I love—and even prefer—shooting flagship bows with top-end accessories.
But I’ll confess that during many seasons in my life these high-end compound bows have been out of my financial reach. I’m a poor working stiff just like most people out there; I’ve got a mortgage, insurance payments and all the other trappings of modern living.
So in that spirit, here are some affordable compound bows—each costs less than $600 fully setup. That means a bow and all the accessories necessary to shoot it. Each setup has what it takes to bring down big game cleanly…and to keep your wallet from hurting too badly.