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Take Aim with a Compound Bow
Types of Compound Bows
Tips and Expert Advice
Types of Compound Bows
Ensure precision on every shot with compound bows engineered for high performance. Seek a bow that delivers absolute durability and strength, whether you're a novice or skilled archery hunter.
Choose from a selection of bows that are versatile with adjustable features, a refined grip and a fluid-feeling, silent draw to push the limits of your shot. Select the model of bow you prefer:
A single-cam bow provides increased accuracy
Aggressive-cam bows deliver greater speed and power
Carbon or fiberglass limb bows are extremely durable
Beginners may turn to compound bow packages, or "ready-to-hunt" packages. Turn to top brands Bear Archery, Precision Shooting Equipment, Diamond and Quest Bowhunting for trusted quality and innovative design.
Whether you're bowfishing or target shooting, find a bow that delivers maximum stability and accuracy. Keep in mind the following factors when finding the compound bow that is right for you: Speed, bow length, draw weight and draw length.
Finding a bow that is the right length is essential for maneuverability. Typically, longer bows will deliver more stability. Youth bows are available at an adjusted fit for young archery enthusiasts. Ensure that your bow allows for quick, agile movements, so you can swing into position quickly and avoid obstacles in your way.
For target shooting, look for a bow with a "soft cam" to allow you to draw the bow easily and steadily, so you can focus in on accuracy. Hunters, meanwhile, need bow that delivers a powerful, piercing shot. Speed and force are key. Look for a bow featuring an "aggressive cam. "
Keep in mind the bow's draw weight. The draw weight is the amount of peak weight you pull while drawing the bow's string back. A draw weight between 50 and 70 pounds is recommended for adults. Children require a much lower weight. Draw weight can vary dramatically between bow models, with some ranging between 5 and 70 pounds.
Draw length is a crucial element of your bow. Determine the draw length by your size, but keep in mind that the longer you can draw back the bow, the more speed you will get in the arrow.
To determine the draw length, make a fist with your bow hand and touch a wall, holding your arm outward as if you were shooting a bow. Measure the distance from the wall to the corner of your mouth along the parallel of your arm. Other factors to consider:
Zero-tolerance limb pockets add consistency to your shot
Bows with thinner grips reduce hand torque for increased accuracy
A bow with an inner cam allows for a half-inch draw length adjustment