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Barnett Crossbows 
Barnett Crossbows are the No.1 in the U.K.  All crossbows are magnum power.

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The "New Generation" Wildcat III, Panzer III and Panzer III Hunter reflect total technological advancement in both trigger mechanism and track design.

Add to this the Analogue pre-programming system, Veloci-speed limbs, and you've got optimum recovery performance with any of these world famous names.

Red Rae Price 149.26  (Crossbow + 2 Bolts)
Telescopic Sight 15.00 
5 Extra Bolts 16.00
Total Price as seen in Picture 180.26

Draw Weight
Power Stroke
Ft. Lbs. Energy
Arrow Length
Speed Ft/Sec
Max Hunting Range
Trigger Style (See Key)
Physical Weight
4 lb 1 oz

Auto Safety
Quick Detach Breakdown
Scope Adjust Dial
Analogue Scope Range Gauge
Scope Ready
Standard Sights
Limb Type
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Built-In Cocking Mechanism
Stock Type
Q: Which Barnett crossbow is the most popular and why?

A: The Rhino and the Lightning are the most popular. The Rhino and Lightning will shoot 16" 2219 arrows at an impressive 270 feet per second, it also incorporates many fine details in its construction. The most impressive of these details is the trigger assembly which has a pull weight of a mere 4.2 lb. and a pull length of just over 1/4". The trigger assembly also incorporates details such as a built-in analogue dial a range, scope elevation wheel, and a 3/8" dove-tail mount for scopes. The bow features several other major features as well, such as a breakdown mechanism for storage in hard gun cases for transport; ambidextrous Monte-Carlo rifle stock with plunger-style ambidextrous safety switch, precision sight pins (Rhino) or clear acrylic viseur (Lightning).Both models feature Gordon Bow Tough limbs (industry standard), precision machined aluminum cams and highly durable aircraft-grade cable systems.

Q: What are the different types of trigger mechanisms on the various Barnett crossbows?

A: Barnett offers two different types of trigger mechanisms which are specific to certain models and are not interchangeable. Detailed below are the three models in order of quality and benefits provided:The Analogue trigger mechanism has a precision outer case, molded of XF high-strength polycarbonate material(similar to GLOCK handguns). The interior moving parts are either machined or of high tolerance castings. The pull weight is a mere 4.2 lb. with a 3/8" pull length, and is standard with elevation adjustment wheel, analogue dial a range and 3/8" dove-tail scope mount. Standard on Rhino , Lightning, Commando II Compound, Commando II Recurve, Wildcat III, Panzer III & Panzer III Hunter. The standard trigger mechanism is a basic, straight-drop pull design with the pull located directly beneath the firing activator. It is constructed of mostly stamped hardened steel parts. It has a pull weight of about 7.5 lb. and pull length of 1/2". Standard on Panzer II, Ranger, Ranger Compound & Delta Storm models. NOTE: All Barnett trigger mechanisms feature an automatic safety, which is engaged when the bow is cocked and must be released each time before firing

Q: What is the difference between a compound and a recurve crossbows?

A: 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" 50% 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 it is also less mechanical stress on the trigger mechanism.

Q: What are the strings made of?

A: The actual main string is made of B-50 dacron and the centre servings are made of 150-pound tensile-strength braided fast-flite. The fast-flite centre serving provides high durability at friction points.

Q: How do I replace a string on a recurve bow?

A: Using the old string follow the same procedure that you would use when using the cable stringer. Insert the new bowstring loops through the loops of the old string and seat over the nock-ends. Check loops, bowstring and new string for proper seating on nock-ends. Grasp new string very tightly while pulling upwards with one hand. Release safety and pull trigger with other hand. You then lower string very slowly. Take off the old string and you are done.

Q: How long should strings last?

A: 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.

Q: What should I do to extend the life of my bow's cable system?

A: The main component to keeping your cable system in proper working condition is the use of a cable slide. This piece, usually plastic, or nylon in material, is designed to keep the cables from rubbing directly against metal surfaces. Failure to use a cable slide will result in the coating on the cables wearing off and eventually over time the premature failure of the actual metal cable system. The coating is designed to protect the metal cable inside. You should consider replacing the cables if the coating is severely damaged to the point that the metal cables are becoming damaged.

Q: How long can I keep my bow cocked?

A: 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 uncocked position by shooting a target arrow into a safe backstop. It would be a good practice to let the bow down every 4 hours or so.

Q: Why does my bow shoot to the right or to the left?

