Dabbling in Compound Bow Archery

By Mark V. Lonsdale, Instructor/Coach

Yes, I’m a confirmed, dedicated Barebow competitor and traditional archer, but since I’m doing more coaching I figured that I should at least be competent with compound bow technology and function. To begin down this road of hi-tech gadgetry and more complex tuning I’ve invested in a Hoyt Invicta.

Hoyt Invicta gold medal winning target compound bow

When trying to decide on which bow to go with, I followed my usual process. I first narrowed the field to target compounds since I doubt I will ever hunt with a compound (but not out of the question). From there I looked at what the champions were shooting and then talked to the pros at Hoyt. Doug Denton was particularly helpful with his recommendations on bows and accessories for both target and hunting. I also value “Made in the USA” and have been more than satisfied with my Hoyt Exceed competition barebows.

Since I’m tall and have a 30.5″ draw, this brought me to the Hoyt Invicta 40 DCX at 55 pounds (adjustable 45-55#). I’m still waiting on the arrow rest (AAE), scope (Shrewd), and release (TRU Ball) so more on this as the parts come in.

Checking out a couple of Hoyt shooters at the 2021 Vegas Shoot

Stay tuned for more as this project bow comes together with the help of the local Hoyt Pro shop.

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A little Star Wars motivated compound bow humor

Author: Mark V

Dedicated shooter, seeker, traveler, teacher, trainer, educator

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