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compound bowclick to hear

Bow that uses a system of cables and wheels to increase its shooting power; it requires less effort on the part of the archer when aiming.
compound bow wheel limb bowstring cable guard grip arrow rest mounting bracket nocking point cable bare bow

wheel click to hear

Small pulley attached to the ends of the limbs; it absorbs part of the force from the shot and it increases the shot’s accuracy.

limb click to hear

Flexible part that stores the potential energy as the bow is stretched.

bowstring click to hear

Fibers secured to a bow that were stretched to fire an arrow.

cable guard click to hear

Part that spreads the bowstring cables apart to prevent them from touching the arrow as the latter is nocked and shot.

grip click to hear

Part between the two limbs that is gripped to manipulate the bow.

arrow rest click to hear

Part against which the arrow shaft rests as the nock in fitted into the bowstring.

mounting bracket click to hear

Metal part with a threaded opening; a screw goes into it to attach the limb to the bow’s grip.

nocking point click to hear

Mark on the bowstring where the arrow’s nock fits.

cable click to hear

Assembly of steel wires that runs around the wheels to increase the bow’s power.

bare bow click to hear

Bow made up of a piece of wood and a string that are joined without screws; it is usually very powerful but is less accurate than a compound bow.