Well im now looking to buy a crossbow for multiple reasons. The problem is im not sure what to get. i love the fact that recurves are simpler and you can restring them easily but its very expensive for a powerful one, By the way i plan on using it for deer hunting and i dont want to spend more then 250$. i was looking at the barnett jackal and horton summit but they are compound and if i am hunting and a string breaks im screwed. so what do you guys reccomend?