Our group decided upon the Excalibur Exomax after a lot of study and trials. This make and model was on our shortlist and when we got a terrific deal on the purchase of 6 of them we went ahead on the purchase. The Excalibur line of recurve crossbows out perform almost all of the compound crossbows and they are simpler and almost bulletproof.
We also purchased 170 carbon bolts and Muzzy broadheads. We were amazed at the quantity discount. Our total was $3,700 with free shipping.
I use a Mathews Switchback (the original) with a Muzzy drop-away rest, single pin (adjustable) sight, Alpine 3-arrow quiver, Tru-ball mechanical release, Gold-Tip arrows, Blazer vanes (RH helical), and Montec G5 solid SS broadheads.