10 Best Compound Bows of 2020

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You may think you know what you are looking for in a compound bow, but the minute you start checking the different models available, you are likely to get overwhelmed.

There are so many brands and every manufacturer swears that what they are offering is the best for you. While it is true that many companies are determined to offer the perfect compound bow to archers, not every bow out there will be suitable for you or your loved one.

Moreover, what one shooter considers awesome may be below-average for you.

Best Compound Bows Compared

Compound Bows
Draw Length
Draw Weight
Hand
My rating
1. Genesis Original Compound Bow
15-30″
10-20 lbs
left/right
4.8
2. Raptor Compound Hunting Bow
24.5-31”
30-70 lbs
left/right
4.5
3. Bear Archery Cruzer G2
12-30″
5-70 lbs
left/right
4.5
4. SAS Siege Target Compound
29″
40-55 lbs
right
4.4
5. Diamond Infinite Edge Pro
15-30″
7-70 lbs
left/right
4.3
6. Leader Accessories Compound Bow 30-55 Lbs
19″ – 29″
30-55 Lbs
right
4.3
7. SAS Scorpii Compound Bow
19″ – 29”
30-55 lbs
right
4.3
8. SAS Outrage Compound Bow
25″ – 31″
55 – 70 lbs
right
4.2
9. Leader Accessories Compound Bow 50-70 Lbs
25″ – 31″
50-70 lbs
right
4.1
10. Topoint Archery M1 Compound Bow
19”-30”
19-70 lbs
right
4.1

Best Compound Bow Reviews

Read on for our reviews:

1. Genesis Original Compound Bow

genesis original compound bow review

The first bow on this list is the Genesis Original compound bow. It is a product of Genesis Archery, a subsidiary of Mathews Archery. Given the features, this bow has been made for kids. If your kid has been talking about starting out in archery, there is no better way to make them even more interested than with this fantastic bow. It comes in a number of child-friendly colors. Although it has 0% let-off, the draw weights offered are low enough for young shooters.

The Genesis Original is a solid piece with a riser and cam made of aluminum. You can get it in a right-handed and left-handed version. The wide range of draw lengths may allow some adults to shoot—those that will be okay with a low draw weight.

Features and Specifications

  • Has a single cam system
  • Comes in 12 colors
  • Available for both right-handed and left-handed shooters
  • Cam and riser made using aluminum
  • Comes with a kit (optional) with quiver, 5 arrows, adjustable arm guard and hex wrench
  • Draw weight range: 10 lbs – 20 lbs
  • Draw length range: 15” – 30”
  • 0% let-off
  • Weighs 3.5 lbs
  • Drilled holes for accessories

Pros & Cons

  • Many colors available
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Wide range of draw lengths
  • Low draw weights for kids
  • Not great for hunting
  • Kids may overgrow it

Customer Feedback

The Genesis Original is mainly for kids but some adults have used it too. The users say that this bow is quite versatile. The draw length range allows adults to shoot it comfortably. Despite the draw weight being a little low, this bow is quite powerful. Archers also love that it comes assembled straight out of the box. The general feeling is that this is an outstanding compound bow, worth its price and much more.

Read my full review of the Genesis Original Compound Bow.

2. Raptor Compound Hunting Bow

raptor compound hunting bow

The Raptor has not been in the market for very long but people love it already. It is 100% made in the U.S.A. The company itself is not new and they have been making all kinds of quality archery products for years now. Their customer service has been mentioned and commended so many times.

The Raptor compound bow is available at a very fair price. Both the draw weight and draw length are adjustable, making it suitable for different archers and different forms of archery. It has been made using durable but light materials. Anyone, really, can use this bow.

Features and Specifications

  • Comes with a few accessories in the package
  • Cams and riser made of aluminum
  • Limbs made of fiberglass
  • Instant adjustability
  • Features a dual cam system
  • For right-handed archers only
  • Available in two colors: black and camo
  • Draw weight range: 30 lbs – 70 lbs
  • Draw length range: 24.5” – 31”
  • 75% let off
  • Weighs 3.6 lbs
  • Speed: 315 FPS

Pros & Cons

  • Adjustable
  • Comes with some accessories
  • Assembled straight out of the box
  • Durable
  • Fantastic speed
  • Instant adjustability
  • Not available in a left-handed version
  • No arrows in package

Customer Feedback

According to many users, they could tell it was a quality piece the minute they held it in their hands. The materials that make it are heavy-duty. They also appreciate the fact that it comes fully assembled. They love the included accessories and how the Raptor shoots. Going by most of these reviews, it is an awesome family bow.

