Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Adding inserts

Messages posted to thread:
Jimbob 16-Apr-18
hawkeye in PA 16-Apr-18
Brian waters 16-Apr-18
Jimbob 16-Apr-18
hawkeye in PA 16-Apr-18
Bowmania 16-Apr-18
Dan In MI 16-Apr-18
Orion 16-Apr-18
Mpdh 16-Apr-18
Clydebow 16-Apr-18
gluetrap 16-Apr-18
George D. Stout 16-Apr-18
From: Jimbob
Date: 16-Apr-18




So one of my buddies that I got into traditional shooting has two older Damon Howatt bows. One is a Bandito and the other is a "scorpion" ? Anyways he wants to add quiver inserts to them so he can use a quick detach quiver like a Kwikee. I don't really like to molest older bows like that, but he wants it done. Would I just drill an appropriate size hole and epoxy the insert in? Should I try to talk him out of it?

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 16-Apr-18




With so many strap on options I don't see the need to drill anymore. But yes to your 1st question. And yes to the 2nd question. BUT if....make sure your bolts tighten before bottoming out. (not to long)

From: Brian waters
Date: 16-Apr-18




I did this a couple weeks ago. The inserts i used, you drill the appropriate sized hole, smack the inserts in and as you tighten the screws down the inserts set themselves internally.

From: Jimbob
Date: 16-Apr-18




Is there a strap on that is not two pieces? He wants to be able to pull the thing off and hang it up once he gets to his stand.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 16-Apr-18




Not that I'm aware of, but if you don't remove all the arrows they are readily available for reattachment.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Apr-18




Great Northern.

Bowmania

From: Dan In MI
Date: 16-Apr-18




PM SENT!!!!

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Apr-18




Not really valuable/collector models so adding inserts isn't going to affect the resale much. A couple of things to keep in mind if you install them. Set them flush or a tad proud with the riser wood. If you mount them below the surface, the attachment screws can pull them out. Too, as has already been pointed out, attachment screws that are too long and bottom out will pull out the inserts regardless of how they're installed.

Use a drill press to get the holes drilled straight.

One other option. If he doesn't like shooting with a bow quiver attached, might also consider a back quiver or a Safari tuff side quiver. Just hang them in the tree next to himself.

From: Mpdh
Date: 16-Apr-18




Read the post from Dan.

MP

From: Clydebow
Date: 16-Apr-18




"Is there a strap on that is not two pieces?"

Thunderhorn Linx

From: gluetrap
Date: 16-Apr-18




if he uses long arrows you might want to angle the bracket a little to keep the arrows from sticking out in front too much. I have that problem on my short bows with the quikee...ron

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Apr-18




Nothing wrong with inserts, we did it for decades. The Kwickee is one of the most versatile quivers available. It's quick detach, and fits snug and isn't noisy. Use a drill press and drill so the bushing fits snug and use an epoxy. Put a screw into the bushing when gluing so you don't screw-up the threads.

People who don't want to do it, don't need to do it, but if the guy wants bushings....give him bushings.





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