For many hunters, the choice between a Mongolian bow and a compound bow is often a tough one. One would think that having a longbow would be more stable than the short ones, but the reality is quite different. The reason behind this is the way these bows are made. In comparison to short bows, they are heavier. This, of course, translates to a larger arrow and thus a stronger bow.
When it comes to hunting, speed is king, so heavier bows would usually outperform shorter ones. Of course, there are some cases where speed is not a factor, but as a rule, heavy compound bows win out in every scenario. Take out some competition at your local archery club and see what happens. Of course, it will take a lot of money on top of speed to have a clear winner. In the long run, though, it is still better to go for the heavier bow.
In addition to being longer, a heavier compound bow also has a larger draw weight. The draw weight refers to how much force the archer exerts to draw the bow. There is some debate as to how to judge the draw force, but most people believe that it should be done using both hands. This is because the weight of the bow is not evenly distributed on each hand as there are fingers on each hand that actually move around in a movement similar to the human arm.
The other main advantage of the Mongolian bow is that it is made up of three parts instead of just two. A draw length is longer due to the addition of the buttstock and the cams, which allow the bow to have a sturdier shaft. While this is an advantage in many situations, it can also make the compound bows more susceptible to vibration which affects accuracy greatly.
There are also three kinds of arrowheads that are used with these bows. Some arrows are made with traditional feathers, while others use graphite. Graphite arrows are lighter, easier to hold, and do not produce as much noise. This makes them highly popular with hunters.
When deciding between the Mongolian bow and the compound bow, you will likely have to consider a few other factors. Many beginners choose one or the other, but both can be excellent choices depending upon your preferences. Both bows can be very useful when used properly, so you should choose one that feels comfortable for you.