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#2918829 - 08/24/12 11:27 AM QAD HX Rest
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My current rest's launcher arm broke and when I went to replace it the screws were soft metal and rounded out. This company is not even open on Fridays so I'm going to change brands.

I'm thinking of the QAD HX rest. I like that it has a stop function and seems to be of good quality. Anyone else using this rest?

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#2918848 - 08/24/12 11:51 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: UTGrad]
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What rest were you using before and what bow do you shoot?
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#2918865 - 08/24/12 12:05 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: redheadshooter]
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Just go with a whisker biscuit UTG. It's plenty accurate enough and fail proof!
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#2918872 - 08/24/12 12:07 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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UTG, have you looked at, or considered switching to a Ripcord?
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#2918893 - 08/24/12 12:18 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Ripcord! Love mine, easier to change the string on and customer service is awesome
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#2918901 - 08/24/12 12:26 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
Ripcord! Love mine
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#2918907 - 08/24/12 12:32 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Andy S.]
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love my ripcord...
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#2918920 - 08/24/12 12:56 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: bowtch huntr209]
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I have looked at the Rip Cord before as well.
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#2918932 - 08/24/12 01:12 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: UTGrad]
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I have the QAD Ultrarest HDX, but I am a beginner archer and this is my first bow so I have nothing to compare it to. All I can tell you is that it's quiet, easy to use, holds my arrows really good, and helps me put a lot of arrows on target. My pro shop technician told me that over 50% of the hunting bows they sell these days leave their shop with the QAD HDX. I didn't have time to research it, so I told them to put one on mine too. It's working really good for me, but like I said I have nothing to compare it to.
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#2919024 - 08/24/12 02:29 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: ]
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I shoot a Ripcord also. It is the only one fast enough for a fast shooting bow.
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#2919065 - 08/24/12 03:00 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: ]
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BTW I love my QAD rest!


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#2919091 - 08/24/12 03:14 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Arch-N]
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Both are great rests and you won't go wrong with either. I just like the ripcord better for the customer service and it has far less plastic parts including the paddle
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#2919191 - 08/24/12 04:37 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: REN]
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I reluctantly put an HDX on my bow. I went to get a Biscuit but they didn't have any in stock with the correct size hole for my Axis shafts. I thought my Blazer vanes would make contact with the "containment" bar on the HDX so I dremeled it off. So far so good. I like that you can let down with it and the launcher stays up. I'm still not keen on drop aways though.
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#2919214 - 08/24/12 04:51 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Crow Terminator]
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I bought the QAD.

I have the same concerns about the containment arm and Fletching contact. I will spray some foot spray to see if there is any contact.

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#2919283 - 08/24/12 06:05 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: UTGrad]
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I read on A.T. that the target size shafts wouldn't clear the bar and that they had cut it off. The Axis shafts are a lot smaller diameter but still looked like it would be close on contact. I just went ahead and cut the bar off. I did run into contact issues with the timing of the rest...I am using the cable slide and couldn't get it to hold the rest in the full draw position while still letting it slide on the cable...when I would get it tight enough to hold the rest into shooting position, it would just ride with the cable and not let it slide through it. I got it fixed now.

I like the free SOG knife that came with it. That is pretty cool. Pay $109 for a knife and get an arrow rest for free haha.

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#2919516 - 08/24/12 09:50 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
I read on A.T. that the target size shafts wouldn't clear the bar and that they had cut it off. The Axis shafts are a lot smaller diameter but still looked like it would be close on contact. I just went ahead and cut the bar off. I did run into contact issues with the timing of the rest...I am using the cable slide and couldn't get it to hold the rest in the full draw position while still letting it slide on the cable...when I would get it tight enough to hold the rest into shooting position, it would just ride with the cable and not let it slide through it. I got it fixed now.

I like the free SOG knife that came with it. That is pretty cool. Pay $109 for a knife and get an arrow rest for free haha.



The knife was definitely a cool feature. If I have any clearance issues I will remove the bar as well.

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#2919518 - 08/24/12 09:51 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: UTGrad]
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Love my ripcord!
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#2919523 - 08/24/12 09:53 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Knothead]
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 Originally Posted By: Knothead
Love my ripcord!


LOL

I know you love to rip on your cord

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#2920409 - 08/25/12 10:27 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: ]
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The HDX tuned well with no fletching contact. It so far looks to be a very solid, well designed rest.
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#2920479 - 08/26/12 12:28 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: UTGrad]
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i have shot both ripcord and now the HDX both did great but i like that you can let down and the lauch arm stays up. been caught too many times letting down and the arrow comes down on the riser.
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#2920638 - 08/26/12 09:13 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: reloadxx]
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 Originally Posted By: reloadxx
i have shot both ripcord and now the HDX both did great but i like that you can let down and the lauch arm stays up. been caught too many times letting down and the arrow comes down on the riser.


That a very nice feature of the QAD. The cams of the Monster don't make "letting down" smoothly an easy task. With the other drop away rests I've shot the arrow always falls off the shelf.

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#2920921 - 08/26/12 02:45 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: UTGrad]
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That was the same bow I had was the monster xlr8 and got busted to many times in the woods letting down that thing had a mean draw cycle
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#2923284 - 08/28/12 10:47 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: reloadxx]
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You can't go wrong with the HDX or a ripcord. You will love the HDX. Easy to tune and very sturdy.
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#2923577 - 08/28/12 02:56 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: fasteddie]
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For hunting. I have not found a better rest than the biscuit.
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#2923812 - 08/28/12 05:54 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Big J]
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
For hunting. I have not found a better rest than the biscuit.


