Longbows and recurve bows were the popular bows used by archers and hunters before the compound bow came into the scene. Depending on what activity you were going to use the bow for, whether target archery or hunting, you choose the type of bow you need. The recurve bow that the bow used by game hunters because of its power. However, when the compound bow came into the scene, then all of these changed.
[The way compound bows are made is very much different from how other bows are made. In a compound bow, pulleys are used so that force is multiplied to the arrow. Usually, when the bow is full draws, tension in the archer’s arm increase, but not with the compound bow because of the pulleys that help to release this tension in the arms. It then makes it easy to hold the arrow in a firing position. Compound bows enable you to have a better shot under full load than if you had used recurve or longbows.
With a compound bow, an archer or hunter is able to adjust the draw strength of the bow which is not true for longbows or recurve bows since they already have a particular draw strength when fully drawn. In a compound bow, you simply need to change the pulleys and cams on the bow to adjust it. This then enables different people to use the same bow at different settings based on their size and strength. This is one of the advantages of using a compound bow.
Another great advantage of using a compound bow is that it is much powerful than a longbow or a recurve bow. Its draw strength can be adjusted which is a great advantage. It can be easier for an archer to hold an arrow in the ready position for a longer time and take a steadier aim at the target because of the possibility of releasing tension brought about the by the cams used in the pulley assembly.
Compound bows are much shorter than good recurve bows and this gives a hunter plenty of advantages. If you have tried getting your bow entangled in an undergrowth, you know very well that it makes a lot of noise just to release your bow from it. And this is why the shortness of compound bows is an advantage since you don’t have to experience this situation which will just scare away your target. When hunting wild game, compound bows would really give the hunter a great advantage.