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Magnus Bullhead cover for transport
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Contributors to this thread:
Scoot 20-Apr-17
tacklebox 20-Apr-17
t-roy 20-Apr-17
Jaquomo 20-Apr-17
Brotsky 20-Apr-17
Scoot 20-Apr-17
Dan Mallia 20-Apr-17
Rock 20-Apr-17
stick33 20-Apr-17
Jaquomo 20-Apr-17
Rock 20-Apr-17
DEC 21-Apr-17
Scoot 21-Apr-17
DEC 21-Apr-17
Dave 21-Apr-17
Rock 21-Apr-17
greg simon 21-Apr-17
mikesohm/magnus 21-Apr-17
Scoot 21-Apr-17
t-roy 21-Apr-17
t-roy 21-Apr-17
t-roy 21-Apr-17
t-roy 21-Apr-17
trkyslr 22-Apr-17
Jaquomo 22-Apr-17
Scoot 22-Apr-17
t-roy 22-Apr-17
Ridge Rock 23-Apr-17
Ridge Rock 23-Apr-17
The last savage 23-Apr-17
Brotsky 24-Apr-17
t-roy 25-Apr-17
Scoot 26-Apr-17
Rut Nut 26-Apr-17
writer 27-Apr-17
BOX CALL 27-Apr-17
From: Scoot
20-Apr-17
I did not want to derail the other thread so I thought I would post a question here. I love Magnus bullheads. However I do not love the covers that are made for them. I'm pretty sure everyone I have ever used has broken in multiple places. Has anybody tried to make something on their own or found another option for this?

From: tacklebox
20-Apr-17
I just stick em in my quiver backwards and be VERY careful lol

From: t-roy
20-Apr-17
Sounds like we need to go on Shark Tank scoot! I've been kicking around trying possibly something like a heavier Tupperware type container of approximately the right size and try to attach it the hood portion of my bow mounted quiver.

Maybe we could get one of the guys on here with a 3D printer to make us a prototype??!

From: Jaquomo
20-Apr-17
Scoot, what kind of abuse are you subjecting the hoods to so they break?

From: Brotsky
20-Apr-17

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Have you guys seens those little plastic deals that you can snap over your hooks on crankbaits? I think something like that would be perfect then place them in your quiver back wards. Something like at my link that would snap on and off.

From: Scoot
20-Apr-17
Jaq, really nothing! But... the thin plastic they are made of is so dang flimsy it breaks very easily. Also, when you've got them in the quiver of a 9 or 12 year old they get broken in any of a few dozen ways.

Brotsky, I like it! That's the kind of thing I'm thinking of. Something plastic that isn't so flimsy.

Like t-roy said, maybe we should be headed for shark tank. The next million dollar idea...

From: Dan Mallia
20-Apr-17
I've never had one break on me and I abuse them a bit. I have two inserted in my quiver and one carries a bullhead loose in my pack. I use a couple of Velcro wraps to keep the bullhead inside the cover. No issues for the past 5 years.

From: Rock
20-Apr-17
I currently just put my Bullheads into the quiver adapters without the arrow attached then rubber band 2 of the together back to back and carry them in my pack. But have been looking at other ways to carry them on or off the arrow, thinking about getting a Cat Quiver to see if that will work for carrying them on the arrow. Has anyone tried this?

From: stick33
20-Apr-17

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I use this small case and shove it my pack. It's about 9"x5". Keep regular heads on in my quiver and swap one out when I get in the blind. Works for me.

From: Jaquomo
20-Apr-17
Ron, I have a Catquiver Mini and the Bullheads don't fit either upside down or right side up. But my Bullheads are the bigger 125s. The smaller ones might squeeze in upside down in the fletch holder.

From: Rock
20-Apr-17
Lou, thanks for the info but I did not want to hear that as I thought I had a great idea and was thinking about buying one as I sold my other one a few years ago. As I use the same 125 grain heads as you so may still pursue this with the thought of slotting the outer edge of the broadhead cover or cutting the that edge off then bond the bullhead covers into holes I drill into the padded bottom of broadhead cover.

From: DEC
21-Apr-17
I use the plastic covers that Magnus makes. I had been using the original ones that I got in 2009 until I finally replaced them this year. Over 7 years they finally cracked enough in spots to replace them, but they never "broke" and I am not one to take good care of my equipment. I run 3 in my Tight Spot quiver and have never had an issue with them coming loose or arrows coming out.

From: Scoot
21-Apr-17
It's interesting to me so may people are saying they've never had a problem. I've got two buddies who have the covers and both have had the same problems as me. Maybe we're just tough on equipment. Maybe we're just not smart enough to take better care of them...

The main problem for me is that I've been putting them in my son's quiver. He's running a 3 arrow softloc quiver. It's not only a pain in the rear just to get one of those covers in there with no other arrows included, it's even more of a pain to get two additional arrows in there once I finally wrestle a bullhead/cover in there. The covers have often cracked when I've tried to remove one of the other arrows (which I have to do just to get the bullhead out of the quiver. If I swapped him over to a 5 arrow softloc it'd probably go better with the additional space available.

From: DEC
21-Apr-17

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Here are how mine are setup in my Tight Spot and they don't move. I have been running them in this configuration in this particular quiver for probably 6 years. I had them in a Mathews quiver before that. Again, these in this photo are new. I got at least 7 seasons out of the previous set. I also have enough room to put my bowpod legs in one spot and another arrow with a fixed 2 blade head in between the the Bullhead covers on the other side.

