Compound Bow

November 21, 2009 by Bowhunter  
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compound_bowChoosing a compound bow is a fundamental step for any budding archer. There are a number of different things to pay attention to:

Axle Length

The axle length denotes the entire length of the bow. The shorter the axle length the easier the bow is to hold and carry. But, what you gain in maneuverability you give up in accuracy. That is, a longer bow is more forgiving to archer. So, if you are new to the sport I would purchase a longer bow to start with.

Draw Length

The way to calculate your draw length is to enter your local bow show and have an expert help you, but if you are buying a bow online this is almost never possible. So, for an easy estimation of your draw length - hold your arm out by using a clenched fist as if you are holding the bow a the ready. Then measure from the point just beyond your fist to the closest corner of your mouth. This will get you more or less your draw length.

Brace Height

Brace height is the measurement from the string to the grip while the bow is dormant. Basically the smaller this distance is the faster the bow. But, again, with speed you give up accuracy for beginners. If you are new, stay on a brace height of over 8 inches.

Draw Weight

This is actually an individual preference, but don't get one too big for you to shoot. Make sure you can draw the bow easily. Also, keep in mind what type of game you are hunting as you many have to get a stronger bow to take down that big game.

Overall Bow Weight

Again, is an individual preference; but I want you to be mindful of the overall weight of the bow you choose. Most beginners make the mistake of getting a compound bow that is too heavy to hold at the ready.

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Where can I find parts for a Browning Deluxe Nomad Compound Bow?

June 2, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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I am looking for the washers that are under the limb screw adjusters.

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how to change draw length on a bear whitetail compound bow? I want to make it shorter?

June 2, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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A-Dawg asked:


It is fairly new and i want to know if it can be done. If so, please tell me how to make it shorter. thanks.

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I found out that my compound bow needs to be tuned, can I take it to professional and can they tune it?

June 2, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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IT asked:


I was thinking of either taking it to Dick's Sports and Outdoors or Academy. Which place would it be better to take to and can they tune it properly?

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What is the best compound bow for a serious pro level Hunter?

May 31, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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ty r asked:


I am Looking for a good Compound bow max price of about 500 $

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can i take my compound bow and my crossbow through canada?

May 30, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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charles l asked:


Iam moving from alaska to new mexico would like to take my bows with me.

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I want to buy a compound bow and thinking of a Fred Bear Lights Out RTS. Good Choice?

May 29, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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Mathieu asked:


I have a budget of about $600 for a ready to shoot bow!

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what is an 18 pound compound bow good for?

May 29, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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Joey asked:


i just got a cheap 18 pound draw weight compound bow from sports authority and i was wondering if you could hunt small game or if its just for target practice thx

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can you adjust the draw length on an approximately fifteen-year-old PSE compound bow?

May 29, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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Collin asked:


I bought an old PSE last summer but the draw length is too long. I was just wondering if the older PSE had adjustable cams so I can shorten it up a bit.

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Where can i find cheap fiberglass arrows for a 50lb compound bow?

May 29, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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Connor asked:


I need some more practice and the aluminum arrows bend plus the broad heads are hard to get out of the target
By the way for my compound bow do i NEED a trigger?

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