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Calf hair rest with Black Hunter

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Stix 15-Mar-19
fdp 15-Mar-19
Stix 15-Mar-19
fdp 15-Mar-19
Fritz 15-Mar-19
David McLendon 15-Mar-19
Stix 15-Mar-19
fdp 15-Mar-19
Stix 16-Mar-19
George D. Stout 16-Mar-19
George D. Stout 16-Mar-19
Stix 16-Mar-19
Dean 16-Mar-19
Stickshooter 26-Mar-19
George D. Stout 26-Mar-19
B.T. 26-Mar-19
Stix 26-Mar-19
From: Stix
Date: 15-Mar-19




Have any of you used the faux calf hair rest that comes with the Black Hunter longbows/recurves? I know the adhesive qualities are pretty poor, but I have some 3M double sticky stuff that works very well. What I'm wondering is if this "calf hair" looking stuff that comes with the bow is durable and holds up to alot of shooting.

From: fdp
Date: 15-Mar-19




It depends on how well the bow/arrow are tuned. If there is a lot of contact with the shelf/sight window at release it will wear.

From: Stix
Date: 15-Mar-19




Thanks fdp, I interested in the quality of this particular rest material that comes with the bows.

From: fdp
Date: 15-Mar-19




Give it a try. You may like it.

From: Fritz
Date: 15-Mar-19




I just got a new Black Hunter. It didn’t have any rest material with it so I used a Bear rug and side plate. Can’t tell you how good this thing shoots !!!

From: David McLendon
Date: 15-Mar-19




I use real calf hair on all my bows, it's slick stuff. Don't know what faux calf hair is but I glue mine n with barge cement. Just make sure that you have it pointed in the correct direction with respect to right or left handed and trim it short.

From: Stix
Date: 15-Mar-19




Just curious, as far as pointed in tbe right direction, towards string or arrow tip?

From: fdp
Date: 15-Mar-19




The hair needs to be placed in such a way that the arrow when released is traveling with the natural direction of the hair and not against it. Same thing with a hair tab.

From: Stix
Date: 16-Mar-19




Got it. Thanks Frank.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Mar-19




If you are tearing up any rest material, your arrows are likely dragging and not bending properly. Just get a good tune and just about anything will work. If you want something that will stick well, then industrial strength Velcro is perfect, and you can buy enough for half a dozen bows for less than $5.00.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Mar-19




From: Stix
Date: 16-Mar-19




George, I've been using velcro for years, it's been on all my bows. Was really interested in the paricular material that ships with black hunter bows. Was wondering since it's from China if it's less durable in normal use than the stuff you can by locally.

From: Dean
Date: 16-Mar-19




I use it and it has held up great! As mentioned above, make sure that you cut your pieces such that the hair lays in the direction that the arrow travels, also if your bow is tuned correctly, it should provide minimal wear in the hair rest.

Give it a try, you can always remove it if you don't like it!

From: Stickshooter Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Mar-19

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I just recently pick up a cpl BH recurves. One had no rest materials the other had the one pc. faux calf material. The calf material seemed cheaply thin so I put on standard two pc shelf and riser materials as pictured.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Mar-19




Arrow rest material is cheap, so I don't get all torn up over what a bow comes with since I'll likely change it anyway. Bow companies sell bows. I make my own rests and mostly...99% are stick on variety...not shelf rugs. I do have one with Velcro on the shelf and thin leather on the side plate area.

From: B.T.
Date: 26-Mar-19




If it’s from China and thinner than calf hair it could be dog hair.

From: Stix
Date: 26-Mar-19




I gave it a try. I wasn't too impressed. I doubled it with some good double sticky "snot" tape. It still wouldn't adhere strongly. I went back to industrial strength velcro hair from Walmart. I know this stuff works.





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