Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
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An excellent entry-level crossbow, the Barnett Jackal Crossbow features a sleek, lightweight military-style stock, quad limbs, and High Energy wheels that deliver impressive arrow speed. ADF MIM trigger with super-smooth 3.5-lb. pull; synthetic string and cable system; AVi stirrup and bolt retainer; picatinny rail for accessories. Arrow speed: 315+ fps. Draw weight: 150 lbs. Stock length: 36''. Weight: 7.7 lbs. Color: High Definition Camo®.
Manufacturer model #: 18404.
Package includes red dot sight, three 20'' arrows, quiver and field points.
- Excellent entry-level crossbow
- Sleek, lightweight military-style stock
- Quad limbs
- High Energy wheels
- ADF MIM trigger with super-smooth 3.5-lb. pull
- Synthetic string and cable system
- AVi stirrup and bolt retainer
- Picatinny rail for accessories
- Arrow speed: 315+ fps
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 56
Rated 4 out of 5 by BartBassr Good value package
Overall this is a good value package. I use it primarily for deer hunting.The crossbow itself is easy to assemble and once together is very accurate. Two inch groups at forty yards is easy to attain. Not the quietest bow ever, but bolt speed more than compensates for that, and knockdown power is excellent. I haven't had any string issues reported by other reviewers.
Now the bad. No cocking rope is included. Even on a "starter" bow package, this is a necessity. The red dot scope had two issues: The locking nuts on the mount would not stay tight. That is, if you could get them to tighten in the first place. Once mounted, (sort of) adjusting the windage and elevation screws had no effect on the dots. Called Barnett, and they sent a new one. Good customer service there. Will reserve further judgement until this one has been used longer. As others have stated, the instructions leave something to be desired. For instance, the package comes with a spare arrow retainer, but there are no instructions on how to replace it. If you have any mechanical ability, you can figure it out, but new users might not have a clue. Also, the cable slide installation and scope mount instructions are included, but are on separate sheets, NOT in the owner's manual assembly instructions. READ ALL THE INSTRUCTION SHEETS BEFORE YOU BEGIN ASSEMBLY!
In spite of the above issues, I would recommend this package, especially for those looking to get into crossbow hunting. It will get the job done, without it costing an arm and a leg.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eshprof Excellent Crossbow!
This is my first cross bow and I chose this one because of the reviews I read and its speed. Got it sighted in today and was shooting 2" groups at 30 yards from a bench. Consistently in the kill zone when I shoot while standing. The seasoned bow hunter that helped me sight it in was blown away by its speed and accuracy and texted me later on to tell me he was going to get one himself. He told me, "You'll be eating back straps in no time." With this crossbow you get accuracy and 315 fps for a good price. You won't go wrong if you buy the Barnett Jackal.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Duerson 12 year old Daughter's bow
Bought the Jackal in 2011 for daughters first year of hunting, because she was not at legal poundage with her compound. She got her first buck (6 point) with her jackal. Fast accurate and easy to zero. Very happy with this purchase...if you are looking for a first time investment for bow hunting this would the one...this 2013 season will be the third season with this bow with no issues of any kind, have not even had to change the battery on the scope.
August 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shabes Worst waste of money
It is a extremely cheap made bow there is no way of making this bow accurate you can just bump the scope and move it to the left or right you can also move the limbs it is flimsy spend the extra 200 and buy a good bow the first time!
July 20, 2013
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