Looking for the best compound bow to get started? Luckily, so did we! After researching and reviewing, we’ve come up with a list of our top ten favorite beginner’s compound bows. They are durable, adjustable, and all have fantastic features we think you’ll love as much as we do. Here are some things to look for when shopping for your starter bow.
Velocity: How fast does the arrow travel out of the bow? This is measured by top speed on the top settings. So if you’re looking for speed, check here. Velocity is always measured in feet per second.
Draw Length: How long is the draw length? Most of the bows on this list have adjustable draw lengths. They can also be easily adjusted based on who is using the bow. Desired draw length is based on arm length.
Draw Weight: Draw weight refers to how much applied pressure it takes to pull the arrow back. Your max draw weight depends on upper body strength and leverage. All the bows on this list have adjustable draw weight.
Material: Most of the bows on this list are made from aluminum, aluminum alloy, ABS plastic, fiberglass, or carbon. While carbon is the most durable, the other materials will hold up with proper care.
Weight: The weight stat refers to how much the bow itself weighs. Weight can be very important, especially for young beginners. Make sure the new bow won’t be too heavy to handle for your beginner.
Warranty: This refers to how long the manufacturer will cover bows from defects. Most warranties don’t handle misuse or wear and tear, but it offers peace of mind that you won’t end up stuck with a lemon of a bow.
Ready for those reviews? The first review on this list will be our Top Pick, which was our favorite bow overall. The second is our Budget Pick, which is the best bow we could find for a low, low price. Now, let’s get to those reviews!