I ordered a Selway bow quiver the other week and I mounted it on my bow and started trying to shoot it. I expected it to change the tune some as people have often mentioned it. I had my arrows tuned before the quiver but after the quiver, I needed to increase my point weight by 90-100 grains to regain my tune. since I'm already shooting a total of 198gr upfront on my 500s I ordered a set of 600s and will see how those work. the added weight on the 500s made for a very curved trajectory and the nock wanted to stay high no matter where I put the nocking point.
I'm shooting a 3 piece pronghorn off the shelf, it is #42@28" and I'm drawing 27.5" my arrows that tune well WITHOUT the bow quiver are Beeman ICS 500s cut 29.25" with a 23gr insert and a 175gr point.
Does this amount of spine change sound normal or is something else up? should I have to drop spine or add 100gr? It's a six arrow quiver and I did all the tuning with 5 arrows in it to mimic the first shot.
For reference, I paper-tuned it with fletched and unfletched shafts as well as shot bare shafts into a block target and shot bare shafts and fletched shafts out to 20 yards.
So....anybody else having issues? Multiple times i write something and part of it actually sends and part doesn't...
I have re installed the quiver, I added a bear weather rest and am gripping the bow tightly. Fletched arrows with broadheads are flying great! I head to Georgia tomorrow so Im glad I got it hammered out.
If you have a really light grip, the weight of the quiver and arrows is enough to torque the bow before the arrow clears it, resulting in erratic arrow flight. Only way to stop that is to grip the bow a little more tightly.
It is tight enough that it does make a slight snap sound when I put it on the string. but I can knock it off with a tap on the string.
Also...how tight a fit is your arrow to the string ?
Seems to me that arrow point is gonna be well past the back of the bow before you can move it to twist. Try some things... quiver on, no arrows. Quiver plus arrows. Quiver plus arrows with a more solid grip, so little or no twist. See what you see. A science experiment in the making.
I had fish tailing and proposing as well as the back end of the arrow looked like it was spinning in a big circle. I am shooting with a very relaxed grip. when I started bare shafting I had really herd nock right like almost side ways. which if the bow is rotating with the belly going to the right and the back going to the left at release that might make sense as the front of the rest is goin to push the tip of the arrow to the left. does that sound possible?
Can you describe what flight changes you noticed ?
I use slide-on, side bolt and limb bolt Selways and none affect my arrow flight. Do you shoot with an open hand? If so, the quiver may be torquing the bow before the arrow leaves it, as TL suggests. If you shoot with a very light grip, you may need to tighten it up a bit.
I wonder if the added weight on the riser is causing you to torque the bow.
I use the strap on quivers, no change here either.
Okay, I am using a bolt version so I cannot change the mounting position.
That much of a change to a lighter spine shaft tells me the bow quiver is mounted incorrectly and is effecting your bows performance.
Those type of bow quivers that slide over the limbs need to be mounted as far onto the fadeouts as possible. It takes some work but with a little liquid to the surface of limb they will slide on farther.
This is the sole reason I have never used this type of quiver on my bows in almost 60 years of bowhunting, In fact now I don't use a bow quiver at all.
Interesting, I shoot wood, have used bow quivers on numerous bows and never noticed any change .