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CHOOSING A COMPOUND BOW LET-OFF

help buttonLet-off is the amount of mechanical relaxation your bow achieves at full-draw (as a percentage of the peak draw weight). Unlike a traditional recurve or longbow, which reaches its peak weight at full draw, a compound bow reaches its peak weight about half-way back and then becomes easier to pull/hold as you reach full draw.

Today it is common for bows to have let-off in excess of 75%. A bow with a 70 lb. peak draw weight and 80% let-off will require the shooter to hold back only 14 lb. once the bow reaches full draw. Holding back such a small amount of weight, the shooter has the luxury to take more time aiming and releasing the arrow. Of course, some argue that you can have too much of a good thing. Some would say that a bow can have too much let-off, making the bow feel "sloppy" at full draw -and perhaps that's technically true. However, the average archer will find the mid to high let-off bow to be far more comfortable to shoot

This is ultimately a matter of personal choice, but the high let-off bow is the overwhelming favorite throughout the compound bow market. With that said, advanced archers and back-tension shooters often prefer a little less let-off. So this isn't a right or wrong decision. If you would like to read more about the concept, please visit our Compound Bow Selection Guide.

If the bow on this page has an option for more than one let-off setting, the drop-down box here will show the available choices. Please select the let-off you prefer, and our pro-shop will gladly adjust the bow for you. If a bow only has one let-off setting (more common today), then just the one standard let-off setting will be shown.

Of course, if you want to talk more about cams, let-off, modules, draw-stop pegs and the like ... give us a call at 877-410-7811 and we'll be happy to help. Archery is our favorite subject.

A SELECTION OF OUR COMPOUND BOW PACKAGES

Parker Eagle

Parker Eagle

RTH Compound Bow Package
$399
Bear Wild

Bear Wild

RTH Compound Bow Package
$499
Bear Cruzer

Bear Cruzer

RTH Compound Bow Package
$499
Bear Shadow Cruzer

Bear Shadow Cruzer

RTH Compound Bow Package
$499
PSE Stinger X

PSE Stinger X

RTH Compound Bow Package
$499
Diamond Infinite Edge<br>Pro

Diamond Infinite Edge
Pro

RTH Compound Bow Package
$525
PSE Brute Force in Camo

PSE Brute Force in Camo

RTH Compound Bow Package
$599
PSE Drive R in Camo

PSE Drive R in Camo

RTH Compound Bow Package
$699
Diamond Deploy SB in Camo

Diamond Deploy SB in Camo

RTH Compound Bow Package
$749
PSE Premonition HD in Black

PSE Premonition HD in Black

RTH Compound Bow Package
$825
Bear Traxx

Bear Traxx

RTH Compound Bow Package
$879
Premonition HD Stiletto

Premonition HD Stiletto

RTH Compound Bow Package
$899
Obsession Knightmare GT

Obsession Knightmare GT

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1199
Obsession Fusion 7

Obsession Fusion 7

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1259
Bowtech RPM 360 w/ Black Limbs

Bowtech RPM 360 w/ Black Limbs

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1279
Bear Escape Shadow

Bear Escape Shadow

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1299
Obsession DefCon M7

Obsession DefCon M7

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1359
Bear Arena 30 Tactical

Bear Arena 30 Tactical

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1399
Obsession DefCon 6

Obsession DefCon 6

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1399
Bear Escape Pro

Bear Escape Pro

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1399
Obsession Fusion 6 Special Ops

Obsession Fusion 6 Special Ops

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1399
PSE Decree HD TI

PSE Decree HD TI

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1495
Bowtech RPM 360 Black Ops

Bowtech RPM 360 Black Ops

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1499
Bowtech BTX

Bowtech BTX

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1499
Obsession Fusion 6 Pro

Obsession Fusion 6 Pro

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1525
Bowtech Prodigy

Bowtech Prodigy

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1549
Bowtech Prodigy Black Ops

Bowtech Prodigy Black Ops

RTH Compound Bow Package
$1599