A compact cam-bow for the arsenal

A compact cam-bow for the arsenal

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    A compact cam-bow for the arsenal

    USA-made compact, simple sights, light-weight pull. The type of bow that would supplement your long-arms and handguns as a SELF-DEFENSE weapon. I will not be hunting with it. Just want another option, if you know what I mean. Suggestions...pictures helpful. Thank you


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    What are you defining as a light weight pull?
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    Mathews Genesis, best of the light weight compound bows.
    just set it up to its 20lbs draw weight and it will do a decent job at most things, it shoots at the same speeds as a 35lb recurve bow so it's not a toy

    here you go
    http://mathewsinc.com/product/genesis/#sc-reviews
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    @buckeye......this side of 40lbs I would think


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    I like those Genesis bows as there's no set draw length and it's easy to lighten the pull to introduce youngsters to the sport.
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    Any good hunting bow would fit the bill.
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    I thought this looked interesting.

    Liberty Archery world’s smallest, lightest, Compound hunting bow.

    It's not a light draw(65#/85% LO) but very compact and light weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    I thought this looked interesting.

    Liberty Archery world’s smallest, lightest, Compound hunting bow.

    It's not a light draw(65#/85% LO) but very compact and light weight.
    That thing is wild looking!
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    for your Knowledge; the Liberty is a neat bow but very sensitve to small movements and it must be shot using a trigger of some kind, if you try it with your fingers the cable angle will pinch your fingers before you can get a full draw because the limbs are so short and if you do manage to draw it with your finers the cable rolling off of the fingers has been known to come out of the cams because of it twisting and has wrecked many of these little bows. It is a great and unique little weapon but it is also very finicky to how it is handled. and it is far from cheap most I have seen are $500+ and I would be real nervous about buying one used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    USA-made compact, simple sights, light-weight pull. The type of bow that would supplement your long-arms and handguns as a SELF-DEFENSE weapon. I will not be hunting with it. Just want another option, if you know what I mean. Suggestions...pictures helpful. Thank you


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    "Arsenal"
    I think in the Northeast that would mean that you have two or more guns and at least one bullet for each.

    Scary.

    My rifle range just opened up a archery section and I have been thinking of picking up a bow.
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    Id give this a serious look. I am thinking of buying one for my son.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman View Post
    for your Knowledge; the Liberty is a neat bow but very sensitve to small movements and it must be shot using a trigger of some kind, if you try it with your fingers the cable angle will pinch your fingers before you can get a full draw because the limbs are so short and if you do manage to draw it with your finers the cable rolling off of the fingers has been known to come out of the cams because of it twisting and has wrecked many of these little bows. It is a great and unique little weapon but it is also very finicky to how it is handled. and it is far from cheap most I have seen are $500+ and I would be real nervous about buying one used.
    Most of the newer parallel limb compound bows require a release due to short axle to axle lengths.

    There are quite a few light weight take down bows available but they're not compound.

    OP, do you want a compact bow or a packable bow?
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    I know this is not exactly what you asked for, but I think they're pretty cool. This bow is a foldable recurve, takedown arrows, and still have 50 lb draw. Would be great for camping, hiking, go bag/ bug out bag, fun in the yard, and survival. Check it out.
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    I would actually opt for a takedown recurve...... if it were necessary you can make your own arrows with natual materials. I would look for something in the 35 lb range. Shooting wooden arrows from a compound is a bad idea. And shooting instinctive is fun.
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