In this Barnett Crossbow review we are going to take a closer look at the best Barnett Crossbows. Every Barnett crossbow defines zeal, enthusiasm and a quest for achieving perfection. The making of crossbows for Barnett is not an every-day job but a passion to develop state-of-the-art crossbows. The fit and finish of Barnett crossbows reflect a successful team of engineers, the best designers and remarkable craftsmen. Quality control department puts extra efforts to guarantee the use of quality materials and genuine parts.
Since Barnett is one of the leaders on the making of crossbows along with brands like Excalibur and Parker and are continuous in the quest to introduce new technologies and better crossbows. To date Barnett has manufactured the best top-of the-line crossbows which are defined as the ideal hunting machines, built to inflict deadly blow on big animals.
- Barnett Outdoors Ghost 360 CRT Crossbow
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 13 x 7 inches
- Brand: Barnett Outdoors
- Item Weight/Shipping Weight: 12.4 pounds
- Barnett BCX
- Product Dimensions: 34.2 x 18 inches
- Brand: Barnett
- Item Weight/Shipping Weight: 7.9 pounds
- Barnett Outdoors
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 13 x 7 inches
- Brand: Barnett
- Item Weight/Shipping Weight: 7.6 pounds
- Barnett Wildcat C5
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 11 x 7 inches
- Brand: Barnett Crossbows
- Item Weight/Shipping Weight: 11.3 pounds
- Barnett Jackal
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 11 x 7 inches
- Brand: Barnett Crossbows
- Item Weight/Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
- 1 1. Barnett Outdoors Ghost 360 CRT Crossbow
- 2 2. Barnett BCX Buck Commander Extreme CRT Crossbow
- 3 3. Barnett Outdoors Brotherhood Crossbow
- 4 4. Barnett Wildcat C5 Crossbow
- 5 5. Barnett Jackal Crossbow
- 6 Barnett Innovations
1. Barnett Outdoors Ghost 360 CRT Crossbow
Barnett Ghost 360 crossbow owes its light weight to the patented Carbon Riser design. The superior engineering and Carbon Riser technology reduce the weight of the crossbow by 43% and it weighs only 7 lbs. It is a compact crossbow with customized laminated limbs and it is also reputed to have a fantastic velocity of 360 fps.
The distinguished features of Ghost 360 CRT is the Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) trigger and a safety bar which remains put till the arrow is firmly seated only then the safety can be switched off. The Ghost crossbow has a remarkable balance of speed weight because it is a compact bow and the stock is designed with a pass through fore grip.
The specifications are a 14” power stroke, kinetic energy 115 ft lbs and a draw weight of 165lb to push the arrow at a speed of 360 fps. The Ghost is made with CNC machined aluminum flight track and is fitted with a 7/8” Picatinny rail.
The package of Ghost 360 CRT includes the large Camo crossbow, 3 arrow quiver, a set of 3 carbon arrows, illuminated scope and a rope cocking item.
2. Barnett BCX Buck Commander Extreme CRT Crossbow
Barnett BCX Buck Commander Extreme CRT Crossbow has attractive features of crosswire string and cable system, multi-line illuminated reticle scope and high definition Realtree APG camouflage. It is lightweight and compact from axle to axle it is 19.7/8” and total length is 36.6.” The BCX Buck is an efficient hunting crossbow.
The prominent qualities of the BCX Buck Commander display custom composite limbs that are laminated to give the crossbow durability. The 7/8” Picatinny rail is CNC machined and the sturdy aluminum flight track is also CNC machined.
Barnett takes pride in introducing the CRT technology which has helped to reduce the weight of the riser by 43% and the carbon riser is carbon material. 7.1lbs is the total weight of the BCX Buck. The CRT revolutionary technology ensures to protect your fingers by keeping them below the rail. The crossbow also features pass through fore-grip and a cocking gadget attachment.
The specifications of the masterpiece BCX Buck are the draw weight of 185lbs with a power stroke of 14.5” to produce kinetic energy of 118 ft lbs and all this power shoots the arrows at speeds of 365 fps. This powerful crossbow is a dependable weapon to be in your hands when targeting the game.
The package of BCX Buck crossbow has a rope cocking aid in the kit, 3 arrow detachable quiver, 3-carbon bolts each 20” in length and a 3×32 multi-reticle illuminated sight.
3. Barnett Outdoors Brotherhood Crossbow
Barnett Outdoors Brotherhood Crossbow is a complete package designed for hunting costing below $500. The crossbow is a custom product which is light and weighs only 7lbs and easy to carry and transport. The Barnett Brotherhood is a perfect weapon for beginners and professionals alike and has often been compared to the popular hunting crossbow Excalibur Axiom. The crossbow is very dependable that drills confidence in you that it shall neither fail nor disappoint you at the critical time of the hunt.
The outstanding features include a devastating rate of velocity that goes up to 350 fps and produces kinetic energy 109 ft/lbs. These are very powerful numbers to kill the big animals found in North America. The heavy power of the crossbow does not necessarily mean a stiff trigger requiring a lot of pressure; rather on the contrary, the trigger is smooth and requires only 3.5 pull. This low pressure trigger pull is due to the innovative and state-of-the-art ADF trigger system allowing you to have a steady aim and accurate shot.
The Barnett crossbow is fitted with high-energy cam system. The specifications are an amazing draw weight of 160lbs, minimum noise and a composite stock.
The bow is also low on noise to keep the game unaware and get a perfect hit on the desired spot. Control and stability of the bow is attained with Pass-through Fore grip on the lightweight composite stock with a Camo finish. The crossbow has a magnesium STR riser to give the Barnett a technological edge over its competitors.
The crossbow package comes with an axle to axle 10”crossbow, 3 arrow quiver, 3 headhunter arrows each 20” long and a multi-reticle scope.
