My first crossbow was a Barnett Quad 400...NOTHING but problems with it, the repair guy at the archery shop refused to work on Barnetts after a while. If you're looking for a cheaper, reliable crossbow, I'd get a Horton, I love mine.
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Keep in mind that it will likely need strings and cables. Also I found this on Barnett's website:
***Note crossbows with a steel cable systems that require new cables will need to be upgraded to synthetic
harness systems. Call the Service Department for details at 800-237-4507.
This crossbow might become more expensive than just buying a new one.
You can get a good new setup for less than $500. I think the wicked ridge has a complete setup for around $400. Give arrowhead a call or a PM (his website is in his signature). He would be able to make some recommendations for you. He usually has some used bows too that could save you some money.
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