volfan wrote:I'm thinking I may have messed up getting the 355 instead of the 380.
cspot wrote:Don't have the 355, so I can't comment on it. I do have the 380. Serving wear has been surprisingly very good. I had hundreds of shots on the original and it still looked good. Only reason I changed it was I bought a custom Flemish from Vixenmaster. Like someone mentioned the 355 doesn't come standard with the REDDS, anti-dryfire, and the cheekpiece. I was actually planning on buying the 355, but I wanted the REDDS and cheekpiece also. If I would have added them, the price would have been getting close to the 380. The other deciding factor is I liked the black color.
There is a couple things to think about. One is the redds system. The bumpers are the same one on the S5 and they seem to wear out quickly, if you have them try to keep a string width space between the string and the bumpers for longer life. I shot both the redds / S5 and the thetinker style with the 3/8 bow stoppers, I prefer thetinker style. I have over 200 shots on thetinker style and no noticeable wear. So if you would change there is money down the tube right there. If you know someone who machines you could easily have them made up. Mine were free So all I had to buy was the rubber bumper and a 2 stainless set screws. A total of $12. I didn't care for the cheek piece either but you may. What I did find as a good cheekpiece was the better 1/2" black pipe insulation. If you put a piece of double sided tape on top of your stock the insulation holds fine. So that's another savings. From what I understand the serving wear is better on the 355 than the 380 but I do not have personal experience with that. Then onto the anti-dryfire scope mount. I feel its just another piece on the bow that can fail, my way of thinking. I have a shot sequence I follow all the time to make sure I don't have a dry fire but even if you would Im sure excal would take care of you.
automated11 wrote:Not sure about it but I heard that there might be issues with limb longevity by using the 380 without the redds.
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