Hunting with bows and arrows is one of the oldest activities of men, but with the passage of time and scientific advancements, this activity has been reduced and lost its significance. Archery is now limited to sports related activities only and it is now termed as the activity of enjoyment for pass time. People also use bows and arrows today for hunting animals, but it is restricted to few geographical areas. United States of America is one of the countries where people love this sport. It is a very healthy recreational activity. There are different types of archery bows available in the market, so you must be careful while buying one for yourself and/or for your loved ones. Following are the five things that should be considered before buying archery bows.
1. What is the Purpose of Buying?
The purpose of buying an archery bow should be cleared because it helps in selecting the right bow. There are various archery bows available for different purposes; the major distinction is between professional and amateur. Professional archery bows are designed for experts who have mastered the art of archery. Professional bows are recommended for those archers who generally participate in national and international archery competitions. It is also difficult to operate the professional bows because it needs some minute techniques and adjustments, which everyone cannot follow. In case you are not a professional archer then you should buy the simple ones, which are easily available in the market at lower prices.
2. What is the Weight of Archery Bow?
Archery bows come in different weights and some of them are very heavy which are difficult to operate by laymen. For target shooting, 40-60 lb bows are perfect for professionals depending upon draw weight, whereas for beginners 20-30 lb bows are most suitable. There are light-weight bows also available of 10-15 lbs for youngsters ages 10 and up. So it is necessary to determine the exact weight of bow before buying one.