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How to Select the Best Compound Bow

The best compound bow is a bow that uses a levering system of cables to bend the limbs, or the upper and lower portion of the bow. This then provides the flex and power to eject the arrow.

In a modern compound bow, the limbs are stiff compared to those in a recurve bow or an old-fashioned longbow. This stiffness is due to its not being made of wood. Bit the materials use in the best compound bows are a lot better than wood because they are more energy efficient.

To counteract the extra stiffness of the bow there is a series of levers and pulleys incorporated in this high tech compound bow. You cannot flex this bow without this system. When launching the arrow you need first to draw the string back until it reaches a point where the peak weight is achieved and the energy is released.

The best compound bow can also be used in any kind of weather Wooden bows will have a different feel when you use it in rainy weather because it can absorb water but during sunny weather it will not also feel the same. Old fashioned bows used only in hot climates tend to crack as the natural oil in the wood evaporates.

The first patent on compound bones dates back to the 1960s. Many hunters have seen the great advantages of using a compound bow and so gave up on their old fashioned wooden bows. Velocity and accuracy is increased with an efficient compound bow.

People are not agreed on which is the best compound bow or the best materials used in bow construction. Aluminum, magnesium, and aluminum alloy similar to those used for aircraft construction are the materials used for constructing compound bows.

The limbs is where the strong of the bow lie and no energy is stored in the pulleys or the cables. Some of the important parts of the compound bow are the cams and wheels which must function smoothly to move the string. In truth the best compound bows don’t use strings but highly efficient high modulus polyethylene cables that can hold great tensile strength. Since stretching decreases string efficiency, these cables are designed not to stretch. The old bows before used high tensile coated steel but today most compound bows use polyethylene construction for its cables.

When it comes to the speed of the arrow, it is directly controlled by the cams. There are a few different kinds of bows that contain either soft or hard cams. Softer cams are normally used by those who are learning archery.

If you are buying a compound bow for yourself because you want to become an archer, then you should consult with someone who teaches archery so that they can advise you on the best compound bow that you can use.

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