Apollo Tactical Survival Compound Bow: Giveaway & Review | Canadian Prepper

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Lifetime Warranty… I review a very tough compound bow system which would be great for a bug out location or Bug out vehicle, it has every possible thing one needs to get started included a double walled case and arrows with broadheads.

Hunting requires accuracy and stealth, in order to procure large game tools like this are far more practical than traditional ones, which is not to say traditional longbows or recurves don’t have their place its just that the compound bow system is a far superior weapon.

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  1. Desert Reaper
    Desert Reaper 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    sweet bow

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  2. Ryan P
    Ryan P 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    I have to say i have a 60lb re curve and a Cheap-ish PSE compound. The thing i like about the re curve is you are relying on a non mechanical thus more reliable tool but you sacrifice accuracy to a certain extent. On the flip side you can hold your shot longer with the compound and i do feel like i have more accuracy with it but i am relying on many many moving parts and nuts and bolts which to me is a down side. But i enjoy shooting both for hunting and just for fun. I am a new sub and i love your vids. Keep up the great work.

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  3. Jordan
    Jordan 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compound bows are going to require far more maintenance if we are talking a long-term survival situation. They do usually get more power, but they are also heavier and I would prefer a lighter weapon to hunt with than a compound bow.

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  4. Max Kelsey
    Max Kelsey 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    A compound bow is typically harder to draw, but it provides more firing power for a smaller draw length.

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  5. Brennan Kingsland
    Brennan Kingsland 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Seems that a compound bow would be better for a woman's upper body strength. It is difficult for me to really get enough torque with a typical recurve bow…although I'm excellent with targets!

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  6. alan runner
    alan runner 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Recurve bows are cheaper than compound and they would be much easier to make in a post-
    SHTF. That being said, compound bows would have a high trade value and they would make
    you powerful, like if you have a car during the 1st century.

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  7. Alvin Hedin
    Alvin Hedin 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Love your videos

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  8. J Max
    J Max 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Good video, shared on my FB. I believe a compound bow would be great for silent hunting given a survival situation, if your potential enemies can't hear you hunting it could help to hide your location. Even lower caliber rifles can be heard for miles in the forests and mountains surrounding my area. Having both would be a great option, bows for hunting small/medium game, and firearms for defense or larger game. Thanks!

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  9. Larry Kolikoff
    Larry Kolikoff 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Simplicity is quite important in the bush. Thus, a recurve is preferred.

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  10. françois le français
    françois le français 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compound bows are more compact and easier to transport than recurve bows. They are also
    more accurate. But recurve bows require less maintenance are just simpler which is a huge
    advantage to me.

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  11. Jeff Campbell
    Jeff Campbell 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    New reality show in the works everyone. This show is a real test of skill, and will pit groups of survivors/preppers against each other. Do you and your team have what it takes to live another day. Worst Case Scenario will begin shooting July 9th. Follow us on Instagram @hamiltonoutback. See you soon, and stay safe people.

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  12. EEEE le r
    EEEE le r 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    The extra power and accuracy with compound bows is a big thing, if you can afford one in the first place… Traditional bows can be made easily with PVC and they require little to no maintenance.

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  13. Sir Moose
    Sir Moose 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Recurve Bows are not as durable as compound bows and most compound bows are more powerful

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  14. roch arthur
    roch arthur 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Recurve bows certainly requires some strength, which you may not have in SHTF. They also
    require more skill but unlike compound bows they don’t require complex tool to be fixed and
    they are just simpler.

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  15. normal anomaly
    normal anomaly 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    With a compound bow you don’t hold the full poundage when it’s fully drawn. It’s also more
    efficient at storing energy. This also means more moving parts and more tuning compared to
    a recurve bow.

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  16. Hector Firmin
    Hector Firmin 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compound bows require more tuning and are less instinctive to shoot than recurve bows.
    But when you get used to it they are far superior in terms of power and accuracy.

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  17. Brenden Cox
    Brenden Cox 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    What I like with recurve bows is that they are easy to repair compared to a compound bow. I
    think it would be very hard to repair a compound bow in post-SHTF, even if it’s just about
    replacing the string. But compound bows are more powerful and accurate and you may not
    live long enough to see your bow breaking anyway.

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  18. agadili ramapzyn
    agadili ramapzyn 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compound bows are more fragile than recurve bow + it has more moving parts. And even if
    you break a recurve bow you can easily make a new one. If your compound breaks you are

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  19. Ben Bite
    Ben Bite 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    A compound bow is great for its accuracy and power but it would be almost impossible to
    make one in post-SHTF. A traditional is much simpler and can easily be made with PVC if you
    find yourself in an urban survival scenario.

