Made a visit to Cabelas last week to look at some of the new models. Crossbows keep getting smaller but faster. One thing I noticed was many of the new stocks are very short and not comfortable to hold and get on target, let alone shoot. Several models have bulky hand guards built into them. Also, some of the mid-price models have scopes that have yardage marks but no numerical readout, you have to remember, in the moment, what line to use. I prefer the scopes that have the yardage readouts, next to the appropriate line, probably a senior thing! There is about 300.00 difference between Excalibur models 385 and 405. The Excalibur line still fits me the best, may not be the most quiet, but has far less things to go wrong with the recurve limbs. One thing I won't opt for is the crank up stringer, way to slow and bulky to use. Just some random thoughts before I break the budget.