I am looking for a compound bow and need to understand what let off means. I keep seeing it advertised as a feature on compound bows but don’t understand exactly what it is.
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Let-off is a term that's used to describe how much of the bow's draw weight is reduced at full draw. When you draw back the string on a compound bow, you'll feel the weight of the bow increasing. This is called the draw weight, and it's the amount of force required to pull the bowstring back to a full draw position.
With a compound bow, however, the draw weight is reduced as you reach full draw. This is because of the bow's design, which uses cams or wheels to create a mechanical advantage. As you draw the bowstring back, the cams or wheels rotate, which reduces the amount of force required to hold the bowstring in place.
The amount of let-off you experience will depend on the specific bow you're using. Most compound bows have a let-off of somewhere between 65% and 85%. This means that if you're shooting a bow with an 80% let-off, and the draw weight is set to 60 pounds, you'll only need to hold 12 pounds at full draw.
Let-off is important because it allows you to hold the bowstring in place for longer periods of time without getting fatigued. This can be especially useful when you're trying to make a precise shot or waiting for the right moment to release the arrow.
It's important to note that let-off doesn't affect the speed of the arrow. In fact, many high-performance compound bows have a lower let-off in order to increase the arrow's speed. However, a higher let-off can make shooting more comfortable, especially for those who have difficulty holding the full draw weight for an extended period of time.
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