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Best Hunting Bow – 2017 Reviews, Tips and Suggestions

Looking for the best hunting bow? Having a hard time finding a good, quality hunting bow for the money?

Well, look no further because you’re at the right place.

Welcome to our best hunting bow review. We will give a variety of top 10 best hunting bow you can find on the market.

It’s really easy to be overwhelmed with information about hunting bows with the technology today and the access to information, being one click away.

You can find many review sites on the internet, reviewing extremely expensive bows, compound bows, recurve bows, crossbows and so on. But here, that is not the case. We give you a variety from prices to quality.

We want to offer solutions and ways to everyone, whether their budget is $100 or $1000.

Sure there might be one, two or several other expensive hunting bows, but we’re making sure that you truly get a great value for the money you spend.

We will give you some unnecessary information before you make your decision on which is the best hunting bow for you.

If you would like to just skip through to the reviews, we’ve got a table listing the main attributes and the link through to the review. If you want to get to know the ins-and-outs of choosing a bow before getting to the reviews, just scroll past the table.

The Best Hunting Bows

Hunting Bow Weight Draw Weight Draw LengthSpeed Price
Bowtech Carbon Knight Compound Bow Review3.2 lbs50 - 70 lbs26.5 - 30.5″ 335 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
Leader Accessories Compound Bow Hunting Bow 4.4 lbs50 - 70 lbs.25" - 31"310 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Bow Package3.1 lbs5 - 70 lbs.13” – 30”310 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
Apollo Tactical USA Compound Bow Package4 lbs25 - 70 Lbs19” - 30”320 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
FBA service Compound Bow Package review3.3 lbs19 - 70 lbs19”-30”320 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
Bear Archery Attitude Compound Bow review3.7 lbs60 - 70 lbs25”-32”310 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
PSE Brute X Compound Bow review4 lbs60 - 70 lbs25-35”312-320 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
AW Pro Compound Bow review3.6 lbs20 - 70 lbs17" - 29"320 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
SAS Scorpii Compound Bow review3.3 lbs30-55 lbs19" - 29”260 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.
iGlow compound bow review4 lbs40 - 55 lbs27”-29”220 FPSClick here to see the current price on Amazon.

How to choose a hunting bow?

When you’re looking to buy the best hunting bow, the hunting bow that will perfectly fit you, to your taste, to your needs you need to considerate several things before making the final decision. Because many things don’t seem as we perceive them from our own standpoint. Especially if you’re new to archery and you see some more advanced archers, how they perform with an advanced, heavier, stronger bow, both in specifications and quality.

Our main goal is to make it easier for you when it comes to making a decision which is the best hunting bow to buy. Below we have few tips to make your decision easier and faster.

Purpose

Few questions you need to ask yourself before you take an action and find and purchase the best hunting bow?

  • How do you feel when using an archery release, are you comfortable using it? Or do you prefer to use your finger?
  • How much draw length can you stand? How much do you prefer and how much draw length do feel comfortable withstanding?
  • Have you used an arrow rest? Which one do you prefer? And which one is the best arrow rest for you?
  • What kind of type cam you prefer? Which type cam is the best for you?
  • What about bow sight? Which one is the best bow sight for you?

The questions above are really important as well. So do your survey and search the market, find the best answer, and go from there.

Your budget

How much are you willing to spend for a hunting bow. This is the first step you need to consider before taking the action of buying a hunting bow. Think about it, how much weighs your budget, how much you can spend, how much are you willing to spend.

You can always find bargain deals, hunting bow that seems cheap and give you a good value for the price, but that doesn’t seem to be the case most of the times and that’s why you need to carefully choose. On the other hand, if you have more money to spend, take your time, see what the hunting bow you’re interested in offers you in terms of specifications and quality.

Do not hurry

You just can’t seem to wait enough, adrenaline runs in your body and you just can’t wait to get your hands on your new hunting bow and go out and start your hunting season. And suddenly it turns out your hunting bow had an issue, something has fallen apart, something has broken, something seems poorly and cheaply made. You spent your money and soon enough your nerves on what? The hunting bow of a poor quality.

That’s why you need to be calm and take your time. You see a hunting bow that you like on Amazon on other website? Google it, see what the reviews say, check some videos on Youtube. Try out several different hunting bows, see their advantages and disadvantages, which one seems more comfortable, feel it out, experience. That is the key to choose the best hunting bow yourself.

