We just recently became a dealer for Hickory Creek and are actually in the process of developing a "Customized" VAC (vertical assault crossbow) model, which is simply a tweaked version of their current model. I will personally vouch for them. I was anti-crossbow for many years but the design of this thing is ingenious and it fits the needs of nearly everyone that would be in the crossbow market. On the model we are working on with 125lb limbs, we have already achieved faster speeds than the advertised 365fps using a standard arrow. The benefit to that being..... no specialty target needed, use a standard arrow and far higher kenetic energy than a standard carbon bolt out of a faster crossbow. After tuning we are getting 2" groups at 100yds, however we plan to push it out to 200yds to see how well it performs there. Once our customizations have been completed we will write a review, post specs & pics here on AT. In the mean time, the factory model is more than enough for even an expert marksman.
Patent NO. 8,671,923 B2
Patent NO. 8,622,050 B2