Noob to the forums here... My soon to be father-in-law introduced me to the compound bow (little father-in-law bonding time). He's an avid hunter (although I've never seen him hunt with a bow nor say he ever would) but he likes to shoot. Well to make a long story short I was hooked at the first shot. Began reading and found the hunters friend website and read about compound bows, selections, etc. I am asking for suggestions on brands, types, etc. bows that would accommodate what I want in a bow. I'm looking for a somewhat compact axle to axle length( 37-38"), light in weight, good velocities, decent let off, 6.75-7" brace height. My specs are 5' 9", 175 lbs. My soon to be father-in-law has some good shops in mind where I can take it to be fit correctly. Money is somewhat of an issue right now with graduation of college still about 4 months away. Any suggestions would help.