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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Montgomery County, PA, USA
Re: Barnett Quad 400
I will be the odd-man-out here, and give you my experience...
The first crossbow I ever bought was a Barnett Quad 400, I owned it for about 5 years, and it was a nightmare from Day 1. I truly believe they have TOO much power/recoil, I could never keep mine sighted well, the scope would continually move and shift around (and yes, I tightened the screws well & used Lock-Tite), I finally had to just double check every nut on the bow before I hunted each time to make sure they were tight (always coming loose). The strings didn't ever last more than 1 season. I considered getting rid of it after the first year, but in all honesty, I didn't have the conscience to sell this to someone. I know it wasn't just me, the archery "expert" at French Creek Outfitters told me not to bring it back to him again, he was tired of working on Barnetts.
In their defense, I will say the Customer Service folks at Barnett were polite & aimed to please (sent it back 3 times). And when I did connect with a deer, I got pass-throughs EVERY single time.
The happiest day I had with this bow was when I noticed a crack in one of the limbs, and was able to justify buying another crossbow. I bought a Horton this time, and I love it...4 years, not a problem. From what I understand, the quality at Barnett is much better now, but they lost me as a customer.
Catch & release is for guys who don't know how to cook