Fall away arrow rest assembly

  • US 6,044,832 A
  • Filed: 08/10/1998
  • Issued: 04/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An arrow rest assembly for use with a compound bow, said bow comprising a frame, optionally equipped with an overdraw assembly, having a cable guide bar extending therefrom, a bow string having an upwardly acting tuning cable and a downwardly acting tuning cable which are attached to a cable slide slidably mounted on said cable guide bar, said assembly comprising:

  • (a) a bracket subassembly mounted on said bow frame or on said optionally equipped overdraw assembly;

    (b) an arrow rest subassembly rotatable about an axis synchronously with the movement of said tuning cables as said bow is drawn and released which contains an internally mounted spring and carries an arrow holder/guide, said subassembly being pivotally mounted to said bracket subassembly; and

    (c) an actuator cord prepared from a strong, flexible, but relatively inelastic, material attached to said arrow rest subassembly and said downwardly acting tuning cable which, when said bowstring is drawn in a direction away from said frame to within about 24 inches of full draw position, becomes taut and, overcoming the tension in said spring, rotates said holder/guide of said arrow rest subassembly upward to lift and align an arrow in firing position, and which, when said bowstring is released, becomes slack, thereby allowing said arrow to slide along said holder/guide for about 2-4 inches before allowing the tension in said spring to function causing said holder/guide of said arrow rest subassembly to rapidly fall away from contact with said arrow.

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