Why are Barnett Bows faster if their draw weights are lighter?
Speeds are not only derived from the draw weight of the crossbow it is a combination of the distance of the power stroke, draw weight, and type of wheel or cam system. Generally speaking a crossbow with a longer power stroke will store more energy than a heavier weight bow with a shorter power stroke. The combination of power stroke, draw weight and high efficiency synthetic cam or wheel harness system will result in an even faster arrow speed.
Which Barnett crossbow is the most popular and why?
The Ghost 400 is Barnett’s newest crossbow offering speeds of 400 FPS is primed to be our best selling crossbow. Currently, the Predator Bow and Buck Commander are the top selling models. The patented shoot through foot stirrup thrusts arrows 375 FPS on the Predator and 365 FPS for the Buck Commander. The Ghost 400, Predator and Buck Commander feature carbon riser technology, the AVI (anti-vibration) limb technology, a 3.5 lb trigger pull and much more. These crossbows offer pound for pound dollar for dollar the best performing bow at a price that is not out of range. The Revolution AVI, Quad AVI and Quad 400 are also very popular. The Revolution AVI is designed carefully to bring hunting to a new level of performance, comfort and efficiency. The Revolution AVI has 150-pound draw weight. With the CNC Cams and Crosswire Cable System this bow launches arrows at speeds of 345 feet per second. The Revolution also features a 3 ½” Adjustable Cheek Piece and 2” Adjustable Rear Stock. The Quick Detach front end sets up and breaks down in seconds with the push of a button, allowing for easy storage and transportation. The Quad 400 delivers speed, comfort, looks and value. The Quad 400 has an all new composite stock, vented quad limb assembly coupled with our CNC high-energy cam system, a thumbhole grip and a built in crank cocking device attachment (crank device optional). The Quad 400 also launches arrows at speeds of 345 feet per second. The AVI series bows offer the Anti Vibration Isolation technology, is a unique process that utilizes a special soft touch material that encapsulates each limb. This system not only absorbs the shock and vibration but also reduces noise caused from unintentional contact with other objects.
What are the pull weight/length of Barnett’s triggers?
Barnett’s new ADF (Anti-Dry-Fire) trigger mechanism offered on all models except the RC-150 will eliminate costly dry fires. The ADF trigger allows for a smooth 3.5 lb. pull. Barnett’s extended trigger mechanism is designed for crossbows with long power strokes and allows the bow not to become large and unwieldy. This is accomplished through the addition of a transfer bar from the actual trigger pull back to the firing activator. This feature enables the production of high-performance crossbows that remain compact in stature. The pull weight on this style trigger is approximately 4 lbs. with a 5/16" pull length. This is standard on the RC-150 and Panzer V. NOTE:
All Barnett trigger mechanisms feature an automatic safety, which is engaged when the bow is cocked and must be released each time firing.
What are the draw weights of Barnett’s bows?
The Ghost 400 has a 185 lb; Ghost 350, Predator, Zombie 350, Penetrator and Buck Commander crossbows have a 175 lb and all other current Barnett bows are 150 lb.
What is the difference between a compound and a recurve crossbow?
The difference between a compound and a recurve crossbow (or any archery bow) is that the compound bow incorporates a set of cams or wheels into the limb assembly. On the recurve bow the string attaches directly to the limbs. The benefit of the compound bow is that it allows the user the benefit of "let-off." (Let-off is a term used to describe the reduction in draw weight by percentage when the wheels roll over from the action of drawing the string.) A compound bow will "let-off" about 33% on current models from a 150-lb draw weight to 75 lbs. when the wheels roll over. Not only is it easier for the user to cock a compound crossbow, but also it is less mechanical stress on the trigger mechanism.
How do I replace a string on a recurve bow?
If using your cable stringer, place the loops of the cable stringer securely on the limb tips. Cock the bow using the cable stringer. Place the loop of the new string through the loop of the cable stringer and secure to the limb tip. (It is important to make sure the string loops are properly seated on the limb.) With assistance, you will need to slowly release the cable stringer by holding it securely in both hands while you have someone release the safety and then trigger of the bow. Once the string and cable are in the resting position you can remove the cable stringer. To ease this process you can pull up slightly on the new string as if you were cocking the bow, this will allow the stringer to be more easily removed. You may also use the string that you want to replace in the same fashion as above instead of using a cable stringer.
How do I replace a string on a compound crossbow?
A bow press is required to change the string on Synthetic Cable Systems.
How long should strings last?
With proper maintenance of the string and the crossbow itself, the string should last a minimum of 100 shots, with several hundred shots not uncommon. Proper maintenance includes applying lubricant to the area where the string touches the flight track, keeping the flight track surface area free of nicks, gouges, burrs, dirt, debris, etc. The string life can vary depending on the care and maintenance, the amount of shooting and weather extremes the string system is exposed to.
What do I do to extend the life of my bows synthetic system?
Your owner’s kit contains a tube of lube wax, which should be applied to the flight track every 5 to 10 shots. Barnett Lube Wax should also be applied anywhere the cables make contact with the cable slide or Teflon tape, whichever is applicable, every 20 to 30 shots. To extend the life of your cables it is important to apply Barnett Lube Wax to all non-served areas of the cables and string every 30 to 50 shots or when white fuzz begins to appear. If the crossbow has been exposed to excessive moisture you may need to apply wax sooner.
How long can I keep my bow cocked?
It is safe to keep your bow cocked while you are hunting in a stationary position. FOR PERSONAL SAFETY REASONS, DO NOT STALK OR WALK TO AND FROM YOUR STAND WITH YOUR BOW COCKED. We do recommend that if you break from your hunt that you let the bow down to the un-cocked position by shooting a target arrow into a safe backstop. It would be good practice to let the bow down every 4 hours relax it for about ½ hour. If ending your hunt without having taken a shot, it is recommended you keep a practice arrow at your camp to fire the crossbow safely into a target.