3. Bear Archery Cruzer G2 Adult Compound Bow

Bear Archery Cruzer G2 Compound Bow

This is another very adjustable compound bow from Bear Archery. The company is over eight decades old. Their Cruzer G2 bow may be advertised as an adult bow but anyone can use it, including kids. There are two features that you are likely to notice; the smooth draw and the very comfortable ergonomic grip.

The Bear Cruzer G2 comes in an all-inclusive package. Most of the accessories you will need are included to save you time and money. It is available in 10 beautiful colors. The draw length is adjustable and so is the draw weight. See what else the bow has to offer.

Features and Specifications

  • Riser is made of aluminum
  • Comfortable, ergonomic grip
  • Maximum versatility double cam system
  • Available in 10 colors
  • For right-handed and left-handed archers
  • All-inclusive package
  • Draw weight range: 5 lbs – 70 lbs
  • Draw length range: 12” – 30”
  • 70% let-off
  • Weighs 3 lbs
  • Speed: 315 FPS

Pros & Cons

  • Wide range of draw weights
  • Wide range of draw lengths
  • Fast
  • Easy to adjust
  • Many available colors
  • Lifetime warranty
  • A little pricey
  • Might be too short for some shooters

Customer Feedback

Archers say the Bear Cruzer G2 comes fully assembled. Newbies say that it is forgiving and makes the learning process more enjoyable. Everyone else loves its size, not too big, not too small. There are very few who think that it is too short. All users agree that even if it is a little costly, it is worth the price.

4. SAS Siege Target Compound Bow 55 Lbs

SAS Siege Target Compound Bow

Like its sister above, SAS Siege is made by Southland Archery Supply. It is one of the cheapest compound bows you will see. It has a simple design and looks a little like a recurve bow. The quality is outstanding—the riser is made of aluminum. The limbs are made of compressed ABS plastic which is both lightweight and durable.

The draw weight is adjustable but the draw length is not. It features a twin cam system. The cams are very small and solid. The riser has pre-drilled holes so you can attach your accessories. Like the Scorpii, it does not come in a left-handed version. Nonetheless, it still has amazing features.

Features and Specifications

  • Well-made and durable
  • Limbs made of compressed ABS plastic
  • Riser made of aluminum
  • Features a simple twin cam system
  • Has a bow-mounted sight
  • Drilled holes on riser for accessories
  • Draw weight range: 40 lbs – 55 lbs
  • Draw length: 29”
  • 70% let-off
  • Weighs 4 lbs
  • Speed: 206 FPS

Pros & Cons

  • Adjustable draw weight
  • Simple adjustment process
  • Affordable
  • Pre-drilled holes for accessories
  • No left-handed version
  • Draw length not adjustable

Customer Feedback

As usual, when archers pay less than $100 for a compound bow, they expect it to be below average. However, the SAS Siege has proven them wrong by showing that sometimes, cheap things do not have to be mediocre. It is super powerful and lethal. The customers are happy with their purchase and they have not expressed any regret.

5. Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Compound Bow

diamond infinity edge compound bow review

When people are mentioning big, reliable compound bow brands, you will always hear the Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro. It is basically a product of Bowtech, a prominent archery company. This piece is a best-seller and is probably the most versatile compound bow you will come across. It provides a very wide range of draw weights and draw lengths.

This is one of those bows that can be used by everybody in the family; from the experienced adult, the teen with average skills to the nine-year-old who is learning to shoot for the very first time. It has a wide let-off, comes in a great size and is very lightweight.

