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pizzadave
02-16-2013, 06:27 PM
Hi guys,
I am looking into buying a new rest for my Rytera Nemesis. I currently have a QAD Ultrarest Hunter on my Martin Cheetah, so I was leaning towards a QAD this time around as well. This time around I was thinking of an Ultrarest HDX. I also have been looking at Limbdriver, NAP, Ripcord, or even the Revolution rest. Do any of you have a valid argument against the QAD HDX or does that seem to be the way to go? I do like how the QAD contains the arrow and you know your arrow is set up in a good spot when the time to draw happens.

Ehunter
02-16-2013, 06:48 PM
I have a couple of QAD HDX, some Trophy Taker FC 360's and a Smackdown, a Revolution, NAP Apache, and a whisker biscuit. So far, my favorite is the HDX's. The TT comes in a close second, but the QAD is as easy to set up, and lighter. Both are as quiet as they can be, both have great containment and drop plenty fast with no bounce back. Gotta give the edge to the QAD though. It's a bit lighter weight.

Sonny Thomas
02-17-2013, 07:37 AM
The original NAP Apache I couldn't keep for people wanting mine. 5 or 6 now. Darned easy to set up, pretty quiet, no arrow rattling in the cage, picks up the arrow anywhere in the cage, and great for target, 3D or paper. I have no issues with the weight of any rest has and I really couldn't tell the difference between the Apache and any other drop rest I've used. I have the Limb Driver set up on 2 of my target bows.

The only thing to look for is adjustability. Some just don't have enough horizontal adjustment.

So I saw a Trophy Ridge yesterday at a Indoor 3D that seemed almost a copy from I could see. NAP has lots of archery goodies that have been copied in one manner or another.

pizzadave
02-17-2013, 08:07 AM
Looking at the limbdriver last night, and it really intrigues me. The only thing that really takes me away from the QAD HDX is that I have heard complaints about people with malfunctions in cold weather. I bow hunt up until the first week in January, so I have seen some cold, and snowy weather. I just want something that won't kick me in the butt during the cold. I also do believe the Pro-V looks to have the best accuracy since it actually holds the arrow longer. When I switched from a NAP 360 to a QAD hunter, my accuracy went down a hair. The only reason I got rid of the 360 was when I switched to Mayhem arrows, the cross-weave pattern of carbon fiber ended up squeaking loud on the draw on the brushes.

droppixel
02-17-2013, 08:27 AM
Limbdriver ... close thread

pizzadave
02-17-2013, 09:39 AM
That good eh? So good that you can tell me just to close it, and call it a dead topic?

Chip
02-17-2013, 10:20 AM
Sorry, I can't give you any input on the rest your looking at. I will say most of my hunting friends around here are shooting a Whisker Biscuit. I am the the only one of my hunting buddies that shoots a drop away (QT2000) and a Rytara bow for that matter. All I can say is my Quick Tune has never failed me in all weather conditions.

WildWilt15
02-17-2013, 12:03 PM
I have used the QAD and no issues I recently have been using a trophy taker pronghorn and have no complaints either, the QAD is a nice rest and shouldn't bring any troubles if set up right.

Lab Rat
02-17-2013, 12:45 PM
I have a QAD and a Ripcord. I like the idea of the limbdriver and not having to serve into the down cable. Also should make it easier to tune when twisting cables and changing draw modules etc...I think that the new Limbdriver Pro V looks good. If you have a lot of spare coin -- take a look at the Hamskea full containment rest.

SJunior
02-17-2013, 04:38 PM
I have QAD HDX rest on all of my bows and have never had any fail in any type of weather.

wut4dude
02-17-2013, 04:52 PM
I've had 4 QAD HDX's and a QAD Hunter, never had any problems with either...decided I wanted to try something different, so I looked at limbdriver and trophy taker. I have a TT Smackdown FC on my CM and a TT Smackdown Pro on my Scepter V, still no complaints...seems like the TT are a little quieter than the QAD's I had...just my opinion:cool:

droppixel
02-17-2013, 05:41 PM
That good eh? So good that you can tell me just to close it, and call it a dead topic?

Yep, get a LD of any variety and call it a day. Insanely easy to set up and work on and I'm a believer in limb driven rests after getting my hands on one. Whatever you go with, keep us posted.

