"""One of my friends is shooting an even older Barnett compound with some big cracks he filled with crazy glue and he says not to worry. Truth be told, he shoots that old bow all the time and it still has not blown up on him."""
Are you serious? Don't hang to close to him.LOL.
As for your question. It would probably be cheaper to find a used bow in the classifieds. More than likely a few years newer/better/more efficient for less than $200.
Athens Afliction/ 60#29" , LD Pro V rest, Spot Hog Hoggit, Stingray Stab
K & K Vengeance/ 65#29", LD Pro rest, Axcell Armourtech HD, Stingray Stab