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What is a Take-Down Bow?

A takedown-bow is a compound bow usually constructed from a cross-shaped steel bar and two limbs attached with screws to create a compact but powerful bow. The name was derived from the fact that when hunters pulled back on the bow string, it would bring the bow back to its upright position. This action is repeated when a release pressure is applied on the other limb, which in archery is called a takedown. This pressure causes the bow to move into an upright position. This is the basic action of a takedown.

There are basically three types of takedowns. The first is where the bow is held horizontally with the string looped across the top of the archer’s shoulder. The second type is where the bow is held vertically with the limbs all around the archer with the string looped behind the archer’s back. The final type is where the bow is held in an upright position but the limbs are spread apart with the string hanging straight down.

There are a couple of advantages associated with using this type of bow. The first advantage is that it takes less force to draw the bow as compared to other conventional bows. This is because the weight of the limbs and the string is spread out over a large area, thereby making it take less energy to draw the bow. This means that an archer can draw a bow with as much power as needed without having to exert any muscular force whatsoever. This is a definite advantage since the body can now carry the weight of the bow without adding too much bulk. Also, it allows an archer to store more weight on one limb so that they do not have to carry the bow around for a long period of time.

There are a few disadvantages associated with a takedown bow. In some cases, it is more difficult to shoot than other bows since the shooter has to engage both hands to make the bow come to a halt. Also, with the limbs spread out in the manner they are, the draw length is shorter. Therefore, when shooting, the archer must engage both hands at the same time to bring the bow to a stationary position.

As far as target shooting is concerned, the draw is the same as with a normal bow. The arrow must still be held tight to the bow. The same applies with releasing the bow, too. If the draw is not performed properly, the shot will be off target. Also, because of the length of the limbs, the release will not be a smooth one. A smooth release will result in a crisp shot.

These are just some of the questions that you might want to ask yourself when looking into what is a takedown-bow. Again, the answer will vary from archer to archer depending on what they are using the bow for. Some will use the bow for target practice and some for hunting. When an individual is looking to purchase a takedown bow, they should make sure they know what they are getting themselves into. There is quite a bit of information regarding this type of bow on the internet, so doing a little research will help clarify any misconceptions about this product.