This past weekend my oldest son and I shot our bows. While he was in Iraq I sent his Martin Hi Speed. That bow still zips an arrow. The bow was a good stress reliever for him. I shoot a Checkmate Hunter II that is 53# @ 28". Eric's bow is 55# @ 28. We both have 29.5" draw. As we shot we talked about a mule deer archery hunt my sons and I have planned this fall in Idaho. It was a good evening of bow shooting. Incidentally, he is very good at hitting coke cans at 20 yards with a recurve.