Tuning a Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest

I love the Whisker Biscuit rest for a certain group of hunters. They are standard issue for my wife, my kids and most beginning bowhunters I help. They even work well for accomplished archers. I like it because there is no way for the arrow to fall off the rest while you are waiting or stalking. The rests are not perfect; you still need to set up your arrows correctly, or the fletching will soon be curled worse than a mallard’s tail.

First, you should use only an offset orientation for your fletching so you can slice more easily through the rest’s bristles with minimal damage to your vanes or feathers.

Second, the vanes you choose should be very durable. I’ve shot fairly soft vanes for most of my hunting, but today’s vanes make that style nearly obsolete. We have learned that stiff fletching works best to stabilize arrow flight quickly, and it also holds up much better to the Whisker Biscuit. Die-hard Biscuit users prefer vanes from Flex-Fletch, or they use Bohning Blazers. Even with a good, aggressive helical offset, these short, stiff vanes will hold their shape much longer than long, supple vanes.

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Yankee - July 5, 2019

If a hunter can't take a deer at under 40 yards with a whisker biscuit, it's definitely not the arrow, it's the indian. I went back to a nearly maintenance/issue-free whisker biscuit on my Mathews Z2 after my drop away failed me enough times and am very happy with it.

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Rocha Outdoor - July 5, 2019

Awesome video. Thank you for share your knowledge.

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Elizabeth Ward - July 5, 2019

I am going to my bow to get it tuned it is a Hoyt turbohawk what tuning would you do

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Elizabeth Ward - July 5, 2019

Do you think my 2010. Hoyt turbohawk is outdated or will it last me a few more years out of it

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dirtworm666 - July 5, 2019

I was sick of my drop away , so I just switched back to a whisker biscuit, great knowledge, I will give the bare arrow method a try, thanks Bub

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Texas BowHunter - July 5, 2019

Great tips for whisker shooters. Is that a trophy ridge react 3 pin?

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Steven Ellis - July 5, 2019

Great information as usual bro. Appreciate it, very helpful.

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Martin Hamilton - July 6, 2019

What do you mean move your rest up? Meaning whiskey biscuit?

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dnegrichjr - July 6, 2019

thank you. Very clear.

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Canis Wolf - July 6, 2019

Nice learning video. I have 6 compound bows all set up with Allen drop away rests and I love them. They're inexpensive, relatively easy to set up and maintain/use. I do have several whisker biscuit (both round hostage and 3-brush capture style ), but I don't use them. I get better speed and flight with the drop away rest. Also, I found that when using the 3-brush capture rest, I cannot use arrows with an offset or helical fletching.

Using either (offset or helical fletching) with the 3-brush rest , as the arrow leaves the string, the fletching will actually contact the brushes and interfere with the arrow flight causing the arrow to be "bumped" off it's flight path.

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Josef Rozinek - July 6, 2019

When I got my used Hoyt Prevail, I shot it with a used whisker biscuit. While people looked at the setup all weird, it still shot great!

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Northy - July 6, 2019

Its always a good plan to use 3 fletched and 3 bare shafts rather than 1. Theres always the risk that if you chose one shaft, that could be the one that flies funny.

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Daemon - July 7, 2019

Good explanation and demonstration, thanks.

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Marcus Paiero - July 26, 2019

Super helpful video, thanks a bunch!

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Robert Deis - July 27, 2019

Will an arrow with a right or left helical fletching pass through with this kind of rest?

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C Price - September 7, 2019

This is actually the best video you've made.

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Bill Fogg - September 12, 2019

Great video but I'm really struggling to get fixed blade broadheads to tune up with this. Both the QAD Exodus and Muzzy Trocars were shooting extremely low. I paper tuned again with my fletched arrows and they were tail high so I corrected that and at about 8-10 yards the broadheads also seemed to be paper tuning well. I took it outside and after adjusting the sites and at 30 yards the broadheads were hitting about 8" low. In order to get them anywhere close I had to move the WB pro rest so far down the arrow is sitting completely below the berger button hole and I had to adjust my site almost to its max low position. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Juan Antonio Espinosa - September 28, 2019

Thank you for the video. I like very much how you made them and the calm and good explanation you use.
For this test I guess you don´t have to move from your shooting position to check the position of the tail.
Can this method substitute the vare shaft paper tuning?.

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Robert McDonald - October 17, 2019

Has anyone ever mentioned to you that you shouldn't jerk your right hand back like that? Just curious.

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rdb - October 18, 2019

As I had commented earlier in another video, thanks for the vids your channel has gotten me back into bow hunting after 30 years.

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stuart surkitt - October 31, 2019

very useful for me as I am a newbee .

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Andrew Plyler - November 3, 2019

Shouldn’t you shoot a fletched shaft first, then shoot the bare shaft to compare? Rather than guessing if it was nock high or low?

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TheRetiredBear - November 10, 2019

Very well illustrated! I love your videos as I said in an earlier post. You keep it simple, well spoken and dead on. I think after watching this one I’m gonna switch to a Whisker, I like the idea of it securing it in place, would make it easier going from tree hanger to shooting position.

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Peter Martinez - November 24, 2019

Great info. I like others am new to the sport of archery. This will help me. I also have a WB and will continue to use it.
Thanks

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Mr. Skeptical - December 4, 2019

Wouldn't you want the target to be at the same hight as your arrow??????

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Mr. Skeptical - December 4, 2019

I went to thinner arrows. How do u shrink the hole in the middle of the bisquit?

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ANDREW E - December 17, 2019

Great advice!

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Josh Feister - December 29, 2019

I wonder if the new whisker biscuit v is gonna be any good? I've always had drop aways but part of me likes the look of the new V

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Outdoors with Charlie - December 30, 2019

Good video. I had my local pro shop install the Trophy Ridge Sure Shot Pro whisker biscuit on a Revolt X and tune it for me. I chose the biscuit over a drop away due to the arrow retention of the biscuit. Haven't sighted the bow out past 30 yards yet, but the arrows are flying straight and producing tight groups. I'm shooting a 29" Gold Tip Hunter XL 300 with a 100 gr brass insert and 100 gr field tip. I've seen a few of your other videos and like your style, giving you a subscribe. . .look forward to more videos.

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Race Car Boyd - January 9, 2020

Love the videos . Can you tell me if I could mount my biscuit to the front rather the back?

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JC Carman - January 30, 2020

Great video man. Thanks for sharing

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Southpaw Hammer - February 2, 2020

Just got a whisker biscuit! Thank you

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Botchvinik - February 9, 2020

Great video! Really well explained and excellent info., thank you. I want to purchase a Whisker biscuit but there are 3 size choices…small, medium, large….and i have no idea how to know which one to buy for the arrows i have. Help please.

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