A Guide to Compound Bows In order to multiply the force applied to the arrow, the body is strung in a continuous loop that uses a pair of pulleys. These pulleys help to release the tension in the arms of the archer when the bow is fully drawn. It then makes it easy to hold the arrow in a firing position. Compound bows enable you to have a better shot under full load than if you had used recurve or longbows.
The draw strength of a recurve or long bow is already specified when fully draws, but with a compound bow, the hunter is still able to adjust the draw strength of the bow. In a compound bow, you simply need to change the pulleys and cams on the bow to adjust it. This then enables different people to use the same bow at different settings based on their size and strength. If you are using a compound bow then this is one of the advantages you can get.
Compound bows are much powerful than longbows or recurve bow. Its draw strength can be adjusted which is a great advantage. With a compound bow, an archer can hold the arrow in a ready position for a period of time and he can have a steadier aim at the target because he can release tension brought about by the cams used in the pulley assembly.
The compound bows that hunters use are much shorter than recurve bows which has its own benefits. With a shorter bow, there is less chances of getting entangled in undergrowth which makes a lot of noise if you are trying to loosen it up. Your target can get scared by the noise that the undergrowth makes when taking your bow out of it, then this is why the compound bow is made shorter which will not make it possible to experience such entanglement. When hunting wild game, compound bows would really give the hunter a great advantage.