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Last Updated: Feb 22nd, 2007 - 18:37:03

NAP Quicktune 2000 Drop-Away Arrow Rest
By Jason Balazs
Nov 10, 2005, 06:01

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EVALUATION: NAP Quiktune 2000 Drop-Away Arrow Rest


Throughout the last 15 years there has been a drastic change in archery equipment. Bows have gone from wheels to cams, then to one cam with a wheel, and now we have a cam and a half. The same goes for Arrow Rests. There are prongs, springs, flippers, and biscuits. 

Recently, I was given the chance to try out a new Arrow Rest from New Archery Products called, the Quicktune 2000 Drop-Away.  Being an old “Fuddy Dud,” like my kids call me, I was quick to stick with my regular two-prong Rest that I have moved from bow to bow.  But, after reading the instructions and giving the rest a good look over, I decided to try it out.  One thing I need to mention is, you must have an upper cable guard to use this rest.

Description:
The cable slide on your bow is replaced with the one that comes with the Quicktune Drop-Away, which has a crimping devise to hold the steal braided cable, as seen in the above picture. The shelf mounted arrow holder is made of dense rubber and serves two purposes, first is to retain the arrow between the forks of the Rest when in the Down Position. This ensures your arrow does not fall off the shelf since the Rest is in a down position when not at full draw. The second purpose is to silence the forks when they do fall at the shot. The forks/prongs are rubber coated steel and hold your arrow as they rise when at full draw.  The Rest is adjusted by using the Allen wrench that is included.  All you have to do is loosen the setscrew and move it right or left to adjust for center shot. The main, single piece bracket that attaches the Rest to the bow is made of aluminum for light weight and durability.

Set up:
The directions explain everything and are very easy to follow.  I was amazed at how quickly this item was to set up. In just under 5 minutes I was able to mount it onto my bow, find center, adjust the nock point and paper tune it. I would suggest that you use one of the laser center shot finders to make this process easier and don’t worry, if you are off center it only takes a quick adjustment of the setscrew, and you will be right on track. The only issue that I ran into during the set up of this Rest was that depending on what bow you own, you might need to trim the length of the rubber shelf mounted Arrow Holder, this way it does not hang over the end of your bows shelf. 

How it works:

 When you draw your bow, the cable slide pulls the braided steal cable, which raises the forks into position along with your arrow.  Upon release of your string, the rest instantly drops out of the way for perfect fletching clearance and true arrow flight.  The Rest is spring-loaded and when it falls, it falls fast, but is very quiet thanks to the rubber, shelf mounted Arrow Holder.

Testing:

For the first 50 shots, I placed dye on the forks/prongs to check for clearance. Upon inspection, I had zero contact to any fletching. After this, I pulled on the cable, to see if it would stretch or break loose from the cable slide. Not detecting any signs of stretching or breakage I shot 50 more arrows, that all hit the same place as the last ones. This told me that the cable did not stretch and cause my arrow to be nock high. Throughout the testing arrow flight was flawless with both field points and broadheads.

Durability:
I have shot over 1000 arrows from this Rest and it still looks brand new. All the parts are solid, well finished and made to last, including the braided steal cable.  Since there is minimal contact between arrow and the forks, the rubber coating should last for hundreds of shots. 
 

Price:
At $49.99 retail, throw in NAP quality and engineering and you would be hard pressed to find any Drop Away Rest comparable at twice the price.

Overall impression:

I would have to say that this is one of the most, user-friendly, quietest Arrow Rest that I have ever used. The pure simplicity of set-up and overall quality and dependability is second to none.

For more information on this rest, see your favorite New Archery Products retailer.  Additional information can also be found at www.newarchery.com

New Archery Products
7500 Industrial Drive
Forest Park, IL 60130

800-323-1279 - Phone
708-488-2515 - Fax
Email: info@newarchery.com
Web: www.newarchery.com

 

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