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  20. jp wayman
    jp wayman 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    you lost me at Facebook. although I would have loved to be apart of the drawing. In fact It feels rare to even comment on a video. I have been looking into a bow myself. i've noticed that rifle hunting season has gotten shorter in my state. what has been months is now years. and with all important things practice makes perfect

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  21. LazyPrepper
    LazyPrepper 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compound bows are the go to for hunting large game, and is very forgiving, powerful and accurate over recurved bow


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  22. sins25
    sins25 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    dammit, no facebook, no twitter.. :(

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  23. codie z
    codie z 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    This bow looks dam awesome. and in my country its about the only thing that is legal. I think i need to buy one.

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  24. Umar Chiadmi
    Umar Chiadmi 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    i would say a compound bow would be preferable to me because the technology aids in your accuracy power etc but that the recurve in my opinion becomes more valuable in the long term as its simpler to maintain, repair or even make one when you dont have access to replacement parts etc . If i had the money to buy and stock replacement parts/ attachments etc for the compound then maybe that would make the compound above the recurve in every way. just my humble opinion :)

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  25. celebmrk9
    celebmrk9 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    It's been quite awhile behind a bow of any sort…so yes, this info was very helpful…but WOW!…I've been thinking about having the addition of a bow in the mix and have seen the 'simplistic' recurve bow go beyond what I played around with back in the day, but the advantages of what a compound bow brings to the table are incredible…like anything else, one is none-two is one, one of each for me…AND this would be a GREAT intro into the world of compound bows…with all due respect to my neighbors to the north, GOD SPEED

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  26. Veronica Sanchez
    Veronica Sanchez 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Amazing giveaway! thanks!

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  27. EDC4me
    EDC4me 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Wow, what an awesome bow. Small, squat, yet powerful takedown. Unlike a recurve bow you would be less likely to get the top and bottom caught-up on foliage while walking around. With all the adjustments at hand to personalize it, what more Utility can you have?! Always dreamed of ownling a Bow like this. It will happen!

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  28. Corkige
    Corkige 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Well the first thing I can think of is easier dinner with the compound bow. There's still pros and cons with both though. When you've drawn your recurve or traditional on your potential meal and it lifts its head, you're gonna wish it was a compound. The third minute rolls by, your muscles are spasming, you're having a harder time keeping your breath quiet and eyes from blinking, and that 60 lbs string is cutting into your fingers bad enough they're bleeding. But if you let go now, that deer ducks and it was all for nothing. With a compound, maybe you can stretch that out to 5 minutes, 10? Every second counts in a situation like that. That being said, there is more that can go wrong with a compound… strings, nuts and bolts… so many pieces can break or get lost. Though that could be a blessing. The maintenance routine at nights could help take your mind off of things, and that turkey you missed the other day with the recurve. Maybe you could try fishing with a reel attachment, it would be hard to mcguyver something like that with a traditional bow. And if the compound were to break, you could probably just sharpen a piece of it and carve a make-shift traditional bow anyways.

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  29. Sonya Horyna
    Sonya Horyna 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    this bow is perfect for my Montana lifestyle. thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  30. DizzyWillow
    DizzyWillow 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compound bows require a lot of maintenance and tuning. This is not a show-stopper in this modern world, you just take the bow to the bow shop once a year and have it tuned up, the string replaced, etc. But in the SHTF world, give me a recurve and.a handful of extra strings and I am set for the most part. Note: don't forget to stock up on those small game blunt tips. IMO, the small game will be far more important as a food source than the big game and you won't be very successful shooting broad heads against squirrels….

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  31. Matthew Labar
    Matthew Labar 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    a compound bow is better for weaker and new shooters because the pulley system is amplifies your power

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  32. A DigitalFreak Video Byte
    A DigitalFreak Video Byte 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Hi CP, love the videos, especially the apocatalk content. I've liked the video as well as shared it onto my Facebook.

    A few years back I used to shoot compound bows at a range for fun. I find archery was very relaxing and theraputic for someone like myself who leads an overly busy life. Speaking of an overly busy life, I used to be a bit of an outdoorsman and armchair prepper back in the day. But because of my busy lifestyle I fell out of it. Over the last year I've begun to slowly drift back into my old hobbies (hiking, off the grid camping etc). I've recently begun to acquire new gear (backpack, bushcraft/tactical knives, machete, firearms, solar stuff etc) so as to be prepared. Currently my biggest challenge isn't so much the gear but instead my fitness level. I'm pitifully out of shape but I have started to implement lifestyle changes. You can have the best gear on the planet but it'll be useless if you're slow and weak due to a soft life.

    That looks like a real nice bow. Definitely a useful tool for both fun and more serious matters. Interesting you would do this video considering I've found myself eyeing Hoyt compounds the last few weeks. I really miss archery.

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  33. Nicholas Augustus
    Nicholas Augustus 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compounds over traditional if you are looking for more power with less strain and more accuracy, traditional over compounds for truly mastering the craft and easy to replace parts.

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  34. Neil Clara
    Neil Clara 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    traditional bows are easier to maintain, usually cheaper and don't need to be adjusted and compound bows are lighter, sturdier, easier to use and often more accurate. compound bows are much harder to repair and more expensive to maintain.

