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Octane Hostage Pro capture arrow rest review

Octane Hostage Pro capture arrow rest

Octane Hostage Pro capture arrow rest

Review Status:

This Octane Hostage Pro arrow rest was reviewed by a master Outdoorsman

The review for the Octane Hostage Pro was provided by Trent from Toledo, OH. Thanks Trent for the review. Have you used the Octane™ Hostage Pro capture arrow rest? Tell others what you think about this rest and how it compares to the traditional Whisker Biscuit® by leaving a comment below.

Buy Buy the Octane Hostage Pro Arrow Rest

Manufacturer’s Specs for the Hostage Pro:

Silent arrow loading – Noise dampening pads hug the open circuit design for virtually silent arrow loading.

Complete vane clearance – These are the only rests available today that simultaneously prevent the arrow from falling off the rest and allow the vane to pass through without contact. This increases the life of the arrow, enhances accuracy and drastically decreases noise.

Open circuit design - Large capture area for use with large arrows and extended height vanes without any fletch contact. Opening at the top of the rest allows for easy arrow insertion.

Narrow brushes – Fletch damage and noise, as well as speed loss, are eliminated. Fletching passes freely through without vane contact during the launch to deliver enhanced accuracy.

Adjustable brushes – Allows the appropriate amount of brush tension for all arrow sizes.

Precision vertical & horizontal adjustment – Featuring target quality tuning for vertical and horizontal center shot adjustment, the Hostage Pro can be tuned as accurately as any target rest, allowing for perfect arrow flight.

CNC machined 6061 aluminum – Provides durability and increased rigidity for an accurate shot every time.

Outdoorsman Review:

I wanted a capture style rest with out going with a full Whisker Biscuit®. This rest fit nicely into my budget.

Shot probably 200-250 arrows through it and have had no problems with it and adjustments are very easy to do on it.

If you have something to say about the Octane Hostage Pro arrow rest then leave your comments below.

Trophy Ridge Quick Shot Whisker Biscuit

Trophy Ridge Quick Shot Whisker Biscuit

Review Status:

This Tropy Ridge Whisker Biscuit was reviewed by a master Outdoorsman

BuyBuy the Trophy Ridge Quick Shot Whisker Biscuit

Manufacturer’s Specs:

  • Windage adjustment
  • Composite-encased biscuit – 150% stronger than previous models
  • Reference marks
  • Custom rubber boots silence arrow loading
  • Designed for use with left and right hand bows

Outdoorsman Review:

After using a blade type rest for so long the whisker biscuit was well welcomed by me. I did not have the new Quick Shot with the reference marks. I had the original Quick Shot. The nice thing about the whisker biscuit is that it is very fast to load an arrow. I won a contest at a local 3D shoot which entailed shooting a clay pigeon and then shooting through two targets that were attached to metal arms that swing after the clay pigeon was shot. This required a fast load of the second arrow.

The original Quick Shot was a bit difficult to adjust because it doesn’t have graduation marks and it angles down from the mounting hole. However; after it was adjusted it worked fine. I understand that the new version of the Quick Shot is easier to adjust.

I was told when I bought the original Quick Shot that I needed to be really careful with it because it tends to bend if you set the bow down on the whisker biscuit side. I was always careful to do this but I did start to notice stress cracks in the anodizing. I also understand that the new version is much more robust.

I stopped using whisker biscuits due to the cost of replacing the inserts. I really liked the whisker biscuit but I didn’t like how fast the whiskers would wear out. I moved to the NAP Apache drop down rest so I didn’t have to worry about replacing the biscuit.

What I like about the Trophy Ridge® Quick Shot:

Speed of loading arrows.

What I don’t like so much:

Slow to adjust. Cost of replacing biscuits.