What Are Your Best Hunting Bows
Many people believe that the “best” hunting bow is the Horizon Zero Dawn. Others prefer the ZR07 with a scope. However, the jury is still out on which is the most popular Bow.
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It all depends on your own personality. One thing is for sure, you can not expect to see a rock-solid 1000 yard kill with a cheap bow. The standard way to tell what kind of arrow you will use is to compare it to another brand. Reviewers know that.
But in all fairness, they write their reviews and then review other bows as well. With the new popularity of Bow hunting, some reviewers get confused on how to describe them. They may call them all the same or call them a different name. How can one comparison is better than another?
The thing about hunting bows is that they come in all different types. Some are designed to be used with long bows like those used in field archery. Other types are designed for lighter weight bows, like those used by hunters on whitetail deer.
Ratings on quality should be easy enough to find. Most reviews give a three-star or four-star rating with each bow having two or three disadvantages.
The disadvantages range from the side shot being too slow to the weight being too heavy. The advantages range from the weight being light enough to the sights being very good to even the Crosswind being no problem at all.
I think the end results are pretty much the same. The only difference is that when it comes to heavier bows, there are disadvantages in using the Crosswind to improve the accuracy. The last thing you want is to wind up with a group on a whitetail that is too large and too close to the center for the crosswind to help.
Verdict on scope ranges from “bad” to “pretty good”. The largest advantage is that it allows you to use a larger scope that is at least an eight-power scope, but some reviewers have complained that the crosswind does not allow for the scope. The disadvantages are all the same.
The biggest disadvantage is the difficulty in using a sniper rifle scope that has a better view than the scope of the crosswind, which is easy to adjust. The long shots are harder with the scope because the crosswind gives you plenty of room to set the bow back, compared to other bows that have bigger blinds.
Verdict on price ranges from “good” to “pretty good”. The low end ones cost about $200, but the high end ones cost over a thousand dollars.
Price is not always taken into consideration though. Some reviewers think that price is important but only when the bow is new. They would probably like to give the price if it is already established.
In the end, readers get what they pay for. If you are paying a thousand dollars for a sniper rifle scope, chances are you will get what you paid for.