4. Barnett Wildcat C5 Crossbow
Barnett Wildcat C5 Crossbow is the best crossbow introduced in the market by Barnett Company at a cost price of less than $350. It is number one selling beautifully designed compound crossbow. It has a lightweight composite GAM stock with a thumbhole grip to provide you a firm and balanced grip. The Wildcat C5 is makes a strong statement with an attachment for the crank in the stock, high energy wheels, vented quad limbs and crosswire cable and string system. Built-in crank attachment facilitates installation and cocking of the crossbow.
The specifications of Wildcat C5 are mesmerizing for a low budget crossbow. The crossbow has 150lbs draw weight and 91 ft lbs kinetic energy. It has 13” power stroke to propel the 20” projectile at speeds of 320 fps. The crossbow dimensions are 26.75”x 35.5” and string length of Wildcat C5 is 37” and the weight is 8.5lbs.
The package includes the Wildcat C5, quick detach 3 arrow quiver, 3 20” arrows and 4x32mm scope to help in accurate shooting.
5. Barnett Jackal Crossbow
Barnett Jackal is surprisingly low budget crossbow and made our list as one of the best crossbows in 2015. Insinuated by the military rifle the Barnett Jackal displays a slim designed and perfectly engineered stock that has a divided foregrip to allow you to have a firm and comfortable grip on the crossbow. The divided foregrip is an asset both for the professional and amateur shooter. The quad limbs, high energy wheels along with synthetic string and cable system produce great energy to push the arrows up to speeds of 315 fps.
The specifications of Barnett Jackal are the draw weight of 150lbs, power stroke is 122,” kinetic energy produced is 95 ft lbs, length of arrow is 20” and the combination all these specifications creates velocity reading 316 fps.
The features of this crossbow are high energy wheels, AVI bolt retainer, AVI foot stirrup, quad limbs, ADF MIM trigger system which gives 3.5 lbs trigger pull. Piccatinny rail provides the mounting platform and the total weight of the crossbow is 7.7lbs which makes it convenient for beginners to carry it for long hours searching for hunt.
The package provided by Barnett Jackal crossbow includes 3 arrow quick detachable quiver, 3-20” arrows and a single red dot scope.
The high performance crossbows are lightweight, adjustable and powerful to attract the perfection-seeker hunter. The Barnett nursery of engineers, developers and designers take pride in innovating, inventing and introducing crossbows like the self-cocking “Commando” crossbow, “Demon” the first of its kind in compound crossbow and the feature of “Quick Detach Front End” in crossbows.
Barnett crossbow is loaded with important features which meet the desires of different archers, hunters and target shooters. All users get the feeling as if the crossbow under their use was specifically designed, customized and made for them on their orders. Such is the superb engineering and craftsmanship of the Barnett crossbow.
Hunters have run out of ideas because almost every thought and every idea they could think of is already available in the astonishing Barnett crossbow armory. The Barnett crossbow manufacturers know that complacency is the first step towards decay and failure. Thus, the engineers, designers and master planners keep the weapon in line and up-graded with the new technologies and changing needs of hunters.
The crossbows are tailored to match your age, health and compatible with your pocket. The products are not cheap quality that would not even pull through the hunting season. Rather the Barnett line of products is considered to be life-time reliable partners.
Barnett products are a symbol of high performance, power generating and reliable combined with unmatched service and great value.
Barnett primarily focuses on making compound crossbows with reasonable draw weight but possessing amazing feet per second speeds to effectively target the hunt. The compound crossbows are slightly heavy but steady to give the marksman a stable grip on the weapon. The crossbows are competitive in price and are backed by the 5 year limited warranty from the manufacturer.
Besides being a leader in quality crossbow manufacturing Barnett also leads the field in making of crossbow accessories. These accessories not only facilitate Barnett crossbows they are equally fit and good for other crossbows circulating in the market. The array of crossbow accessories marketed by Barnett Company includes the bolts, scopes, arrow quivers, arrows, cocking aids, crossbow cases and more.
The illuminated 3-reticle scope with x4 magnification and a ring scope are the two leading scopes that appeal to the hunter for their accuracy and dependability. Both are priced to be light on the wallet but are quality products to help target the hunt and provide accurate shot of a stationary or moving target. Both scopes are water resistant, shock proof and fog resistant and are supported with a life-time warranty by the company.
The projectiles are produced in three different sizes of 18,” 20” and 22” to be used as per model and make of crossbow. The bolts are made of carbon and come in packs of 5 and are furnished along with field points. Broad-heads are also offered for big game hunting.
Barnett Cocking Device
To ease the cocking process Barnett makes crossbow cocking aid. The cocking aid reduces the force into half to draw the bow and the gadget is a low cost item. The utility is worth the cost. To lower the cocking tension of a crossbow a crank cocking aid is offered by Barnett. This gadget reduces the cocking tension up to 18lbs.
Barnett Crossbow Case
The crossbow case facilitates in storing and transporting the crossbow. The crossbow case offered by Barnett is a zipper crossbow case. The shoulder strings are padded to make the carrying comfortable. Two additional pockets are carved on the outside of the case to store the cocking aid, bolts and any other field or hunting items.
Barnett Crossbow Dampener
Special crossbow dampeners are sold by Barnett to fit on the bow and significantly reduce the noise. The noise dampener is an effective accessory for every hunter. The loudness of the crossbow can not only disturb the hunter and hamper the accuracy it can also alert the animal and flee away from the scene. The hunter and the crossbow have to be as quiet as possible to let the animal come nearer and get a good aim and make a successful hunt.
Experienced and professional hunters always recommend studying the market, consulting professionals and reading reviews before investing your money in purchasing a crossbow.