If you are new to the world of archery and maybe also to bow hunting, you might wonder which bow you should choose. Nowadays, numerous brands are offering affordable and perfect bows for novices. So getting the best bows for beginners is not always an easy task.
To make the decision easier for you, we have made a list of the 5 bows we would recommend to a beginner.
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Without any further due, here are our top 5 picks. We review each bow individually, so feel free to scroll down for more in-depth information.
We understand. You are a beginner, and you don´t feel like spending a fortune. And quite frankly, you could easily spend a fortune on a proper high-grade bow.
On the other hand, you don´t want to end up with a “cheap-o-bow” from wherever, which in some cases will put an end to your bow endeavors due to “shitty” material and unpredictable targeting.
Top-Notch Beginner Friendly Compound Bows
Best Overall – Diamond Edge 320 Package
We had the opportunity to spend some time at the range with the Diamond Edge 320. And if you want to read our in-depth, hands-on review of this bow, click here!
- Draw Lengths from 15″ – 31″
- Draw Weight is adjustable from 7-70 lbs,
- Weight 3.6 lbs.
- Diamond Quality
- Let-Off 85%
- not really
Diamonds’ history dates back to 1996. Bowtech (another bow industry giant) bought them out and continued to produce some of the most versatile bows on the market – for an acceptable price!
The accessory package that comes with the bow includes a four-pin sight, 5-arrow quiver, stabilizer, peep sight, d-loop, and a whisker biscuit arrow rest.
Bear Archery Cruzer G2
This is another bow we had some time with on the range. The Cruzer offers a high range of adjustability and rugged construction. Things we think are important to beginners (and pros alike).
The bow is surprisingly light and only weighs in at 3.0 pounds. It offers a draw length range from 12″-30″ and draw weight is adjustable from 5-70 pounds.
- Brace Height: 6.5”
- Let-Off: 70%
- Axel-to-Axel: 30”
- Draw Length: 12”-30”
- Draw Weight: 5-70 lbs.
- Speed: 315 FPS
- Weight: 3 lbs.
- Only 3 pounds
- No bow press needed
- Easy to adjust
- Smooth draw cycle
- Let-Off only 70%
This bow could easily be used by smaller framed archers or kids too and, therefore, in our eyes, is an ideal beginner’s bow. You can read our hands-on, in-depth review here.
Best Budget – SAS Outrage Bow
If you want to get started with compound archery and are on a tight budget, you should take a look at the SAS Outrage Bow. Yes, it’s not the fastest bow out there, but the 270 fps should still be enough to even get into hunting if you wish to do so.
- Compressed ABS Limbs
- Net weight: 4.4 lbs
- Draw Length: 25″ – 31″
- Draw Weight: 55 – 70 lbs.
- Max Speed: 270 FPS
- Technically sound bow
- Very competitive price point
- Versatile enough for adult archers
- Not the fastest bow out there
This bow is available with or without accessoires. Make sure to tick the box when you check out. Or if you happen to have sight, d-loop, whisker buiskit, and so on – go for the bare bow.
Best Youth Beginner Bow – Bear Archery Royal
Bear Archery takes its experience from a long history of bow making. The Bear Archery Royal makes a solid impression, and it truly looks the part during use.
This bow is actually full-grown but reduces in size to be manageable for younger and novice archers. The extremely flexible draw weight (5-50 lbs.) allows for a long-lasting experience with this bow.
It will take some time for your kid to outgrow this bow – Draw length can be adjusted from 12″ to 27″ and offers a good range for junior and/or younger archers.
- Lightweight bow
- RH or LH
- Adjustable draw weight (5-50lbs)
- Draw length 12″-27″
- 75% Let-off
- Different colors (6) available
- 290 fps
This bow is ideal for your girl or boy to get into hunting or archery – Amazing accessories and easy to adjust.
Bear Archery Scout Bow Set
Bear Archery offers a wide range of bows. From professional hunting bows to beginner bows for the youth. The Bear Archery Scout Bow Set is available in different choices of colors: Flo-green, orange or green versions.
The draw weight is much lighter than in an adult bow and ranges from 8 lbs. to 13 lbs. This bow is for kids from age 4-7 years.
- Draw weight from 8lbs – 13lbs
- A shorter draw length of 16″ – 24″
- Fun colors
- Composite materials
- Only two arrows in the pack
- Not ideal for left-handed shooters
The arm guard and finger tab are welcome accessoires.
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