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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Barnett Hunter Tension

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The past weekend I took my daughter shooting with an old Barnett Hunter crossbow. At the beginning It was very tight and would shoot close groups with me having to load it for her. She's 7 btw. By the end she was able to almost set the string. It seems like it is very loose. How do I tighten it up again so I can shoot it? I'm not planning on using it this year, but she isn't scared to shoot it and I would love to keep her on it.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 07:18 PM
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Re: Barnett Hunter Tension

If it's a recurve you can take the string off and add a few twists to tighten it up.

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Unfortunately it is a crossbow and I don't really know anything about them. I will do some google searching to see what I can find. Thanks
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Re: Barnett Hunter Tension

What Arrowhead was saying if it is a recurve style crossbow, the string can be removed and some twists added to tighten it back up. Sounds like it is close to failure if it stretched that much in a few shots.

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Re: Barnett Hunter Tension

Ah ok, I understand now.

I just looked at the bow and it is actually loose at the front. I think it is more the arms need tightened than the string. My brother in law used to do lifting competitions and he couldn't move the string far enough to get it loaded and now my 7 year old daughter almost got it.

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Re: Barnett Hunter Tension

Have a bow shop take a look at it. Something is wrong and I'm thinking a trip to the bowshop is in order.

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Not being real familiar with that bow, I hesitate cause I do not want to see someone get hurt.

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Re: Barnett Hunter Tension

Got one more question.

I just looked at the bow real closely and it looks like the 2 "arms" are delaminated. The painted on label doesn't line up from top to bottom. Obviously, I'm not going to use it, but can you buy replacement arms? I apologize if I am using the incorrect terms.

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Re: Barnett Hunter Tension

If I'm thinking correctly (sometimes I'm not) you have the recurve style crossbow. The limb or arms are available and they are somewhat generic, meaning they are all very similar. The best deal you can get on them will come from a search on the online auction sites.

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Re: Barnett Hunter Tension

Arrowhead you are exactly correct. I found the replacement on ebay for about $30.00. Stinks that I bought the entire bow for $40.00 but this should keep me for quite a while. All I really want out of it, is for my daughter to get a love for the outside. If it works at all, its money well spent.
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