Compound Archery

Rain in the woods

Shooting Your Compound Bow in the Rain – What to know

As an avid archer myself, I know firsthand how devastating it can be when something happens to your favorite piece of equipment. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to protect your compound bow from the elements. Rain has the potential to negatively affect ...

Compound Bows in a line

What’s The Average Cost To Restring A Compound Bow

If you’re an avid archery enthusiast, then you know that having your compound bow restrung is an important part of your equipment maintenance. But how much does it cost to get it done? In most cases you can expect to spend between $50-$150 dollars to ...

Recurve VS Compound Bow

Recurve or Compound – Which Bow is More Powerful?

Recurve or Compound Bow? Discover which bow packs the most punch and which is right for you. Read our expert comparison now!

Compound bows hanging on the wall

Is It OK to Hang Your Compound Bow? Tips to Avoid Damage

You’ve put in your practice shots for the day, or maybe you just returned from a hunt or archery tournament with bow in hand.  You’re done for today but you don’t want to put your compound bow into storage as you plan to shoot again ...

Person demonstrating bow string maintenance and inspection

7 Maintenance Tips Your Compound Bow Needs

In an age where so many things are disposable it can be confusing to a new archer whether or not their compound bow requires regular maintenance and what that might entail.  After owning compound bows for over 25 years, some of them for many years ...

Old Compound Bows hanging with a grim reaper in foreground

How Long do Compound Bows Last? And 5 Things That Kill Bows

If you’re going to spend your hard earned money on something, you want to have a good idea of how long that THING is going to last.  Compound bows are no different and they are an investment of sorts so knowing the average lifespan of ...

Archer Shooting a Bear Compound Bow

Are Bear Compound Bows Any Good? Why They’re Underrated

One of my very first bows was a Bear recurve bow.  At the time I was young, pretty new to archery, and yet I was already aware of Fred Bear and the amazing company he built.  These days it seems like they’ve been lost in ...

graphic woman firing a bow on a range

What Happens If You Dry Fire a Compound Bow? Is It Ruined?

If you’ve never dry fired a compound bow before, consider yourself lucky.  While I’ve been lucky myself and not accidentally done it, I have been around others who have and it can be nerve wracking, a bit scary, and a total bummer.   Dry Firing a ...

A Guy Pondering what to spend on a compound bow

How Much to Spend on Your First Compound Bow (New or Used?)

If you’re new to archery and looking for a compound bow the price ranges may seem a bit overwhelming.  What if you spend too little, are you going to get a piece of junk? If you spend a lot and don’t like it, is it ...

Archer using a Thumb Release Aid

What is an Archery Release? A Beginner’s Guide

Chances are good that if you’ve been exposed to archery at all, especially compound bows, you’ve heard about archery releases, also known as release aids.  But what even IS an archery release, how do they work, and do you need one?  With any luck this ...

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