A Guide to Compound Bows In a compound bow, pulleys are used so that force is multiplied to the arrow. Another thing that the pulley system is good for is the releasing of tension in the archer’s arms when the bow is fully drawn. It then makes it easy to hold the arrow in a firing position. You can have a better shot under full load with a compound bow than with longbows and recurves.
Another advantage of the compound bow over the recurve or longbow is that you will be able to adjust the draw strength of the bow which cannot be done with both recurve or longbow since they already have set draw strength when fully drawn. In a compound bow, you simply need to change the pulleys and cams on the bow to adjust it. With these adjustments, different people can use the same bow by simply changing the settings based on the size and strength. You can have this advantage if you are using a compound bow.
Another great advantage of using a compound bow is that it is much powerful than a longbow or a recurve bow. Because the draw strength of the compound can be adjusted then it gives that kind of bow a certain advantage over other kinds of bows. By releasing tension brought about by the cams used in the compound bow’s pulley assembly, an archer is enabled to easily hold an arrow in ready position for a longer period of time and he can also have a steadier aim of the target.
Compound bows are much shorter than good recurve bows and this gives a hunter plenty of advantages. If you have tried getting your bow entangled in an undergrowth, you know very well that it makes a lot of noise just to release your bow from it. Your target can get scared by the noise that the undergrowth makes when taking your bow out of it, then this is why the compound bow is made shorter which will not make it possible to experience such entanglement. When hunting wild game, compound bows would really give the hunter a great advantage.