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HELP PLEASE!! Barnett Ghost 385 or Strykezone?

My name is Mike and I'm new to the crossbow world! I sold my compound to get a crossbow,I narrowed it down to the the ghost 385 and strykezone 380 (if I can find one). A buddy of mine owns a little shop and he told me these both are junk, mind you I don't want to spend thousands but yet understand you get what you pay for. When bowtech made the first stryker with the built in crank I bought it, biggest mistake ever! Cranking sucked lol! But I want something accurate, fast, narrow, and light! I know it's alot to ask for but can someone please give me some guidance or help? Thanks!
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Re: HELP PLEASE!! Barnett Ghost 385 or Strykezone?

I'm far from a crossbow expert but I did buy my son a strykezone 380 last Christmas.It's light,compact,fast,accurate and relatively quiet for a crossbow.It also has a nice trigger.I was skeptical based on earlier reports.However,we have several hundred shots through it with no issues,knock on wood.
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Thanks for the info!
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Re: HELP PLEASE!! Barnett Ghost 385 or Strykezone?

Neither bit if I had I would to I would Strykzone.

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Re: HELP PLEASE!! Barnett Ghost 385 or Strykezone?

I personally wouldn't buy either one. If your buddy owns a shop, I would look at the other brands he carries to see what I like.

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Re: HELP PLEASE!! Barnett Ghost 385 or Strykezone?

Buy a PARKER u won't regret it. look on craigslist for used units take your time they are out there trapperdave
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Re: HELP PLEASE!! Barnett Ghost 385 or Strykezone?

Listen to your buddy. He is trying to save you some headaches down the road. You want one with wheels go with ten point/wicked ridge. No wheels it's excalibur. Just my opinion and there are a lot of other guys that feel the same way.
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Listen to your buddy. He is trying to save you some headaches down the road. You want one with wheels go with ten point/wicked ridge. No wheels it's excalibur. Just my opinion and there are a lot of other guys that feel the same way.
Yep. Always my advice to new crossbow users to go with those companies. Both have great customer support and great products.

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I would hold off and save for a TenPoint myself...both companies have good customer service...but their products are less then quality...Go TenPoint or xcaliber like said.
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Buy a Parker.I bought one a few years ago. Parker Buck hunter which they don't make anymore. I was looking for a crossbow and that was the first crossbow I held and aimed. It felt good. I looked at a few more crossbows. But that Parker was on my mind. So I bought it, it shoots 330 ft per second. speed does not mean too much for me. It was how it felt when I held it.

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