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Which one?

Post by oldmandoug » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:12 am

I am trying to choose between these 2, which do you recommend and why? Was going with the assassin, but just couldn't get into it. Matrix bulldog 380 and the Micro 355
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Re: Which one?

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oldmandoug, it may be me? Which "2" bows are you inquiring about?
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Re: Which one?

Post by oldmandoug » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:26 am

Onetimeonly x--> wrote:
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oldmandoug, it may be me? Which "2" bows are you inquiring about?
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LOL, I guess I was in a hurry.....

Matrix bulldog 380 & Micro 355.
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Re: Which one?

Post by xcaliber » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:31 am

I'm going to say the Micro 355. Why, because although I have not handled one, I'm not a fan of the linkage style trigger. The 355 is a bear to cock after a while on the range, but it is compact, fast, and handles very well. I don't think a better crossbow for treestand hunting could be found in the Excalibur Line up.
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Re: Which one?

Post by oldmandoug » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:33 am

xcaliber wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:31 am
I'm going to say the Micro 355. Why, because although I have not handled one, I'm not a fan of the linkage style trigger. The 355 is a bear to cock after a while on the range, but it is compact, fast, and handles very well. I don't think a better crossbow for treestand hunting could be found in the Excalibur Line up.
Thanks for the input, that definitely is going to be thought about.
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Re: Which one?

Post by Carnivorous » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 am

suppressor!

You get the advantages of trigger forward design with the narrow Micro limbs. Win win!! :)
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Re: Which one?

Post by LongCarbine » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:03 am

bellerivercrossbowhunter wrote:
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suppressor!

You get the advantages of trigger forward design with the narrow Micro limbs. Win win!! :)
Bulldog 330 Also has advantages of forward trigger but easier cocking and more forgiving matrix limb design. :wink:
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Re: Which one?

Post by galamb » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:23 am

What is important to you?

Do you need the compact wingspan of the micro because you shoot from tight spaces?

Do you need the extra speed of the 380 because you are pushing the distance envelope a little and want a little flatter trajectory when you are reaching out?

Does one appeal visually over the other?

Do you even need "that much bow" or would something else suit you just as well?

Too many variables but if I was simply comparing the two "for me" (and I wouldn't select either), but if I had to, it would be the 380. Not because of the speed but because it has longer limbs which should ultimately last longer in the long run. Both are packing within 20 lbs of (stress) of each other when cocked but the 380 is spreading that stress over longer limbs. Because I sometimes hunt super remote locations that take "days" to get in and out of, one of my "must have's" in a bow is a "Least likely to fail" clause (compared to other options). Warranty is fine but it don't help if I'm in the field when a failure occurs.
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Re: Which one?

Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:01 pm

Forum member paulaboutform has a 380 bulldog in trading post. Might be worth a look

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Re: Which one?

Post by Carnivorous » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:03 pm

Don't be worried about Micro durability. I've had many Micros and had zero limb issues...
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Re: Which one?

Post by vixenmaster » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:03 pm

I will say this if'en i had warranty shop close by the Micro, cause they do n will leave you stranded. The Matrix models or the older Exo models would be my 1st pick fer dependable Excal
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Re: Which one?

Post by p0nypwr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:22 pm

Micro 335, because I'm selling mine if interested :D

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Re: Which one?

Post by janesy » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:37 pm

I think you need to cock, shoulder and shoot(hopefully) both models .

Your going to get pretty one sided opinions about both models. And they are all correct.

Fact is, both will serve you well. And both are unbelievably reliable.
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Re: Which one?

Post by oldmandoug » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:39 pm

Thanks for the input...Ordering 2 380s
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Re: Which one?

Post by Boo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:08 pm

oldmandoug wrote:
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Thanks for the input...Ordering 2 380s
Excellent choice! Twenty pounds lighter to cock and the bonus of being faster!
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