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 Templar527 Performs well
To spite all the bad noise I hear about this xbow, mine performs very well. I bought the scoped package because I do not like dot sights in general and I'm very pleased. I've put about 80 shots on the string and is showing acceptable wear. I don't know if this was a fluke for not, but I screwed the scope onto the rail, strung it up and it shot dead on the 1st try, no adjustments needed. I really like this xbow, doesn't kill the wallet. I grease the deck every 5-6 shots and don't have any issues.
October 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 317sniper great crossbow
I got the bow the other day, then I put it together. took it to the range to sight it in the first shot was lest and even with the bullseye, three clicks to the right and its dead nut in the center, I had my wife and two kids shoot it and they all shot it into the same hole, my youngest son is 8 and the oldest is 10 so he's going to use this crossbow for his deer this year, the bow is quiet and shoots very fast, one of the best crossbow for the money.
December 24, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tonio981 DO NOT BUY
I bought this crossbow eariler this season. I shot this crossbow approx 20-30 times using the recommended bolts and weight. I noticed on my way hunting one afternoon that the limb on the right side starting splitting. An approx 6 inch slither of the limb just started coming off. Its def not something I would expect from Barnett. I visited Barnetts website and emailed them several times with NO response. So not only do I have a jacked up crossbow, Barnetts customer service is terrible. Save your time and money.
December 5, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joe1951 Great bow Terrible scope
I purchased the Wildcat as my first crossbow and have been very pleased with the way it shoots. However the barnett 3 dot scope that came with it is a P.O.S. I tried in vane to sight it in but the zero keeped moving. I called barnett and they were willing to replace it so i sent it in and got a second one. It is worse than the first one.
November 8, 2010
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.