I own an excalibur crossbow for SHTF. My son-in-law asked to use it for deer hunting this year. It shoots by Excalibur @ 390 ft/sec. Son-in-law got a spike and the bolt went through the deer and he lost the bolt. No blood trail, deer dropped on the spot. The guys where he picked up more bolts (3 total losted) were surprised as everybody seems to use compound crossbows not recurve crossbows. One guy wanted to buy it offering $100 over what I had in it. Son-in-law has not seen a doe and he was out several times, did see an 8 point buck but could not shot as he had his buck for the year.