help buttonWith a simple turn of a bolt, virtually all compound bows can be adjusted for draw weight (how hard they are to pull back). However, most bows can't be adjusted up or down very far - usually the adjustment range is no more than 10 or 15 lbs. So when you purchase your bow, you'll need to decide what weight range is best for you (e.g., 40-50 lbs., 50-60 lbs, 60-70 lbs, etc.). If you buy a 50-60 lb. bow, for example, it cannot be (safely) adjusted outside of that range.

If you've never shot a bow before - and you're unsure which weight range is suitable for you - please read our help guides on Selecting a Draw Weight and the draw weight section in our Compound Bow Selection Guide. If you're still unsure, or if you're buying for a growing youth archer, you may want to consider a HALAC (Hyper Adjustable Limbs and Cams) style bow.

Over the last few seasons, a number of new designs have emerged that offer exceptionally wide adjustment ranges. Bows like the PSE Stinger, Diamond Infinite Edge, PSE Rally, and Bear Outbreak have particularly generous adjustment ranges. If you're still not sure, please call our help desk at 877-410-7811 and we'll be happy to talk you through it.