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Stryker Strykezone 380
The StrykeZone 380 is a compact bow that squeezes stellar performance out of a modest 160-pound draw weight. The 15 ½-inch power stroke zips arrows at an incredible 375.2 fps, delivering a powerful 119 ft.-lb. of kinetic energy at 20 yards (KE/20) with 10.6 inches of arrow drop at 40 yards (AD/40) (see “How We Test” on p. 24 for explanations of these new metrics). Split limbs shoulder aggressive cams that are surprisingly easy to cock.
Weighing a mere 8 pounds, it will tote easily on extended spot-and-stalk assignments and be nimble in treestands. The creamy smooth trigger trips at 2 pounds 13.1 ounces, while the 19 ½-inch axle-to-axle width contributes to this bow’s compactness. The 380 generates a meager 22.12 m/s2 of vibration, and is relatively quiet at 92.2 dBA. All this comes at a palatable price.