Features and Specifications

  • Very well-made compound bow
  • Features a dual eccentric cam system
  • Available in three gorgeous colors
  • Comes with many accessories
  • Solid back wall
  • Draw length range: 13” – 31”
  • Draw weight range: 5 lbs – 70 lbs
  • 80% let-off
  • Weighs 3.2 lbs
  • Speed: 310 FPS
  • Riser small and made of aluminum

Pros & Cons

  • Includes many accessories
  • Amazing adjustability
  • Very fast
  • Wide let-off
  • Great for kids and adults
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Low-quality accessories
  • Square grip
  • A little complicated

Customer Feedback

So many people love this bow. They do not regret buying it and they say that they would do it again. It is a great investment for most of them. The beginners say that it is a good piece for newbies, especially because of the included accessories. Everyone else appreciates the fair price. The bow looks exactly as it is shown in the online photos, if not better. It also performs very well and is solid.

6. Leader Accessories Compound Bow 30-55 Lbs

Leader Accessories Compound Bow 30-55lbs

This Leader Accessories is mostly a bow for beginners, but still, anyone else can shoot with it. The bow is a product of a company with the same name. It comes in a perfect size for shooters of all ages. There are four colors for you to choose from, and all of them are ideal for hunting. Like all other amazing compound bows, its riser is made using aluminum.

The limbs have a split limb design which means a few more benefits. Both the draw length and the draw weight are adjustable. The Leader Accessories does not come with accessories but there are package options that come with them. If you need a few, choose the one that suits your needs.

Features and Specifications

  • Features a split limb design
  • Has a dual cam system
  • Only available for right-handed archers
  • Has optional packages with accessories
  • Bow press not needed to make adjustments
  • Comes in four colors
  • Draw weight range: 30 lbs – 55 lbs
  • Draw length range: 19” – 29”
  • 70% let-off
  • Weighs 3.3 lbs
  • Speed: 296 FPS

Pros & Cons

  • Great size and weight
  • Adjustable draw length and draw weight
  • Affordable
  • Wide let-off
  • Variety of colors
  • Not available for left-handed shooters
  • Some accessories are not durable

Customer Feedback

The one thing that has been mentioned the most in the reviews is the price of the Leader Accessories. The users say that they got more than they paid for. The price does not match the quality since this compound bow is very well-made using heavy-duty materials.

The Leader Accessories has a simple setup process. It is, indeed, suitable for archers of all ages. Many of the customers bought it for the family and they confirm this. It is also very quiet.

7. Southland Archery Supply Scorpii 55 Lbs 29” Compound Bow

Southland Archery Supply SAS Scorpii 55 Lbs 29” Compound Bow

The SAS Scorpii by Southland Archery Supply is a powerful hunting weapon. Whether you have just started your archery journey or you are a seasoned shooter, this bow suits everyone. Experienced archers may say that they prefer a higher draw weight but the SAS Scorpii is very powerful just the way it is.

Like many compound bows that are being made nowadays, the SAS Scorpii has a split limb design. It only comes in a right-handed version and left-handed archers will have to look for another option, sadly. The dual cam system ensures amazing speed that makes this a deadly weapon. Unlike many of its competitors, it is not made using aluminum but a magnesium-aluminum alloy.

Features and Specifications

  • Bow press not needed for adjustments
  • Features a dual cam system
  • Has a split limb design
  • Made with magnesium-aluminum alloy
  • Not available for left-handed archers
  • Comes in three colors: GC camo, AC camo and black
  • Fairly priced
  • Draw weight range: 30 lbs – 55 lbs
  • Draw length range: 19” – 29”
  • 68% let-off
  • Weighs 3.3 lbs
  • Speed: 260 FPS
  • Optional accessory kit available

Pros & Cons

  • Solid and durable
  • Very adjustable
  • Affordable
  • Great speed
  • No version for left-handed hunters
  • May not be suitable for seasoned archers

Customer Feedback

The users agree that the SAS Scorpii is fairly priced. Even the optional kit is affordable. Because of the price, many of them had low expectations but they have had their minds blown. It shoots very well and despite being a dual cam bow, it is quiet—with and without the stabilizer. There are barely any negative reviews.

8. SAS Outrage 70 Lbs 30” Compound Bow

SAS Rage 70 Lbs 30” Compound Bow Review

Southland Archery Supply makes good bows—no question. No wonder three of its models have made it to this list. The SAS Outrage is quite similar to the other SAS compound bows discussed above but it looks like it is made for adult experts. The lower limit draw weight is 55 lbs while the higher limit is 70 lbs. The draw length range may also not be suitable for kids because the lower limit is 25”.

