Recommended Best Compound Bows in 2018

1.Leader Accessories Compound Bow

If you’re looking for a nice bow without paying for the name brand price, this is the bow for you.The bow is branded under the ‘xgear’ name, is very well made, and fit and finish are good.Bow is very compact, a bit heavier than most of its’ size, which you will prefer. The slight extra weight helps with vibration and makes the bow a bit more durable and stable.

This is a great entry level hunting bow. it will be perfect for an adult looking to get into bow hunting or for a teenager looking to do the same. this bow is highly adjustable to meet the demands of nearly any shooter. the draw cycle is smooth and it has a solid back wall. it shoots pretty fast and without a doubt will be capable of dispatching any animal you plan to hunt.

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2.Sas Rage

Southland Archery’s Rage is the right choice for those shooters who want to develop their talent without spending a fortune. The durability and high quality of this compound bow make it the perfect gear for harnessing your archery skills. Don’t let its price fool you. In our opinion it gives you way more than you would expect from an entry level bow.  The materials used for this bow are of a great quality and it accepts all standard parts and upgrades. Speaking of upgrades, the bow sight and arrow rest that come with this bow could be better and you may consider purchasing an archery upgrade kit in the future (you can check our best arrow rest guide), but for this price you can’t really complain.

This bow is an excellent bargain and while it may not be a PSE or Martin bow it offers a good overall experience for those on a budget. If you can’t spend more, don’t give it a second thought. The SAS Rage is money well spent.

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3. Infinite Edge

The Diamond bows are manufactured by Bowtech, one of the world’s largest archery suppliers. The Infinite Edge is one of the most versatile and  best-selling compound bows in the world. The wide range of adjustable settings on Infinite Edge makes it the best choice for both beginners and a good option for more experienced shooters. Draw length can be adjusted to anywhere between 13″-30″ while draw-weight can range from 5 to 70 lbs! Unless you were a giant, you can adjust it to you liking for sure.

If you reasonably wonder whether a bow perfect for starters can be used by an adult male or not, I have good news for you. At maximum settings, the Infinite Edge may be used for hunting effectively, as it produces the necessary kinetic energy to take down large game.

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4. Bear Archery Cruzer

The Cruzer compound bow by Bear Archery is a great option for teens and adults. It comes with all of the accessories you need to start lining up and firing at targets, and its sturdy construction is designed to last for years. Proudly claiming to be the “last bow you will ever need”, the Cruzer also comes at an affordable price.

Weighing only 3.6 pounds this compound bow won’t cause arm fatigue, and it is perfect for younger archers. The aluminum construction provides you with a lightweight design that is sturdy and comfortable to handle. The draw length ranges from 12 inches up to 30 inches so you can use the bow with a variety of arrows, and you will love being able to adjust the draw weight down to 5 pounds or increase it up to 70 pounds. Perfect as a teaching aid, target shooting or hunting small game, everything you need is included with the Cruzer Compound Bow Package.

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5.PSE Surge RTS

The PSE surge is combining high performance with a great price. For its cost that thing can shoot pretty fast (320 fps). What really impressed us with the Surge though, is how effortless the draw-cycle feels, when compared to 70 lbs. draw weight bows at this price range. If however, your first priority is the absolute speed, then maybe it isn’t what you are looking for. There are faster bows out there but keep in mind that they cost twice as much.

On the other hand, for those who are looking for great accuracy and are willing to sacrifice some fps for a smoother overall experience we believe that there is nothing better at this budget! Actually, the surge can beat a lot of higher priced bows. It is a great all-around bow, solidly built which is worth more than its selling price. We strongly recommend it.

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6.PSE Prophecy 70-Pound Skullworks Bow

This bow is at the longer end of the range for hunting compound bows, but you will be able to use this bow for hunting if you want. You might want to especially consider it because of the weight of this bow. This bow isn’t the lightest, but you don’t want a super light bow that will respond to the smallest twitches of your fingers.You’ll want something that has a little bit of weight to it. Even if it’s a little bit heavy when you’ve been holding it up for a little while, you’ll appreciate how solid your shot is when you take a shot at your game or at a target.

In fact, this bow may work well for target shooters as well because of its weight. While most people that shoot at targets want a longer bow as well, the weight of this will balance out the performance.This bow is great beyond its weight though. It has a great range of draw weight, draw length, and 75 percent let off. You’ll get a great performance out of the bow, regardless of the purpose that you’re using it for.

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8.PSE Full Throttle

This is the king of the kings when it comes to speed, the world’s fastest compound bow. Full Throttle is strongly focused to the experienced, performance-centric shooter or better yet, the speed freaks. PSE has, yet again, pushed the limits and provides us with a rig that clocks in at a whooping speed of 370 FPS. Taking this outrageous speed into consideration, the Full Throttle seems quiet enough with little to zero vibrations. This is what modern technology can achieve- a state of the art, solidly built and very accurate bow with unparalleled speed.

Keep in mind that while you can back this down quite a few pounds and enjoy a smoother draw and reduced vibration, shock and noise, this bow isn’t for anyone. If you aren’t a pro-hunter looking to test his limits, there are probably better options for you out there.

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10.Genesis Original

While Infinity edge is a great all-around bow that your kids can use for a long time it is not the most economic choice. That, lower price spot is filled by the Genesis Original, which is widely used in Archery Training programs across the nation and is a very easy to shoot and setup bow. Furthermore, the draw length adjustability feature makes this bow suitable for kids of every age wanting to learn the basics. The Genesis can not produce the necessary power needed to hunt though, so it should only be used for target practice.

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11.Bear Archery Cruzer G2 Adult Compound Bow

If you are a top-tier female archer you shouldn’t settle for an upgraded youth or a detuned man’s bow. The Siren is specifically designed for women, focused on delivering everything that a girl-shooter would demand. Bear has been extra careful with the design of Siren, trying to please their female clients who are interested in looks, as well as in performance. It can accommodate a wide range of strengths and sizes with draw weights and lengths ranging from 40 to 60 lbs and 22 to 27 inches respectively. While it can be used in 3D competition with great results, only an experienced female-hunter will use it to its full potential.

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There are so many great bows out there for you to try using. While I think that any of these bows would do well, I’m thinking that I might do best with the PSE Evolve. The bow is very adjustable and I’ll be able to get the draw length just right for me as well as adjust the other parts of the bow. Even though it’s more expensive, the let off is also attractive to me.

But what I want and what you need aren’t always the same. Hopefully, you’ll be able to get out there and find a bow that will work with you. Just make sure that you follow some of the advice that we have given you. Then you’ll be able to really find the best bow for the purpose that you want.