AWESOME! The 5 Best Rated Compound Bows

Finding the best rated compound bows can be a tricky process. Using a bow is such a personal experience that the slightest variation in things like weight or smoothness can change the whole experience for one archer but mean absolutely nothing to another.  

best rated compound bow

I like to compare it to a coffee mug. I have a few specific mugs that work for my morning coffee. I also know a few others that are just as selective as I am, but I also know people that could care less what they drink their coffee from.

If you’re one of the former, you know exactly what I am saying here.

It’s really about the individual personal experience. That being said, we’ve done our best to give fair and impartial reviews of these compound bows.

If you’re new to archery you’ll need to understand a few terms to understand how bows are rated.

 

A note about IBO Speeds

Here’s an explanation about International Bowhunting Organization spped ratings from briansarchery.com

The ibo test is a standardized means of rating speeds of bows. This test is conducted by setting a bow at 30″ draw length, 70 pounds, and shooting a 350-grain arrow from it. This is the test that will produce speeds in the 300-325 feet per second range. While this test is a good means of comparing bows, it is not a good indication of how fast you will be shooting. First, not many people are actually a 30″ draw length. For every inch of draw length you subtract you can expect to lose around 10 feet per second. This means that if you are around the average draw length of 28″ you can subtract 20 fps

 

What does “let-off” mean?

Definition from esdf.org

A let-off is the point during the draw when a compound archer can hold less draw weight. It allows the archer to take more time in aiming and is especially useful in hunting situations.

For example, this means that with a 60 lb compound bow the archer will begin drawing the string at the “peak weight” of 60 lbs. Then partly through the draw, the archer reaches the let-off point and the draw becomes easier at typically 65-75% of the original weight. The archer will stay at this “holding weight” of around 15 lbs until he or she is ready to release the arrow.

 

Now, onto the Best Rated Compound Bows!

 

Bear Archery Cruzer Ready to Hunt Compound Bow

best rated compound bow bear archery cruzer

 

 

 

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What’s really impressive about this bow is it’s incredible adjustability. The draw length can be adjusted from 12 to 30 inches and on top of that, the draw weight can be adjusted from 5 to 70 pounds. That probably the most adjustment on a single bow on the market today. what I really like about this bow is that it’s very quiet but very comfortable.  it’s got a very trim low wrist style grip design that eliminates hand torque and improves accuracy.

The let off percentage is 75% The total width of the bow is 6”, this includes the quiver. The sights are adjustable using an allen wrench. At 70lbs draw weight it will shoot 310 feet per second

  • Draw Length: 12″ -30″
  • Draw Weight: 5lbs – 70lbs
  • Axle to Axle: 32″
  • Max Speed: 310fps
  • Net weight: 3.6lbs

 

 

 

 

SAS Rage 70 Lbs 30” Compound Bow

best rated compound bow SAS Rage 70 Lbs

 

 

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The SAS Rage is a bow for more experienced users but the draw weight can be turned down for beginners. If you are looking for a starter bow I would recommend the ##SAS Siege.

This is also a inexpensive but comparable alternative to the more expensive hunting bows.

Currently on Amazon.com you can choose different packages that come with either no accessories or a Pro Package that includes everything you’ll need excluding arrows. Most of the accessories that come with the Pro Package will need to be bought anyways, The overall price is pretty close to what you’ll spend and you  will save time looking for the proper equipment, Unless you already have the accessories,  I would recommend going for the time saver and buying the more expensive package.

The bow comes ready to shoot but you will need to have the sight and arrow rest mounted.

The bow length  is  34″x12″ and 2″ at its thickest point. 

  • Draw Length: 26″ – 30″
  • Draw Weight: 55 – 70 lbs.
  • Axle to Axle: 35″
  • Let Off: 70%
  • Max Speed: 270 FPS
  • Net weight: 4.4 lbs

 

 

 

 

PSE Bow Madness™ 34

 

 

best rated compound bow PSE Madness

 

 

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The PSE Bow Madness 34 combines the high-performance of a hybrid cam with the adjustability of a single cam.

This combination offers intense power with on-point precision and uncanny adjustment. The Bow Madness is both fast and comfortable to shoot, catapulting arrows at  342 fps on a smooth draw with 80% let-off.

  • FPS 342-334, Peak weight 50,60,70lb
  • Brace height 6″, axle to axle 34 1/4″
  • Let off is 80%, mass weight 4.1lbs
  • Draw length range 24 1/2″x 30 1/2″
  • RTS includes: Aires sight, Whisker Biscuit rest

 

 

 

 

Martin Archery Lithium Bow

best rated compound bow Martin Archery Lithium

 

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The most amazing thing about the Martin Lithium  Bow is how quiet it is. It’s very easy to tune and is very lightweight and is perfect for hunting or target shooting.

The draw weight adjusts from 55lbs to 70lbs allowing for novices and experts to use at their level.

The Martin Lithium has a solid one piece bridged riser and comes standard with Martin’s Patented “Vibration Escape System” What’s really amazing about this is that it delivers a silent and shock free shot at a fast 335 FPS.

  • 33.25 Axle to Axle
  • 7in Brace Height
  • Nitro 3 Cam
  • 38in to 31in Draw Length Adjustment
  • 335 feet/second
  • Available in 50, 60, and 70 pound draw weights

 

 

 

 

Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro

best rated compound bow Diamond Archery Infinite Edge

 

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After some extensive research I found The Diamond Infinite Edge compound bow package which turned out to be a phenomenal deal. Currently on Amazon.com, Diamond Archeryis offering a package that includes Infinite Edge Pro Bow, 3-Pin tundra sight, hostage XL arrow rest, DeadLock lite octane quiver, tube peep sight, BCY string loop, comfort wrist sling, and 5″ ultra-lite octane stabilizer. The cool thing about this bow is that if fits any person, any height and age. The draw weight is adjustable from 5 to 70 pounds and the draw length is adjustable to accommodate somebody 10 years old.

Although it can adjust to fit very small shooters, don’t assume it’s any less lethal than a traditional “adult” bow.

If you found this review because you’re thinking about buying this bow, Do It. You will not regret it

This is something you can shoot during hunting season as well as even in an urban backyard and have a ton of fun

  • Draw Length: 13″-31″
  • Draw Weight: 5-70 lbs.
  • Axle to Axle: 31.5″
  • Max Speed: 310fps
  • Net weight: 3.2lbs