Compound bows are made differently from recuuve bows and longbows. In a compound bow, pulleys are used so that force is multiplied to the arrow. Usually, when the bow is full draws, tension in the archer’s arm increase, but not with the compound bow because of the pulleys that help to release this tension in the arms. This makes it easier to hold the arrow in a firing position. Compound bows enable you to have a better shot under full load than if you had used recurve or longbows.
With a compound bow, an archer or hunter is able to adjust the draw strength of the bow which is not true for longbows or recurve bows since they already have a particular draw strength when fully drawn. If you need to adjust the draw strength of your compound bow, you simply need to change the pulleys and cams on the bow. With these adjustments, different people can use the same bow by simply changing the settings based on the size and strength. You can have this advantage if you are using a compound bow.
Another great advantage of using a compound bow is that it is much powerful than a longbow or a recurve bow. Because the draw strength of the compound can be adjusted then it gives that kind of bow a certain advantage over other kinds of bows. It can be easier for an archer to hold an arrow in the ready position for a longer time and take a steadier aim at the target because of the possibility of releasing tension brought about the by the cams used in the pulley assembly.
Hunters use shorter compound bows than good recurve bows. If you have tried getting your bow entangled in an undergrowth, you know very well that it makes a lot of noise just to release your bow from it. And this is why the shortness of compound bows is an advantage since you don’t have to experience this situation which will just scare away your target. This type of bow gives an advanatage to the hunter when hunting wild game.