I bought my first "real" hunting bow within the past month. I went at the search like the nerd I am and starting looking at numbers, speeds, reviews and such and decided on a Bowtech Carbon Icon or a Carbon Knight. Then a buddy gave me some of the best advice I ever got. He told me to go shoot every bow I could get my hands on and the bows would tell me which one to buy.
I went to multiple archery shops, I asked them to just keep handing me bows, I did not want to know what make/model or how much they were. I shot Mathews, Bowtechs, PSEs, Hoyts, etc... Suddenly, I picked up one and it was like Arthur pulling that legendary sword from the stone. I knew the moment I drew it back and shot it that it was the bow I was going to buy.
For me, that magical bow as a Mission Ballistic
. I must say it was a bonus that it was like half the price of most of the others I shot. I could not be happier!!!
For you, it may be something else. Yours is out there, don't be in a hurry and let it find you.
The second piece of good advice I got was this... There are three things that are a must. You must like the way a bow shoots, looks and how it's priced. If you sacrifice on any of those three, you will always regret your purchase.