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Buying a Compound Bow

Now I normally favour traditional bows when it comes to archery, but increasingly I have been wanting to get a new compound bow.

The compound bow I am looking at purchasing is a Diamond Infinite Edge bow, which has the following specs.

Draw Weight:
Adjustable 5 to 70 lbs.

Axle-To-Axle Length:
31"

Brace Height (in):
7"

Draw Length:
13"-30"

Effective Let Off
75%

Weight:
3.1 lbs.

Product Color:
Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinty

Arrow Speed (fps) + Kinetic Energy):
310 feet per second with 74.7 foot-pounds of kinetic energy)

Price:
$349.99

So what you have here basically is a bow that anyone can adjust its draw length / draw weight, which makes it easier to fine tune it to the user since you don't need a bow press. It also is a great bow for beginners because it allows a great range of flexibility / adjustability.

The only downside is that the let off is 75% instead of 80% or better. But oh well. Not too big of a deal.

When browsing the customer reviews on the Bass Pro website it has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars - which is to say, really nice reviews. Out of 23 reviews the lowest review was 4 out of 5 stars.

So I am thinking sometime around March or April I will plunk down $500 for this bow, a case and a dozen arrows.

I still have all my other bows - traditional recurve, recurve, pyramid bow, longbow, shortbow and more... and I will continue to be shooting with those. But when it comes to bowfishing and/or bowhunting I intend to use the compound.

Earlier today I was outside doing some winter archery and found some rabbit tracks so for fun took some photos.

No rabbits were hurt in the making of these photos.

I have to go back and take more winter archery photos again sometime because a bunch got deleted by accident. :(



2 comments:

  1. I've been thinking of getting a compound bow from Wilcox Bait and Tackle and wanted some advice on what to get. I'm not the best shot with a bow but want to learn. What would be the best to start with?

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    1. Hey Seamus.

      Judging from their website and what they have available (which includes the Diamond Infinite Edge bow) I would suggest the same bow I got. They have a lot of higher end bows ($799 to $1399 range), but I don't recommend you buy one of those if you are a beginner. I chose the Diamond Infinite Edge bow because it can easily be adjusted for its draw weight and draw length, but it is also a good bow for beginners. And with its high end being 70 lbs it might be the last compound bow you ever buy.

      Another compound bow I am interested in is the Believer G1 from Concept Archery. It has a 99% let off. It is evidently more expensive, but I would be tempted to get one in the 50 to 60 lb range.

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