Went to my local shop today and Bob( my local dealer ) had an assassin hanging. I picked it up and instantly said to Bob, this thing is a tank! It is built like a tank, but heavy like a tank. Iam not oppossed to heavier bows, but for the size of the bow it is heavy, the crank system adds weight for sure. It is well balanced though. Fit and finish is very good. Just so used to reasonable mass weight coming from excalibur. The price of 1500, is way out of line for this bow IMO.