A: This question can be answered as simply as checking to see if the bow is being cocked off centre. If the string is cocked off centre to the left or right, the arrow will shoot off to the left or right. The string being off centre by as little as 1/8" could result in the shot being off several inches down range. To remedy this, put a mark on the string's centre serving where it crosses over the flight track when the bow is not cocked. When you cock the bow to shoot again, make it a priority to have the string's marks centred in the trigger mechanism. If it is cocked and still off centre, grasp the string and nudge it into the centred position, with the safety still engaged.The other problem may be slightly more technical. Your bow could be out of tiller (out of square). If you have made any adjustments to the limb bolts (the bolts that secure the limbs onto the bow) this is a possibility. Measure from the point where the limb meets the prod housing back to the string. Do this on each side of the prod housing. If the measurement is not equal then the bow is out of till. It would be best to have a dealer make the till adjustment to correct the problem. All Barnett Compound Crossbows are pre-set for tiller and proper draw weight at the factory.

Q: Why does my bow shoot high or low?

A: If you are using field points, you can simply adjust the sights to correct the problem. Also check that all of your arrows are the same length and shaft size (i.e., 16" - 2219 with 125 grain field tip).If you are using broadheads, you may be experiencing planing, which means that the blades of the broadhead catch air as they fly. This problem is only correctable by using a different type or brand of broadhead.

Q: What kind of broadheads should I use and what are the recommended grain weights?

A: The following recommendations are based on results of field testing by our Service Department. Various broadheads were used on our crossbows, shooting at 30' on an outdoor range. The following broadheads are recommended for use on crossbows requiring a 16" or 20" 2219 bolt:Spitfire by New Archery Products: 3-blade mechanical broadhead with a 1-1/2" cutting diameter, 125 grain. Ventilator by Satellite Archery: 3-blade mechanical broadhead with a 1-3/4" cutting diameter, 125 grain. HI-Tech Cam-Lok by WASP: 3-blade broadhead with a 1-3/16" cutting diameter, 125 grain, used with O-ring. Cam-Lok by WASP: 3-blade broadhead with a 1-1/16" cutting diameter, 130 grain, used with O-ring. Muzzy by Muzzy Products: 3-blade broadhead with a 1-3/16" cutting diameter, 125 grain, used with O-ring. The following broadheads are recommended for use on crossbows requiring a 16" 2117 bolt:Tri- Lok by Game Tracker: 3-blade broadhead with a 1-3/16" cutting diameter, 125 grain, used with O-ring. Jack Hammer by WASP: 3-blade mechanical broadhead with a 1-3/4" cutting diameter, 125 grain.

Q: Why are some 3-blade broadheads inaccurate?

A: The design of some 3-blade broadheads is not conducive to accurate shooting with a crossbow. Some broadheads have extremely large surface area, blade shape, or other design characteristics that, when used on an arrow shaft of 20" or less, will not fly well. The shorter the arrow length that you are shooting, the more difficult it is to get extremely tight groups with some broadheads. If the heads have too much surface area or a very large cutting diameter, they will plane easily from catching air in flight.

Q: What type of bolts should I use with my crossbow?

A: When using the Rhino, Lightning or Commando II Compound, a 16"or 20" 2219 shaft is recommended.When using any of the recurve crossbows a 16" 2117 or 2219 shaft is recommended.

Q: What size dovetail is on the scope mount?

A: The size of the dovetail on all Barnett crossbows is 3/8".

Q: What size ring do I use for scope mount?

A: You should choose a set of rings designed for the tube diameter of your scope, with 3/8" mounting clamps. The Barnett 2.5x20mm crossbow scope, for example, has a 1" diameter tube and includes a set of 1" rings with 3/8" base.Some red dot sights on the market are sold with 30mm rings with 1/2" mounts. For red dot sights you would need to purchase rings for a 30mm tube that has 3/8" base clamps.

Q: How long is the warranty on a Barnett Crossbow?

A: The warranty on Barnett crossbows is for a period of one year from the date of purchase. The warranty covers manufacturer's defects in materials and workmanship.

Q: How do I obtain service for my crossbow?

A: To obtain service please contact your Barnett products country distribution center for a Return Authorization Number (RA#) prior to sending the unit. Write the RA# on the outside of the package, along with the words "Service Return." Attach a note to the product containing your name, address, telephone number and description of the problem. Carefully package and return the product, transportation charges pre-paid, to the address given. Collect shipments will not be accepted.


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