This page will talk about what a compound bow is and what bows are available on the market.
The compound bowEdit
The limbs of a compound bow are much stiffer than those of a recurve bow or longbow. This limb stiffness makes the compound bow more energy-efficient than other bows, in conjunction with the cams. The compound bow has its string applied to pulleys (cams), and one or both of the pulleys have one or more cables attached to the opposite limb. When the string is drawn back, the string causes the cams to turn. When the draw commences, the archer has reduced mechanical advantage, but during the draw, as the pulley cams rotate, the (limb plus cam radius) distance gets longer, and the archer gains mechanical advantage over the bending limbs, and less force is needed to bend the limbs more, in comparison to other bows.
Hunting bows are typically smaller with a shorter axle to axle length and smaller riser. Because of this, they do not make ideal target bows. Common accessories often used on a hunting bow are as follows:
a whisker biscuit rest, short 3 (or more) pin sights, wrist mounted quick release and either a short stabilizer or a shock absorber (along with string and limb dampeners).