I'm new here and have been shooting stickbows for the last 4 years. I've been thinking about getting a compound to shoot another 3-d division and just to try something new. The local shop has matthews, high country, hoyt, and PSE. Not to offend any hoyt shooters, I really like the matthews legacy and LX a bit better. My question is this, The matthews (and hoyt) are about $700. The shop can also order Martins. I liked the look of a scepter 3 but the price was high ($1100) is that what most of you see out there. I saw the cougar 3 for just under $500 in the edersbow catalog and would probably get it around that price. Support the local guy even if it's higher. Should I consider a cougar 3 magnum instead of the matthews. How comparable are they? any help would be appreciated.