Not sure what to call this—a backquiver broadhead magazine or wallet maybe?
I’ve seen individual leather sleeves made to buffer/protect individual broadheads riding in a back quiver that slip free when the arrow is drawn— so I just thought I’d make one that held 6 at once. Not sure if it’s been done before, probably it has, but the purpose is simply to align all the blades so they don’t catch on one another when drawn or get rotated slightly and then hang up in the center where the quiver collapses in on itself against the shafts. Also, it keeps the broadheads from settling and competing for space with blunts/field points at the bottom of the quiver.
I've not hunted with this leather contraption yet, but will give it a try tomorrow. Backyard testing says it’s gtg, so time to use it afield I guess.
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Steve, there just ain’t no way that thing is coming out on an arrow. Gotta roll up my sleeve and use my coonpaw to fish it back out. So far when replacing one broadhead arrow, yeah it just rides free until needed again. Plenty of room
Justin, it’s a Northern Mist back quiver of heavy Latigo. Have Mr Touray send you one with the next bow he does up for you. You’ll love it.
Nate, not sure yet if this gains me buoyancy or not? Perhaps maybe I’m not “loading” my quiver right? This well could be a hardware solution to a software deficiency— Your points don’t shift or settle in the bottom over the course of the day? I got some shag carpet in the bottom so keeping them sharp or quiet isn’t a big deal...any pointers are welcome tho.
Well after 3 full days of chasing deer, here’s some observations:1. It worked about as intended. My two blade broadheads stayed aligned and drew smoothly without any alignment hang ups. Moreso blunts which go in/out much more frequently didn’t compete with BHs for bottom-of-quiver real estate— this was what I was mainly after.
2. What didn’t work so well was when I drew the first broadhead (a Ribtek) the ribs of the ferrule sorta grab against another at first. No problem, just kinda rough and unexpected at first. (Smooth, more conventional ferrules wouldn’t have this issue.) After the first arrow was later returned to the quiver it just “rode along side” of the leather piece but generally retained its position at the top of the order and came out smoothly and aligned when drawn again. 3. Also, after the first BH arrow was removed the remaining 5 lost the flat “fan” order with which they went in, and held, until the first BH was removed. This is to say later on they just settled naturally but still kept their draw-order. This might not have been the case if I’d only worn the quiver conventionally on my back (or not removed an arrow) but in the course of still hunting and stalking the back quiver gets rotated and tucked under my left arm quite a bit. Not to mention removed when layering up or down. As such the leather piece I’d made also settled/shifted just a bit into the space of the blunts by day Three. If I’d had more than 4 blunts this may have caused a space issue, but it didn’t this trip.
So there it is so far, and on balance, I’ll keep using it until I find reason not to. Good luck everyone.
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