• MJC Archery

    3001 Rochester RdRoyal OakMI 48073
    (248) 589-2480
  • Mon-Wed & Fri:11AM - 7PMThurs:2PM-8PMSat:10AM - 2PMSun:Closed

Bows

At MJC Archery, we carry a variety of bows from top manufacturers throughout the industry. From traditional longbows and recurve to modern compound, as well as crossbows and bows for fishing, we have it all! 

Beginners equipment includes the bow and all basic accessories needed to get started.  In determining “left” or “Right”, MJC performs assessments of an archers handedness and eye dominance.  Equipment also depends on the archers budget and interests, such as competitive shooting, hunting or just shooting for fun.  MJC will put together and custom fit the best equipment package based on the archer.

Looking for something specific, or not sure what you need? Ask any of our helpful store associates for advice and help locating what you need.

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    Compound Bows

    Compound bows are hand-drawn, hand-held bows with a mechanical component that reduces the draw weight and increases the speed of the arrow. Cables and cams (or pulleys) ease the draw and reduce the bow’s holding weight (called let-off). These vary from traditional bows in that they have these added mechanisms, and are often heavier. Depending on your skill level, shooting interest, capabilities, and simple preferences, a compound bow could be the right type of bow.  We have bows for all shooters, including beginning archers, youth, experienced Pro shooters, hunters and bowfishing enthusiast. Want a specific bow model? If not in stock we can special order from the manufacturer.   Not sure? Just ask our helpful associates for advice and assistance.

    MJC carries a variety of compound bows and accessories from major manufacturers such as Genesis, Mathews, Prime, PSE, Mission by Mathews and Hoyt.   learn more »

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    Recurve and Longbows

    Recurve and Longbows are traditional styled bows that have no mechanical element, and rely entirely on the shooter’s strength and capability when drawing the bow.  See below for differences in the two.  Still not sure what to choose?  Check with our helpful associates for advice and assistance.

    Recurve bows have curved limbs at the ends of the bow that point out toward the target with a number-three shape.  This helps to deliver more energy to the arrow, increasing its speed.  Recurve bows are popular in the Olympics and other competitive events. 

    Longbows are characterized by a long single piece of wood with a string and are differentiated from the recurve bow by shape.  They have a straight grip and a half-moon shape with greater depth than a recurve, but thinner width.  The tips do not curve away from the archer

    MJC stocks and can special order a variety of traditional bows and accessories from major manufacturers such as Win & Win, WNS, PSE, Samick, Cartel, Fleetwood and October Mountain.

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    Crossbows

    A crossbow consists of a bow-like construction mounted on a stock and oriented horizontally. Crossbows can have a compound or recurve construction. Compound crossbows, much like compound bows, rely on a series of cams, or pulleys, to reduce the draw weight of the bow. On recurve crossbows, the tips of the bow curve away from the archer, which increases the speed of the bolt. Arrows, or bolts, are loaded on top of the stock.

    MJC stocks and can special order a variety of crossbows and accessories from major manufacturers such as Excalibur, Killer Instinct, Mission, Ravin, and Tenpoint.    learn more »

Bowhunters: Archery Tournaments Welcome You

13 November 2019, 7:06 pm

Bowhunters: Archery Tournaments Welcome You

Competitive archery features several equipment styles, ranging from longbows with wooden arrows to tricked-out compounds with space-age arrows. New to archery? Explore its many options in this Archery 360 video. If you’re drawn to compound bows, you can choose from two main divisions in competitive archery: “open” and “bowhunter.” Equipment rules set them apart. The […]

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