A subjective question but I'll ask it anyhow to get some kind of baseline. For the most part I'm a trad bow shooter. I picked up a barnett 350 a couple months ago at the behest of my son who thought it would be cool to have a crossbow. It was left hanging in the man cave until last weekend when I decided to see what it could do. First I ran it through the chrono to check the actual speed versus what's advertised. To my surprise it was 346, nearly the 350 fps it claimed. This was with carbon express maxima hunter 20 inch bolts and 125 grn target tips for a total weight of 420. That's 111 ft.lbs of energy which was very impressive. Took it out to our improvised shooting range and proceeded to sight it in. The only mod I did to it out of the box was lightly sanding down the rail since I read somewhere it comes a little rough and should be smoothed to mitigate string wear. Shooting from a bench rest accuracy was nearly on par with a rifle at 75 yards. I'm not willing to give up the challenge of a recurve but this would definitely be the ticket on necessary longer range shots. Open range Caribou or a grizzly (at a safe distance) for example. I can maintain pie plate accuracy with a trad at 40 yards but beyond that there probably isn't enough energy to ensure a certain kill on deer or larger sized game even with a perfect hit. With a cross bow, how much further is an acceptable range? Taking into account the ft/lbs of energy it seems it would be at least double or perhaps longer.