Well, since paying off my truck last Dec. and the added disposable income from that combined with money I had been saving for some time. I concluded my last outdoor/hunting related big purchase (always gonna be smaller one like ammo/broadheads and such)for this year. After doing some internet research and talking with Evan, a bow tech at Bill Pelligrino's Archery Hut in Springs, I purchased the Hoyt Charger and am really pleased with this bow. I had my sights set on a Hoyt Vector since reading up on them in last years hunting mags and then the Hoyt Spyder this years upgrade. Doing some reading on different archery forums I found many guys were really impressed with the Charger and said for the price it was hard to beat. Many said you were getting a higher end bow for mid level price. The folks at the Archery Hut concurred with this assessment. I shot both the Charger and Spyder and though I'm far from having years of archery experience under my belt to me there wasn't any drastic difference between the two. I really liked how the Charger felt and shot. Evan, a really helpful and knowledgeable guy, got the one I purchased tuned up for me and ready to shoot. I outfitted mine with a Spot Hogg sight, a G5 quiver, and a plain old whisker biscuit. I haven't used and don't plan on using a fall away rest. My feeling is I don't want something that can malfunction or break when on the side of a mountain chasing elk. You may lose some speed and or a smidgin of accuracy, but in my view the security of a sturdier tool is the better choice for me. Evan advised me to wait on getting a stabilizer and to shoot it awhile without saying you don't really need one with this bow. He seems to be correct as my accuracy is good out to fifty yards with it. I had left my Bear Charge with them to get restrung and will probably pick up a stab at that time to try it and see if there's a difference. I picked up some Gold Tip Hunter expedition 7595/340 arrows for target shooting and some higher end Gold Tips for hunting. The Charger has and IBO rating of 325 fps and mine with a total arrow weight of 381.4 grs and set at 70 pounds is chronoing (I got a chrono and tested in the backyard) at a consistent 307 fps. I'm really digging this bow and if I pull my deer tag this year will be using it to hunt antelope, elk, and then deer! YeeHaw!!! Also, picked up my wife a Mission Craze which the folks at the Archery Hut got all tuned up for her and she's gonna start shooting with me. May even getting her out chasing elk with me on some future hunts! In summary, I think the Hoyt Charger is an excellent choice for anyone looking to get a bow with comparable features to a higher end model but wanting not wanting to spend the higher end price. I went in ready to purchase a Vector or Spyder and walked out very happy with the Charger and with the money saved outfitted it quite nicely.