The Double Barrel Arrow Loader™ is essentially a single arrow quiver that firmly holds an arrow inches away and horizontal to your arrow rest, parallel to a nocked arrow. That arrow can be loaded quickly, with minimal movement for a second shot. Those second elk opportunities do happen for me fairly regularly! For the most part I have not been able to get away with all that movement fast enough to pull it off.
Many archers prefer to remove their quiver before taking a shot to increase accuracy. This product puts a second arrow right next to a loaded arrow.
Most big game, including elk, will run when they are hit, even through the lungs or heart. You can often quickly stop them with a cow chirp from running farther. This sometimes provides a second ensuring-shot opportunity, if you are ready to take it quickly.
I shot a big cow in 2014 with a high lung shot. She jerked, but stood there for several seconds. If I had had the Double Barrel Arrow Loader™, I most likely would have been able to load a second arrow and hit her again.
As it was, she only walked a few yards and lay down behind some brush and never got up. However, because of the placement, it took her 45 minutes to die. While I nervously watched as she lay there with her head held high, I was wishing I could have taken a second shot. There was no guarantee that she would not stand up and walk away.
On top of that, a nearby bull had immediately walked over to her to see what the noise was (arrow impact and rib breaking) that made this cow act oddly. If I had had a remaining bull permit, a quick-loading arrow transfer from the Double Barrel Arrow Loader™ would have made it more feasible to shoot him, too.
Making all the movement necessary to transfer an arrow from the quiver on the opposite side of the bow usually results in fleeing elk. Smaller movements, especially with a HECS Stealthsuit on, can result in another successful arrow release.
Packing elk meat is difficult, but big game retrieval can even be done alone. There are ways to make it easier, even without expensive equipment, horses or help.
Since, a shot from a blind can result in deer or elk milling around after a shot, a quick second shot opportunity is often available. (Again, especially with a HECS suit on, as a blind does NOT block your EMF from elk, deer, turkey, antelope, etc.)
A tree stand is an excellent place to employ a Double Barrel Arrow Loader™. Tree stand hunters often try to place a second arrow in a convenient place. Problem solved!
When turkey hunting, it is very common to get a
second arrow shot at another gobbler, if you can do it fast enough. Wild hogs
often present quick second shots, as well!
A disadvantage to this product could be the added weight from something extra mounted on your bow, although it is made from strong lightweight materials. One option is to mount a regular quiver to the side of your pack and use only the Double Barrel Arrow Loader™ on the bow, reducing the weight.
Another disadvantage is that it would have to be removed from the bow before placing in a bow case. That’s easily done, though.
If you think this device would provide an advantage to you, I can have one sent quickly to you from the manufacturer with no shipping charge. You can get a black one for $24.99, or the camo option for $34.99. As always, your purchases made from ElkHuntingTips.Net are very much appreciated.
If you want to see a guy who shoots and reloads arrows wicked fast, without a device aid like the Double Barrel Arrow Loader, check this video out! While I'm not into trick shooting, holding a second arrow in your draw hand, might be an option worth exploring. Could be dangerous with broadheads, though!