If you have an archery shop go there and ask the people who work there what’s their point of view. Do not over analyze things, but consider several things, carefully, before taking action.

Weight

The word itself says pretty much. But it’s pretty important to consider how much the hunting bow weighs.

Lighter hunting bows or hunting bows who weigh less, are usually better for beginners and to some extent to the hunters as well. Since they will have to carry less weigh while they hunt. But there is a negative side to that. Easier bows are louder, and that can be a really big con when you are hunting. Making noise while shooting may scare off your prey.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours and decide wisely.

Draw weight

Draw weight is the effort you need put in so you can get your hunting bow to full draw. For novice archers and beginners, it’s recommended to go with less draw weight, less effort and less force until they develop the skills. However, more draw weight means more power, faster bow, heavier arrows and heavier arrow points too.

At the end of the day, measure your physicality and decide which way you will go. Less draw weight or more draw weight.

Draw length

When you’re at a full draw, the distance between the bowstring and the grip is the draw length. The draw length is adjustable, depending on the hunting bow, you can do it either at home, or just visit the local archery shop and they will do it for you. Of course, the draw length is important and that’s why you need to consider something before you decide to purchase a certain hunting bow and therefore making sure your choice is the best hunting bow.

Too much draw length will have a negative effect on the speed and accuracy of your hunting bow. So it is better go less draw length.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours.

Brace height

Brace height is the distance measured from the grip to the bow string at rest. There is a lower brace height and higher brace height and both of them have their pros and cons. The lower brace height means a faster bow, and it’s more difficult to master and shoot. On the other end the longer brace height is more forgiving and it’s better for new archers and beginners, developing their skills.

Accessories

Accessories play a huge part in archery especially when it comes to hunting bows. They can make an average hunting bow the best bow out there for you. And if you’re new, you might not know the true value and what do they bring to a hunting bow.

Survey the market and ask in your local archery shop. Accessories bring a big value and they might really be a big help for you if you have the right ones and use them correctly.

So now you know what you need to look for, here is our list of what we consider the best hunting bows:

Bowtech Carbon Knight Compund Bow review


Specifications:

  • Speed: 335 FPS
  • Axle to axle: 31?
  • Brace Height: 7?
  • Draw Weights: 50 – 70 lbs
  • Draw Lengths: 26.5-30.5?
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs
  • Let off 80%

Aesthetically very pleasing bow and a great hunting bow as you can see from the draw weight and the arrow speed. Not only that, but this bow is lightweight when you compare to the other hunting bows. And when you add to that the smoothness this bow brings, it’s the perfect combination for a hunting bow, consisting all the key elements that you require and look for.

But, this bow comes at a bit higher price than usual and that’s why we ranked it last. Bowtech is a well known brand in the archery market, and the price tag justifies the value and quality this hunting bow brings.

Pros

  • Great design
  • Lightweight
  • Great value and specifications

Cons

  • Expensive

Leader Accessories Hunting Bow


Specifications:

  • Draw Weight: 50 – 70 lbs.
  • Draw Length: 25″ – 31″
  • Brace Height: 7.5″
  • Max Speed: 310 FPS
  • Axle to Axle: 31.5″
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Aluminum Riser
  • 30″ Carbon arrow and 30″ aluminum arrow recommended for this compound bow

According to the hunting measurements starting from 40lbs up to 55lbs and more, this hunting bow gets the job done from the smallest hunting game to the largest hunting game.

The really great thing besides the hunting game variety that gives you is that this hunting bow can be used by teens, preferably stronger ones. It’s also economical and affordable, but on the other side it’s not the lightest hunting bow out there.

Bonus: It’s also suitable for bow fishing thanks to the pre-drilled mounting holes.

Pros

  • Affordable and economical
  • Suitable for bowfishing
  • Great for small, medium and large hunting game

Cons

  • It’s not the lightest hunting bow out there
  • Comes with no manual

 
 

Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Bow Package


Specifications:

  • Axle to Axle length – 31”
  • Available draw weight – 5 – 70 lbs.
  • Range of draw length – 13” – 30”
  • Brace height – 7
  • Bow weight – 3.1 lbs.
  • Available Finishes – BlackOps, Mossy Oak Infinity, or Pink Blaze (For the ladies)

Package includes: Infinite Edge Pro Bow, 3-Pin tundra sight, hostage XL arrow rest, DeadLock lite octane quiver, tube peep sight, BCY string loop, comfort wrist sling, and 5″ ultra-lite octane stabilizer.

