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good bolts?

Hi all, I recently bought a used Barnett Predator and it had no bolts or quiver with it. I am new to crossbow hunting and was wondering if anyone that has one could recommend bolts that work well with this crossbow. Also is there a difference in half moon and flat knocks? Anyone have an idea where I can get a quiver? Thank you
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Re: good bolts?

Ebay.. for the quiver..easton powerbolts and make sure you put strong alumi nocks on the arrows....there's been a few issues with half moons breaking and creating dry fires....
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Re: good bolts?

The Predator is a very high performance bow. In that case the best accuracy is gonna be with very stiff arrows. I would look at the Carbon Express Blue Streaks, Gold Tip Laser III and IVs, Easton FMJ, Aramid KVs. Cheaper, weaker arrows will work but your best accuracy is gonna come from stiff arrows with the proper wieght forward.

As far as nocks. There is a big differecne between flat and moon nocks. It is safe to shoot a moon nock out of any bow, but it is not safe to shoot a flat nock out of a bow that calls for moon nocks.

The Predator is known to be hard on strings. Inspect them thoroughly for fraying or wear beofre you shoot it. As for the quiver, Arrowhead hear can hook you up in a jiffy.

Best of luck with it and let us know your impressions once you get to some shooting.

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Re: good bolts?

Victory x bolts with 110 gr brass inserts, 100 gr slick tricks, Hard to beat,http://www.victoryarchery.com/carbon...-bolts/x-bolt/

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Re: good bolts?

I tested the Victory in that bow. Great shooting arrow for sure. I like the 92 grain brass insert in the 22 inch shafts that the Barnett uses, as they will balance the forward of center better. Be sure to get the three inch Fusion vanes so they clear the barrel channel. As DPMS said above the Gold Tip Laser IV are also a very good arrow in that bow. We have them for $6 each and you can order by calling 814-662-4321 Barnett uses moon nocks.

I like the Bohning Chameleon 3 quiver. Nice design and easy on and off. It has a hook to hang it up.

Check where the cables pass under the barrel to see if you have a white plastic cable slide. Some have them and some don't. You want one in there. It will save alot of wear and tear on your cables. You can call Barnett and they will send you one for free.

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Re: good bolts?

Thx for all the input guys. I truly appreciate it.
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Re: good bolts?

I love my Beman ICS Thunderbolts, 20". I used 100 grain field points and it only took 14 shots to sight in and shoot bullseyes at 20, 30, and 40 yards. $40 for 6 at Dick's.

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