The real question is, how long is the OP willing to postpone learning about timing/string/cable changes, good scopes, consistent rope cocking, good vs bad triggers and ergonomics/balance.The trouble with buying a Cadilac bow is the probability of finding out you really a BMW kind of shooter. I would stick to something cheaper to start with. There are lots of quality bows in the $300 to $500 range that work just fine. You can buy a $3000 bow later if you choose to.
The legacy CenterPoints are very good and include the Sniper and Amped at the top of the list, however they do have some nice machined components which translates to being a little heavier than bows that are all or mostly made of composite and plastics.Thanks. It looks like there are decent ones for around $300 - $500. I’ll check the Centerpoints out
Lots of bang for the buck with that bow!I would wait until June for the release of the killer instinct FATAL X. 9.75 uncocked,6.25 cocked. Adjustable from 30 -33 in. Will have the new X cams that are on the swat X1. 405 fps. $499.00 with rope cocker/$599.00 with integrated ccd. Plenty of time before deer season to decide.
Archer is right, are you short? Tall? Long arms? It would be best to see and hold them. I bought my first crossbow in January never even holding one before. The KI ripper 415. It’s about a $350-400 crossbow and shoots very good. The drawback? I’m short at 5’5”. Didn’t take long to figure out it was too long for me, pretty hard to cock at 200 lbs. so I started doing research on shorter more compact bows. I came across a deal on here(CBN) I couldn’t let pass me up. A tenpoint siege that fits me to the T. Very expensive but it is one bad ass bow. I am still planning on buying the new KI swat x1 because thanks to this forum I now have the crossbow disease!😂.Welcome to the nation! There are many many opinions on which crossbow is the best. I shoot Killer Instinct now and own a Swat XP and have the X1 on order so I would say KI is the best. That is just my opinion. You can ask 100 different people on here which is a good crossbow and you will get 50 different answers.
My advice is to get to a dealer where you can at a minimum shoulder some bows and hopefully do some shooting. This way you can see what feels the best for you and what fits your budget. Once you narrow it down to a few come on here and search the bows and see what people have said about them. Or make a post asking for opinions.
P.S. The KI Swat series crossbows are really sweet! 😃