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 Advantages of a Compound Bow 
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Advantages of a Compound Bow
by: Grady McGraw

There are many technical advantages of using a compound bow you might consider. These advantages include the let off, resilience, and the design of the pulley/cam system. If you are looking for a bow and wondering which one is the best, you might consider the many advantages of the compound bow. Many archers prefer this type of bow over a recurve or long bow because of these.

The compound bow uses a levering system designed of cables and pulleys that bend the limbs and store energy. The limbs are stiffer on this type of bow than others making it more energy efficient. This stored energy can propel an arrow at speeds up to 340fps or more.

The compound bow has a better let off. The let off of a Concept Archery bow is 99%, allowing the archer to take more time to aim while holding the bow fully drawn. This also means you can shoot more accurately with a higher peak draw weight. A longbow or a recurve does not offer such a high peak draw weight. Because of the low holding weight of this type of bow, it can be at a disadvantage. This is because it can be easier for a person to torque the bow, causing left or right errors.

The compound bow is also resilient to weather changes like the humidity and the temperature. You don't have to worry about weather conditions affecting the accuracy of your shot. Accuracy, velocity, and distance are not affected when using this kind of bow.

The pulley system on a compound bow is preferred because of the ability to adjust the draw stops. This allows consistency with anchor point and force every time the archer pulls back the bow. The design of the pulleys also allow for soft or hard cam, depending on if the archer is a novice or an expert. The design of the compound bow also eliminates the need for bus cables because it uses one string beginning at the cam on the bottom of the bow, traveling over the top wheel, around the bottom, and attaching again at the top.

The compound bow has many advantages which might make it the right option for you as an archer. The technical advantages include the design of the pulley, let off, and the resilience of the bow. The dampers and stabilizers are also developed better for this type of bow, allowing for a more accurate shot with less movement.

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