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  35. Evyn Greenwood
    Evyn Greenwood 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    I dont have twitter or facebook (Not a social butterfly), but I must try anyway.

    The difference between recurves/trad bows and compounds in survival situations is rather clear.
    Pros on traditional bows are that they are far more reliable and fixable. This is the weapon I dare say shines when having no direct confrontation with other people.
    Compound bows are simply the best of the best when it comes down to quality and power. Theyre true beasts. And with the added benefit of the let down, theyre also perfect for beginners or people who do not have the time to practice archery often yet still need an effective weapon. They are to traditional bows what snipers are to pistols. The downside is obviously, when something breaks, you're pretty much out of luck unless you got tons of backup parts stashed.

    In short:
    -More powerful
    -Still useful when human conflict arises
    -Low entry level (trust me, I just had my first lesson in archery today and was amazed at how easy this was)

    -Reliable hunting weapons in terms of repair.
    -Easier to make your own arrows
    -Takes tons of practice and you'll usually still fall short of a beginner with a compound.

    Compounds for warfare and when power is necessary. Traditionals for everything else.

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  36. Jugo Boss
    Jugo Boss 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Man u can just snipe that zombie heads down sakes

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  37. Asis Ruiz De Velasco
    Asis Ruiz De Velasco 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    compound bows are more complex but more efective and tradicional bows are less complex but you need lots of abilities to actually make a good use out of it in my opinion they are two different types of bows for different types of people

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  38. SpasticDecoy
    SpasticDecoy 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Compound bows are generally more resistant to temperature and humidity changes, giving the compound bow superior accuracy, velocity, and distance over time in comparison to bows made of natural materials

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  39. Stephen Brunner
    Stephen Brunner 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    A compound bow is clearly a stealthier option to ARs in a survival and self-protection

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  40. ksigalbraith
    ksigalbraith 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    You said in the video why a compound bow is "better" at least for the beginner. Its quicker to learn and be accurate with, though a re-curve or traditional bow is lighter and simpler to use it takes much longer to be effective with. In a SHTF or survival scenario something that can be adapted to quickly is a huge advantage, cause it may not be just you using it. This kit is adjustable so you can adapt one bow to multiple people, another huge advantage.

    I have no doubt that the simpleness of a re-curve is its main advantage, but if it has an 60+ pound draw how can my daughter pick it up and use it to its full capability? I learned way back as a child on a composite long bow, it took a few years till I had a good grasp on how to use it accurately, maybe this was the help when I picked up a compound bow my friend bought for the first time and was accurate with it. I'm a smaller guy, my friends set up was an 80 pound draw and I had no problems with it, I tried a re-curve with that amount of draw weight and struggled with it.

    For anyone I would suggest to learn to use all tools you can, real life education is the one thing no one can take from you and will help you the most. If you want the one bow that anyone can grab and use right away EFFECTIVELY have a compound bow, as you gain experience add a re-curve or long bow to your kit. (I left out firearms as this is a discussion on bows)

    Great video!

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  41. Prepare2Survive
    Prepare2Survive 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Traditional bows have the advantage where they are easier to replace strings and allow you to use your own self made wooden arrows. The cons would be that they are less powerful and harder to use. Compound bows have the advantage of being easier to draw and sometimes can be more accurate, powerful, ergonomic and lightweight. The cons would be more expensive and hard to replace parts after SHTF. In a grid down situation either one would be good, but a compound bow probably still has more advantages.

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  42. Kevin “Number 1 Detroit Red Neck” Romas
    Kevin “Number 1 Detroit Red Neck” Romas 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    traditional bows and arrows can be reproduced in the field that is an advantage but on the other hand Compound Bows are more Superior in materials easier to maintain but if you destroy and arrow you now have a drinking straw it is harder to repair a compound bow and modern arrows but they can be used in all weathers heat and humidity and the cold don't affect them very much

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  43. Dean Burkette
    Dean Burkette 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    I would say the compound bow will be better as in power and distance.

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  44. Dean Burkette
    Dean Burkette 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    nice bow . would love to win it

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    GOT2GO PREPARED 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Nice bow. Quick silent deadly!! And you can make more arrows if needed.

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  46. scooop540
    scooop540 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    Great giveaway! Compound bows creating increase the capability to take larger game because the arrow will be traveling at a much faster speed this better penetration.

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  47. thaBillingtano
    thaBillingtano 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    I like recurve bows for their size and capabilities, but compound bows are much better when it comes to accuracy and stamina. A recurve, you need to hold the full draw weight while you line up the shot while with a compound, once it's pulled back, the cams help make it easier to hold and line up the shot. I loved seeing the SAS bow and I may get one, yet a compound bow would be much more practical for a stealthy hunting system in a bug in situation.

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  48. richard rhodes
    richard rhodes 26 June, 2016, 06:16

    That is a bad ass setup!! To bad Im anti facebook! LOL!

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