What compound bow is best for a beginner?

Posted by Heidi C on 10th May 2016

What compound bow is best for a beginner?

Finding the best compound bow for a beginner archer is easier than you think – if you know what to look for, that is. So what is it exactly that makes a compound bow suitable for a novice? Below are some of the more important criteria to consider.

How Much Should a Beginner Pay For a Compound?

Seeing that it is now a trend to purchase items or merchandise online, it is also important that you know some tips when shopping online. When shopping for a product online, take the time to read reviews. Try finding the same product on different sites to read as many reviews as possible. Reading many reviews will help you get a more general idea of whether or not the product you are interested in meets high standards of quality.

What compound bow is best for a beginner?

What compound bow is best for a beginner?

As nice as it is to believe that your first compound bow will be perfect, the reality is you will likely want to buy a new one a few years down the road. As a result, you want your first bow to be solid and adjustable enough to grow with your experience, but also inexpensive so that:

1.You can get started quickly

2.You have enough money left to buy a higher-quality bow down the road

Most of the best compound bows will cost you $500+, but there are a few models of exceptional quality that cost less than $400. Make no mistake – while cheap, compound bows for beginners are absolutely not a toy; they’re equally deadly and dangerous weapons as models that cost twice or thrice as much.

How Much Draw Weight Should a Beginner’s Compound Have?

Some compound bows, such as the Apprentice 2 or the Diamond Infinite Edge, have a wide range of different draw weights you can choose from. With most other compounds, however, you’ll need to decide on the peak draw weight before you make your purchase, typically having to choose either a 50, 60, or a 70 lbs. version.

It’s hard to say how much draw weight you should go for as a novice, as it depends on your strength, body build, and a few other factors.

What About The AtA Length And Weight Of The Bow?

The general rules are as follows:

For hunting purposes, you should prefer shorter (less than 33″ axle to axle) and lighter (less than 4.3 lbs.) compound bows. As you will need to carry the bow around in the field, maneuver it in a blind or tree stand, the compact size and low weight will come extremely handy.

For target shooting purposes, a longer bow will provide better stability and less vibration, thereby improving your aim.

As a beginner though this is not something you should worry about much. Just make sure the bow isn’t too long (over 35″ in length). You also want it to be relatively light-weight so that your muscles don’t tire too quickly from all the practice you’ll probably be doing. Any of the bows listed above will work just fine.

Best Compound Bow For a Beginner – Summary

Hopefully the advice above has been helpful to you. If you’re still at a loss and not sure what model to get, you can consider the following:

1.Your gender, age, height and weight

2.Your budget

3.Your previous experience with archery (if any)

4.Your goal (hunting, target practice, or both?)

Additional Tips If You Purchase Online

Call the online company before you make a purchase. If you have some kind of problem with your purchase, you want to be able to know that you can reach customer service easily. That's why it's a good idea to call before you give them your credit card information. If you can't get anyone on the phone, steer clear.

Do not spend too much money on shipping. Shipping charges can really add up. Many sites offer free shipping, free shipping once you spend a certain amount, or have a coupon code that allows you to get free shipping. Instead of paying your hard earned money on shipping, look for a store that ships for free.