I am reminded of a story involving an American advisor with the Montagnard.
The advisor and the Chief went out after a bunch of NVA/VC late one night.
The ‘nard took some little bows and crossbows.
The next day, they were sporting brand new SKS’ s and AK’s.
The bows were put back for hunting, the guns used for war.
The Chief took one of the SKS’ s, he could have had anything including a nice new M-16 but he chose the SKS, after all he had killed the previous owner.

Bows have their place, but not for fighting.
This isn’t El Dorado with John Wayne, and even in that movie, the drawbacks were considered.
There’s a reason these bows disappeared, they were impractical.
And technology made them outdated.