I would look at Parker crossbows man aswell, i have a compound by them and its awesome! Horton and Barnett makes good crossbows too, and if your really wanting to spend some money you can check out Tenpoint and Excalibur. As for broadheads i would go with muzzy 100grain 3 blades or muzzy MX-3 100 grain. you can never go wrong with muzzy. IMO i wouldnt get a mechanical for any type of hunting I do, yes when mechanicals work then they get the job done but thats if THEY WORK! Failure to open or premature opening could cause a miss or a wounded bird and i wouldnt take that risk. I like knowing that when i release that arrow that my broadhead is going to preform 100% of the time, thats why i shoot fixed blade for everything and thats why i shoot muzzy, sharp, durable, easy assembly, comes with replacement heads and did i mention theyre only 26.00$ a 3 pack where as rage and others are close to 40.00$ for 3.
There's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.