From: Dave
21-Apr-17
Interesting that some claim theirs are breaking easily while some seem to abuse theirs without any problems. I've had mine since they came out and use them off and on depending on how much running-and-gunning I'm doing. I think I'm fairly hard on them but not abusive. I haven't had a single problem with mine. Makes me wonder if Magnus didn't change the manufacturing process to a different type of plastic to save costs.

From: Rock
21-Apr-17
Forgot to mention that I have had no problem with my covers, but I usually do not use them in my quiver I just put the heads in them and rubber band them together back to back to hold 2 heads and cover together. Then when I get set up I install them on my arrows. This has worked great until 2 weeks ago when I sat on the covers that I had placed one inside the other on my chair in the blind after putting the heads on my arrows. So I now have order new ones to replace them.

From: greg simon
21-Apr-17
I use the same method stick33 does. Works good and no problems with blades sticking out.

21-Apr-17
Scoot-they shouldn't be breaking something is wrong, but all you need to do is send them to us and we will replace. To Dave-we havenot cheapened up the product, they are made out of the same materials as they have always been made out of and they are made here in the united states. I use a tight spot quiver and I get 3 arrows and the bowpod rods in my quiver. thanks

From: Scoot
21-Apr-17
Thanks Mike. Like I said at the beginning of this thread (and elsewhere), I love the bullheads and as you know, I've been very happy with your product and your customer service. I posted recently here on bowsite just how good your customer service is.

I think the problem must be coming from trying to fit them in that tiny 3 arrow quiver and trying to get the other arrows in and out of there. Thanks for the reply. I won't send them in to you-- you've already taken plenty good care of me and I can purchase a couple more to give another shot with a different quiver. Thanks and have a great weekend!

From: t-roy
21-Apr-17

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Scoot, I hope you don't mind, but I just finished up on my handy dandy new Bullhead quiver hood prototype project a few minutes ago. It definitely needs some tweaking, but I think it will work for my needs.

I used a Tupperware storage container for the hood. It was the closest thing to the right size I could find. I even looked at some Plano plastic tackle storage containers, but this was the closest one. I wish it was a little less flimsy but, oh well. I also bought a cheapo garden kneeling pad for the foam portion of the hood. 2 pieces of this was too thick so I split one in half and that was about right.

From: t-roy
21-Apr-17

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I taped the hood heavily to try and stiffen the plastic and it helped some but not nearly enough for my liking. I then wrapped the entire hood with some camo tape.

From: t-roy
21-Apr-17

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I mounted the hood bracket back on my bow and loaded it up with 3 Bullheads and 2 expandables. The hood wants to flex too much, so I think I might try to use a thin piece of flat steel and bend it in an "L" shape, then fasten it to the quiver bracket and the bottom of the hood to hopefully stiffen it up more. Overall, with what I had to use, and no more time than I put in it, I think it's gonna work pretty decent, at least for me. Imagine what I could have done if I had a rubber band, some chewing gum wrappers and a paper clip!

From: t-roy
21-Apr-17

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Gonna try it out in the morning hopefully. The wife is first up to bat, and she better not miss!

From: trkyslr
22-Apr-17

From: Jaquomo
22-Apr-17
T-roy, that's awesome! Going to copy it. Glad to see duct tape was involved, but no baling twine?

From: Scoot
22-Apr-17
That's awesome t-roy! Impressive handy work.

From: t-roy
22-Apr-17

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Lou....we use baling "wire" around here, but couldn't find any ;-)

Dang birds didn't cooperate this AM....yet. I fixed the problem of the hood being too flexible, fairly well. I took a piece of thicker aluminum (from an old road sign) and bent it to fit in the quiver hood to give it some rigidity and bolted it to the bottom and side of the hood. I had to bend it a little more a time or two to get the angle correct, but finally got it "just right"

I think Tupperware is' gonna be calling any day!

From: Ridge Rock
23-Apr-17

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I use an old VHS case. Drilled holes for the threads to stick through and used nuts or inserts to hold the heads in place from the outside. The nuts also protect the threads.

From: Ridge Rock
23-Apr-17

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I use an old VHS case. Drilled holes for the threads to stick through and used nuts or inserts to hold the heads in place from the outside. The nuts also protect the threads.

23-Apr-17
Nice job Troy...!!!

From: Brotsky
24-Apr-17
Nice work Troy! I like it! Time to raid the Tupperware cabinet :)

From: t-roy
25-Apr-17

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Update.......The wife didn't miss. I do need to remember to bring a paper bag along next time so she doesn't hyperventilate again!

I screwed up a day later on a nice tom that came straight into the decoys at less than 10 yds. I set up ala the Cali guys (no blind) but wasn't in heavy enough cover. The tom was kind of hesitant to jump on the dekes and started getting nervous, so I tried to get drawn on him, but he busted me and spooked. The quiver worked great. The piece of aluminum really took the flex out of it.

From: Scoot
26-Apr-17
Nice work Mrs. T-roy!

From: Rut Nut
26-Apr-17
I bought a pack of the bullheads to try this year. I wanted to buy the Muzzy More Turkey broadheads that are similar, but fold down for transport in quiver. But apparently they stopped making them.

I need to order a set of the covers for the bullheads now though. Lancaster Archery only had the broadheads.

From: writer
27-Apr-17
I use the original package, and carry the heads in my turkey vest. It doesn't take a minute to get all ready to roll.

From: BOX CALL
27-Apr-17
I use old pencil boxes I used to get at school when I was a custodian.foam inside and store broad heads in them out of reach.never used bullheads.

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