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Bass 1 James Bass Collen Carter Comp 1 Oct 5, 2007 Compound bow comparisons! Many hunters and archery enthusiasts have asked the question, “Which bow is better, a longer compound bow or a shorter compound bow?” First, one must understand what a compound bow is, then understand the different kinds of compound bows. The compound bow can come in all different lengths which is determined by the distance from axle to axle. A longer compound bow will range from thirty-two to thirty-four inches from axle to axle. A shorter bow will range from twenty-eight to thirty-one inches axle to axle, for adults. This difference in length might not seem to be very much, but in actual comparison there is a large difference in the bows. A lot of a bows’ performance can be based off the part of the bow called the cams. The cams sit on the axles, and there are two different configurations, single cam, and duel cam. The cams are designed to let off pressure once the shooter has fully extended his draw to fire an arrow. The shorter bows are more versatile in a lot of hunting applications, they do have many setbacks as to performance. The longer bows are harder to get into places and deep brush but are far more accurate. What does this difference mean to the shooter in real hunting settings, and what makes the length of these bows so important? The longer axel to axle length bows are the average bow the enthusiast will want to get.
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