As few as 10 years ago, if you were contemplating buying a new hunting compound bow and thought you could get durable high performance at a reasonable cost, odds were you had a better chance of buying a winning lottery ticket. Today, that’s all changed. Here are five new bows introduced this year that do everything bowhunters need a compound bow to do without demolishing any bank accounts.
A bow only has to do a few things well for it to be a good bow. The cams must line up with the string when you look at the string before drawing it. It needs to be adjustable enough to match your draw length and weight, and it must feel good in your hand. With these criteria in mind, here are several of the best bargains on the market. They cost less than top-shelf models, but have all you need.
On August 13 I returned from a fabulous 10-day bowhunting trip on the Eastern Cape of South Africa with my friends, owner/PH Andrew Renton and PH Marius Potgieter of Kei River Safaris It was my second time with Kei River. Five years ago it was a plains game hunt extraordinaire. This time it would be the same, but with a bit of a twist. This time, we’d first target Cape buffalo with the bow.