Rambling Review – Thunderhorn Boa Quiver

Rambling Review – Thunderhorn Boa Quiver

Thunderhorn Boa Quiver
Thunderhorn Boa Quiver

Why:

Every archer needs an efficient and quiet way to carry their arrows into the field. Most compound archers carry their arrows in a side quiver, but traditional archery shooters are a quirky bunch who tinker with back quivers, belt quivers, and a variety of quivers that attach to their bows. In my opinion one of the premier options for carrying arrows is the Thunderhorn Boa Quiver.

Thunderhorn Foam Broadhead Insert
Thunderhorn Foam Broadhead Insert

First impressions:

Made in the USA - All of the Thunderhorn products, including the Boa quiver, are made in the Montana.

Adaptable - The Thunderhorn Boa Quiver uses quick strap attachments and can attach to most any traditional bow wether recurve or long bow. The “quick mount” constrictor straps allow the quiver to be attached to the bow even while it is strung up. The straps are secure and the quiver does not move.

Customizable color - The folks at Thunderhorn can match the quiver colors to the wood colors that any particular bow is made of.  The hood can be one solid color, or it can be ordered in contrasting colors, as is pictured.

Thunderhorn Boa Straps
Thunderhorn Boa Straps

Field Use:

The Thunderhorn Boa Quiver comes as a two pieces both equipped with “quick mounts.” The top hood portion holds the broadheads or field points, while the bottom piece has small grips that hold the shaft of the arrows. When my Boa quiver first showed up in the mail, I was warned by my hunting buddy to strategically fit my broadheads into the foam hood insert. With those points carefully placed into the hood of the quiver, six arrows easily fit into the grippers on the bottom section of the quiver and did not rattle on each other when the bow is shot.

Thunderhorn Boa Quiver
Thunderhorn Boa Quiver and an Arizona javelina

The Thunderhorn Boa Quiver has been strapped to my Fox Breed Recurve on all my hunts for the past six years or so. It has seen many miles full of rain, snow, and sun. The leather stands up well to the elements and serves to protect the arrows. On spot and stalk hunts where I move from location to location, the quiver stays on my bow at all times. The bow shoots very quiet even with a full quiver. I actually believe that the bow shoots smoother with the quiver attached. The extra weight seems to balance out the bow, absorb more handshock, and ultimately makes the bow a bit quieter. I know many traditional archers disagree on bow quivers, but I prefer the extra weight on the bow.

Thunderhorn Boa Quiver
Thunderhorn Boa Quiver dismounted

When in a treestand or blind, I do prefer taking the quiver off to cut down on movement in the tree. If the quiver has arrows in it, it will stay together as one unit (even though the quiver is two pieces), and it reattaches very easily.

Thunderhorn Manufacturing does sell replacement foam if needed. I also asked Duane about care of the leather on the hood of the quiver and he recommended that an occasional application of a silicone oil or “Nik wax” (used on shoes) can extend the life of the leather. He warned NOT to use heavy shoe grease though.

Pros:

Made in the USA

Beautiful leather workmanship

Customizable color

Quick mount attachments

Durable leather material

Cons:

Price (well worth it in my opinion)

Thunderhorn Boa Quiver
Thunderhorn Boa Quiver

Prognosis:  I highly recommend checking out the Thunderhorn Boa Quiver as a great option for carrying hunting arrows into the field.

 

Disclaimer:

The reviews at Arizona Wanderings are my honest opinion. Arizona Wanderings is not sponsored by or associated with any of the stated companies and is accepting no compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review.  My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.

 

8 Responses to “Rambling Review – Thunderhorn Boa Quiver”

  1. Avi

    Great article, beautiful bow and quiver set up. Reminds me of archery as a kid and I have always been interested in traditional bow hunting. Thanks for the read.

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    • azwanderings

      Thanks Avi. Trad archery is so much fun but definitely makes you work harder as a hunter. I was lucky to pick this bow up for a good price. Thanks for the kind words.

      Ben

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  2. John

    I’ve shot my bow with a Boa quiver on it for several months now and I have some observations about it. It is well-made (and in the United States!)and traditional looking, but I have a persistent problem with the hood part and arrow-gripper part slowly separating as I shoot. Pretty soon an arrow has worked its way out of the hood foam and rattles around. The Boa strap is as tight as it can get. I shoot a 68″ Great Plains longbow. Apparently Thunderhorn understands this can be a problem from reading their website. I’d go for a different model next time. Thankfully I still have my Selway slide-on quiver.
    John

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    • azwanderings

      John,

      Excellent observation. When I’m out on a hunt, I often check my setup to make sure nothing is slip-sliding around. The Boa system works pretty good on my Fox Breed though. Thanks for the comment.

      Ben

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  3. David

    I’ve a similar bow, a black widow Psr 2.
    I can’t hunting because in Italy it’s forbidden.
    Do you suggest to use this quiver also for 3d competition?
    Thanks.
    David.

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    • azwanderings

      David,

      Thanks so much for your question. I would recommend this quiver or another that mounts to the bow. I think the added weight acts as a stabilizer during the shot. Hope that helps. Good luck in the 3d competition.

      Ben

      Reply

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