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Anyone out there running a Bodoodle rest these days ? If so how do you like it ? Dependable and accurate ?
 

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I run two Zapper 400X and one Zapper 300X. I have not had any issues. I do wish they had micro adjust though because the rests can really get away from me when loosening the adjustment screws for tuning.
 

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I use a Prolite on my target bow. Performs great, Only issue if one is I've got to watch for arrow hop-off the fins if I letdown.
 
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I’m running a bullet on my Summit and a switchblade hunter on my ridge. wish they had a micro adjust tho, besides that I like them. holding up great.
 

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At one time the Bodoodles were quite the thing for everything. I had the Bullet, Conquest, ProElite 550 or 560, and the Doodle Drop. I still have a 2 Bullets and a Doodle Drop. The Conquest was like the Bullet, but has a extended shelf or lip.

Okay, if you understand "float" then the Bullet and Conquest were the best to show it. Because the launch arm goes moves straight up and down gives the float. *The up and down part is sort of angular. Okay, you set the spring tension so at nearing full draw the launch arm raises the arrow all the way up. Now, bow at rest you can shake the bow some the arrow will float up and down a bit before it settles.
*This angular up and down is something on the order the Vapor Trail Limb Driver Pro V and maybe the Gen 7X


The original owner of Bodoodle passed away and the Bodoodle went by the way. Later, just a few years back Archery Specialty bought Bodoodle and re-introduced some models and added a new one I believe.
When the original owner passed on and no one picking it up Gander Mountain put them on sale for like $27 and tax. Me and a friend bought all they had. We used them or sold them off. I sold the last one still in the original package about 3 years ago...

From around 2000 to early 2003 I used the Bullet for hunting and competition. Dropped a few deer and placed and won a bunch. Later I picked up the Doodle Drop. Pure simplicity is the Drop. Draw the bow and the launch arm raises the arrow. When shot a lead weight attached the launch arm gives drop. Kind of quite awesome. I had it on my 2006 Hoyt ProElite until I sold the bow around 2011....
I drove people nuts and especially those who had issues with tying the draw cord in the cable. Just a plain overhand knot through the cable not served in and located straight across to the bottom the riser shelf of the bow. Never had a issue of slipping. I used the Drop for everything except hunting and did quite well in competition..........

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Dang, I had no clue they were still around, I have not seen nor heard of them in a very very long time. I will have to check them out.
Bodoodle was gone for a while - read my above post.............
 

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I use a Golden Key Star Hunter or Rising Star. They are similar to the doodle's but no springs and less noise. Simple rugged accurate quiet and cheap.....probably why they stooped making them they were simple and cheap and lasted forever.

Now you pay too much for a product that does the same thing and has drawbacks IMO (at least for hunting)......over-engineered for what they need to do.
 

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I use a zapper 300x on one of my bows. Really like it. Use the Bodoodle Game Dropper also but it is a pain to adjust. Really thinking of giving the new Switchblade Hunter a try. If you’re a 20-30 yard hunter like me it’s a great rest. Light weight and dependable. If you’re into the micro diameter arrow craze right now it is probably not for you. Personally I will never shoot anything under 5/16 diameter.
 

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I use a Golden Key Star Hunter or Rising Star. They are similar to the doodle's but no springs and less noise. Simple rugged accurate quiet and cheap.....probably why they stooped making them they were simple and cheap and lasted forever.

Now you pay too much for a product that does the same thing and has drawbacks IMO (at least for hunting)......over-engineered for what they need to do.
Well, I used hell out of my Bodoodles and never once heard noise.........
 

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Bodoodle was all I used for YEARS! Still have some sitting on my shelves. The thing that always drew me to BD was the simplicity and consistency. Then I moved to drop aways for a number of years when I was pushing 3D a lot. These days I'm back to simplicity and I find that a simple Biscuit is all I need for hunting and occasional friendly 3D shooting. I'd have no trouble moving back to a simple Bodoodle, but I did get tired of putting teflon on the fins once I made the switch to carbons.
 

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Well, I used hell out of my Bodoodles and never once heard noise.........
It's all about your setup though. Your bows probably were louder. If you get the bows super quiet you hear things others don't. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying they were "loud" maybe I shouldn't have used that.........just that you could hear the springs and rest working...........and on mine you hear nothing.

Take your finger and work the rest without shooting the bow and you'll see what I mean.
 

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It's all about your setup though. Your bows probably were louder. If you get the bows super quiet you hear things others don't. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying they were "loud" maybe I shouldn't have used that.........just that you could hear the springs and rest working...........and on mine you hear nothing.

Take your finger and work the rest without shooting the bow and you'll see what I mean.
Nothing. Just plain quiet. Both of them. I didn't stretch the spring, but maybe 1/4". That spring doesn't move hardly at all except with a nocked arrow weight. Full draw, weight off, the arm is all the way up. Firing doesn't do anything. That little cork button takes whatever.............
 

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Well mine sounded kinda' like a spring that was releasing energy because it that's how they are made...........lol. I don't think we are going to agree about this one.
 

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Anyone out there running a Bodoodle rest these days ? If so how do you like it ? Dependable and accurate ?
I have the bodoodle bullet on my primal, replaced my limbdriver to change things up...........should have been using a bodoodle long ago, like it much better than the LD
 
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