I shoot a Barnett Jackal - entry level crossbow @ 315 FPS - spent less than $300 for whole set-up including scope. I just made my first kill with it 2 weeks ago - 60 yard shot. I would highly recommend it for a someone wanting to get started in crossbow hunting. If I continue hunting with a crossbow, which after finally killing something is a highly likely scenario, I will buy up to something with a little more power. That being said, the Jackal is certainly a serviceable weapon, and has many good reviews. Check out youtube and search for "Barnett Jackal" and you will find many video reviews.