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Best Compound Bow For Target Shooting 2024

Archer hands close up, preparing the arrow for the shot.

Are you interested in target shooting but don’t know what bow to buy? Well don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of four bows that are not only affordable but also more than adequate for your first target shooting bow. Heres our current picks: Bow IBO Speed ATA Length Brace Height Draw Length Draw Weight Mass …


Crossbow Myths and Misconceptions

Hunter with crossbow walking with a backpack

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding crossbows. This article debunks those myths and provides accurate information about crossbows.

New Crossbows 2024

Crossbow technology in 2024? Oh, it’s like we’re living in the future of archery! Just when you think everything that could be done has been done, boom – here comes a new wave of innovation. So, grab your gear, and let’s dive into this exciting world of 2024 crossbows. Let’s get started! TenPoint TRX 515 …


PSE Uprising Hands-On Review 2024

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As a company, PSE is about as old as compound archery itself. The company’s history has spanned more than 50-years, throughout which time this prestigious manufacturer has produced a number of the industry’s most sought-after bows.  One important note: I tested the bow in real life. Yes – I went and actually sent some arrows …


the latest innovation from Easton—the X10 4mm Parallel Pro


Attention fellow archers and hunters, the game has just changed with Easton’s latest innovation: the X10 4mm Parallel Pro. This arrow, a true masterpiece in precision and performance, is set to revolutionize our experiences in the field and on the range. For more information check out: When you take a close look at the …


Bear Archery Divergent EKO – Hands-On Review 2024

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In an era that has seen bow manufacturers consistently stretch the bounds of possibility, it is easy to assume that there are few frontiers in compound bow technology left to conquer. However, Bear Archery has continued to push this envelope, most notably with the release of their new Divergent EKO model. I tested the Bear …


Minnesota Deer Hunters Embrace Crossbows

a hunter with his crossbow in a treestand

Crossbow Regulations for Minnesotan Deer and Turkey Hunting have changed recently. As a result, crossbow sales have gone up almost 500%. The growing fondness for crossbow hunting in Minnesota isn’t just anecdotal. The numbers speak for themselves. Following the implementation of new regulations, a whopping 790 deer were harvested using crossbows in the fall season …


Mathews Lift 33 vs Hoyt RX-8 Ultra

lift33 vs rx8

Who will win the archery duel between the Mathews Lift 33 and the Hoyt RX-8 Ultra? Can we objectively crown a victor in this clash of the Titans? You’ve sifted through numerous reviews, analyzed the hype, and now you’re on the precipice of making a decision. Our analysis won’t just skim the surface. We’re diving …


Why Do Many Hunters Choose a Recurve Crossbow Instead of a Compound Crossbow?

crossbow outside leaning at a pole

You’re not living in the Stone Age, so why do many hunters like you choose a recurve crossbow instead of a compound crossbow? The answer is simplicity and reliability. The recurve crossbow’s design is straightforward, with fewer mechanical parts, making it less prone to mechanical failure and easier to maintain. Its lightweight and maneuverable design …


Choosing the Right Draw Weight for Female Archers

a womens hand holding a recurve bow

Once an ancient survival skill, Archery has evolved into a precision sport where strength, technique, and finesse are key. For female archers, drawing weight in a bow is a critical decision. This weight not only dictates the power and range of the shot but it also impacts the archer’s comfort and performance. This article aims …


Bear Archery Legit Compound Bow Package Review


As an avid archer, I’m always on the lookout for the latest bows. Recently, I got my hands on the Bear Archery Legit Compound Bow Package, and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer. This bow is like a Swiss Army knife for archers, with its adjustable draw length and weight options. And the best …


Beginner Compound Bows Reviewed & Tested

So, you’re on the hunt for the perfect beginner bow, huh? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve done the legwork to bring you the top five compound bow packages that won’t break the bank and will also stick with you as you progress from a novice to a seasoned archer. I know looking at all the …


Diamond Archery Edge 320 Review [Hands-On]

Diamond Archery Edge 320 R.A.K. Package compound bow

There has been a substantial amount of talk in the archery world as of late surrounding the availability and popularity of new ultra-adjustable compound bows meant to cater to any archer. So when we were allowed to test out the Edge 320 R.A.K., we jumped on the chance for some hands-on experience! I tested the …


How to Make a Crossbow Quieter

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Did you know that the sound of a typical crossbow can reach up to 90 decibels? But don’t worry; there are several factors you can consider to make your crossbow quieter. By tightening all the fasteners, performing regular maintenance, and using noise-reduction accessories, you can significantly reduce the noise of your crossbow. In this article, …


Best Crossbow Target 2024

a bunch of crossbow bolts sticking in a archery target

Imagine standing on the shooting range, crossbow in hand, feeling the rush of excitement as you release a bolt from your new crossbow. In those exhilarating moments, you truly appreciate the importance of finding a target that can handle the power. Having personally delved into the world of crossbow targets, I’ve compiled a definitive list …


