CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RIGHT COMPOUND BOW FOR YOU
[Updated on 1 August 2021] There are a number of compound bow cam systems (eccentrics) available in the market and innovation in the technology has more coming out every year. Common configurations are single, dual, hybrid and binary. Each cam configuration with advantage and trade-offs as well.
Heavier bows are more stable than lighter bows and are much easier to shoot accurately. Too light of a bow is likely to veer off your target every time you draw.
More weight makes faster arrow speed, better trajectory, and more energy. But more weight also becomes harder to draw especially in an awkward position. If target shooting, this is not as big of a concern, but if you are hunting and need to quickly draw your bow, you may not have an accurate shot.
A bow with a shorter brace height makes an arrow fly faster out of the bow, but it also makes the bow less forgiving and magnifies archer mistakes during draw and release.
AXLE TO AXLE (A2A) LENGTH
Longer bows are more accurate. Longer bows are easier to hold it steady at full draw towards a target. A2A length greatly affects the let off of the bow as well as it’s the size.
A draw length differs from archer to archer. To determine your ideal draw length.
- Spread your arms wide apart and measure your middle finger from tip to tip.
- Take note your arm span and divide the number by 2.5.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
Do compound bows need to be unstrung after each use?
A compound bow always remains strung, so the shape of a strung compound must be accommodated in your bow case. On the other hand, takedown recurve bows must be unstrung after each archery shooting session. Extreme temperatures and persistent dampness can permanently damage bow limbs.
What does the cable guard do on a compound bow?
A cable guard, or roller guard, is used to keep the cables out of the arrow’s path and the archer’s arm. When the bow is drawn, the arrow forces a gap between the two cables. The cable guard pulls the wires to the side to allow room for the arrow.ChoosingCompoundBow
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