It may be a task that is easier said than done. Deciding on a suitable arrow rest is more than walking into an archery store and picking one off the shelf. It could very well be a matter of trial and error before you come up with the arrow rest that is right for your shooting style.
One of the most important pieces of hunting equipment that is part of a compound bow set up is the arrow rest. It is one of the only points where the arrow actually makes contact with the bow and at the time of release it is important that the arrow clears the rest so that the arrow flight is not compromised.
The purpose of a good arrow rest is to seat the arrow in a way that it can be fired accurately. The arrow must be supported in position up until the time when the shooter decides to release it.
When a hunter or a competition shooter is attempting to set up their bow there is a decision to be made as to what is the most effective type of arrow rest to use. The end result could make a big difference in the performance of the shooter.
There are a few different types of arrow rests to choose from. They may be offered when buying the actual compound bow and could be said to match the style of shooting that will be done. The different types may be referred to as Drop Away or Fall Away arrow rests, Shoot-Thru arrow rests and Capture arrow rests.
No matter which type of arrow rest is chosen it should be considered important that the weight of the rest is light yet the device is sturdy enough to perform its job consistently. The attachment to the bow should be uncomplicated and it should be easy to adjust and tune. Tis tuning will involve adjustments made to the vertical and horizontal axis by changes to the windage and elevation.
An arrow rest can be as simple or as detailed as you like. There are many very straightforward arrow rests that can be found with few or no moving parts while others are designed to deliver a precision instrument that works with split-second timing.
Naturally the different types of arrow rests are going to cover a wide price range. For some, it will be all about getting the best and most expensive rest with the thinking that they are paying for a product that will help them in their shooting accuracy. Others will be satisfied with an arrow rest that simply does its job in an uncomplicated way.
No type of arrow rest is automatically going to give you a sudden edge when shooting. The price of the arrow rest will not provide you with shooting expertise in every discipline of the sport. What it might do is make the draw and release process easier and more comfortable. This, in turn, might help with shooting accuracy.