I have a couple rifles for hunting. A Marlin XS7 in .243 and a Thompson Center Venture in .270. I bought the Marlin and was amazed at how much gun you got for so little money, $299 at WM. Then I happened across the TC Venture and paid only a little more, $350, and it is an even nicer gun for the money.
Both of these guns were less money than my bow and neither have had any problems unlike my Firecat 400. It goes to show how over priced bows are IMO.