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Old 10-03-2009, 01:10 PM
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Default How bad are Barnett crossbows?

How bad is the Barnett ( all models ) crossbows.
I have a Parker cyclone and love it, but my brother keeps looking at Barnetts because of the $$$$.
He is on a tight budget, but I seem to hear alot of bad things about Barnetts.
He is looking to be in the range of $400.00 or less.
Any suggestions of a good crossbow for him?
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:13 PM
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Tel him to call David at Wyvern 603-659-0575. Best phone call he can ever make.

As far as How bad Barnetts are: There isn't enough space to list all the lousy things about them on here. Buying a cheap Barnett will get him nothing but cheap junk which will bring lots of problems !

He can look at a good used TenPoint, Parker or Excal.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:14 PM
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call David at Wyvern Creations for the best advice and prices you can find!DO NOT buy a Barnett a lot of them are blowing
on the first few shots,beware of them please!Davids number
is 603-659-0575 the best call you will ever make!
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:56 PM
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Guy, please remember that all the goodys ad up and cost $$$'s on top of the bow ( ****er, bolts, case, etc. )

I was thinking that maybe the Eastman X-Force 300 Pro might be a good one for him.
Any thoughts?

( http://www.keystonecountrystore.com/...EAS910309.html )
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If you dont like Barnett for that price you could get a Excal Vixon ll or a Parker Sparton or a Eastman 300 which is made by Darton. Buckeyefootball
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by 2robinhood View Post
Guy, please remember that all the goodys ad up and cost $$$'s on top of the bow ( ****er, bolts, case, etc. )

I was thinking that maybe the Eastman X-Force 300 Pro might be a good one for him.
Any thoughts?

( http://www.keystonecountrystore.com/...EAS910309.html )

Thats why I said to call David his"goodies packages"are hard to beat and the advice and guideance are worth as much as his
packages and its free!
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:19 PM
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umm, this probably wouldnt effect your brothers choice, but my friends barnett exploded on him on his first hunt.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:26 AM
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I had friend who had a Ford explorer blow up on him as well. Good thing Ford doesn't make crossbows or no one would be safe.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:25 AM
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All things mechanical will fail occasionally. It's when they fail frequently and repeatedly that catches my attention. Judging by the Barnett failure posts here and elsewhere, they have my undivided attention.
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:11 AM
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All things mechanical will fail occasionally. It's when they fail frequently and repeatedly that catches my attention. Judging by the Barnett failure posts here and elsewhere, they have my undivided attention.
I agree but in all fairness it seems the only bows that people are not having a large number of problems with are Tenpoint, Excals, and Bowtech of the major players. But yes I agree on your observation. Buckeyefootball
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