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Most powerful recurve crossbow that can be rope cocked?

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Good day. I'm looking for something simple, yet sophisticated. As the title suggests, what is the most powerful and dependable recurve crossbow that doesn't utilize a crank system?
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Several different questions (powerful, dependable), but I'll focus on draw weights:

Matrix 380 @ 260# pull
Micro 315 @ 260#
Axe/Mag 340 @ 270#
Micro 340TD @ 270#
Micro 355 @ 280#
Bulldog 400 @ 280#
Micro360TD @ 285#
Assassin 360 @ 285#
Assassin 420TD @ 290#
Matrix Mega405 @ 290#

I'm nearing 60, and chose 260# as the max I'll be able to rope cock in 10 years. And, the fine folks in this Excalibur forum have most frequently touted Matrix series as being the "best" Excaliburs made. Thus, my decision for Matrix 380 (also own a Vortex :) )
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A big factor is your height the taller you are you have an advantage using a rope cocker.
When rope cocking once your hands get to your armpits you lose strength,leverage.
I am 5 ft 5 and I shoot a 350 Matrix and a 340 Micro, both of these bows are at the top end of what I can rope cock , that is why I own them .
It's the most speed I can get out of a x bow and recock in the field with out a crank.
I have a crank and use it all the time unless I am in the field.
It is the length of the pull that determines the bow for me over the poundage.
I can handle the poundage.
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Matrix 380, fairly easy to cock, and very hard hitting.
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xcaliber wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:27 am
Matrix 380, fairly easy to cock, and very hard hitting.
Yep, that or the bulldog380 are probably the best options if you want fast, reliable and rope cockable.
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janesy wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:19 am
xcaliber wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:27 am
Matrix 380, fairly easy to cock, and very hard hitting.
Yep, that or the bulldog380 are probably the best options if you want fast, reliable and rope cockable.
Did you try rope cocking the 400 yet?
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Boo wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:04 pm
janesy wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:19 am
xcaliber wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:27 am
Matrix 380, fairly easy to cock, and very hard hitting.
Yep, that or the bulldog380 are probably the best options if you want fast, reliable and rope cockable.
Did you try rope cocking the 400 yet?
I am mid fifties and 5' 9" tall and have a Mega 405 and my brother-in-law has a 400. No problem rope caulking either. Wouldn't want to do it 10X in row fast or anything but 3 or 4 times to check the scope zero is no problem.
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Species8472 wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:19 pm
Boo wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:04 pm
janesy wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:19 am


Yep, that or the bulldog380 are probably the best options if you want fast, reliable and rope cockable.
Did you try rope cocking the 400 yet?
I am mid fifties and 5' 9" tall and have a Mega 405 and my brother-in-law has a 400. No problem rope caulking either. Wouldn't want to do it 10X in row fast or anything but 3 or 4 times to check the scope zero is no problem.
Sorry, Chris bought a 400 Suppressor. Its a beast!
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Boo wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:04 pm
janesy wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:19 am
xcaliber wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:27 am
Matrix 380, fairly easy to cock, and very hard hitting.
Yep, that or the bulldog380 are probably the best options if you want fast, reliable and rope cockable.
Did you try rope cocking the 400 yet?
No, I don't think I'm gonna. They wouldn't let me at the last ATA.
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Boo wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:24 pm
Species8472 wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:19 pm
Boo wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:04 pm

Did you try rope cocking the 400 yet?
I am mid fifties and 5' 9" tall and have a Mega 405 and my brother-in-law has a 400. No problem rope caulking either. Wouldn't want to do it 10X in row fast or anything but 3 or 4 times to check the scope zero is no problem.
Sorry, Chris bought a 400 Suppressor. Its a beast!
Yeah that sucker is 325 lbs. Not sure i would try that.
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I don't even like decocking it with the Charger to be honest. :lol:
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janesy wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:12 pm
I don't even like decocking it with the Charger to be honest. :lol:
Make sure you use the wrist strap! Discharging is a definite option! It's an awesome bow!
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janesy wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:19 am
xcaliber wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:27 am
Matrix 380, fairly easy to cock, and very hard hitting.
Yep, that or the bulldog380 are probably the best options if you want fast, reliable and rope cockable.
Too bad the folks at Excalibur decided to stop making the BD380. That's a sweet bow! If you can find one, grab it! :thumbup:
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