Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 37
Rated 1 out of 5 by Woody40 Good and bad
My wife purchased this bow for me Oct.2010, and I have killed 2 deer with it. I have shot the crossbow maybe 50 shots,I have waxed the string and keep all bolts tight. Two of the strands on the cable (not the string) have frayed and broken. While sitting in my stand, I heard a loud pop, and after inspecting the crossbow, I see that one 2 of the limps are cracked. I am currently in discussion with Barnett about warranting the limbs. With a $400.00 price tag, this item should last more than 50 shots through it. Don't get me wrong, I love the speed and accuracy. Just a little dissapointed in the craftsmanship. Came with a 5 reticle scope, and it shoots so high fully adjusted that I have to use the third sight line at 10-20 yards, fourth sight line at 30-40 yards. I am curious at some of the other reviews that say theirs shoot low,
November 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ferco Bit heavy
The instructions are to be carefully edited, rewritten.
The scope at 330 grams is a behemoth!
Average person has no chance to cock the device by hand. And it is not like lifting an 80 pound bag of cement. The cranking device ordered a week later is what makes the whole tool work. Once the instructions are digested, and the "fuzzy" illustrations too, the whole device is ready to assemble. Too many wrenches in the package though. Also, the illustrations for attachments of the cocking paws catch for different models are a disaster. No detail as to pre-drilling a hole etc. After a few first shots, adjustments made to elevation, the arrows fly 3" into a block of cedar. Precise, no more adjustments necessary. I have high hopes that once I get used to the weight, and safety! I will enjoy it for a long time.No broken strings so far.
October 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jbird790deere Barnett quad 400
I did alot of research and was looking for my first crossbow. I purchased the quad 400 based on cost and performance. Don't get me wrong there are better crossbows out there that are just as fast, but quieter with a better trigger, but they are $600+ in price as well. I read the other reviews and have shot mine 20 times or so without issue. The guy at BP assembled it and they let me shoot it at the store before I paid a dime. I would recomend the use of a thread locker for the assembly hardware. I still need to fine tune my scope, but I can't wait to hunt with it and my kids are just as excited. I use a seperate rope style cocking device. Only thing I can add is get a crossbow target - your bow target more than likely will not stop the bolt short of the fletchings and thus ruin your bolt/arrow. This thing generates some power. Once I get a chance to really put it thru it paces I will add another review, but for now I am very happy with it. You will see that I did NOT recomend this as a gift - major purchases like this are very individualized. They need to fit the user and have the features that the user is after. To spend $400 on something that someone doesn't like would be disappointing. I would say the same for a compound bow or firearm - this has nothing to do with my opinion of the product. I deer hunt roughly 40 days a year and waterfowl hunt another 20 days or so.
July 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by deerslayer246 very heavy crossbow
this crossbow is the heaviest cossbow i have ever held. it seems like all the weight is in the front so every time i go to shoot the crossbow just sinks. i ended up buying the crank because me being 13 i couldnt pull it back because my arms were to short. with the crank attached, it kind of evened the weight. not to mention this is also a very loud crossbow but the arrow speed makes up or it. this would be a very great crossbow if it wasnt so heavy and long. for people my size, i recommend the parker bushwacker which is what i am shooting now and it shoots flawlessly.
June 6, 2012