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Barnett Recruit Recurve
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- 245 Feet Per Second
- Light weight and Easy to Assemble
- Comes with Quiver, 3 - 18" Arrows & Red Dot Sight
- Great for hunting and target shooting
- Smooth Trigger makes for accurate shooting
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Had a problem with the bolt and lock washer holding the nose cone latch together being too short. I ground down a lock washer until it would fit.
Sighted in yesterday using the provided arrows and field points. Zeroed at 25 yards, arrow is 3 inches high at 20 yards and 4 inches low at 30 yards. The arrow and field point weighs almost 414 gr. I am going to try some 20" carbon arrows/points that should come in around 375 gr. (The minimum recommended arrow/point weight is 340 gr.) Hopefully, this may flatten out the trajectory a little.
I bought this only to see if i liked crossbows compared to my hoyt compound. Ill still hunt with my hoyt, but i wouldnt hesitate to take this thing out for some late season archery.
Update; my dad used this for archery this year. First shot, using all factory parts (red dot scope and 18" aluminum arrows), got a real nice doe. Shot was about 15yds. So anyone questioning whether or not this can be hunted with, it can!
I do plan on upgrading to a 4x scope, and i currently have 20" carbon arrows, ready for the late season or next year.
The Recruit is a fine, light-weight recurve crossbow. It has a nice trigger, unlike the two-ton triggers on the Chi-Com imports which look similar to the older Barnett crossbows. It's both accurate and sturdy, and should last a long time for shooters who like to shoot their bows at lot. You don't have to zero it and hang it on the wall until deer season. It fills both target and hunting roles just fine out to about 40-yards, shooting a relatively short (18") and light (370-grain) arrow. Barnett recommends the 2219 shaft for this crossbow.
At 150-pounds, the crossbow can be cocked manually by hand, or with a rope cocking device for those not wanting the strain. Most will find that the rope cocker will offer greater accuracy since hand-cocking lends itself to off-centering the string's center. Barnett was thoughtful enough to place a rope groove in the stock to help with cocking. Keep your string waxed every 20-shots or so for maximum string life.
This crossbow is not "center-shot," meaning that the arrow does not pass through the center axis of the prod ---- doing so requires a two-piece prod (limb). The Recruit's single prod must fire off-center. A design problem with such bows is that the string must ride along the Pica-tinny rail and the friction causes excessive string serving wear.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have a recruit compound and love it. Got the recurve because it's much much easier to change strings. It's actually a lil ripper. Accurate out of the box.Published 22 days ago by Jaxsey X. Wells
I bought this for my 10 year old fit Christmas. I wasn't expecting it to be as powerful as it is. No doubt it could bring down a deer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shann
Great crossbow but I think mine is missing a piece, there's no way to attach the quiver to the bow, like its missing a bracket. Who do I tell about this?Published 5 months ago by P. Helm
It was sturdy and we'll engineered,compact,and easy to assemble directions. The delivery was on time with no stress in ordering on line.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer