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    Arrow helical setup w/ whisker biscuit?

    Hey yall so I am thinking about fletching my own arrows and I got the bohning helix fletching jig and I had questions for you eastmans bow junkies. Will a 3 degree helical shoot well through a whisker biscuit? I am shooting factory fletched arrows right now and they shoot great through my whisker and I believe that they have a 1-2 degree helical. Will a more aggressive helical affect my speed and/or will it effect my accuracy through my whisker?

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    One way to find out! If not, you can upgrade your wb to a good limb driven fallaway win win!

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    When you increase helical or offset for that matter you are increasing fletching drag. Drag affects arrow speed but also stabilizes your arrow in flight. The more helical you add to your fletching will increase drag as it passes through the WB. Basically the harder the helical the more the fletching has to "screw" it's way through the fibers of the rest. Also you may notice a little more noise a the shot. I agree with DR about the fallaway rests, you can't beat em.

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    This is going to work out great. Increase helical. Probably 3 degrees. Shoot them. Sucks. Buy drop away and long lange accuracy goes holy sh** that was easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    One way to find out! If not, you can upgrade your wb to a good limb driven fallaway win win!
    which drop away's would you reccomend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhershberger View Post
    which drop away's would you reccomend?
    I recently purchased a hamskea versa rest FC. I can't say enough good things about it but it is pricey.

    A few cheaper options include the trophy taker smackdown and the aae pro drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhershberger View Post
    which drop away's would you reccomend?
    If you are looking for a limb driven rest, Hamskea is the first one that popped into my mind. I have a QAD ultra HDX and I really like it, but it is not limb driven.

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    Hey Doc,

    How noisy is that Hamskea? That was my main concern with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DryFlyGuy View Post
    Hey Doc,

    How noisy is that Hamskea? That was my main concern with it.
    It's not bad! I heard the same thing about them, I will say it is louder than my old rest but not a whole lot louder....

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    Has anybody shot the NAP apache rest? Looks like a good rest for the money and it has all of the features of the trophy taker smackdown for less money. Got good reviews on Cabelas too. Any advise on this rest?

 

 

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