How to Find The Best Compound Bow?

Like above I have said that finding the best compound bow on the marked can be tricky because of all the different variations of each compound bow. People have different preferences which make their choices vary. So there is not one universal product or answer for everyone. Some people will prefer a specific brand due to previous use, or because of a friend’s recommendation, but this could on the other hand be someone else’s worst product. However, there is a solution to this and that is to set the parameters.


A set of parameters will be composed of different factors that most people do normally consider when they are buying or looking for the compound bow. Some of these parameters or factors to include in your search are the following:

  1. Features and Specifications

One of the main parameters that you need to consider when purchasing your Compound Bow is the set of features and specifications. These could be any or all of the following:

  •  Accuracy – This is the first thing to consider with a new bow. Most of the Mid-priced compound bows have all the bells and whistles as their high end cousins but just cost less. But in today’s competitive market, poorly designed and made bows just won’t survive!  When you’re looking for your bow and if you’re picking a popular brand or highly priced compound bow usually you would not encounter this issue as the brand and price tag reflects the quality of the best compound bow. Accuracy is so important because regardless of how fast your bow is if you cannot hit the target you will not be harvesting anything! To help you an accurate bow is one with a long brace height, and extremely fast bows usually have a brace height in the 6-inch range. If you are a seasoned shooter a 6-inch range may be all you need but if you are an average shooter then a 7-inch range is a good choice.  With a longer brace height the more accurate and forgiving the bow will be.

  • Weight – The weight of the bow is another important feature you need to consider when picking a compound bow. If you’re regularly going out hunting and where packing your bow on your back for miles each day then this becomes a very important feature. yet if you’re hunting from a tree stand only a mile from your car then this doesn’t matter as much.  Most bows weight between 3.5 – 5.5 Lbs so if you fall into the first scenario then maybe spend the extra on a lighter bow with the required features. If you fall into the latter category then maybe a heavier, less expensive bow to be a better choice.
  • Cam – You need to pay attention to the type of cam system that a bow has and then consider the type of system that you would like to be shooting. many years ago a simple single-cam bow was the preferred choice for many bow hunters! Single-bow cams are usually easier to tune than other cam configurations and yet just as fast. However in the last few years there have been developments in the cam area and that is cam and a half (1/2) systems + binary cam systems have become very popular. However all three of these options are fast and very easy to tune, but often the deciding factors come to personal taste.
  • Speed – This is very important to a bow. But unless you are shooting an animal at long distances where an extremely fast arrow can make all the difference, I wouldn’t pay too much attention to the IBO speed of a bow. But in a hunting situation where an arrow is not too heavy, will put down most large game animals at forty yards or less. If you do enjoy taking long shots, then look for faster bows that can easily accommodate your need for speed! Some bows can send arrows sailing at over 340fps! So if your keen for speed and have the money, go for a more expensive faster bow as you will truly have great fun!
  1. Other Considerations:

Other options to choosing your bow is to go for the compound bow package. Purchasing a complete bow package means when you receive your items you will have everything to start using your new bow! The package would usual consist of a sight, rest and quiver so once you get your package, you are ready to shoot. When you see RTS on an Online retailer this means Ready-To-Shoot so it will come with all needed items to start right away! And when choosing your bow make sure you get one that will suit you as many people have their bows for many years.

  1. Customer Reviews

When you’re finding your first compound bow to buy, you will come across many websites reviewing different compound bows on the World Wide Web. This is great as when buying anything nowadays we all like to read real peoples reviews on the products as this helps us to make our final decision to which bow to purchase. It is also great to read customer reviews as they are based on real peoples experience and if the product is good then they will mention it to make your decision easier.

  1. Price

And fourthly but never underestimated, price is always a very important factor to anyone when they are looking at which product to buy, and is always on your mind when looking at products online. Some people feel this is their most important factor and be at the top of their list, while others would pay more as they want the features and the longevity of the product. This comes down to the shopper’s philosophy, that if they cannot afford the item then sometimes they would just not buy it. If so, then that item in your price bracket could be considered as your best choice?

While on the other hand of this perspective other shoppers wouldn’t want to justify getting a cheaper product that could impact on the quality and durability of the item. Especially with compound bows as you want it to last for many years so usually spending just a little more on a bow, you would get a more reliable one. A good idea is to look at one you can afford, look at one just a little more money, and then compare them using the above features and you would be able to see if the extra spend can be justified.

You’re Turn…

Now that you have seen the options and reviewed our top picks on the market, it’s totally up to you to pick one depending on your needs and your budget. If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions about the dumbbells that should be added to the list, don’t hesitate to tell me. We appreciate all your opinions!

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