This hunting bow stands out from the other hunting bows. Why? Due to the large variety it gives, not only for the advanced archers and hunters, but for the new, up and coming archers, beginners.

Starting from 5 draw weight up to 70. You can either use it for target practice or you can hunt with it. Great for small, medium and large hunting game.

This hunting bow also gives you a great variety of finishes you can pick from. 

Pros

  • Great variety and extremely adjustable
  • Great for beginners
  • Extremely smooth

Cons

  • Questionable quality of the accessories that come with the package

 

Apollo Tactical USA Compound Bow Package


Specifications:

  • Draw Length 19” – 30”
  • Draw Weight 25 Lbs – 70 Lbs
  • 80% Let Off
  • Brace Height 7″
  • Bow Weight: 4 lbs
  • Bow Length: 30”

The package contains High quality hard case, detachable quiver, 6 aluminium arrows, 6 carbon mix arrows, 6 field tips, 6 broad head tips, bow string wax, hex key set, extra case latch, Velcro wrist strap arrow release aid, 2 point bow stand.

A fairly flexible bow giving a great variety for both novice archers and hunters. Hunting bow that can be used for small, medium and large hunting game.

It comes in a complete package and It has everything you need to get started right away.

Pros

  • You can start away
  • Great for novice archers and hunters
  • Extremely quiet and smooth
  • Available for any hunting game

Cons

  • High price

 

FBA service Compound Bow Package review


Specifications:

  • Right handed
  • Arrow speed: 320 fps
  • Axle-to-Axle: 28″
  • Draw weight: 19 – 70 lbs
  • Draw length: 19” – 30” adjustable
  • Brace height: 7”
  • Let-off: 80%
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs

The package contains:

  • Compound bow M1
  • 5 pins bow sight (with sight light)
  • Brush arrow rest (2 pcs brush replacement)
  • Rubber stabilizer
  • Bow release
  • Braided bow sling (aluminum mounting)
  • 6pc arrow quiver
  • D-Loop assembly (1 meter replacement)
  • Peep sight assembly (2 pcs replacement)
  • 2 limb dampers
  • Bow stand
  • Arrow pullier
  • Bowstring wax,
  • 18 x 30” carbon mix arrow

The value of these accessories that this package contains almost reaches the $200 mark.

The really beautiful thing about this compound bow is the variety it gives you when it comes to the draw weight. Starting from 19lbs to 70 lbs. Suitable for every game (small, medium and large).

Many people make the wrong assumption by thinking “Oh, it’s an off brand bow, it must be poor quality”. But this is not the case, everything, starting from the compound bow and the package itself is top notch.

Pros

  • Good hunting bow
  • Suitable for any hunting game (Small, medium, large)
  • Great package value
  • Good product for the price

Cons

  • Questionable accessory quality

Bear Archery Attitude Compound Bow review


Specifications:

  • Draw weight: 60 – 70lbs
  • Arrow speed: 310 FPS
  • Axle to axle: 31”
  • Draw length: 25” – 32”
  • Let off: 80%
  • Weight: 3.7lbs
  • Brace Height: 7 1/4”

The package contains:

  • Attitude Bow
  • Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit
  • Trophy Ridge 3-Pin Sight w/ Light
  • Trophy Ridge Stabilizer & Sling
  • Trophy Ridge Quiver,
  • Wheel Peep Sight
  • Nock Loop

Extremely quality and durable hunting compound bow. This hunting bow gives a great quality for the price that is paid, I can even say it exceeds it.

A great featherweight bow that gives you a better flexibility and chances for maneuvering. Hardly any vibration on the shot, and it’s pretty silent. Powerful hunting bow, the draw weight justifies that. Suitable for any hunting game.

Bear archery is known for its quality bows and as known brand in the archery market.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Great value for the price
  • Extremely powerful
  • Suitable for any hunting game

Cons

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PSE Brute X Compound Bow review


Specifications:

  • Draw weight: 60 – 70lbs
  • Draw length: 25 – 35”
  • Speed: 312 – 320 fps
  • Axle to axle: 31”
  • Brace height: 7 1/4″
  • Let off: 75%
  • Weight: 4lbs

As you can see from the specifications we’re talking about powerful hunting bow, available to take on any hunting game. The really great thing about this bow is the fact that is forgiving to the novice and beginning archers, despite being a great hunting bow.

