MTech Jaguar 175 lb Recurve Camo Crossbow CR-013A2
Product Review (submitted on May 11, 2014):
This is an excellent crossbow for the money. No, it's not super expensive and it's not supposed to be. At 175 pounds, or even if it's actually 150 (I don't know if it is as many pounds as advertised), this crossbow will do fine with small game or just fun target practice. Maybe you're a new prepper looking for a quiet defense weapon that hasn't been outlawed in your state or you might be that guy/gal that wants to see if crossbows are as much fun as they seem on those TV shows.. Either way, this is an inexpensive way to explore.
***I highly suggest getting a rope cocking device. It adds a little to the expense, but you'll thank me later for taking my advice.