never...EVER..make the mistake like me of buying a bow and not shooting it. Two years ago I bought a hoyt dynatec and had it ordered for me because they didnt have any in the shop. The guy sugested shooting the ultramag just incase id rather go with that but the idiot I am said no I want a better riser not the magnesium. Well today at a show I was given the chance to shoot an ultra mag and wow..that bow was quiet as can be. See Ive been having problems with noise on my bow and I have soo much noise eliminating products on there its not funny but its still the same metalic twaaaang noise. Ive now shot two bows with the xt2000 limbs and both are more forgiving and way more quiet than mine. Now I honestly regret not taking that shot back two years ago and the sad part is I didnt want to spend more than 500 on my bow and that bow was less expensive than the one I bought and now im bummen. BUT im buying a new one as soon as hoyt gets that new lineup out and this time I WILL shoot the bow before I buy it.