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Offline Raminshooter

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2006, 07:57:00 PM »
CJP,
Like you, I have tried at times over the years to get used to a bow quiver.  I understand fully the advantages of them (good in tree stands). However, I could never get used to the fact that my arrows were on the bow moving around each time I changed hands or repositioned my bow in some way...attracting game each time. My arrows and fletching are also right out front when facing game on a stalk...another aspect I do not like. I also fealt that I was more likely to scrape the feathers against something, causing unatural sounds, when stalking game or still hunting.
 I shoot Ramin and having 5-6, 700 grain shafts on the bow made it feel more like a compound at times.
I shot a Cat Quiver for years and then around 10 years ago (yes, well before G. Fred came up with the idea) I simply mounted an old 3-Rivers strap- on bow quiver to a piece of wood and added a carry strap and I have never looked back.
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2006, 10:33:00 PM »
I too dont like a bow quiver, back quiver not very practical get in the way transporting stands, hip quiver noisy, to visable. I have found a three arrow quikee quiver stuck in leg pocket is very easy to transport. Mount snap in receiver with one screw on tree stand can transport arrows easy when carrying stand. Once in stand pop the quiver into the reciever mounted on the side of the stand if not already there,  rotate receiver into position, quiver right by your hand ready to grab an arrow if needed. By far the best setup I have found

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2006, 11:28:00 PM »
Paradocs......who made that quiver??????very nice...allen

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2006, 12:56:00 AM »
I used Bowquivers for several years-a great way to carry arrows but a lousy way to have to carry a bow. I tried a hip quiver and hated the way that model waved around. 6-7 years ago I started making my own Plains Indian style side quivers. That is where I have settled for hunting. The only disadvantage is that 3 and 4 blade heads and Judos don't work well in the flatsewn quiver. I get decent results with 2 blade heads and love Ace hexblunts but every now and then I contemplate mounting a bow quiver to a belt attachment just so I can try Snuffers or Wensel Woodsmans.

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2006, 07:19:00 AM »
Roper-That's a Steve Catts elkhide quiver.  Since I took that pic, I added a little Advanish umbrella blind and a Niff-T seat; now, once I get my truck in the woods and my bow strung, the blind slips in the quiver, the seat goes on my belt, and I'm good to go.  Don't carry a pack; any other little essentials go in the cargo pockets of my pants.  One plus is the blind in the quiver totally silences arrow rattle; I can shake the quiver and still no sound, yet withdraw a broadhead easily.  I really like this set-up.

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2006, 06:07:00 PM »
Like CK,I carry what may be considered a junker(mine,not his).Made it in bout 15 min. from a $10 Walmart  quiver,drilled a couple holes,added a piece of broken 4whlr. strap,made a loop out of the loose end to hang it with,works for me....  :)  


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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2006, 12:08:00 PM »
Even though I don't really like bow quivers,the #1 reason that I use them for hunting is that once you get your broadheads "scary" sharp,you put them in the quiver hood and they STAY THAT WAY!!!!!
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2006, 12:42:00 PM »
Hey Wolfman Jeff!! Sorry I was so long Responding: To answer Your Question, I have Never Tried a Back Quiver before!!
I will do some Snooping Around for a Lakota Quiver, maybe its Something I can Make?!  :thumbsup:    :archer:
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2006, 09:04:00 AM »
Tom and I use bow quivers on most of our bows.  I LOVE the Eagle Flight quivers because they are light weight and they also velcro on which makes them stay right in place without a lot of excess strap to fool with.  I keep my quivers on year round...but for tournaments I carry a Side Stalker quiver.  Dina
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2006, 11:45:00 AM »
I like the Kwikee Kwiver.  Quiet, solid mount, affordable, and available in several different camo paterns and black, and it hold six arrows.  The downside is that I hate to drill a beautiful bow to mount it.  I use one on my hunting bow which is a JACK HOWARD GAMEMASTER JET CAMO model.  Now this bow has a solid hard rock maple riser, so drilling it was no biggie.  Not like drilling a beautiful rosewood model.  

I use a back quiver for 3-D more for the nostalgia than anythung else.  

If you are going to use a bow quiver, you need to use it all the time because your bow will shoot different with it than without it.  To get consistent and accurate, you need to get used to shooting one way and stick with it.

A bow quiver can be a great way to hunt, but to each his own.  For me, a the Kwickee Kwiver is great.  You need to find out what works best for yoy.
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2006, 04:10:00 PM »
I hear a lot of you saying that you like a bowquiver, but you don't like the way it affects the way the bow feels in hand, and also the way it shoots. Others say that you just have to get use to it, and some even say that they use it as a stabilizer.

Eagle's Flight Archery makes a very lightweight, well made, easy to attach bow quiver that won't affect your bow. It is designed for the archer/hunter who wants to carry 3 or 4 arrows on his or her bow, but does not want to change radically the balance of the bow, or the way it shoots. Hundreds have reported back that they can't even tell that it's on the bow. However, several have said that it quieted their bow including a shop owner who put it on his Black Widow. It's available through 3 Rivers website, on Ebay, and a number of traditional shops around the country, including several on Tradgang. It's also on my website, but I wonk't give that here, since I'm not yet a sponser.

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2006, 04:17:00 PM »
I use the Great Northern Adj bow quiver it is lite,quite and arrows are always right there is easy reach.

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2006, 05:53:00 PM »
until last season I used a bow quiver. Last season I had a new bow and never got around to buying a bow quiver for it. I ended up using a hip quiver which worked fine. Still prefer a bow quiver though and I'll likely buy one before fall.
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2006, 07:53:00 PM »
I prefer a bow quiver and they work well on my recurves, but I can't get my longbows to shoot worth a darn with one on them.
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2006, 05:21:00 PM »
I use a Lofton type quiver for hunting, light weight, remove the arrow at you hip, the flecthing is behind your back, the best i have found for my type hunting, still hunting or stalking on the ground

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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2006, 04:26:00 AM »
Depends upon mood !!!!! most of the time i'm in my Swineheart, Hill, Schulz mode and so back quiver rules supreme. get your arrows cut to net length and load it up with blunts and broadheads and away ya go...with straight limb longbow of course.still when hiking, carrying backpack i make that truly awful and faithless choice of the bow quiver...that's when i'm in my Dougherty, Bear mood . Still feel like i'm cheating though cause my 68" longboe with bow quiver is one stable shootin' machine.
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Re: who uses bow quivers and who don't and why?
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2006, 08:15:00 AM »
I am another one that always leaves a selway on my longbows...and I have several longbows with a quiver and 3 arrows on them all of the time.  3D, stumping, or hunting, all that changes are the field points become broadheads on the front 2, but the judo stays in the slot closest to me...  :)


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