How to protect your precious bow when you’re on the go
Whether you shoot a compound, recurve or crossbow, it only makes sense to protect your expensive gear, and that’s where a bow case can be indispensable. It’s the first line of defence against damage to a bow’s limbs, cams or string, which are all vital to its operation. A case can also keep your bow clean and free of clutter—grass caught between the cam and string, for example, can cause the rig to derail when drawn. And if you travel with your bow, especially by air, a case is a must-have.
So, what kind of bow case is right for you? The level of protection you need essentially comes down to if, how and where you plan to transport your bow. For starters, hard cases are ideal for situations in which you don’t have complete control over your gear, while soft cases are good for protection in the field or during trips to the range. Here’s what else to consider before making your choice.