Crossbows are quickly becoming the hottest new archery hunting product, with new provinces, states and countries opening up hunting seasons every year. How do you choose which crossbow suits you best? Recurve or Compound design, slower vs. faster? these are all things to take into account when purchasing. The fact is, and to borrow from Excalibur's website "it only takes 30 foot lbs of energy to go right through a deer" and "after about 240 FPS at normal hunting range trajectory is virtually identical as speed increases". That means that virtually all newly manufactured crossbows will be more then sufficient for a quick and humane harvest in your upcoming hunting season