow I just am not a hard core shooter during the off season
    You don't have to shoot hundreds of arrows a week to take a toll on feathers. Have you ever shot feathers before? I've been shooting them for many years now----fact of life they take more care than a vane but more forgiving IMHO.
    Have a good day and a better hunt

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    Hostage Pro..........ever think about hunting hogs in the off season?

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    A drop away rest or shoot through rest will work. If it has the clearance, a no vane contact rest such as the octane hostage could work. I have seen some people shoot feathers through WB with apparent success. You could give it a go but your mileage may vary.

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    Hell, use anything you want, besides a biscuit. I used a WB when they first came out (all stiff, black bristles and no top loading slot) and I found feathers to outlast most vanes I've shot through it. The edges would look a bit rough after a while, but they didn't get wrinkled, torn or ripped off like most vanes did.
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