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Adventure Awaits: Find the Best Hunting Bows for Your Next Trip
Whether you’re looking to purchase a first hunting bow for you or your child, or you are looking for your latest addition to your ever-growing bow collection, you’ll find only the best bows for hunting at Sportsman’s Warehouse. Browse our top-notch and varied selection of high-quality compound bows, traditional bows, and crossbows for sale. We guarantee we have exactly what you need.
Best Hunting Bows for Sale
For those who have only recently developed an interest in hunting bows, it’s time to choose one that will suit you. At Sportsman’s Warehouse, we offer three options:
Traditional bows: Traditional bows are available as either a recurve or longbow. Longbows are the oldest bow style and are also the simplest to use, making them perfect for beginners, especially if you plan to target shoot at first. The recurve bow is designed to be smaller and more compact, which makes this bow better if you need to quickly move about while out hunting. Longbows are easier to draw back and shoot, while you can shooter faster with a recurve, which can also sometimes be taken down, unlike the one-piece longbow.
Compound bows: This bow type is perfect for someone looking to continually tinker and adjust their bow. Compound bows, while more complicated to set up, require less holding weight and can be shot quicker than traditional bows, making it better for the experienced bow enthusiast looking to hunt quicker game. This bow type uses a pulley and cam system to make each shot more energy efficient for hunters. Arrows will also fly farther and faster than those shot from traditional bows.
Crossbows: This third type of bow is the easiest to fire and use. The crossbow is similar to that of a rifle in how it’s held and shot; even featuring a rifle stock. Unlike traditional and compound bows, once the arrow is nocked, you can wait as long as needed before taking the shot. The crossbow is better for short-distance firing and it requires a heavier draw weight to prepare each shot.
Sportsman’s Warehouse is also proud to offer kid’s bows and youth crossbows. Archery is the perfect sport to spend time with your children, while also helping them build their confidence and strength.
When picking out their first bow, keep these three things in mind:
- Figure out if your child is right-eye or left-eye dominant. The best way to determine this is by having your child look at a wall with a picture or clock hanging. Have your child close their right eye, and point to the object on the wall. If his or her finger stays on the same spot when they open both eyes, he or she is left-eye dominant, but if their finger appears to move, so now it’s pointing to the right of the object, that means your child is right-eye dominant.
- Determine draw weight and length. Before buying a bow, you need to figure out your child’s draw weight and length. For draw weight, refer to this explanation and opt for the lower end of the spectrum when your child is first starting out in order to help them develop proper form. To determine draw length, have your kid stand with their arms spread out. Measure from the tip of each middle finger and divide that measurement by 2.5.
- Select a bow based on the proper length for your child. This measurement refers to the length of the bow itself, or how many inches it measures from top to bottom. Youth bows measure between 31 and 41 inches in length, but have your child test several bows at different lengths to see which one is most comfortable for them. We also offer youth crossbows if your child is not quite tall enough yet to properly handle a traditional or compound bow.
Get the Perfect New Bow for Everyone
Ready to find the right bow for you and your kids? Sportsman Warehouse carries top brand names in hunting bows, so you can shop with confidence and assurance that no matter the type of bow you decide to buy. Having the perfect new bow will make your next hunting adventure memorable. Contact us if you have any additional questions about our bows or order information.
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