1. Will it fit my bow? If your bow sight
has two threaded holes for attaching a bow mounted quiver, then the short
answer is "yes". However there are a number of bows in which
the cable guard is in the way of either installing the mounting block or
installing the mounting plate. In every case that I have encountered
the installation of a 1/4" spacer under the mounting block took care
of the problem. The spacer I have used is a 1/ 4x1x1 3/4" piece of
aluminum, although a similar sized piece of any solid such as wood or
plastic will work.
Many older pin type sights did not have
the quiver mounting holes, but the quiver mounting block can be attached
with longer screws that go directly into the holes in the bow for mounting
the sight. Some single pin sights with distance adjusting mechanism do
not allow a bow mounted quiver or require spacers to attach the quiver
mounting block over the distance adjusting mechanism. I do not
recommend mounting the Lock-a-Draw on spacers except for a solid spacer in
form of a solid block (such as wood, plastic, or aluminum) the size of the
"Stilt" type spacers would not provide the needed stability.
7/1/2010 A Lock-a-Draw was returned with the explanation
that it did not fit a Hoyt Avenger bow. The customer reported that the
riser protruded interfering with the mounting plate. A spacer was not
tried on this bow.
9/29/2010 I set up the Lock-a-Draw on a Hoyt bow for a
customer. The cable guard was in the way and did not allow the quiver
mounting block to lie flat on the riser. A spacer was made from 1/4x1"
aluminum bar 1 3/4" long with two 3/16" holes separated by 1 5/16".
This spaced the quiver mounting block out past the cable guard. The
Lock-a-Draw installed perfectly and tuning proceeded as usual.
2. How does the Lock-a-Draw attach to my bow?
It attaches to the quiver mounting block that comes with the Lock-a-Draw
and quiver. This block is mounted on the bow sight with the screws
supplied. Then the central pin of the Lock-a-Draw mounting plate is
inserted into the central hole in the quiver mounting block, and the
drawlock rod is twisted counter clockwise (on a right hand bow) to engage
the capped pins on the drawlock mounting plate into the slots in the
quiver mounting block. The Lock-a-Draw removes by twisting the rod
clockwise. The mounting plate shown is a left hand mounting plate.
The right hand mounting plate is the mirror image.
3. What is involved in tuning the Lock-a-Draw to my bow?
The Lock-a-Draw rod is bent at the mounting plate to bring the string catch
to the "sweet spot" that allows an arrow to fly without bobbing or weaving.
The direction of bending is determined by paper tuning. Complete
instructions come with the Lock-a-Draw, but they are also available here:
3. On a right hand bow won't the drawn string
rotate the Lock-a-Draw out of the quiver mounting block? No, it
can't rotate. The nocking loop of the drawn string is on the string
catch preventing rotation. The force on the rod is toward the quiver
mounting block. This would tend to push the lower capped pin of
the mounting plate out of the slot of the quiver mounting block, but the
upper capped pin is pressed into the slot. There is a tendency for
these forces to rotate the rod clockwise, but it can't rotate due to the
attachment of the string catch to the nocking loop. Therefore nothing
happens, the attachment of the Lock-a-Draw to the quiver mounting block is
With the new mounting block the right hand Lock-a-Draw
rotates into the mounting block in a counter clockwise manner so that the
pins are held into the slots by the weight of the rod and release,
eliminating question 3.
4. Why don't you have a right and left hand quiver
mounting block (mirror images) so the above forces would always tend to
rotate the rod into the quiver mounting block? With the new
mounting block we do now.
5. If I order, how long will it take to receive my
Lock-a-Draw? I ship by US Post Office priority mail, 2-3 day
shipping. On week days if you order by noon your order is shipped
the same day unless an unusual situation develops. Evening orders are
shipped the next day. On Saturday, orders in by 10:00 AM are shipped
the same day. Weekend orders are shipped on Monday.
6. How can I tell if I have a right or left hand
bow? The handedness of your bow is determined by which hand you
draw your bow with when drawing it in the traditional way. If you draw
the string with your right hand you have a right hand bow.