Many of the new crossbows will have quiver mounts that have the arrows parallel to the rail because the front ends are so much narrower than they used to be. Arrows mounted perpendicular to the rail would stick out way past the bow limbs bumping into brush and wouldn't look very good. Another option is to mount the quiver on top of the bow with Bohnings Top Mount quiver. It also runs the arrows parallel to the rail but keeps them above the bow, out of the dirt and such. I prefer a top mounted quiver myself and I use the Bohning.
The advantage to reverse draws is not as great as it used to be. The advantage is you could get more power stroke out of the same length bow. You could also get good speed with less limb poundage due to the longer power stroke which is less likely to have limb failure. Also, with the riser being in the middle of the bow instead at the front of a conventional crossbow, the weight was better distributed so it wasn't so front heavy.
Now, with advances in technologies, even conventional limbed bows are getting very short and plenty fast. The balance is much better on them as well.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!
Last edited by dpms; 01-21-2020 at 07:49 AM.