A True Hunting Bow Test

When considering a new hunting bow or how your current bow compares to others, it can be difficult trying to discern one bow from another based on actual hunting performance.  Mostly because the industry standard performance measurement, IBO speed, is based on an abnormally long draw length and an arrow weight that is far less than ideal for targeting the big game animals that call our mountains home.  Here we compare six top-of-the-line bows based on their ability to shoot hunting weight arrows at ideal hunting speeds.  In the end, there is more to the right bow than potential speed, kinetic energy, and/or momentum, but these are important factors that should be in your set of variables as you look for a new setup.

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3 thoughts on “A True Hunting Bow Test

  1. Zakk, good insight into some “real testing”!

    The other important item cannot be depicted on video, pictures or text and that is the feel of the bow.

    Once you have narrowed your search down, by testing as you have, shoot the bow “blind bale” style to see which one feels the best for you. And you will know as soon as you shoot it!

    Great tips, Zach and keep them coming!

  2. Mark

    Also notice the mass weight of the bows. Packing a 3.8lb bow vs 4.5lbs makes a difference. Interesting Test.

  3. Great video with useful information. Nice to see the video. You discussed the most important element of all when choosing a hunting bow
    Thank you very much.

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