Buy an Excalibur. I have a Axiom SMF and love it. So easy to tune and work on. The recurve limb design (no cams) is so easy to change out or adjust a string - in the field - in just a few minutes - with a stringer you can carry in your pocket. You can't do that with one of the compound design bows. It's fast, and more than adequate to get the job done.
All the best,
You can change strings on a compound bow without a press in the field, if you own a Mission crossbow. All the mission MXB line can change out strings without a press in a matter of minutes. The MXB line is also adjustable on the pull weight.
Unlike the other guys, I can't tell you what you should get but I would look at Ten Point, Mission and Excalibur.
The one thing the guys with the recurve limbs fail to mention about the recurve, is how loud they are. They sound like a cannon going off compared to an MXB.
I own an MXB360 but I wouldn't mind any of the above brands.
Another thing to consider is Speed and type of bolts you will be using. Some of the higher speed bows will destroy plastic knocks. I use aluminum knocks on all my bolts.
I also like the all aluminum design of all the MXB Bows vs the plastic of some of the others. To each his own.
After tons of research and a little help from friends, I came to my decision.
Head to an archery shop and check out the Bows. It will be fun and you can learn quite a bit.