Not the answer you're looking for, but since you said you're new to bow hunting, have you considered a vertical compound bow? If you're physically able and interested in eventually growing in the sport, you may find much more satisfaction in going the vertical bow route. About a decade ago when I was looking to get back into archery hunting, I was going to buy a xbow. Luckily, the archery shop convinced me to try a compound and I shot several models and new that was the route I needed to go. I have since used my compounds to hunt several species of big game in several states, compete in various tournaments where I've made many friends, and participate in regular backyard target shooting with my wife and family. Going with a compound wasn't just picking a weapon for deer season, it has been influential to my lifestyle. Now I'm planning on making the jump to traditional.