What Are The Best Compound bows
Top 10 Compound Bow Package Reviews
IntroductionArchery is an incredibly challenging and rewarding hobby, whether you take the bow out on hunting trips or simply to a target range. However, the bow, while incredibly important, is nowhere near the only piece of equipment you need.
Unfortunately, picking out the right bow can be hard enough without having to wade through all of the different accessories, add-ons, and necessary equipment required to get the most out of your bow. Thankfully, most of the top brands provide ready-to-shoot or ready-to-hunt bow packages.
Of course, this only shifts the problem from choosing the right bow and list of accessories to choosing the right bundle. That is why we put together a list of the top 10 compound bow package reviews.
Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH
The Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH is the next model from this brand that appears many times on our list, but this entry takes a different approach from some of the others. Instead of filling the bow package with a litany of different extra features, the Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH picks the best ones to offer a great value.
To that end, this compound bow package may not come with quite as many extra features as some of the others, but it is an inexpensive option. That said, like many other models from this brand, the Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH still makes it a point to provide plenty of high-end Trophy Ridge add-ons.
As is fairly common for many bow packages, this compound bow comes with the Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit as well as the 5-arrow quiver. However, the Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH is not done with Trophy Ridge yet as it also comes with the brand’s stabilizer and spring as well as a 4-pin sight.
Still, the Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH prides itself far more on customization and the ability to grow with the bow as the shooter develops their skill more than anything else. To that end, this compound bow sports the widest draw weight range out of any product we reviewed, able to provide anywhere from 5 to 75 pounds.
To complement that range of draw weights, the Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH also comes with the widest range of draw lengths from 12” to 30”, making this a great option for kids learning to shoot. To further increase the ease of learning how to shoot, this compound bow only has a 70% let off
Diamond Carbon Knockout RAK Compound Bow Package
The Diamond Carbon Knockout RAK is the first entry on our review from the excellent bow manufacturers at Bowtech, but it is far from the last. However, this bow package distinguishes itself from the rest not by providing oodles of extra goodies or dropping the price but by targeting a particular demographic.
Specifically, the Diamond Carbon Knockout RAK is one of the few compound bows on our list designed almost explicitly to be used by female archers. Granted, just because the bow was designed for this type of archer does not limit it just to women, but it is an expensive model made for that type of archer.
One of the biggest tells that the Diamond Carbon Knockout RAK is made for women comes from the draw lengths which range from 22 ½” to 27”, well-below the average draw lengths for adult male archers. Even better, this compound bow can keep up with the big boys as it boasts a 320 fps arrow speed.
Another sign that this compound bow is made for women comes down to its draw weights which can range anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds or 40 to 50 pounds, depending on which model you get. That said, just because this compound bow is made for women does not mean it is substandard as the synchronized binary cam system is one of the most well-timed on our list.
Regardless, even the dimensions of the Diamond Carbon Knockout RAK highlight that it works especially well for women with its 30” axle-to-axle length. On top of that, this compound bow is also one of the lightest on our list, tipping the scales at just 3 ⅕ pounds-- though these dimensions make it a great blind bow for pretty much anyone.
Infinite Edge Pro Compound bow Package
The Diamond Infinite Edge Pro is fairly similar in philosophy to the first Bowtech model on our list in that it is made for a particular type of archer. However, instead of focusing on making a high-end model for women, this compound bow aims to provide a solid option for younger archers or those just learning how to shoot.
Arguably one of the best qualities of the Diamond Infinite Edge Pro to this end is its inexpensive price, whether compared to a compound bow or a full bow package. That said, this bow package still comes with plenty of goodies, even if some of them are OEM as opposed to recognizable brands.
Regardless, the Diamond Infinite Edge Pro still offers known commodities with the included 3-pin Apex sight and Octane Isolate 6 stabilizer. This bow package plucks a bit more from Octane by also including the brand’s Bantam 5-arrow quiver while also tacking on its Octagon Brush arrow rest.
To make sure that the learning archer does not have to struggle too much, the Diamond Infinite Edge Pro ties our list with the widest range of draw weights we reviewed from 5 to 70 pounds. On top of that, this compound bow also boasts the widest range of draw lengths on our list at 13” to 31”.
Whether the learning archer is a youngster or someone late to the game, the fact that the Diamond Infinite Edge Pro only weighs 3 ⅕ pounds will make learning how to shoot that much easier. It is worth noting, though, that this compound bow has one of the slower arrow speeds and yields we reviewed.
Only shoots at 310 fps
PSE Archery is likely one of the more established and respected companies on our list thanks in no small part because of its pedigree as one of the original compound bow manufacturers. That said, the PSE Brute NXT is arguably one of the more generalist bow packages on our list, a sharp departure from a brand that boasts one of the fastest arrow speeds on the market.
Even more unexpected is the fact that this bow package provides its extra features from a wide range of different companies, rather than grouping them together from one manufacturer. For instance, the Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit rest is likely the only add-on from a company that you have heard of.
Though, this compound bow package comes with plenty of other goodies like a 5-arrow quiver, 5-pin sight, stabilizer, D-loop, and peep sight. That said, much of what likely draws you to this entry comes from the compound bow itself rather than the extra features included in the package.
A great example of this comes from the PSE Brute NXT’s arrow speeds of 320 to 328 fps, depending on the draw weight. Likewise, this is a great “community” bow for a large group of people with different shooting needs as it boasts a solid draw length range of 22 ½” to 30”.
Even better, this might be one of the better blind compound bows on our list for most people as it only weighs 3 ½ pounds. To complement that lightweight design, the PSE Brute NXT also has a relatively short axle-to-axle length of 30 ¾”.
Bear Archery finally makes its return to our list with the Bear Archery Paradox RTH compound bow package that tests the first entry for the best all-around value. That said, instead of providing a high-end hybrid cam system, this compound bow opts for a single cam system.
Of course, one of the main reasons that the Bear Archery Paradox challenges for the best all-around value is due to its inexpensive price. On top of that, this compound bow package comes with plenty of extra features, most of which follow Bear Archery’s approach to bundle with a single manufacturer.
In this instance, Trophy Ridge wins out again as the overwhelming majority of included add-ons come from them, including the Whisker Biscuit rest. However, Trophy Ridge also supplies the Bear Archery Paradox bow package’s 4-pin sight, 5-arrow quiver, stabilizer, and sling.
In terms of the compound bow’s specs, the Bear Archery Paradox comes in as one of the fastest shooting in a couple of different ways with a quick yield thanks to a 6 ¼” brace height. Of course, this compound bow can sling arrows at the fast speed of 330 fps, making it one of the fastest all-around bows on our list.
The Lock Down Pocket System also provides one of the truest alignments between the riser, the pocket, and limb that we encountered. It also does not hurt that the single cam system makes the Bear Archery Paradox easier to maintain than many of its competitors, though the back wall is a bit softer too.