The entry-level and mid-range compound bow market is currently being invaded by the hottest "ready-to-shoot" all-inclusive offers, promising a starter package to shoot your bow straight-out-of-the-box. But are these companies fulfilling their promises, or just trying to rack up some cash with shoddy products before disappearing? Customer complaints due to poor quality of accessories on these packages or, worst, poorly assembled parts are not unheard of. Today, we review in detail the Atropos-120, an affordable, reliable and high-quality compound bow package that has an edge over the competition thanks to the brand reputation and user satisfaction.
Draw length (inches)
Draw weight (lbs)
The Atropos-120 package comes with a solid and powerful compound bow, 4 string shock silencers, a peep sight, a compass, a D-loop, 2 dampers and a 4-arrow quiver, all at a more than reasonable price tag for the value offered. Some of the accessories are not top-notch, and the kit will need upgrading at some point, but the general feeling is that Atropos has put some effort in offering decent quality materials. The bow is available for both right and left-handed archers, and in three different finish colors (black, camo and purple). We have examined the features of this hot-seller bow in more detail.
Materials and design
This is a 3.6lbs bow featuring a solid super aluminum riser and CNC-machined cams. All the parts on the Atropos-120 bow look and feel of high quality and the bow grip is solid and comfortable. The finish looks professional and we love the catchy look on the purple and camo versions. The materials look sturdy and durable, which is important for a practice bow that needs to be used a lot.
The Atropos-120 is one of the most flexible and beginner-friendly package we’ve come across so far. It has a draw length range of 17″-29″, and draw weight from 70lbs all the way down to 20lbs, to account for the needs of the young and smaller framed. The bow can be setup to your ideal draw length and weight at home using the included hex wrench key and the user’s manual included in the package. However you might need to visit your local pro shop to finish off fine tuning and sight-in.
At 320FPS IBO rating, the Atropos-120 is no less serious than higher priced competitors, and the 75% let-off allows for smooth and solid draw cycle. It’s also forgiving with its generous 8″ brace height and features a shock-free, quiet performance. All in all, this bow offers a good balance between shootability and performance, and it’s great for target shooting practice. It would be an excellent choice for a young archer to grow into, or for an intermediate shooter looking for a practice bow to step up their archery technique.
With a speed of up to 320FPS, the Atropos-120 has what it takes to take down decent size game. Its lightweight of 3.6lbs makes it easy to carry around in the fields, and the included string shock-silencers help taming the noise to keep you in stealth mode all along.
Pros and Cons
Conclusion and Rating
The Atropos-120 has great features for a bow package in this range, and is a great choice for the beginners that want to find out if archery is their thing before turning to the big names. It’s also a good practice bow for intermediate shooters, and a decent hunting bow at a fraction of the cost of more expensive models.
How does it compare?
Here's the Atropos-120 rating compared to another 2 great starter kits, the Topoint Archery M1 and the AW Pro. Click on the compound bow names to read the full review. If you're on mobile, flip your phone to see the scores side by side.
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