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The 380 you can cock with the ropecocker. The 440 not! The limbs from the 440 are more powerful. With the 440 you should learn to make a serving.
I am not a fan from these highspeed bows. 350fps is enough for me.
 

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380 fps are plenty enough for everything! Use heavy arrows! My Micro 355 get 450grain, it is better for the limbs. I would take ~420grain minimum for the 380.
 

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I have a BD400 and love it, except for the rope cocking. I am only 5'8" and 150lbs with health challenges and can do a dozen shots pretty easily but if I go too many more shots, I will pay for it for the next 3 days. A C2 crank makes it easy.

The BD380 should be perfect, a fantastic bow!
 

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I have a BD400 and love it, except for the rope cocking. I am only 5'8" and 150lbs with health challenges and can do a dozen shots pretty easily but if I go too many more shots, I will pay for it for the next 3 days. A C2 crank makes it easy.

The BD380 should be perfect, a fantastic bow!
I with you Smong, the 400 is fine 5 to 10 times. I shot a 380 once and thought it cocked fairly easy but I think if I was going to buy an all day shooter I would look at a matrix series 360
 

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Hi I got the 380 on a bid deal, the price was pretty low when I saw it, before I went to bed I bid 10 dollars about the current bid and guess what iam a 380 owner lol. I was looking at a axe or micro suppressor I’ve never owned a Excalibur and wanted to so iam in with what I hope is a good bow, oh by the way what are the best type nicks to use!! Thanks Pat K
 

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I owned an exocet 200 335fps and the 440. The 380 I would think would be great decision lots of speed but not enough to need rope cocker, and easier on serving s then 440, good luck with it.
 

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Question do u hand cock ur bows, I’ve been under the weather for several months and cocking mine is almost impossible, seems to tell me how bad things have gotten
 

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I sold my BD380 because I couldn’t cock it by hand! I don’t like to be dependent on cranks for my bows. If you like the bow then just buy a crank, I suggest the new Charger EXT crank! Good luck!


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Question do u hand cock ur bows, I’ve been under the weather for several months and cocking mine is almost impossible, seems to tell me how bad things have gotten
I rope cock the Micro 355 most of the time but dig out the C2 crank after a couple dozen shots to save my back. The BD400 is a handful for me to rope cock at 5'8" and 150lbs but I do it at least 10 times per session to stay in shape. I'm retired with a few serious medical issues and of the 'use it or lose it' mentality so tend to push myself pretty hard. After my rope cocking workout I welcome the crank for the rest of my shooting session.

A serious word of advice for rope cocking, especially in your golden years is to warm up before you start pulling. Get a light sweat going by doing jumping jacks or jogging for 5-10 minutes around the field. Makes a huge difference for preventing injury and soreness...;)
When you are in doubt about pulling the rope, use the crank. Take care of yourself because pulling a muscle in your back is no fun and puts a damper on everything.
 
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