Our Review of the Best Compound Bow Packages for Archery and Hunting

Josh Boyd testing the diamond edge 320

Ready to purchase your first compound bow? This comprehensive guide will take you through choosing the ideal compound bow for your needs and budget based on our independent testing. Whether you’re a beginner just starting or an experienced archer looking for a new challenge, we’ve got you covered. I tested most bows hands-on! Make sure …


How You Can Find A Cheap Compound Bow

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As an archery enthusiast, I know how important it is to find the right equipment when starting. When it comes to compound bows, there are many options available for beginners. In this article, I will share my experience of finding a good beginner compound bow for a friend of mine and provide tips on how you can …


The Best Left Handed Compound Bow 2024

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Left-handed archers, rejoice! Bowtech’s extensive collection of high-quality, accurate compound bows offers plenty of excellent options just for you. From their smooth-drawing flagship models to their hard-hitting, affordable options, Bowtech’s left-handed bows deliver the goods. In my opinion, Bowtech makes some of the best left-handed compound bows on the market today. Pair one with a …


The Importance of Axle-to-Axle Length in Compound Bows

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I can confidently say that the axle-to-axle length of a compound bow plays a significant role when selecting the right bow for an individual archer.  Each compound bow has two axles, so the “axle to axle length” refers to the distance between them.  Whether a shorter or longer axle-to-axle length is better depends on the …


How Fast Can A Crossbow Shoot

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Many prospective crossbow archers find themselves with a host of unanswered questions regarding the speed at which crossbow bolts or arrows are fired. While such speeds tend to vary from one model of a crossbow to the next, there are some average figures that can be used to accurately depict modern crossbow speeds in general. …


How Far Can A Crossbow Shoot

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It is not uncommon for beginning crossbow archers to question how far their crossbow can shoot. Of course, this curiosity is only normal, as most wish to understand the full range of capabilities that their equipment holds. However, the answer to this quandary is not always as simple as one might assume. While the exact …


BlackOut Epic Compound Bow BEST Review 2024

Blackout Epic Bow

In recent years, compound bow technology has excelled far beyond what many would have ever thought possible. A wealth of new, highly adjustable compound bows has now entered the market space, further enabling every prospective archer to select a model that best suits their needs. Now, more than ever, archery has truly become a sport …


Diamond Archery Edge 320 vs Diamond SB1 Review 2024

edge 320 vs SB1

Have you ever wondered which bow would prove superior when comparing the Diamond Edge 320 VS Diamond SB1? Both of these outstanding offerings by Diamond Archery are quite similar to one another in many regards, and the question of which is superior arises quite often.  One important note: we tested the bows in real life. …


Best Compound Bows For Women in 2024

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Every year, an increasing number of women pick up a bow, seeking to take in all that is enjoyable about archery. This trend has benefitted the general hunting and shooting sports community, turning outdoor adventures into a family affair. In a quest to find the gear that best suits their needs, many female archers are …


Bear X Saga 405 Crossbow

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There are quite a few excellent crossbows in today’s market. The Bear Saga 405 surely is one of them. The experts at Bear are to be trusted 100% with what they put together. Top-of-line speed and performance. If you are looking for a crossbow that is fast, top-notch quality, and accurate, the Bear Saga 405 …


How Far Can A Crossbow Kill A Deer?

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Now, more than ever, the topic of at what distance a crossbow will effectively kill a deer comes under continual speculation. Many factors at play drive such speculation, perhaps none of which is as noteworthy as the technical advancements that have been made over the last decade as they pertain to the crossbow industry. Crossbows …


How Long Can You Leave a Crossbow Cocked?

Crossbow leaning at a pole

How long can you leave a crossbow cocked? This is a question that many crossbow hunters have. The answer, however, differs slightly from brand to brand and model to model. In most cases, you can leave a crossbow cocked for up to 12 hours without any problems. There are, however, a few exceptions. And to …


Best Compound Bow Under $500

DiamondEdge320 compound bow tested by Josh Boyd

Are you looking for the best compound bow on a budget? Look no further! This article will discuss some great bows that are all under $500. These bows are perfect for anyone looking to get into archery or those who want to upgrade their current setup. We will go over the pros and cons of …


Best Youth Compound Bows in 2024

a boy shooting a compoundbow in the woods

Imagine a pastime more engaging than video games and TV. That’s right, Archery! This exciting activity not only keeps your child physically active but also sharpens their mental focus through target practice. But with a variety of sizes and hues available, how do you discern the best choice? Through rigorous testing and drawing from personal …


Bear Paradox Hands-On Review 2024

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Over the past several years, Bear Archery has made quite the habit of producing consumer-friendly bows at an even friendlier price. As a result, the company’s following has grown tremendously, as many have jumped at the opportunity to purchase a premium compound bow without the premium price tag. One important note: I tested the bow …