I have a compound now and I like it and have killed deer with it. Anyway don't know much about crossbows. I have heard to get a "good one" the term used by the clerk at the local archery shop you need to either by an Excalibur or Ten Point. Well I glanced at the prices and the crossbows they had were $899 and up. Again do not know anything about them but are they all that expensive?