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Barnett Recruit Recurve

4.5 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
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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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Barnett Recurve crossbow packs 65 ft. Lbs. Of kinetic energy for the punch you need out in the field. Metal injection molded trigger delivers an ultra smooth trigger pull. Anti-dry-fire trigger system prevents damage to crossbow. Allows for integration of a CCD. Interchangeable grips. Adjustable buttstock fits various-sized shooters. Lightweight composite stock with Picatinny rail lets you add accessories. Avi Anti-Vibration foot stirrup. Compatible with Barnett integrated crank system (not included).Specifications:- power stroke: 12.5".- draw weight: 150 lbs.- length: 32.5".- width: 27.5"- weight: 4.9 lbs.- color: black""

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 11 x 5 inches ; 7.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00BD599LM
  • Item model number: 78615
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,240 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Just received a Barnett Recruit Recurve Crossbow. Didn't bother with the red dot scope, instead, installed a 4X rifle scope. This is a small, light crossbow. I am over six feet tall and have extended the stock to its maximum length. Luckily, the scope has a short eye relief or it would be unusable.

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.
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I purchased this bow on amazon on black friday for 125 bucks! Shipped fast, was simple to put together and sighted in easy. Mine came with easton aluminum bolts, and they actually shoot great. The red dot was easy to sight in, i had plans to change to a scope, but i actually like the 3 dots and small size.

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.
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I like recurve bows for their simplicity. Need a string change? Just step out the old string and add the new one while at it.... NO bow press needed to perform a simple string change (how many of you have bow presses in your garage?). No rolling, moving parts needing adjustment, repair and replacement either; just a prod limb, a string and a trigger... the way it should be!

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.
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I'll give the Recruit Recurve 5 Stars. No problems putting it together the limb is pre strung which is a help. All parts were there and it is pretty simple. I have a SA Sport Fever but the Recruit shoots a longer bolt 18inches compared to 16 inches which adds to impact energy. The Arrows are 18inch XX75 2216 which is a good shaft. It is faster than my Fever even with a longer heavier arrow. I am shooting a 20 inch carbon out of the Recruit also and arrow speed does not drop off much at all. I know Barnett says the 18 inch arrow is what you should shoot but The 20 inch carbon is only 11 grains heavier with the tips I use and the longer arrow is more stable. The 3 dot red/green dot sight is ok some shooters like to upgrade this. However mine works ok and sighted in ok and it is good in low evening light when many shots are taken. I'll practice out to 40 or 50 yards with this for fun but my max hunting range is 25 yards. The Recruit is light I put a sling on it for easy carry. You can by this for under $200.00 so I think it is worth it for a close range hunting crossbow.
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don't much care for the fiberglass limb...also, limb centering mark was off by a good quarter inch...had to mark the true center myself...don't quite understand why they give you a small disc shaped pressure plate for mounting the limb...i couldn't tighten the limb down much without causing distortion to the limb around the disc plate...it's got me worried that the limb will end up breaking at the center now...seems to me it would have been much better to use the fuller sized retangled shaped pressure plate like most other companys use...also, no matter how hard i tried, the quiver quick release mount will not fully engage with the quiver...same problem exists with the compound 150...due to my surrounding environment, i have not tried or fired this crossbow yet, but i do have it ready to go...i know i've got to do it very soon so i'll know whether it's got any problems or defects...i'm still debating on whether to get my own pressure plate to use on it...other than what i've mentioned, it seems to be in good working order, and i'm anxious to use and put it to practice.
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