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08-14-2001, 06:34 PM
OK DOES ANYONE CURRENTLY USE EITHER THE TROPHY TAKER OR THE MUZZY ZERO EFFECT ARROW REST ###? I HAVE THE TROPHY TAKER ON ORDER IT SHOULD BE ###HERE IN A DAY OR TWO. ###THEY SAY THAT THESE TYPE RESTS WILL IMPROVE YOUR SHOOTING TREMENDOUSLY ESPECIALLY W/BROADHEADS. ###WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS USING THESE RESTS.
08-14-2001, 09:42 PM
I was debating getting one or the other until I saw how well the Muzzy ZE performed on a buddies bow.
There's really no way for the arrow to fall off on the ZE, it's quiet, and really looks like a better idea mechanically.
The cost isn't much more than other quality rests either.
08-15-2001, 05:22 AM
Do you guys know where I can see a picture of these?
08-15-2001, 01:35 PM
The Muzzy ZE rest is by far the best I have every shot. ###My search for the perfect rest has ended. ###It may have been mental, but after installing the rest my groups tightened up from 3 inches at 25 yds to knock busting.
You can see a pic and video of the Muzzy at their website: ###http://www.badtothebone.com
At the top of their site they have a drop down box. ###Go to Zero Effect and they have pictures and descritions. ###Click on Streaming video, and they have videos of the rest.
08-17-2001, 07:18 AM
###My archery shop showed me a video in slow mo of the muzzy zero effect,all i can say is AWESOME! even though it looks like junk,i will have one!!!
08-18-2001, 03:23 PM
I have not heard one bad comment on the Muzzy Zero Effect rest.
Everyone semms to love it and would not go back to another prong rest if they had to.
Mine is on order and should show up soon, along with my new Champion Bow.
09-01-2001, 07:52 AM
I have heard nothing but good about the muzzy zero effect but I wanted something more stream lined. I am looking at the trapdoor rest. It is a really good looking rest, but have'nt found anyone who has tried it yet. Any reports would be appreciated. Thanks! ###
04-26-2002, 08:19 AM
### ###Try the SCOTT MOUNTAIN DROP AWAY REST,Less moving parts than Muzzy.
I shoot the Muzzy on my SQ2 and love it . Tried the SCOTT MOUNTAIN and like it more than Muzzy
04-26-2002, 06:14 PM
I was given a Golden Key drop-away rest to try and it was a pain to install and set-up but once installed has turned out to be an excellent product. I've been able to put a lot more helical on to help stabilize broadhead flight without having to worry about fletch clearance.
NAP's new Quiktune drop-away rests will be out in a couple months and they offer one based on the 3000 micro-adjust that looks like a winner. I'll be checking them out, much cheaper than the Muzzy with NAP's quality to boot.
The Trophy Taker is an excellent rest.It is completely out of the way after the arrow travels about 5 inches.The rest is also very durable.I know two pro shooters who have tested them thouroughly with shooting machines and slow motion photography and say this gets out of the way of the arrow the fastest.I made my own out of a Golden Key Premier by installing a lefthanded spring and fabbing a new arm and collar system.
06-08-2002, 07:23 PM
Anyone try the new NAP drop-away rest yet? ###
Looks pretty simple.
06-12-2002, 06:57 PM
I ALSO USE THE MUZZY ZERO EFFECT. IT'S THE BEST REST I HAVE EVER USED. REASON IS THAT IT ALLOW THE ARROW THE REACT AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE. IT ONLY CONTACT THE ARROW FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 INCHES. IT IS ALSO THE MOST QUEIT DROP AWAY ON THE MARKET. ###LITTLE TRICKY TO INSTALL, BUT IF YOU ###BEEN WORKING WITH ARCHERY EQUIPMENT ###YOU CAN INSTALL IT. ### ### I CANT SHOOT AT THE SAME SPOT TWICE. RISK BREAKING MY ARROW. ### NO LIE. ###LOL
06-17-2002, 04:21 PM
I shoot the new NAP Dropaway 2000 ( based on the NAP Quiktune1000) and the setup is quite simple and its shoots great. They have a great arrow holder for when its in a rested position which will almost allow the bow to be turned upside down before the arrow will fall out of it.
The Trophy Taker and Muzzy are also excellent. I have heard though that the Muzzy is difficult to set up on certain types of bows but thats not saying much. They all work great.
