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I currently have a bd400 and was wondering could I put 380 or even 350 limbs on it? I like the 400 was just curious for the summer if this would work, both of my bows are rugged when it comes to long shooting sessions what do you think?
 

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I currently have a bd400 and was wondering could I put 380 or even 350 limbs on it? I like the 400 was just curious for the summer if this would work, both of my bows are rugged when it comes to long shooting sessions what do you think?
The difference in speed from a 350 to a 380 to a 400 comes from a longer rail/frame. They all use the same limbs (except the BD 440 has same length but stiffer limbs).
 

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Thanks and s..t! I was hoping for a cheap way to shoot more easier without a crank, oh well
This is the time of year to snag a great deal on just about any Excal.... I've seen new grz2's for under $300 on eBay recently. A 2nd bow to have as a backup and your practice shooter is much better than slowing down your primary bow...
 

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Vt brother,
I hear you on the rough cocking with the BD400, I have one with the new limbs and after a dozen shots my back tells me to stop. I have the cheaper C2 crank and it's fine but the Charger is supposed to be much better and ambidextrous. Highly recommend a crank for target shooting and even use it on my Micro 355 after a few dozen shots.
It's too cold to do much target shooting up here for a while isn't it....;) chill factor minus 30 F the other day:eek:
 

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Good and very cold morning Smong, I have thought about a crank. My 2nd bow is a 355 suppressor and I think it's more rugged to cock then the 400. I like to shoot quite a bit when the weather allows. Have considered getting a wheel bow just for ease. I will never be without 1 of my excaliburs for hunting especially when I go west. Like knowing I can carry an extra string and no worries!
 

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We have similar ideas about crossbows, I have a BD400 and Micro355 myself as well as a Mission MXB400. I find the Micro355 to be about same difficulty cocking as the Mission, different stroke but similar level of force needed. I am selling or trading off the compound to get another recurve eventually even though it can also be completely serviced in the field with a single allen wrench, I just like recurves much better.
I did have a Swat last summer for a short time and it was noticably easier cocking than any of my other crossbows but had other features that I couldn't live with.
 

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Man, owning both a BD400 and a Micro/Suppressor 355, @Vt frenchman seems like you might be better off splurging for a Charger EXT, just in case. I've seen them go for under $150 too. That to me seems like a better investment than a different set of limbs or a 3rd bow.
 

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Man, owning both a BD400 and a Micro/Suppressor 355, @Vt frenchman seems like you might be better off splurging for a Charger EXT, just in case. I've seen them go for under $150 too. That to me seems like a better investment than a different set of limbs or a 3rd bow.
I know deep down your right, and it's not that I cant cock the bows it's just not enjoyable if your doing it 18- 20 times in a session but maybe a crank would be money well spent!
 
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