Like anything else in life, a bowhunter’s list of wants is often tied to a budget. Sure, we’d all like to have the best of everything, but our husbands or wives are there to remind us about financial reality. At the same time, our devotion to the sport—as well as our concern for ethical hunting—demands we have the most efficiently lethal tools possible when we step into the field.
You have a budget, but you can’t sacrifice quality for it. Here at Petersen’s Bowhunting, we understand completely. That’s why we’ve done the legwork for you and compiled our list of the best bows for under $700. So if you need to upgrade your bowhunting arsenal without breaking the bank, look no further—we’ve got the right compound bow, at the right price, for your needs.
- If you’re trying to avoid spending more than three months worth of mortgage payments on your next bow, Bear Archery has a lot of great options for you. Bear offers products like the Domain, which has a 33-inch axle-to-axle length for improved balance, and a feel more like that of a target bow. With E3 Cams, the Domain shoots an impressive 322 fps—pretty sweet for a bow that doesn’t cost $1,000 or more. It’s also an incredibly smooth-shooting bow with a lot of forgiveness, great for budget-restricted hunters of every stripe.
Price: $ 599