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Whisker biscuit VS. drop away rest what do you like better?

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  • kylepountney
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    If you do A lot of shooting a whisker biscuit will mess up the fletching on an arrow unlike a drop away.

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  • scratchgolf72
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    yup steve you got it, a hostage rest, name slipped my mind.

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  • Bioguy01
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    For shots 25 yards or less, either will suffice. For longer shots, I would recommend a drop away.

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  • mike0714
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    Both can be very effective ad they now make full capture drop away rests. Wisker Biscuits are great and idiot proof but the draw backs are that they slow the arrow a little, can freeze, and you have to keep your bow arm steadier because there is contact with the shaft until the arrow leaves the bow. While drop aways are faster and there is less shaft contact but they are mechanical. Some bows don't tune well with Biscuits. Good drop downs are trophy taker, apache, rip cord, and QAD. Also if you get a Wisker style rest stick with a Wisker Biscuit, don't do an Octane or other brand as they have more issues and don't last as long. I personally like drop away's and have a trophy taker smackdown pro and love it but I had to find a rest I truly loved before I switched from a Biscuit.

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  • steve182
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    Whiskers beat up the fletching and can freeze.

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  • steve182
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    I shoot a drop away and love it, as long aas it stays tuned. I shot a hostage rest (scratchgolf, i think thats what they call them) for years and liked that although it was a cheapo and could've been better. I like the concept.

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  • 1ojolsen
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    I guess my only real issue with the biscuit is that it is full containment which means your bow arm has got to be rock steady until the arrow clears. But then again it should be anyway.
    I guess I could see that could freeze solid as in Pray-hunts post.

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  • IND_NRA
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    I love the drop away. You need to spend a little extra and get a quality drop away.

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  • buckeye
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    I use a drop away. I am sure a whisker biscuit is fine I jusy like less contact on my arrow. I have never had a problem with mine. You just have to take good care of your equipment and make sure everything is functioning properly. I replace all the cordage on my bow yearly, except the string, to make sure I do not have any issues with dry rot.

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  • cb bob
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    Even I can't screw up a whisker biscuit. Any hunting gear that's idiot proof, is worth it's weight in gold.

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  • scratchgolf72
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    i shoot neither, i have 3 brushes that contain my arrow (whatever that is called). but i would have to go with a whisker biscuit if those are my only two options. i have not heard one complaint from drop away rests, but more moving parts just does not sit easy with me, its just one more thing that can fail on you.

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  • Pray- hunt-work
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    I have only heard, and never seen, of one instance where a whisker biscuit froze up and couldn't be shot. The story I heard of was from my electricians sister who lives in Kodiak, and was on, I believe, a bear hunt when freezing rain followed by a cold snap froze it up to where the arrow was half unfletched when it was shot. If the story is true, it's the only downfall I've never seen.

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  • 1ojolsen
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    I like the biscuit too, there is nothing really that can go wrong with it when you need it to work.

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  • DEER30
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    I shoot whisker biscuit as well for the simplicity and in my experience the fewer moving parts the better

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  • AAM
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    Thanks for the answers. I have a drop away but I've had nothing but trouble with it so I'm back to a whisker biscuit it's nothing special but it's reliable.

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