Looking back at old bow technology, it seems as if a quantum leap has been made to make the cutting-edge bows we bring with us to the field today.
The bows we know today are much faster, stronger, and quieter, but one thing that separates today’s bows from bows of old, is the difference in let-off. Pull back your grandfather’s compound bow, and the difference can be felt right away – it may even yank your shoulder if you aren’t careful!
That’s not an issue with modern bow technology, however.
Some bows on the market today require focus to let them down, and this is no design flaw. This was specifically engineered to improve accuracy, and prevent the cams from breaking over prematurely.
So, taking all of that into consideration, would you be willing to test the limits of a bow with 90-percent let-off?
Watch this video to see what we’re talking about:
You know you’re a true bowhunter if that made your hands sweat. Full disclosure, I was expecting the bow to launch itself up through the ceiling when his hands left the bow at full draw. . .
Dry firing a bow is one of the biggest “no-no’s” in archery, just watch this to see why: