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When buying a new compound bow you need to have proper details in order for you to excel in Archery. If you have a comfortable bow, you will be able to shoot your targets comfortably at a great distance. It also allows you to sustain a good posture. There are things you have to consider when buying a new bow. We discuss the top ones.

According to outdoor Canada, the process of shooting properly is based on having a bow that is set up to your specifications. This is where the problem comes in when you buy a used one.

Draw Length

Many new and used bows have a fixed draw length, meaning it cannot be adjusted. To change the draw length, you would need to buy new cams, which can be very expensive. So, if a bow isn’t your exact length and it can’t be adjusted, keep looking.

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Draw length is one of the things you cannot compromise. There are some bow which cannot be adjusted (they have a fixed drawing length)

An article published on Outdoor Life defines brace height as the distance that is between the inside of the bows’ grip and the sting (at the nockpoint). This height can only be measured accurately when the bow is not drawn.

Brace Height

A bow with a short brace height has a longer power stroke, which increases arrow speed. The downside is that because the arrow stays on the string longer, shooting-form errors are amplified. Conversely, bows with long brace heights are a bit slower but are much easier to shoot accurately. TIP: A bow with a 7-inch brace height is considered to be a good compromise.

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Outdoor life continues to explain that the brace height has more influence on the speed and accuracy.

Considering the cost of the bow is also very important. Roe Hunting Resources BlogSpot says that new bows vary slight in prices depending on the part of the country you are in.


Not all recurves are this cost effective. Some production recurve/longbows will go for $600-$800, and a good custom can easily cost $1,000 or more. A new compound bow will run from $300-$1500 for just the bare bow, or $500-$2500 for a bow all set-up, ready to shoot.

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In some places, probably in the area you live, 1/2 dozen carbon arrows, an entry level recurve and a field point will cost about $250.


As a hunter, the other feature you can look for is let-off, this is simply the weight taken off the pull of the bow at full draw. This is the best feature to have when sitting out there in the cold with your bow drawn back waiting for a release. All in all do your homework before buying a new bow.