Barnett Ghost 360 CRT Crossbow Package
I liked this xbow because of its comfortable fitting and balanced stock, speed, and accuracy. The sting quality was extremely poor however. I had 52 shots on the first string when I took it on a opening weekend archery whitetail deer hunt in Wisconsin and had the string break on the first day of a five day hunting trip. I called Barnett and they were very easy to work with, they asked a few questions and sent a new string out at no cost. I had the new string installed at a local chain archery shop, took 10 shots to sight in the xbow again and took it on a second hunting trip. The string broke again on the first day of a hunting trip. I found this crossbow to have plenty of positives but it is unreliable because of the string issues.
February 23, 2015
Right out of the box easy assembly . Had it shooting bulls eyes in about ten rounds . For the money a great buy has all the bells and whistles . Sighted in ready for tomorrow !!
October 4, 2014
Best/Worst of Barnett
That’s a “1” for first Ghost 360 I bought, and a “5” for its replacement. (Add a “5” for BPS archery personnel)
Bolts in 1st Ghost rocked on the string rail and launched “front very high”, preventing any reliable grouping with field points. Muzzy 125 broadheads literally sailed high right/left, and heavy grooves were quickly being worn into the back of the bolts and the nocks. Inspection with a known good shaft revealed the rail was bowed high halfway down the track, and additional pinching at the nock end was being caused by the anti-dry fire bar prematurely bottoming out in the upper receiver area. The pinching remained after the safety locked out the ADF in the high position.
I took it back to BPS Auburn Hills, Mi. Archery personnel agreed it was defective and would be replaced. The very first Ghost 360 package we opened had a flat rail with properly functioning ADF. A quick test at their range showed bolts stayed flat on the rail and produced a decent first group. I’m happy with the results (and BPS support) and can now move on with broadhead evaluations.
There was never a question of getting a different brand of Xbow this time out, presuming I could get proper function. The lower weight (7#) and friendly balance of the Ghost will work out quite well in the blind or the treestand. It cocks well (hey, that still 80+ pounds) with the rope/pulley, points well (no heavy front end), and delivers a bolt with authority and consistency. I’m down to 1” groups @ 20yds with the long Satellite 125 practice points on the Headhunter shafts. Individual bolts usually land within ¼” of where they hit on the last shot. (Do NOT fire 3 shot groups unless you own a bolt/arrow factory)
Barnett still has a ways to go on quality control checks before shipping. When they’re good, they’re very, very good. And when they’re bad………. (Apologies to Mr Longfellow)
July 25, 2014