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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.

Compounds vs. Recurve Bows

30 June 2020, 1:00 pm

Compounds vs. Recurve Bows

There’s something simple and primitive about recurve bows. And there’s something powerful and modern about compound bows. So which should you choose? That depends on your interests and what you want to accomplish with a bow and arrow. Must you have the latest and greatest in machinery and electronics? Or are you a minimalist? Some […]