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A Guide In Finding The Right Compound Bow

Back when guns were not yet invented, our ancestors used bows and arrows to survive. Now, archery is still being practiced but only as a sport or for hunting animals. Archery is a dream sport among many since it is rare and can only be seen being used in movies. But among all the different types of bows out there, the most popular one would be the compound bow. Cables and pulleys are what bend the limbs of these compound bows. It gives the user a more mechanical advantage than other bows since the limbs are much stiffer. It is more energy-efficient and less energy is dissipated in the limbs which makes it an ideal choice for beginners in archery. Before heading out to an archery store and buying yourself your first compound bow you must consider some factors.

First thing to consider is the draw length. In determining the draw length, stand straight and extend your arms to your sides forming a “T”. Measure the tip of your right middle finger up to your left middle finger with the assistance of someone. Then divide the measurement by 2.5. Now you have your draw length, however, ask someone from the archery store to measure it for you just to be sure.

Next is the draw weight. The draw weight is the pounds you are able to draw and pull back the bow. It is recommended for female beginners to start with weight of around 24 to 28 lb. While male beginners are recommended of a draw weight of around 28 to 32 lb. The more you practice shooting the more bow-shooting muscles you can have.

Next is to determine the axle to axle length. It is the measurement of the wheel like devices attached to the limb tips of the bow.

In determining the dominant eye, also called “ocular dominance”, extend out your arm and form a triangle using your thumb and forefinger. Close one eye and focus on something like a doorknob in the center of the triangle. You may have noticed that your dominant eye sees the doorknob in the center while the other sees it differently. This is for the reason that your brain prefers visual input from one eye than the other. In most cases, the dominant eye is on the same side as your writing hand but there are some who have it on their other eye.

Canvas and ask for price quotations from your short-listed choices of archery stores. Widen your choices by searching for archery stores in the internet.

It is important to find yourself a good bow since it will make you comfortable in shooting and it would be easier for you to target. Lastly, a good bow will give you a good posture while a bad bow would ruin your body structure.

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