There are a number of important factors to consider when choosing a bow to protect use fo the range, so before you rush for the best-looking bow on the shelf, think about your purchase and make sure to buy a bow that will last you for years.
After considering more than two dozen different helmets, I decided to buy The Tigershark Takedown Bow (link to check the price on Amazon) for my first bow. For me, it’s the perfect balance of price and quality. It has many of the features of the high-end bows with up to 60 lbs draw weight. The Tigershark exceeds most bow standards, and it looks awesome. I’ve been really happy with it.
If you are looking for a compound bow I recommend you to check out this one. Hoyt Carbon RX-1 Hyper 29-70 (Link to Amazon) this is a much more expensive bow than the recurve bow. So if you want a great bow and on a budget, I would buy the Tigershark. I have tested it myself and I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.
The most important takeaway from this article, I believe, is that I strongly encourage you to not purchase a sub-$60 bows. I tested multiple cheap bows trying to save a buck and they just aren’t very good. I bought a cheap one for my friend and it just didn’t have enough quality materials to last for a long time or endure the power of the draw.
What to Look for In a Bow
Obviously, you’ll want a bow that meets or exceeds the most common standards, but what other factors should you look for? Here are some things to consider:
- Parts availability. Choose a bow from a major manufacturer so that you can easily order new parts or strings if you lose or break anything.
- Material. Make sure to buy a bow that is built with good quality material. Bows should last you a lifetime and have to tolerate a lot of the pressure you will put into it.
- Price. I recommend not buying the cheap under $60 bows because I simply haven’t found one that I consider to be well made, but you don’t have to spend 1000$ either.