Barnett Recruit Compound Crossbow Package With Sling

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Barnett Recruit Compound Crossbow Package With Sling - Dick's Sporting Goods
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Product Information:

The Barnett® Recruit Compound Crossbow provides the reliability and strength any hunter desires. The Recruit features custom composite, laminated limbs and the ADF (Anti-Dry Fire) trigger safety system that prevents the crossbow from firing without an arrow. It also has a CNC-machined 7/8" picatinny rail for mounting accessories. The Recruit crossbow allows for the integration of a crank cocking device so you can cock the crossbow with ease.
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  • Barnett® custom composite laminated limbs
  • ADF (Anti-Dry Fire) trigger safety system
  • MIM (Metal Injection Mold) tight tolerance trigger
  • CNC-machined 7/8" picatinny rail
  • Red CROSSWIRE string and cable system
  • Allows for the integration of a crank cocking device (not included)
  • Finger reminders pass through foregrip
  • Includes: 4x32 scope, sling, rope cocking device, 3-arrow quiver and three 20" Headhunter arrows
  • Made in USA
  • Barnett

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  • Speed: 300 fps
  • Effective Let-Off: 80%
  • Draw Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Kinetic Energy: 80 ft.-lbs.
  • Mass Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Power Stroke: 13"
  • Length: 34.5"
  • Width: 16"

NOTICE: We recommend the use of protective eyewear whenever using or near the use of this item.
Country of Origin: China
Web ID: 22340636

Customer Reviews:

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great this comes very acuarit when i first shot it i was standing up i got bulsies and then went 40 yards and got a biopod and i amed at the middle of the dot and hit right where i was aiming its a great crossbow i think this is one of the best in their seris June 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barnett Recruit Crossbow is very accurate! This is my first crossbow I have purchased new in box. After 7 shots I was shooting a two inch shot group at 30 yards. For the money you can not go wrong. This is a very innovated and advanced crossbow. It's sure to please even the more experienced Archer. I wouldn't change a thing to my crossbow. My wife now wants one, and she will get one. March 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing crossbow for the money. Ignore the haters. ignore the 1 star reviews. Most are beginners who probably didnt follow the instructions putting it together. A small percentage may have got a defective product. But there is no such thing as a perfect company with a perfect record is there. I strictly shoot targets and this thing is a dream to shoot. Its powerful yet very compact and lightweight. As for the quality it is a composite bow tip to tail sans some metal parts like the stirrup. So you are going to have small amounts of flashing where it was molded. Is that poor quality? No. Its just a by product of he manufacturing process. These are hunting and target practice weapons that are made to be used. If you want a bow to rub with a diaper buy something else. If you want a well made reliable weapon that offers insane amounts of bang for the buck then this is the one to look at. Bottom line is this is a bow that is hard to beat for the money. Its tough, stylish (not that it matters but it has eye appeal) accurate, powerful all while being extremely affordable. If that doesnt make you happy then maybe a reality check and lower expectations is due. December 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by string issue Years ago Barnett was a low quality bow. years later am disappointed. String blew apart second season. First season bought late in season so hardly used. Did harvest two deer. Right idea in size, forget quality. November 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice cross bow I bought this bow for hunting Fall 2015. Sighted it in with no problem. I have taken two nice Bucks with the recruit and it seems to operate flawlessly. I added a sling for carry in and out of the woods. In my opinion a great bow at a great price. Mike H. November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barnett Recruit Excellent crossbow. I got it in the mail at noon, put it together (which was very easy), sighted it in and my wife killed an 8 pt at 6:15 that evening. The bow is light and compact. She is a small woman but can still cock it without a crank. It came with a multi reticle scope instead of the red dot that was advertised. I didn't mind though because that is actually what I wanted and had planned on replacing the red dot anyway. The only problem I had was the excessively long processing time after placing my order. I ordered it on Monday evening and it didn't ship until the following Monday. Other than that it is a great product and even though I've heard that Barnett has gone downhill, I'm very pleased with my purchase. October 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great buy for the money! I've used other crossbows but for the money this is worth it. Easy to assemble comes with all u need to get started minus broad heads. I out it together, sighted it in and the next day took a deer at 35 yds. The only negative I see is it doesn't have the pop past 35 yds that say the higher draw weight bows have and The stock is a bit short for a larger frame. However I do like the compact limbs so it's a trade off. Definitely will do the job and for the price you can't go wrong. I'll b interested to see how it holds up over the duration but as of now I'd buy it again! October 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wouldn't buy again I bought this cross bow from dicks the first time I shot it the arrow went about 10 ft then I tried to cock the bow to shot it again the cable came off the pulley. Took it to a pro shop to get it put back on . The guy at the pro shop put it on . Then he tried to shot it the cable snapped and hit him in the face . October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by awesome crossbow being a short female, this crossbow fits like a glove. all the extras that came with it was an excellent idea. thanks Dicks for the quick shipment. September 28, 2015
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