This compound bow does not come with any accessories but there is an optional pro package that comes with a number of them. It has split limbs and a dual cam system—which appears to be the most common cam system. The riser is made of aluminum.

Features and Specifications

  • For right-handed archers only
  • Has an eccentric dual cam system
  • Limbs made of compressed ABS plastic
  • Riser made of aluminum
  • Features a split limb design
  • Three colors available
  • Draw weight range: 55 lbs – 70 lbs
  • Draw length range: 25” – 31”
  • Weighs 4.4 lbs
  • 75% let-off
  • Speed: 270 FPS

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Solid and durable
  • Adjustability
  • Great speed
  • Available in three colors
  • A little heavy
  • No left-handed version

Customer Feedback

Despite the high draw weights offered by this bow, a lot of newbies bought it and they have no complaints. It is forgiving and they love every part of the learning process. Most of them opted for the pro package and they like the accessories. The setup process was difficult for many users and the manual is of no help—they had to take it to an archery shop. Other than that, archers are really having fun with the SAS Rage.

9. Leader Accessories Compound Bow 50-70 Lbs

Leader Accessories Compound Bow 50-70 Lbs

The Leader Accessories 50-70 lbs is another very affordable bow. It is a product of Leader Accessories, a company known for its high-quality outdoor products. This compound bow has an adjustable draw weight and draw length. You do not need any complicated tools to make the adjustments—an Allen wrench is enough. You can choose from three colors; black, green camo and autumn camo.

The manufacturer has included an optional package that comes with all the accessories, including arrows, that you may need. The bow has been built using heavy-duty materials. This and the technology used make the Leader Accessories very durable.

Features and Specifications

  • Has split limbs
  • Riser built using aluminum
  • Bow press not needed for adjustment
  • Available in three colors
  • Right-handed version only
  • Has an eccentric dual cam system
  • Draw weight range: 50 lbs – 70 lbs
  • Draw length range: 25” – 31”
  • Weighs 4.4 lbs
  • Speed: 310 FPS
  • 75% – 85% let-off

Pros & Cons

  • Wide let-off
  • Adjustable
  • Affordable
  • Hustle-free adjusting
  • A little heavy
  • No left-handed version

Customer Feedback

The Leader Accessories has, without a doubt, made users very happy. Given the price, they were really not sure about the quality of this compound bow but it has proven to be very solid. They say that its quality matches that of some high-end brands. The bow is fast, powerful and has a smooth draw. The only complaint has been about the string.

10. Topoint Archery M1 Compound Bow

Topoint Archery M1 Compound Bow

The Topoint Archery M1 is a gorgeous, right-handed compound bow. It is available in three amazing colors; black, black camo, forest camo, muddy girl and snow camo. It comes as a package (optional) with all kinds of accessories including 18 carbon arrows.

The Topoint Archery M1 offers a wide range of draw weights and draw lengths, making it suitable for archers of all ages and skill levels. The adjusting process is very easy and you will not need a bow press. The riser is made using aluminum; it is sturdy and lightweight. This compound bow has proven its durability and you can be confident that you will use it for a very long time.

Features and Specifications

  • Bow press not needed for adjustment
  • Riser made using aluminum
  • Features a dual cam system
  • Split limb design
  • Comes in five colors
  • For right-handed archers only
  • Draw weight range: 19 lbs – 70 lbs
  • Draw length range: 19” – 30”
  • Weighs 3.31 lbs
  • Speed: 320 FPS
  • 80% let-off

Pros & Cons

  • High-quality and durable
  • Awesome speed
  • Variety of colors available
  • Adjustable
  • No left-handed version

Customer Feedback

Users appreciate the numerous accessories in the package. Some could not even use them all. Those that managed to use the accessories say that some of them are cheaply made while others are great. They say that it is a great beginner bow. As far as shooting is concerned, archers say that the Topoint Archery M1 is just perfect.

Conclusion

After reading through these 10 compound bow reviews, you now know which ones are the best (quality and price considered) in the market and what their features are. You have seen their benefits as well as their disadvantages. It is now up to you to compare them and see which one has what you are looking for. It may still be a little difficult because all these 10 compound bows are awesome. However, the number is small and you will have no trouble picking one.