With so many different manufacturers of bows and and such a great variety of models to select from the modern bow hunter, especially those who are beginners in the sport, may feel a bit uncertain and even overwhelmed when trying to choose the right bow for them. The fact of the matter, that makes the decision that much more difficult is that the answer may not be as cut and dry as we would like.
The good news is that just about every bow on the market can deliver enough striking power to bring down a good sized deer and this is according to www.kskbiggameoutfitters.com. So the choice is based on the personal preferences and opinion of the hunter handling the bow. It is the best idea to find a bow that suits you as an individual. Here are some helpful tips to selecting the right bow for you.
1. Select the Best Draw Length for You
this is an important point. Many bowhunters step into a hunting outlet in search of a good bow and will have a clever salesman sell them on a model that just doesn’t fit – which means that the draw length is either too short or too long. It is easy to determine the exact draw length for you by measuring your outstretched arm span from finger tip to finger tip and divide the distance by 2.5.
Using the incorrect draw length is as bad as wearing a shoe that is either too big or too small.
2. Draw Weight is not a Matter of Pride
This is a very common problem that we see a lot in the sport. Many bowhunters associate the draw weight with being more macho and a more effective killing device. Yet this is a common misconception, the fact is that you want a bow that you can handle easily in the frozen wilderness as you can in the summer warmth or it won’t be much good. A 40 lb bow in the hands of someone who knows is everybit as good as a 70 lb bow
3. Try It Before You Buy It
This is also very important when making an intelligent selection. In order to know what to expect from your bow you’re gonna have to launch a few arrows. Each bow has a very different reaction, draw, vibration, grip, characteristics of motion etc. and many other particulars you will not be able to fully appreciate till you have practiced with it. If you are buying a bow online or from a pawnshop, try visiting a local hunting outlet and see if they don’t have the same model available for testing.