A takedown-bow archery99.com is a compound bow designed for quick drawing and shooting from a fixed position. Unlike a traditional bow, it does not have a hand guard or a caddy to steady the archer’s hand. Instead, all the weight of the draw strength and the force required to pull back the string are placed on the riser, or fore axle of the bow. This forces the bow to draw and release quickly, with almost no work on the part of the shooter. It was designed for use by military and law enforcement personnel who were required to use a weapon that could be instantly used in an emergency situation.
The takedown-bow is made up of a single, long limb and a pair of short limbs. The short limb is attached to the bow’s axle via a pin which is pushed into the bowstring. This provides a steady, stable platform from which to shoot. Because the shooter draws and releases the bow with only one arm, this renders the bow extremely accurate and fast to shoot.
In addition to being extremely accurate and fast, the takedown-bow is also capable of very high archery loads. Since the limbs are pinned down into the bow, a draw force is not required to draw the bow; instead, kinetic energy is used to accelerate the limbs toward the archer. When the string breaks, the limbs will return to their original positions. This allows shooters to reuse the same string for multiple targets and at different distances, making them especially useful for shots on the move.
The takedown-bow must absorb the draw force with some strain; since it does not function with the help of a hand guard, the archer must provide force during the draw. As the bow draws to a stop, the archer must exert a downward force against the bow and its limbs, using all of his strength. Although the strength needed to draw a compound bow of this type is considerable, the amount of force applied should not be too much or the bow can be severely damaged. Plus, with the force needed to draw the bow, the shooter must be prepared to exert a great deal of force to release the bow.
To properly draw and release a compound bow of this type, many archers prefer to kneel to lessen the effort needed to draw the bow and release the limbs. This can be done by placing the bow on the knee while keeping feet roughly shoulder width apart. With knees still bent, the archer will then bring the bow back toward his body while leaning forward slightly. This allows the archer to shift his weight forward to support the force generated as he brings the bow back toward his body.
A takedown-bow allows shooters to use a standard bow in applications where a full-sized bow would not fit. In this type of bow, the shooter has the advantage of more accuracy because he is shooting at a much greater distance than with a regular sized bow. However, the bow can only be wielded by one hand, which limits the shooter’s selection of shots. Plus, when force is used to bring the bow up to a necessary angle, it can cause some damage to the shooter’s hands and forearms. Therefore, the archer will usually have to compensate for this by using two hands to bring the bow up to an appropriate angle. These restrictions do not, however, prevent the takedown-bow from being an excellent choice for hunters looking for a bow to use in less rugged terrain.