07-02-2002, 01:22 PM
I've been shooting the trophy taker for a year now. ### I soldered a piece of spring steel to the Arrow groove so that My pickup range would be wider. ###It's about 1" wide now.(the new model has the wider pickup this year) ###I also built up the riser by gluing some fitted pine pieces the the shelf and covered it all with moleskin. ### It is an awsome set-up. ###no more worring about the arrow falling off during the draw. ### ###A budy shoots the Muzzy. ###It's good too, but its louder and just seems a little bulky. Simple is better for me. ### Don't get me wrong, its a good rest and both do exactly what they are supposed to do. ### I fletched with a full helical and no more floating broadheads. ### I like a fixed blade muzzy, ###a bone crusher, but prone to fixed blade drift. ###
the new goldkey looks great too. ###it has a shelf extension and will be better on the flat shelf bows like the mathews than the TT if you dont want to build up the riser. ###
07-02-2002, 05:02 PM
I decided to be one of the converts and switch rests to one that "falls away" this year. There are dozens on the market this year and difficult to choose from. I went with the trap door rest based on the reputation of the designer, the quality of the workmanship, and the simplicity of the design. This rest does not have any cables or bulky attachments to get in the way and cause a possible error, it is controlled with magnets and activated by inertia...
I know there have been several inquiries about these types of rests on the board and a few folks have been talking about them. So, I will let you know about this one over the next couple of weeks as I put it to work.
Here is a link if you want to check it out
07-07-2002, 02:51 PM
Ive been using the Montana Black Gold Trapdoor for over a year now and am extremely happy with it. Its small, light, and reliable. MBG came out with a new model this year thats even quieter and faster. I called them up and told them i wanted the new model and they rushed me one out as soon as they received my old model. Top notch company. Since using the Trapdoor ive went to 4 vane helical and am currently switching back to fixed blade broadheads. The accuracy has really improved.
Montana Black Gold Trap Door. Easy to set up, bullets through paper in no time. Only complaint is the shirink tube doen't last. Other than that, Best rest I've used.
08-16-2002, 07:45 AM
Fall aways? I own a fred bear code which has a non-typical cable slide that look like an arm. so the Muzzy ZE and others that have to rely on the cables slide will not work. I like the sound of the magnets and activated by inertia...
magn that GS was talking about. I currently own a Biscuit Whisker which i like but it eats up my Duravains like there is no tomorrow. Any suggestions?
08-20-2002, 09:39 PM
I purchased a NAP Quicktune 2000 last week. ###Took me about 20 minutes to setup and get in gear. ###I can't say that I was a bad shot to begin with but I am stacking arrows at 30yds. ###I'm shooting half dollar groupings at 30yds with a magnum hunting peep. ###I still can't beleive how accurate this rest is. ###I put a peice of mole skin around each of the prongs and you cannot hear a thing on the way back. ###Supper quiet. ###I also picked up 3ft per sec on the chrono from my old rest(Quicktune 750). ###I agree with several others above. ###To many moving parts on the Muzzy. ###I want simplicity! ###NAP QT 2000 is as simple as it gets. ###Most of the other rest I looked at used a string to pull the rest. ###QT uses a metal cable. ###Prongs are wide enough that I'm not worried about my arrow falling off the shelf. ###Rest is very well constructed. ###The QT is also one of the cheaper of the several models out there. ###I got mine for $39.00. ###My soon to be father in law has the trophy taker and it shoots good as well but has a tendency to let your arrow fall off the shelf while your just sitting there. He paid around $60 for his. ### ###RH ###
08-22-2002, 11:29 PM
Iv'e been using a Mathews bow that has the lower slide bar. Does anyone make a drop-a-way for this style of slidebar? The Muzzy would not work on my bow. But with all the hipe I would like to add one to my bow.
09-03-2002, 10:17 AM
SAVAGE Derringer Drop away rest
It has to complicated strigns hooks claws etc It sa TM hunter drop away I have them on allmy bows and they sell for $40.00 or less takes 5 min to install My lady friend ahs on onher 30# BowTeck rascal and even at 30# it works every tiem the trick is a magnet
works like a Bomb every time
Its fool proof Better thanallthe othe rest Tink
10-12-2002, 01:51 PM
from my experience always go with the most simplest design with the least amount of parts. MBG Trapdoor has been on my bow for over a year now and is amazing. Works everytime without the need for a string, cable, spring, or arm to raise and lower it.
10-13-2002, 06:45 AM
i use the nap 2000 on my legacy and love it , it is simple ,seems to be very accurate and quiet although i had to modifie it to work on my bow with no cable slide . if u pull back to full draw kind of quick the shaft seems like it wants to jump but .i have my bow resting on a 90 deg on my grand slam .when i pull up the shaft is right on. so far very pleased with it
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