Monday, February 15, 2010

Product Review: Ultra-Rest Pro Series HD Drop Away Rest 

Quality Archery Designs has saved me! Some back story for you. I have shot the Whisker Biscuit now for about 8 years and loved it. I had an issue each year with my arrow fletching being torn up and my arrows never getting in a super tight group. I tried, tested, shot and re-shot and just couldn’t do it. The WB is used by many who love it and it IS a good rest. Know this, I am not putting the WB down, on the contrary I used it to tag many deer. I just needed something a bit better.

Now, I am not usually a big follower of products endorsed by big name pro-hunters, but this time there is an exception. I was watching Bone Collector when I saw an ad for the QAD ULTRA-REST PRO SERIES HD. I must have seen the ad run a dozen times before I decided to purchase one. Let me tell you this - one of the best investments I have ever made. I bought the HD model at first for my main hunting bow. It’s a bit more expensive than most rests, but you get what you pay for.

I got the rest and immediately popped in the instructional DVD that comes with it. The DVD was incredibly easy to follow. Step-by-Step you are shown the how-to and what tools to use. There are instructions on the package itself, but let me stress this - use the DVD. It takes the guess work out of installation! I had mine on my bow in a half hour. (I took a bit more time to double check everything). I took my bow to the range and fine tuned it with 2 Allen wrenches in less than 10 minutes and shooting less than a dozen arrows. No joke, in ten minutes I was shooting at 40 yards in a group the size of the bottom of a coffee cup.

The rest is a drop-away. It has a guard on the top that keeps your arrow on the rest at all times and your arrow will never fall off. That’s what swayed me from the WB. You add on the moleskin that is provided and the rest is super quiet, deadly accurate and easy to install. I purchased a second one for my other bow, too. This time I went with the regular version of the ULTRA-REST PRO SERIES. The difference is that the HD is camo and the other is black. I recommend going with whichever you can afford. They both function similarly and work well.

I can’t find anything negative to say about this rest. It’s more of an investment, but if you want to down your game with one shot and have pin-point accuracy - this is the rest for you.

You can bet that I’ll be using this rest for many years to come!

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree this has been the best rest that I have ever used. One thing that I would like to note is that I was having a little contact problem with blazer vanes and the top post on the rest. No matter how I turned the nock I still seemed to have a little contact so I simply removed the post and my problem was solved. The rest itself does a very good job of capturing the arrow and the only way that I have found that my arrow would fall off is if I turned the bow upside down.