Rated 3 out of 5 by CaptainDC Good entry level crossbow - with the right accessories
My son was excited to get a crossbow and we found this one online since it was so much cheaper than the ones in the store. When it arrived, I worked to put it together and found that the instructions were not really accurate, but I was able to figure out how to get it together. We went outside to try target shooting, but neither one of us could get it cocked. We even tried together and it wouldn't work. We tried again another night and finally brought it into the store. The gentleman in the store wasn't even able to get it cocked without the assistance of an accessory used to help cock crossbows. Once we got that I was able to cock it, but my son still can't do it on his own. Since we have never had one of these before, I don't know if it is typical, but it was a lot of work to get this ready to go.
August 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Booher64 First time owner
This is my first crossbow. My wife bought it for me as a gift. I was not sure if I would like it. My wife is the hunter in this family I am proud to say. When she put it together and we took it out back to take a couple shots I was hooked. She took me hunting last year with it and I enjoyed it so much. I am ready for 2013 hunting season to hit.
May 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Timberwolf-575 Wow
Being my first crossbow, I was impress of the "whole package deal". From the time of delivery to my first bolt fired I just kept smiling. I had my wife shoot it and she really liked it also (might have to get another one). I can honestly say that putting it together as per instruction and doing final tuning in sighting the red dot scope it came with it became very consistant bolt after bolt. Also, the rope cocking (after getting the right length for my height) was a flawless operation. Wow, that's all I can say for what I spent and for what I've got and Wow, it's also a Barnett. I guess, putting it together really gave me the appreciation of knowing all I need to know about this crossbow in being confident of shooting it and hitting my tatget. "WOW"!
February 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by rattle snake not worth the money
Ordered it online. When it came to me it was missing some major parts. Took it to the local dicks and exchanged it for a SA Sports mag. Fever and I love it took a deer with it this season and with 20" bolts you can reach out to 30 yard no problem.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sky Pilot Enjoyable
This is my first crossbow. I liked the idea of a recurve but could not afford a more "expensive" one. It took me a little bit to assemble, just trying to do it right. Got the red dot scope sighted at 20 yards and took it hunting. Shot and killed a 225# eight point deer at 12 yards the first morning I went. I have complete confidence in this bow now and have since put a 4X scope on it. That is the only thing that I felt was not up to the rest of the bow. I also like the fact that it is made in the USA. I got the rope cocker for it and believe that it helps. If this holds up, I doubt I will ever get one of the more "expensive" crossbows.
October 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by HaySeed I would for sure buy this product again
Set up was a snap.The red dot scope was a snap to sight in and got a lot of good comments on it from others
October 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Little Richard Good to go.
My son really enjoy's his new Crossbow. Thanks
August 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ARKB Great starter crossbow
Bought it for my 14 yr old,bow is light and the reddot makes it spot on! Needs to come w/ a better cocking rope,got it at Dick's [$]
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charles I like it
It was a little hard for me to assemble but I have old fingers and old eyes. I like the weight of the bow. I own a C5 and this bow takes the same cocking system and it about half the weight.
February 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mike Confused about my order
The Main Crossbow is great but i am very disappointed in the ret dot site that was featured in the package. I do believe there might be something broken on it but, i am not totally sure yet. I just received it today in the mail so i haven't had a chance to contact Dick's Sporting Goods. I was also fooled by the picture which made the impression that it comes with the original Barnett Panzer V red dot scope. I am disappointed in the pictures false advertisement.
December 29, 2011