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Bows

At Downwind Archery, we carry a variety of bows from top manufacturers throughout the industry. We carry compound bows, recurve and crossbows. Looking for something specific, or not sure what you need? Ask any of our helpful store associates for advice and help locating what you need.

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    Compound Bows

    Compound bows are hand-drawn, hand-held bows with a mechanical component that reduces the draw weight and increases the speed of the arrow. Cables and cams (or pulleys) ease the draw and reduce the bow’s holding weight (called let-off). These vary from traditional bows in that they have these added mechanisms, and are often heavier. Depending on your skill level, shooting interest, capabilities, and simple preferences, a compound bow could be the right type of bow for new shooters. Not sure? Just ask our helpful associates or rent a bow and try it out in our shooting range.

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    Recurve Bows

    Recurve bows are a traditional style of bow with curved limbs at the ends of the bow, which help deliver more energy to the arrow, increasing its speed. These bows are popular in the Olympics and other competitive events. Want to try out a modern recurve bow? Just ask any of our helpful associates. The brands we carry in this department are: Southwest archery, some others available on request.

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    Crossbows

    A crossbow consists of a bow-like construction mounted on a stock and oriented horizontally. Crossbows can have a compound or recurve construction. Compound crossbows, much like compound bows, rely on a series of cams, or pulleys, to reduce the draw weight of the bow. On recurve crossbows, the tips of the bow curve away from the archer, which increases the speed of the bolt. Arrows, or bolts, are loaded on top of the stock. The brand we carry in this department is Barnett.

8 June 2021, 2:37 pm

Should Your Arrows Be Carbon, Aluminum or Wood?

Arrows can be made of several different materials, and the material you choose will mainly be determined by the type of shooting you intend to do. The three common types of arrow shaft material include carbon (including composite carbon/aluminum shafts), aluminum and wood. You can use almost any type of material with, for example, a […]

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