I bought my Martin Cougar Magnum some where around thirty years ago. It is still an awesome bow today! It has lost nothing, still fast, still pulls at 70 lbs. It is also 46" axle to axle and weighs 7 pounds.
I'm going to get a new Cougar when they are available. This bow is 14" shorter than my old Cougar and half the weight. It may be a little faster too but not much
I know I will be asking for advise from everyone because with the old Cougar I shoot fingers and I know with the new shorter bows I will need a release. I also shoot the old autumn orange arrows that I can't get anymore. Easton has recommended arrows they say are the same but they just aren't as tough as the old Autumn Oranges.