Have you tried either of these? Both have a bar to contain the arrow so please tell me why the biscuit is better in your opinion.
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#2924182 - 08/28/12 10:08 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: REN]
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The biscuit is just dead quiet and fail proof. Keep it simple is my game.
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#2924519 - 08/29/12 08:57 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Big J]
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i dont really agree on dead quiet and no rest is fail proof, the wrong pump or knock on it and it can move or break.

the misconception on the fall aways is they are "complicated" or require monitoring. Once set up properly (which is easy to do in about 2 mins) they are no different then a biscuit minus the fact you get more speed and better accuracy out of them.

trust me i shot a biscuit for YEARS before moving to a ripcord and i cant believe i didnt do it sooner.
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#2936162 - 09/08/12 07:25 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: REN]
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I originally put the new revolution rest on a Helim. The revolution was OK, but upgraded to the QAD HX and my groups tightened significantly. I,m sold on the QAD.
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#2936930 - 09/09/12 02:45 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: larasea]
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I ran into my first problem with the HDX. That's not good since I've not even had it a month yet and probably got less than 300 shots on it.

Everything has been good til Friday evening I went out to shoot a bit and on my first shot I heard a loud noise and my arrow hit about 2 feet low. I looked at my bow and noticed the felt stuff on the launcher was ripped a bit...meaning my arrow had hit it and that it hadn't dropped down fast enough. Upon further investigation...I figured out the cable slide had slipped up the cable and wasn't fully rotating the launcher it into the full draw position....thus it wasn't dropping fast enough on the shot. This was fine Thursday. I've not moved anything since...that thing has just worked its way loose or something.

I don't like that at all; if I decide to keep the drop away on there I will have to do away with the slide and just serve it into the cable. Glad that happened in the yard instead of in the treestand or I would have been throwing an arrow rest across the woods.

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#2937037 - 09/09/12 08:07 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Crow Terminator]
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[quote=Crow Terminator]I ran into my first problem with the HDX. That's not good since I've not even had it a month yet and probably got less than 300 shots on it.

Everything has been good til Friday evening I went out to shoot a bit and on my first shot I heard a loud noise and my arrow hit about 2 feet low. I looked at my bow and noticed the felt stuff on the launcher was ripped a bit...meaning my arrow had hit it and that it hadn't dropped down fast enough. Upon further investigation...I figured out the cable slide had slipped up the cable and wasn't fully rotating the launcher it into the full draw position....thus it wasn't dropping fast enough on the shot. This was fine Thursday. I've not moved anything since...that thing has just worked its way loose or something.

I don't like that at all; if I decide to keep the drop away on there I will have to do away with the slide and just serve it into the cable. Glad that happened in the yard instead of in the treestand or I would have been throwing an arrow rest across the woods.

Honestly this doesn't mean there is anything wrong with the rest. It means it wasn't installed properly.

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#2937085 - 09/09/12 09:08 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: UTGrad]
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How do you figure that there Mr genius? Everything has been fine with it up til now. You can only tighten things so much. Especially plastic clamps. I'm going to do away with the clamp and just serve it in and see what happens. The only way it can fail then is if the cables stretch majorily. Neat concept but Im still not in the crowd that thinks they are the greatest thing.
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#2937165 - 09/09/12 10:45 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
How do you figure that there Mr genius? Everything has been fine with it up til now. You can only tighten things so much. Especially plastic clamps. I'm going to do away with the clamp and just serve it in and see what happens. The only way it can fail then is if the cables stretch majorily. Neat concept but Im still not in the crowd that thinks they are the greatest thing.


Those clamps are not that great. No need to get defensive but it's best to tie or serve the cord. There is nothing "wrong" with the rest.

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#2937208 - 09/09/12 11:34 AM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: fasteddie]
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#2937264 - 09/09/12 12:57 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: spitndrum]
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Didn't say there was anything wrong with it. Just giving a problem I ran into with it; would have potentially happened with any cable clamped rest. I'm just not sold on the concept of drop aways yet. Something about them makes me want to try and like them...but the more I try to like them, the more I run into potential problems and resort back to K.I.S.S.

On a side note; I came home from church a few minutes ago and started to work on the bow. The cable slide hadn't slipped any at all as originally thought. I still had to move the slide down about an 1/8 - 1/4 inch and tightened it up. I went out to shoot and noticed something was wrong right off the bat...poundage was off.

Back inside I went; took the tape to it. My bow was out of spec A-A and was a few pounds off in draw weight as well. Somehow...someway...my cables have stretched. Not sure if its the weather or what. I've not had a broken in set of string/cables to do that to me in quite a while. I've heard the Elite factory string/cables were junk...this might be part of that. I had to put 2 twists in to get it back in spec. Then of course, had to retime the rest from where I had just moved it. So it would have happened with ANY cable driven drop away...not just the HDX. Any of them that use the downward cable to activate it would have resulted in contact when they stretched.

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#2937424 - 09/09/12 05:01 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Crow Terminator]
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WE never put the cable clamp on the bows the Qad comes with just serve it in and you wont have to worry about it. I know people are shooting the qad with the omen and its geting down fast enough. I have had the rest for two years and havent had a problem on my hunting bow.
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#2937565 - 09/09/12 08:01 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: mathews bow hunter]
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Vapor Trail Limb Driver. Best drop away ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rxvj3lgQ5sc
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#2937634 - 09/09/12 08:40 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Buccaneer]
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 Originally Posted By: Buccaneer
Vapor Trail Limb Driver. Best drop away ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rxvj3lgQ5sc


This is a very good rest.

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#2937641 - 09/09/12 08:45 PM Re: QAD HX Rest [Re: Buccaneer]
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I like mine but had trouble at first. My bow shop served it in and then timing got off they said that rope stretched some made adjusement and reserved back in been fine since.... However I am not sure there aren't better ones out there.
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