iGlow Archery Hunting Compound Bow Review
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iGlow Archery Hunting Compound Bow Specifications
- Draw Length: 19” – 29”
- Brace Height: 7.5”
- Draw Weight: 30 – 55 lbs.
- Bow Length: 28”
- Bow Weight: 3.3 lbs.
- IBO Speed: 296 FPS
- Let-Off: 70%
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If this is your first time to lay hands on the new iGlow compound bow, you will be surely impressed by its design and performance.
It may not be a high end model, but it packs good hunting features that will keep you in the hunting fields or target range longer than you would have expected.
At first glance, the iGlow appears simply made. But according to our assessment, it comes with a durable riser, limb pockets, and limb design.
It is one of the shortest bows in our listing with an axle to axle of 28 inches, but it is engineered to deliver superior adjustability and flexibility.
Material and Design
The very first thing that you will observe about the design of this bow is the absence of a quiver, which would be a good addition for bow hunters.
The riser is made of durable and lightweight aluminum material. The solid handle design features numerous cutouts for weight reduction.
The limbs of the iGlow are made of compression molded fiberglass. The limbs are split, making them lightweight and highly flexible, but vulnerable to vibration and shaking.
According to some customer target shooting test, the grip was surprisingly comfortable. It also allowed for continuous hand placement when taking consecutive shots.
The bow cams with a dual cam system, which is one of the best in the industry. The cams are fairly quick and efficient, but not necessarily considered to be the smoothest.
The timing marks on the cams are easy to decipher, allowing you to smoothly adjust the draw length from 19 to 29 inches without any problems.
However, if you are new to dual cams, you should expect to experience some challenges with timing as well as synchronization of the two cams.
Suitability for Hunting
At 28 inches axle to axle, the iGlow is a very compact and lightweight bow that is suitable for ground blind and tree stand hunting.
It is a highly maneuverable compound bow that comes with a very strong grip that holds firm even after the second shot.
The dual cam system is incredibly smooth when you draw the bow at full length and peak poundage. In fact, the 70% let-off virtually leaves you with a few pounds to hold.
According to the manufacturer, the iGlow compound bow can deliver superior arrow speeds of 296 plus feet per second, which is quite amazing.
What you may be finding unsettling about this bow is the noise and vibration it produces. If you wish to hunt successful with the iGlow, you should consider buying a stabilizer and limb dampeners.
The choice of arrows depends on what you are planning to use this bow for; whether it is hunting or target practice.
Good arrows maximize success during hunting. The finest arrows are those that are dependable in the degree to which they are bent when stressed.
Carbon arrows are well-suited for hunting, but they are a bit costly. However, you can choose aluminum arrows if you want a good balance between performance and cost.
High quality arrows normally offer numerous options for nock and tip styles. Today, most arrows, particularly carbon, use nock inserts.
You can learn more about selecting arrow size and arrow accessories from our detailed arrow selection guide.
- Very compact and lightweight
- Durable riser and highly flexible limbs
- A very smooth dual cam system
- Can be used for hunting, fishing, and target shooting
- Produces noise and vibration
Ready to Hunt Package
Some hunting accessories come preinstalled, but it does not come with a quiver.
The easy to pull nature of the iGlow makes it suitable for introducing novice archers into target shooting and bow hunting.
Thanks to the smooth draw dual cams, 70% let-off, 7.5-inch brace height, and highly flexible limb design, you only need to hold a fraction of the peak poundage at full draw.
It is not the fastest or the quietest bow in the market, but it is a model you can rely on. Just make sure you buy a stabilizer and limb dampeners.
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