Built on the foundation of the best-selling crossbow of all time, with superior speed and sleek comfort at its base. The lightweight GAM™ composite stock with thumbhole grip, aluminum riser, and vented quad limbs together bring the total weight to less than 6 lbs. Yet the Wildcat C5 packs plenty of power, with the Veloci-Speed high-energy wheels and synthetic cable system sending an arrow whistling downrange at 320 fps. Draw Weight: 150 lb. Stock length: 35-1/4". Width: 26-3/4". Weight: 5.9 lbs. Color: Next G-1™ Camo.
Package includes: Premium red-dot sight, three arrows, and 4-arrow quiver.
Rated 5 out of 5 by funnybunny USA Made, Quality Craftsmanship
This is a great bow, shoots really fast with 100 grains heads, pretty slow with the big 170 grain mechanical heads. We marked off 35 yards in the last sighting in sequence, and the accuracy was still within 8 inches of each other on three shots, just using a shooting stick. A tripod would be be better. The bow is quieter than I expected. The height of the fore grip makes it more likely you will place your thumb in the groove, than sticking it up in the air and having the string ripping on it. I really love the pistol grip. The grooves on the rear of the stock butt could be deeper to help hold the cocking string in place. Nice bow, good job.
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by srt8shooter Wicked!
This was my first crossbow, putting it together wasn't as easy as you would expect due to poor instructions however it really isn't hard. Shot decently straight right out of the box. The sight came loose once after my first 9 shots but after tightening it again its been stable for over 20 shots now, I might try some locktight if it does it while shooting again. I can't compare quality because this is my first crossbow but I easily hit my target from 60 yards with decent groupings. For the price you can't really go wrong.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by amancango no problems at all
I got one of these because my state recently revised it's hunting with a crossbow law so everyone could use one and not just the handicaped. I chose this one because I like the way it looks, the price, and the specs... it's got a 150lb draw on it so a rope cocker or a crank cocker (which its designed to have installed into its stock) is essential. shooting it is very fun, just make sure you've got a target made for taking shots from a crossbow. Its also really accurate, I shoot mine in my back yard at about 25 yards and I can hold a 3in group. I really can't wait for bow season this year so I can see how this does in the field.
July 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ruger013105 ok for the first one
I have taken three deer with this xbow. howevr I had to replace the string and cable after the first year. I have talk to others that have other xbows and have nevre had to replace any. also I sent Barnt emails about this and thay said tha had not heard an thing about this problem. If you read the reviews you will see that that is not true. Other than that I am very pleased with this. dead on frome the first shot. If you buy this take to a good bow shop and have new string and cable put on.
December 23, 2011
I personally use 20" Easton Powerbolts. They have longer fletchings than the stock Barnett bolts. This gives the Eastons a flatter trajectory over a longer range. It's about a 4in elevation difference @ 40yds meaning: the Eastons hit 4in higher than the Barnetts at that distance. Now, there is a slight tradeoff. The Eastons move slightly slower than the Barnetts for the simple reason a longer fletching produces more drag. But the difference is not that noticeable. Also, in a crosswind, the Eastons will drift more than the Barnetts. That's b/c the longer vanes catch more wind. But, the Eastons are more consistent in their flight behavior due to the longer fletchings. Again, this is not a 'brand issue,' it's fundamental aerodynamic principles. You could pick another brand if you like. I choose longer vanes for higher predictability of bolt flight. Hope that helps.
Not noisy enough to scare the deer away. I had 2 Bucks stand around after i missed on the first shot and reloaded. Then after i shot the second time the buck i didn't shoot stayed around till i got out of the tree.
I do not hunt but have shot my friend's crossbow before. I am interested in buying a crossbow for hobby/recreational purposes such as shooting a targets. Which crossbow would you recommend for this purpose? I have been looking at a few Barnett Crossbow, the Wildcat C5 in particular.
I opened the package the sales rep gave me and installed the broadheads, only to find out they were a little longer. Any issues with this? I presume the sales person did so, so I could have the broadhead extend beyond the bow a little?
Yes, but with EVERY change in either Length of BOLT or WEIIGHT of Broadhead, you must re-zero your sights. I failed to re-site in after changing to an Easton Shaft with a broadhead that came with the Bow and was 16" high at 30 yards. AND I missed a nice Hog due to it.
Say homey 125 grain is the recommended but you can go with 100's or 125's or I even have sum 140's. So its all good/ By the way what are you hunting up your way. I mean I could come up for a world class whitetail hunt in Ontario.