It's drop away for me.
I can’t even get myself to try a Whisker Biscuit. After so many years of trying to tune my bows to achieve 100% vane clearance for the cleanest arrow flight, it just seems so wrong to intentionally shoot an arrow thru a soft whisk broom.........However, I have a friend that really likes his Whisker Biscuit and he generally shoots well with it.
So based on last couple years shooting with him, here’s my personal observation from our 3D shoots and practice sessions.
• Easy install and get decent basic tune
• Good containment at any angle
• Nothing mechanical to go wrong (not sure on affects of snow frozen in whisker?)
• Smaller vanes appear to shoot well out of them, and even the 3 4” helical vanes my friend now uses fly pretty well, but have noticed slight vane wear.
• Accuracy may suffers beyond maybe 30-40yds of what it could be……I have noticed a friend getting some strange arrow flight at targets 45-50yds and out to +/-60 that I believe were Whisker Biscuit caused.
• More expensive
• Slightly more involved install and tuning, but still not that hard
• My Trophy Taker Shakey Hunter can drop an arrow off if you bump arrow and/or try shooting at some weird angle, but I’ve not had this be a problem. Other full containment rest do not have this issue.
• Operating string can slip when wet causing improper arm operation…...last spring at a 3D shoot is was snowing on us, my rest string slipped and I sent 3-4 shoots under target before I noticed the problem……totally my fault for apparently not getting served in tight enough, but I have since put on one of Trophy Takers wonderful Buss Stop Cable Clamps and have not had another issue.
• I also fell in slick mud/snow at that shoot and packed my rest with mud…….not good (not a good day). Rinsed it off with water I carry and it shot fine. Later at home I took it apart to clean…....not good, maybe worse idea. Took a lot of trouble to get it back together. Next time, only WD-40 or some other lube, and leave it alone.
• Accuracy is as good as it gets. Once the bow is properly tuned with correct arrows, it’s all on the shooter. There is no arrow rest contact to disrupt arrow flight.
Another friend has used whisker biscuit and believes that is the best rest out there for a simple, easy tuned hunting rest for most hunters……….look at his bow and you’ll now see a Rip Cord Code Red drop away
Last edited by RLW; 11-07-2011 at 05:26 AM.
2009 Martin Bengal M2 Pro Cam w/factory STS & CCS.....66lbs, 29" DL, 422gr @ 272fps, Winners Choice string/cable, Trophy Taker drop-away Rest, Scott Release
1996 Martin Firecat XRG Pro Series w/Ultra Sonic wheels.....69lbs, 29" DL, 465gr @ 245fps, w/fingers & Martin leather glove