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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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barnett preditor?

So at a gun raffle recently my father in law won one of these. He doesnt hunt so he gave it to me. What is everyones opinion on these? Are they a good x bow or not?

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Re: barnett preditor?

I shoot nothing but Barnett...excellent bows but have some string problems. :tip. Don't use a cranking device all they do is tear your servings up...the bow itself is top and deadly and a lot of fun to shoot.Goodluck with it!Rusty
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: barnett preditor?

I shot barnett's for 15 years, always had EXCELENT service with the company. But then, 3 years ago I had a problem with my bow that I bought in 2008. I called them as I have done in the past and got the repair number and sent it to them. 4 months went by and hadn't heard from them, when I called they didn't no anything about my bow or the number. After a month they located it and "repaired" it and sent it to me, it was missing my crank. They sent me a new one (but wrong one for the bow). After about 2 months I got the right crank, and was able to finally shoot it. The thing still was like it was when I sent it to them. Everyone I talked to were not as professional as those that I delt with in the past years, they were down right rude and acted (don't think it was an act) like they could care less. After this feasco I wrote them a letter asking where the friendly customer service was that they were known for by me since the 90's. I guess with the changing of employees also went the customer servise. I since went to Horton. I had always PRIASED the barnett bow for it's performance and the customer service, as you can see I used "HAD". I am not saying that the bows are crap, not at the least, just the service.

Good luck with the bow and even more luck with the service.
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Re: barnett preditor?

They are a bit front heavy. You will probably like it, I've shot them in the past and they seem like a good bow. I just can't get past how heavy they are up front and it's my least favorite thing in any crossbow. I actually think Barnetts customer service has made great strides in the last two seasons. If you have any problems feel free to give me a call.

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Re: barnett preditor?

ok bow I did not like the feel of the bow. It was plenty fast and it put the arrows in the right place if I did my part.

Its a totaly serviceable weapon but I like others more the this bow.

will hunt for food....
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 05:00 PM
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Re: barnett preditor?

I have a barnett quad 400, and have been quite pleased with the bow the past 2 seasons. Plenty fast and mines more then accurate enough for my needs. I had the crank cocking device on it the first season but as another mentioned it seemed to be wrecking the serving as well as it seemed to take alot longer to crank then just using a rope so now I just use the cocking rope. You should be pleased with it.
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