Another thing that makes this bow great is the smoothness and quietness which makes the difference when it comes to a good hunting bow and best hunting bow.

Another thing is the brand, PSE. A great and proven brand in the archery world, so you can’t make a mistake if you choose them.

Pros

  • Suitable for any hunting game
  • Forgiving to novice archers
  • Smooth
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Someone might find it expensive

 

AW Pro Compound Bow review


Specifications:

  • Right hand bow
  • Aluminum alloy riser with high intensity,
  • Stainless steel cable guard
  • Adjustable draw weight and draw length
  • With String silencer and peep hole

Specifications:

  • IBO rating: 320 FPS
  • Axle-to-axle: 30″
  • Brace height: 8″
  • Draw weight: 20 – 70lbs
  • Let-off: 75 – 80%
  • Draw Lengths: 17″ – 29″
  • Bow Weight: 3.6 lbs
  • Arrow length: 30″

The package contains:

  • 1 Compound Bow Kit
  • 12 pcs Carbon Arrows

The beautiful thing about this bow is that the flexibility it gives when it comes to draw weight. Which makes it great for beginners and great hunting bow for advanced archers in other words, for hunting. It’s really easy to assemble. It’s also really smooth, quiet and has excellent accuracy.

This hunting bow has a great price as well, making it really economical and affordable for everyone.

Pros

  • Great for both, novices as well as hunters/advanced archers
  • Smooth
  • Quiet
  • Extremely accurate
  • Suitable for any hunting game

Cons

  • Questionable quality of the arrows

SAS Scorpii Compound Bow review


Specifications:

  • Draw Length: Adjustable from 19″ – 29”
  • Draw Weight: 30-55 lbs.
  • Axle to Axle: 28″
  • Net weight: 3.3 lbs
  • Speed: 260 FPS
  • Let Off: 68%
  • Brace Height: 7 1/2”
  • Options: Black, GC Camo, Black Accessories Kit, GC Camo Accessories Kit

The package contains 1 x Scorpii Compound Bow w/ Optional Accessories Kit.

A great compound for especially for beginners, hunting for small and medium game and for bowfishing. The package makes sure you need everything to get started right away.

It provides a really great value for the money.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for small and medium hunting game, including bow fishing
  • Has everything you need to get started right away
  • Durable
  • Great value for the money

Cons

  • Plastic cams and limbs

iGlow compound bow review


Specifications:

  • Draw weight: 40 – 55 lbs
  • Arrow speed: 220 FPS
  • Length: 41.5”
  • Draw length: 27”-29”
  • Weight: 4lbs
  • Let off: 75%
  • 30″ Fiberglass / Aluminum / Carbon Arrows are recommended

Great hunting bow, starting from the price range to the flexibility it gives you, whether you’re new to archery of advanced hunter. Even though they are not an American brand and company, the quality of the compound bows they make is impeccable.

It’s a great hunting bow, satisfying the needs of small, medium and even large hunting game. Many people give positive reviews about the quality this bow brings when compared to the price that you pay.

Strong, sturdy, durable, economical and flexible. These are the words that perfectly describe this bow.

Pros

  • Economical and affordable
  • Durable
  • Strong
  • Flexible
  • Bargain deal, the value of this compound bow exceeds the price tag

Cons

  • No instructions on how to assemble the bow
  • Questionable quality of the sight

 

Summary

Like we mentioned above, our main goal is to make your life easier, when it comes to choosing a hunting bow.

Don’t over analyze things, because that can have a negative effect on your choice, option and opinion. Instead, keep it simple, know your physical proportions, know your strength and go from there.

Remember, everything starts from you, so don’t be aroused by powerful hunting bow because it is not the best hunting bow, you are the one who is going to pull, determine your strength. Find a hunting bow that matches your physicality from a technical stand point.

Try out several different hunting bows, feeling them out and experiencing different hunting bows will give you a better perspective of how things work.

Consider the technical points that we mentioned above as well, hey are exceptional when it comes to the best hunting bow.

That was our best hunting bow review, hopefully you find this article, breakdown, reviews and tips helpful.

Updated: May 10, 2017 — 3:35 pm
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