When it comes to mounting a quiver on your compound bow, there are several key considerations to ensure a successful and efficient setup. I will guide you with these considerations while emphasizing the importance of selecting the right quiver for your specific needs.
The steps for installing the quiver on the bow are listed, follow along and see how easy it is to mount. If you have already selected the quiver, feel free to skip this part.
1. Quiver Type Selection
Before diving into the mounting process, you must choose the appropriate quiver type for your archery style. There are two primary quiver types to consider: detachable and fixed.
- Detachable: These quivers offer the advantage of easy removal, enhancing the balance and comfort of your bow during shots. They are ideal if you prefer to keep the quiver separate when not in use.
- Fixed Quivers: Fixed quivers provide quick access to your arrows during shooting. If you prioritize efficiency and speed in your shots, these quivers are a valuable choice.
Your choice of quiver type may depend on your hunting style. While some hunters prefer detachable quivers for quick removal when at the stand, others opt for non-removable, two-point contact quivers, which are favored for stalking and hunting scenarios where having arrows on the bow is crucial. Speaking of hunters, the term broadheads comes to my mind which is also a consideration.
The choice between expandable and fixed-blade broadheads influences your quiver selection. For expandables, a quiver with two points of contact is preferable. Removing the foam within the quiver hood allows expandable broadheads to sit freely, preventing accidental deployment. In contrast, fixed-blade broadhead users can opt for a single-point contact quiver.
Additionally, consider the number of arrows your quiver can hold and ensure it accommodates the size of your arrows.
2. Bow Preparation
Before attaching the quiver, thoroughly inspect your compound bow. Look for any existing mounting attachments or inserts and ensure the bow is clean and free from obstructions. Properly adjusting the draw weight and balance of your bow is preferred before starting the quiver attachment process.
3. Quiver Mounting System
Selecting the right quiver mounting system is essential for a secure fit. There are various options available, including screws, bolts, and brackets. Choose the method that suits your bow and quiver type best. The fixed quiver types are usually attached to the bow with the help of bolts. The detachable quivers are usually slid into the mounting bracket. Your goal is to identify the location of the screws on the riser to mount the bracket. They are usually the same height as the sight.
- Screw/Bolt Mounts: This method is used to permanently attach the quiver to the bow so it doesn’t come off again and again. The bolts are used to directly screw the quiver with the riser.
- Bracket Mounts: Attach the bracket to the bow’s riser using screws or bolts, ensuring a stable connection between the two components. Different quivers might have different brackets but the mounting process is the same. The brackets use two bolts to attach to the riser on the side where the sight is screwed in. Some brackets by trophy ridge are screwed in the patterns provided by the sight.
Installing a quiver is typically straightforward, with common thread patterns for almost all screws and bolts. Applying a bit of wax to the bolts can help prevent seizing over time
4. Attaching the Quiver
Now, it’s time to attach the quiver to your compound bow. Follow these steps:
- Screw or Bolt Mounts:
- Place the quiver against the bow, aligning the mounting holes.
- Carefully insert the screws/bolts through the quiver holes into the bow holes.
- Tighten the screws/bolts firmly, avoiding over-tightening to prevent damage.
- Bracket Mounts:
- After installing the bracket, take your detachable quiver and slide it into the bracket from its corresponding position.
- Securely fasten the locking screw to make sure the quiver doesn’t slide out.
5. Quiver Placement Adjustment
When mounting the quiver, ensure that the quiver rests on the bow in such a way that it doesn’t make contact with any external things. You have to position the quiver in such a way that the arrows are not hanging too low or too high off the limbs. This protects arrows from ground contact during letdowns, which can damage the nock and alter the flight. Achieving the ideal quiver placement is crucial for comfortable shooting. Consider the following tips:
- Experiment with different quiver positions to find the most accessible and comfortable placement for your shooting style. The best position is to align it with the top limb of the bow.
- Ensure that the quiver’s weight complements the bow’s balance, contributing to stable shooting.
- Avoid interference with the bow’s sight and arrow rest when adjusting the quiver placement.
- Prioritize comfort and ease of movement during drawing and releasing the bowstring with the quiver attached.
- Position arrows in the quiver to prevent fletching interference, allowing smooth and efficient arrow retrieval during shooting.
6. Final Checks and Testing
Double-check the tightness and security of all screws and bolts. Perform several test shots to ensure that the quiver does not interfere with arrow flight or shooting performance. Regularly inspect the mounting system for signs of wear and tear to ensure safety and stability during future archery sessions.
Q1. How should I choose the right quiver for my compound bow?
Consider your shooting style and preferences. Detachable quivers offer flexibility, while fixed quivers provide quick arrow access. Also, consider how many arrows you want to store in the quiver.
Q2. Can any quiver be mounted on my compound bow?
Not necessarily. Some compound bows have specific mounting attachments or inserts for quivers. Ensure compatibility or use an adapter if required.
Q3. Can I easily remove the quiver during shooting?
Yes, if you have a detachable quiver. They allow quick removal for comfortable shooting. Just slide them out of their bracket and you have a bow without a quiver.
Q4. How important is a securely mounted quiver for safety?
A securely mounted quiver ensures that arrows stay in place, preventing accidents during shooting. Always check the stability of your quiver for confident shooting.
In conclusion, mounting a quiver on your compound bow involves careful selection, proper installation, and adjustment to improve your shooting experience. With the right quiver in place and attention to detail during mounting, you’ll be well-prepared for a successful archery session.