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How to choose a compound bow

Finding the right compound bow that suits you is crucial to to you archery experience. And there is many criterias that needs to be met in order to buy the best bow for you.

We recommend that you start by using our bow finder at the top of the page, which will guide you through a few steps in order to limit your scope on which bows are the best for you.

Are you looking for a recurve bow, then we suggest you to use our recurve bow finder.

So let’s take a look at some of the important criterias you need to keep in mind.

The right draw weight for you

Determining the bow’s draw weight can be done by selecting a bow based on your body weight or size.

If you’re guy with a small frame, you would need a bow with less draw weight. If you’re a large person with a lot of strength, you can go for a bow with more draw weight added to it.

The same goes if you’re a woman. Petite women may need to choose a bow aimed at women or teens to get the right compound bow. If you’re a bigger woman you can go for a higher draw weight.

More draw weight equals more speed, but it might be very uncomfortable to draw a bow that is too heavy for you over an extended period of time. It can even result in injuries. That’s why it’s important that draw weight is tailored to you.

What will you be using the compound bow for?

Basically, there is two things it can be used for; Target shooting, and hunting.

If you’re only going to be using the bow for target shooting, speed and power is not that relevant to you. The thing you need to look for is comfort and bow weight. You might be traveling a lot with your bow, so you need it to be lightweight. You also want it to feel comfortable when you shoot so you can keep drawing the bow over and over without feeling tired.

best bow for hunting

The way most people use the compound bow for however, is for hunting. The main benefit of hunting

with a compound bow over a recurve bow, is that a with a recurve bow, you need to constantly use power to keep the bow drawn. A compound bow uses a levering system that helps you keep the bow drawn without using much strength.

The type of animal you will be hunting also needs to be considered before buying a bow. Larger animals, such as moose, buffalo, or bigger african animals needs more power to kill. So that’s why you would need a bow which has a larger draw weight so it can penetrate the animal.

Are you hunting smaller animals like deer, boar, or turkey however, you should be fine with a lower draw weight because it require less power to kills those animals.

There might also be regulations where you live regarding draw weight and which animals you can legally hunt.

Barebow or ready-to-shoot package

If you’re a first time buyer, you are probably look for a ready-to-shoot package that includes all you need to start shooting right away. Packages might include: Quiver, stabiliser, sight, etc. All those things are not essential to start shooting, but it really helps you.

Barebows are for those people who maybe already have all the equipment. They only want the bare bow which they can then install their sight, stabiliser and such on later.

Which hand is your dominant hand?

You also need to choose a bow for your dominant hand. Are you left handed, then you need to bow made for left-handed people.

Choose a compound bow based on your level

Are you a completely newbie to archery, then maybe it’s wise to not buy the most expensive bow on the marked. You can always upgrade later if you really enjoy archery.

There are also many bows on the marked which have a lot of adjustability, so the bow can grow with you as you get better.