Tosi
02-19-2013, 08:50 AM
I had a QAD years ago and it never realy fit very welll on my PSE at the time, went to TT. TT is not a bad rest just had to much bounce back. I shoot both Limd Drivers and have no complaints. Like the V pro better than the standard. Vapor Trails CS is great also. Had and issue with my LD standard, I strip a screw on the drop fork and sent it back to VT, they fixed it and upgrade without charge. They perform without fail in cold weather. Concur with droppixel once you shoot a LD you wont look back....

macflash
02-28-2013, 09:01 PM
The original NAP Apache I couldn't keep for people wanting mine. 5 or 6 now. Darned easy to set up, pretty quiet, no arrow rattling in the cage, picks up the arrow anywhere in the cage, and great for target, 3D or paper. I have no issues with the weight of any rest has and I really couldn't tell the difference between the Apache and any other drop rest I've used. I have the Limb Driver set up on 2 of my target bows.

The only thing to look for is adjustability. Some just don't have enough horizontal adjustment.

So I saw a Trophy Ridge yesterday at a Indoor 3D that seemed almost a copy from I could see. NAP has lots of archery goodies that have been copied in one manner or another.

Hey Sonny, have you hunted with that Apache? I can't afford the limb driver and can get that or a TT for free my choice

Arrow Splitter
03-01-2013, 06:31 AM
I haven't tried many dropaways, but after a ton of research not very long ago I put a NAP Apache on my Firecat 400 and I am totally impressed. It's definitely easy to set up, very quiet, and mine's almost tooless.:cool:

A.S

Arrow Splitter
03-01-2013, 06:32 AM
can get that or a TT for free my choiceCan I have your problem?:D

A.S

Sonny Thomas
03-01-2013, 07:28 AM
Hey Sonny, have you hunted with that Apache? I can't afford the limb driver and can get that or a TT for free my choice

Nope, never could keep one long enough, but the last one I had went on a hunting bow for customer. Just plain loves it.

Thing is, I've set up several different drop rests and when set right they all performed darn good.

I doubt that I've ever change my hunting set up. I have a QuikTune 3000 on my hunting bow and it ain't broke and I ain't fixin' it. I have no need of a full containment rest. I don't have trouble tromping all over H__ and Creation with my bow and the QuikTune 3000. I got my first NAP Apache free is the only reason I gave it a try. Since then, 4 have come and went. Still, like I noted, my next one I'm going to hide.

wscywabbit
03-01-2013, 11:04 AM
Dave, I wanted to put in my .02 real quick :)

My brother in law had a code red, and its all he'll shoot; absolutely loves them. As a matter a fact, he won't use anything else... although he can be a stubborn SOB like that sometimes LOL!

I have an Apache, first gen that I put on my Saber and it worked great. The only complaint I had with it was that the original Apache was top loaded, and it could be a pain to nock an arrow and then drop it in place because it wouldn't clear my front sight. I had to learn to drop it in and then nock it. I see that the newer ones are a top/side load so this probably wouldn't be a problem. I liked the rest so much I tried to put it on my Onza, but it wouldn't clear the bridge, so I cut it down to fit, but still wouldn't give enough horizontal movement to the riser side to tune correctly. :(

My search for rests led me to the TR Revolution, and I gotta say that I LOVE IT! Quiet, easy to set up, works flawlessly (as long as you follow the setup directions, otherwise it won't rotate on release... that's hard on vanes lol) And for the price, its very hard to beat. :)

droppixel
03-01-2013, 11:43 AM
If this is still up for debate and a LD is out of the question because of price - check AT classifieds, can find a good deal there. Alternate I would say look really hard into the Apache series. Very, very good rest imo.

macflash
03-07-2013, 08:24 PM
Can I have your problem?:D

A.S
So here's the quick version, when we make really cool things happen for the boss, he puts us in for points, points can be used to get things from the company store, the company store has Cabelas cards, .. Dollar a point :cool:, sittin on 110 points, need a rest and a new sight ;), LOL you need to have a chat with Dad now :p
D.

Arrow Splitter
03-08-2013, 08:01 AM
So here's the quick version, when we make really cool things happen for the boss, he puts us in for points, points can be used to get things from the company store, the company store has Cabelas cards, .. Dollar a point :cool:, sittin on 110 points, need a rest and a new sight ;), LOL you need to have a chat with Dad now :p
D.
Now that's the way to do it, with free accessories.:cool:

A.S

macflash
03-08-2013, 05:07 PM
Now that's the way to do it, with free accessories.:cool:

A.S
Yeah they treat us pretty good, they're trying to "run out" of the cards. I'll stack 'em up till they do:cool: