Getting a good crossbow has been on my to do list for a long time. I have bad Rheumatoid Arthritis in my hands and shooting is becoming more and more painful. I learned as a child to shoot archery as we had a neighbor that competed nationally that got us kids in the neighborhood into it. Back then a good re-curve was all you needed and I took my first deer with a 35lb re-curve at a tent hunting camp with my father and Dale The guy who took his time to teach most of the neighborhood kids something cool. I was around 10 at the time.