April 28th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Fixed vs. Fall Away Arrow Rest
I am beginning to plan out a new target bow for field, indoor, and 3D shooting. I've figured out what I want as far as bow, arrows, sights, etc. but I had a question about the arrow rest.
I don't want to start a flame war, so I'm wondering, what is the most common for a target bow--a fixed arrow rest or a fall away arrow rest? What are the advantages/disadvantages for each type?
Thanks again for the help!
April 28th, 2009, 04:36 PM
For target, fixed lizard tongue/blade launchers seem to be the most prevalent. The Brite Site Pro Tuner and the Trophy Taker Spring Steel launchers are both really good. The advantage is consistency and no chance of ever breaking down.
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April 28th, 2009, 04:40 PM
personally I like a drop away for target shooting
April 28th, 2009, 04:41 PM
April 28th, 2009, 04:50 PM
The only downside IMO to a lizard toungue is when its windy I always have trouble keeping the arrow on the the blade, But its not going to keep me from shooting one. I personally shot a Spot Hogg Premier and it works awsome.
April 28th, 2009, 05:51 PM
+1 hard to beat either rest for ease of tuning and failsafe durability
Originally Posted by ctmartinshooter
April 28th, 2009, 05:57 PM
Originally Posted by grey squirrel
April 28th, 2009, 06:40 PM
The target guys around me swear by the Pro Tuner because they can easily adjust it on the fly if they need to because of the weather outside. I think there are a couple of drop aways that have micro adjust on them for this purpose as well, so it really just comes down to choice. I know since I have moved from a steel to a drop away my scores have gone up, that could just be from practicing though!
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April 28th, 2009, 07:53 PM
I use a limbdriver rest for target and hunting. I'm not saying it is the best,but I'm happy and won't be switching anytime soon.
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April 29th, 2009, 03:17 AM
I've actually been looking between the Limbdriver for a FA rest and the Pro Tuner. I'm still unsure though. It seems that the fall away rests might have a problem with the consistency of how it falls? I've never used a fall away, so I don't really know. Any opinions on that?
Eventually, I'll probably try both and see which shoots more accurately. After all, isn't that what a target bow is for?
April 29th, 2009, 01:29 PM
April 30th, 2009, 02:13 AM
April 30th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Well I usually make it a point when shooting at the Vegas shoot to see what most are shooting. I would guess that 80-85% of the compound target shooters there are shooting some sort of fixed blade. Very few drop aways. I have shot both and prefer the fixed blade rest. I have watched some slow motion videos of both and was not impressed with drop aways. I just didn't see any benefit unless you are having some sort of fletching contact on the rest. And if you are then just turn the nock. The great thing is we have a choice and can shoot what we want. One of my all time favorite rest was the Bodoodle pro 500.
April 30th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Thanks for your input everyone. It seems, both on here and through the locals that I've talked to, that fixed, blade style rests are the most common. Thanks for the help!
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