Crossbow reviews will talk about what to look for when purchasing a crossbow, in order for you to make an accurate and informed decision, based on a number of factors. Making the decision to choose a crossbow based on its speed alone can be a bad decision that will cost you a lot of wasted time and money. The speed of a crossbow will come from a combination of string travel and draw weight, so you need to realize that the limitations of a person’s physical condition, height and age will drastically affect their ability to stack pounds into a bow. Typically it should only take about 25 pounds to go right through a deer and about 240 fps at normal hunting range trajectory, and it’s generally identical as the speed increases. The enjoyment you get out of your crossbow will likely depend on how comfortable you are when it comes to cocking it.
If you use a crossbow that has more string travel or draw weight than you’re comfortable with, this can cause you to hurt your shoulders and back, all while you’re straining to load the bow. The number one cause of accuracy issues when it comes to crossbows is cocking the bow off center. This can be remedied by using a rope cocking aid, which will help to cut the draw weight in half and can almost guarantee you perfect alignment. A rope cocker will work by doubling the distance you draw the arrow and halving the draw weight. If you have major upper limb issues or are wheelchair bound then forward weight can be a big issue for you. The crossbows we have taken the time to review are not only powerful, but they’re lightweight and currently some of the top selling models on the market today. Here we take a look at three models that are produced by Barnett Outdoors, a company that consists of hunters, who design and make crossbows for professional and amateur hunters. We find out what makes these models top sellers, while also giving you the dirt on the common issues the pros have had with each of these models.
The Barnett Panzer V Crossbow
The first model we check out is the Barnett Panzer V crossbow, which has been described by consumers as an excellent hunting machine that is powerful enough for the pros to use and easy enough for the amateurs. This crossbow features a couple of extra inches of power stroke, quick detachable quiver, bolts, thumbhole grip and can shoot at 245 fps. This particular model only takes a few moments to assemble and comes with the standard red dot sight, which is included with most Barnett models. The bow comes encased in a type of rubbery coating which works by protecting the crossbow while also working to minimize noise. This is one of the narrower models of crossbows that Barnett has produced and while it is indeed small in size it can still get the job done.
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The Barnett C5 Crossbow Review
The next Barnett model we take a look at is the C5 crossbow, one of their most popular models. Also designed as a lightweight crossbow, the C5 features models that come in either solid black or camo, providing a handsome exterior that also blends well during the hunt. The stock for this model is pretty similar to those past ones produced by Barnett. The stock itself is sleek, compact, lightweight and offers a smooth finish. This is also a hollow crossbow, which means the weight will be significantly reduced when compared to the typical crossbow. This well thought out model also features great alignment through the model’s scope, and the pistol grip allows for a more secure grip when firing and longer activation. To Read the full review for the Barnett C5 crossbow click here!
The Barnett Jackal Crossbow Review
The Barnett jackal crossbow is the last model we took a look at and it turns out it was the same model consumers gave five out of five stars to, making it our top rated product. The majority of consumers that took the time to give a review for this Barnett model absolutely loved it. This model is both easy to use and lightweight, while still being powerful. You can set this model up in only a few short minutes by just attaching the model’s bow and stock. The jackal has two different types of safety mechanisms, which makes it perfect for juveniles or beginners. This model also features a highly accurate sight line, that doesn’t require the use of the scope. The scope itself has issues performing during evening hours or if the day is particularly overcast. To read the full review for Barnett Jackal Crossbow click here!