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 4 out of 5 by drythack Barnett C5
The first crossbow of mine. Everything is great except the foot sturip. Don't buy the package,buy the raw bow,add a truglo 3 dot,shoot easton c2 20 inch bolt, 100 grain hades head,and take it and have strings/cables built for it.it will shoot 335fps.
August 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by GSPBIRDMAN Wildcat C5
Great value and very accurate crossbow. When I bought mine, I was interested in something that would get me started and that I could use during bow season with my son.... The Wildcat for me will fit the bill and is easier on pocket than the vision...
August 21, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by reddot New Purchase and frustrated
I just purchased the Wildcat C5 with the built in crank and the red dot sight. I think I like the bow but I am not really sure as I have not been able to get it sighted in because of the red dot sight. No matter what I do the red dot will not adjust up or down and at this point the bow is shooting low, very low every time. The bow has plenty of power and is relative easy to handle. The crank is cumbersome to operate but adequate. It is definitely a lot better than trying to cock the bow with a cocking rope or by hand. As far as the red dot sight goes, I read some bad reviews on it before I purchased the bow but I made the mistake of leaveing it on the bow instead of going to a better sight or scope. I have just ordered a new TruGlo scope for the bow and might as well just forget about the red dot as trying to get it repaired would be a hassel and cost more money. Recommend the bow but stay away from the red dot.
August 17, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by cpfl Big Disappointment
I am currently on the 3rd set of cables. Teflon tape applied to the cable track seems to help. The safety is VERY stiff. The scope did not even last for one hunting season before it stopped functioning properly. I called Barnett to inquire about purchasing a scope. I left my name and number as instructed by the recorded message, and no noe returned my call. So, I went and purchased scope rings and mounted a scope on it. While trying to zero the scope, the bow started shooting inconsistently. Upon further inspection I realized one of the limbs is bent/warped. I cannot justify spending any more money on this bow(replacement parts/pro shop fees).
August 11, 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.