July 15th, 2014, 11:16 AM
Barnett Ghost 360, whats your thoughts?
Looking at buying my first xbox due to shoulder issues. Looking at the ghost 360 or a excalibur haven't decided. Any current owners out there have feed back on the ghost 360?
July 15th, 2014, 12:58 PM
This forum amazes me. Nobody answers any question. Check out my question about the cable slide on a Ghost 350. No comments, that tells me there aren't any Barnett users looking at this board. Not sure if that is good or bad. Good.... nobody is having any trouble. Bad....... nobody cares. By the way, according to Jesse at Barnett, it makes no difference which side the cables cross on, just get the top cable in the deeper slot.
July 15th, 2014, 01:32 PM
lol guess your right. So do you like your Ghost 350?
July 16th, 2014, 09:38 AM
I am in the same boat, not able to break a long bow, age! The Ghost 350 was a way into archery hunting for < $500. I hate to say we have not shot it yet. I still have to install the crank cocker. I was waiting for anybody to answer my question and Jesse at Barnett did. I am happy with the way everything was packed and the way it went together. The scope is cheap Chinese, so I don't expect the optics or durability, waterproof etc. to be much, however we are talking minute of deer at 40 yards. Still don't understand the business about the strings crossing anywhere but directly under the flight deck, but will take Barnett's word for it being OK. I think it is a lot of bang for the buck.
Does the 360 use the plastic cable slide? I think Barnett is one of the "big guns" in the crossbow business and uses deep discounts, therefore the small shop guys are probably not happy with them. Have you looked into how to change the cables, sounds as if they may be one of the main "weak links". Just the way a crossbow works, the cables take a beating.
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July 23rd, 2014, 10:11 PM
Just bought the 360. Have about 40 shots on it. So far its been perfect no problems and once zeroed in you need to shoot at different spots on your target, I had to buy more arrows,also my target let's the arrow go in too far and is wrecking my fleching!
August 21st, 2014, 05:12 PM
Hi brantwalton , I am new to this site first day, I have the ghost 350 will be my third deer season with it have three bucks and four does to its credit and have not had any issues with it am getting ready to change cables and string because they are original with over800 shots so doing for preventative maintance, the scope is original one that came with it haven't had any issues with it thought I would because it seems cheap but it hasn't failed me yet. I have switched to xbow because of two shoulder surgery's myself and going in for a third surgery soon so having the crank cocker on this bow is a life saver if it wasn't for this I couldn't cock bow with a rope cocker and wouldn't be hunting. The ghost 360 is same thing as 350 just the 360 hits and shoots a little faster you will be happy with it . happy hunting
September 13th, 2014, 08:56 AM
My buddy just bought a Ghost 360, it seems pretty light and easy to handle. We were putting the arrows in the same hole at 30 yards and 1" groups at 40.
bsekf... I put the Xbow together, the manual said the cable slide was pre installed, but there was no cable slide just a plastic surface under the rail. Is the cable slide missing?
September 19th, 2014, 05:53 PM
Bought a Ghost 360 a couple of weeks ago, the thing is awsome!!!!!!!!!! light weight, not heavy on the front end and pretty quite for a crossbow. The only problem I've had was that I left the luminated scope on and have to get a new basttery for it. Like the post above says it will drive nails at 30 yards and at 40 I have to hold the scope dot a hair high but it puts them right there together.
October 14th, 2014, 01:18 AM
I bought a 410 (More Power). 85 yards is the farthest I have shot it, freaking love this thing!!! Half dollar size groups. I am good from 10 to 45 yards using just the cross hairs (it drops a little at 45, but not much).
Curious, why the 350 or 360?? Why not the 400 or 410??
October 20th, 2014, 01:26 PM
The cable slide on my 350 is a small plastic piece 1/2 inch by 1 1/4 inch with slots in it. The top cable goes in the deeper slot. I was concerned about the cable slide not being in the middle, under the flight deck. The way the bow is built, it has to be to the right or left of the FD. My question was, which side. I took a picture of it the way I installed it and sent it to Barnett. Barnett told me it didn't matter. They may have started pre-installing it, because it is a PITA and most have trouble with it.
Originally Posted by Joe P.
December 25th, 2014, 10:31 AM
Hi, I purchased the 360 earlier this fall and harvested a large doe with it. The arrow went through it and stuck about 6 inches into the ground on the far side of the deer. It is easy to cock with the cocking string and the trigger is very good. The built in accuracy is also better than I usually shoot. I was hitting within one inch of where I aimed at 20 yards off a make shift rest. One note, if you leave the scope light on it will drain the battery, but I have found that the lighted dot is not needed in most applications anyway.
Originally Posted by bsekf
The Ghost 460 has a built in cable slide. It was one of the improvements from the Ghost 350. Also, be sure to regularly check the main mounting screw after the first few shots because on a new bow it can loosen up. Other than that it is a great bow for the money.