Have you given the Diamond line a try. I was considering giving up the string and stick for a crossbow due to torn up shoulder. I decided to go with a smaller bow with lower draw weight. I shot PSE, Matthews,Browning etc.... I ended up buying a Diamond Edge. Before you start laughing and saying it's a youth bow/starter bow. I have taken 2 nice bucks, several doe, and a coyote or two with this bow. It is smooth, quiet, fast and with a 50# draw weight @ 28", very easy on my shoulder. I'm sure the higher end Diamonds are at least as competent as this entry model.