Hey, all. Following a 15yr hiatus from archery (I'm 37), last summer saw me re-engaged and now totally caught back up in the sport (albeit focused season-wide on bowhunting). In any event, as you might imagine, quite a bit has changed in the world of archery... And I've even upgraded my circa '94 Golden Eagle Predator (aside: wow, is a 70lb bow w/ 55% let-off unmerciful), from 26" Easton 2312s (30" draw with an overdraw - ha) to... CARBONs. LOL
Well, now that Christmas is near, I **believe** that I've hinted enough to talk the dear wife into a special gift: a new PSE! While I have come to prefer the feel of Hoyts and PSEs, I really have taken to the Brute-X in Skullworks as an awesome "bang for the buck" budget-bow. To me, it feels great... However, for the exact same price, we can purchase the new 2013 PSE Sinister (again, in Skullworks), which is lighter (3" shorter ATA), has a slightly faster cam and has PSE's new string stop.
Question: While I haven't shot the Sinister, it looks like a neat bow -- and comparable to, if not better on paper than, the 2013 Brute-X. With PSE's RTS package, both bows are setup identically. Sooooo... If you were me, which bow would you buy, and why it over the other? First-hand experience with the different cams would be valuable. Also, general thoughts as to pros and cons of a short ATA bow that shoots ~7fps faster vs. a slightly longer ATA bow that might (?) prove more steady would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance very much for your advice.