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Types of Compound Bows

Bottom cam
Bottom cam

The pulley/cam system grants the user a mechanical advantage, and so the limbs of a compound bow are much stiffer than those of a recurve bow or longbow. This rigidity makes the compound bow more energy-efficient than other bows, as less energy is dissipated in limb movement.

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Bowstring
Bowstring

The compound bow – what you need ... Many archers also shoot compound bows in target archery. ... Once the string rolls over the cams on the initial draw, ...

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Cable Guard
Cable Guard

The cable guard on a compound bow is the fiberglass rod which runs perpendicular from the riser towards the bowstring and works with cable slide to keep the cable(s) out of the arrow’s line of fire.

Cables
Cables

In modern archery, a compound bow is a bow that uses a levering system, usually of cables and pulleys, to bend the limbs. In general, compound bows are widely used in target practice and hunting.

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Limbs
Limbs

Compound bows are offered with either solid 1piece limbs or what is known as “split limbs” which are simply two thin limbs that connect the bow riser to the axle which holds the cam. A bow’s limbs are connected to the riser and to the bow’s cam system.

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My bow is a RedHead Kronik XT
My bow is a RedHead Kronik XT

The RedHead® Kronik® XT Compound Bow is a fast, versatile, and forgiving choice that will accommodate a wide range of bowhunters. The machined-aluminum riser is exceptionally lightweight and strong, and the draw cycle is as smooth as silk.

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The Riser
The Riser

The cable guard on a compound bow is the fiberglass rod which runs perpendicular from the riser towards the bowstring and works with cable slide to keep the cable(s) out of the arrow’s line of fire.

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