I've been wearing the pages of the Ten Point catalog out trying to make a decision. I noticed the Laser appears to have most of the features of the Phantom and at about half the price. It has an aluminum rail/barrel, a nice riser, not as machined as the Phantom but besides the price difference its half a pound less also. Secondary thumb safety...Axle to axle is a bit wider though and less speed but I have to admit half the price really catches my attention. I like top of the line stuff, but I'm having a hard time justifying a $2000 crossbow when there are some real nice bows out there for alot less money and still with a lifetime warranty and American made. Anyways, what are some opinions and experiences with the Laser? How wide is this crossbow while cocked? Thanks gang, I promise I'll buy one and end all of my decision making questions..