With all the technology in archery going on today, one of the most important devices on your compound bow is the arrow rest. Many bowhunters have problems while trying to perfect their arrow flight when using broadheads, even though their arrows have been spined correctly and there are no mechanical problems with their bow. You’ve paper tested your arrow and you cannot get rid of the wobble. The problem, more often than not, is contact with your arrow fletching with your arrow rest. Maybe you have tried using smaller fletching, but then your broadhead tends to steer your arrow when using a saddle type of arrow rest.
The newly styled type of fall-away archery arrow rest has many advantages over the traditional style of a cradle type of arrow rest. The fall-away arrow rest will eliminate any contact made by your fletching. This will help improve your arrow flight and overcome any minor inconsistencies with your archery shooting form. You now can use bigger fletching and get back to helical fletching which will help to steer your arrow rather than your broadhead steering your arrow or hand torque altering your arrow flight.
Most of today’s fall-away rests function very well. In my opinion, the recoil activated fall-away rest seems to work the best. A disadvantage to the lift up fall-away rest, which is activated by a cable from your bow cable to your arrow rest, is the fact that it’s easy for the arrow to bounce off the launcher while drawing back your bow. The recoil activated rest requires no cables and is activated by ever so slight of recoil upon release of your arrow. It is easy to install and seems to be quieter and is the most reliable. By adding felt or foam rubber to the arrow shelf which is where the arrow will rest before you draw back, will help silence and hold your arrow into position.
These two types of archery fall-away arrow rests come with the most expensive price on the market today. But remember, even though they are expensive they are worth every penny you spend. A reliable archery arrow rest will foster a consistent flight of your arrow. When you have confidence in your arrow flight you will have confidence in your shooting and this will help to make you a better archery hunter. When it comes to being a better hunter, success and confidence go hand in hand. Spend the buck and change your luck!