For under $400, you can already get one incredibly powerful and accurate bow brought by one of the top brands in the industry—Barnett. Barnett worked with The Brotherhood to produce this light and quiet bow that produces speed up to 350 fps with 109 ft./lbs. of kinetic energy. This sturdy crossbow features a lightweight composite stock with a Magnesium STR Riser. The CNC-machined 7/8” Picatinny rail on this crossbow allows you to mount the optics of your choice so you’re not bounded by the provided scope.
This crossbow’s accuracy and speed is great. Its ADF Trigger System leaves you with pretty good and tighter groups. The 3.5-lb. trigger pull is also smooth, giving you a perfect, flat shot. Assembling, handling, and sighting in would be hassle-free as well.
With regards to the drawbacks, there are a number from customer reviews. I’ve collected the most essential ones so you know what to expect when you get the package. At the outset, the provided quiver is cheap and it’s recommended if you use a different one. The safety works incorrectly as well, demanding you to manually push back the string stop with a pen and engage safety at the same time then draw the string back to lock it into place. It sounds tasking, actually. The reticle of the scope that comes with it is tilted, too. But as mentioned earlier, you can mount another scope if you want to. There is also an engineering flaw that resulted with the bolt not laying flat on the barrel. What’s more, a rope cocking device is not included. You also have to be extra careful when you use this crossbow since the finger guards and the arrow retention spring can easily break.
According to the products that the Brotherhood has manufactured, The Barnet Outdoors Brotherhood Crossbow is larger and better than others. This has a relatively balanced weight between the crossbow and the hunting bows. With the crossbow weighing 160lbs and the hunting bows ranging between 150lb and 170lb, the two matches in weight making the crossbow balanced even when shooting. The bigger the arrow and the bow, the faster and effective the bow is and the stronger and longer the striking power has on the part of the arrow. It is this weight that enables the arrow to travel at a speed of 350fps thus catching up with the target unawares.
The Barnett Outdoors Brotherhood Crossbow package has been developed with a scope sight of at least 3×32. This scope sight helps the hunter to have a better view of the animal being hunted at least when the hunter is as far as 50 yards from the animal. This feature makes the hunting crossbow convenient because the hunter does not need to go near the animal because some animals can run away, while others like the buffalo can attack the hunter. With this crossbow package, your safety is guaranteed.
Another great thing about this bow is that it does not vibrate during shooting, thus eliminating chances of making noise that can alert the target. It’s very easy to assemble out of the box.
- Attach the limbs to the frame using one bolt.
- Attach the scope.
- Attach the provided four bolts for the foot stirrup
- You’re done!
The bows actually differ in weight; granting the hunter a choice depending on the distance and size of the animal being targeted. You won’t be remorseful about having this one because it has strong and well-built bolts that make the bow stronger and durable. As a result, you can use it for a long period of time.
On the other hand, the crossbow is not made of durable materials and in case it falls or is stepped on, it can break easily. It’s safe to say that the bolts may be strong, but the crossbow itself isn’t. Aside from that, the scope sight is not clear enough when operated from far distances. But of course, the cons presented are not so big of a deal compared to the pros you’ll get in return.
Cocking this crossbow with a rope cocking device is simple. It requires very little effort. It’s also comfortable to shoot and you’ll love the the pass-through grip on the fore end. Carrying it around and using it is easy as pie. Plus, it’s highly efficient and effective as it travels at a high speed and does not vibrate to create any noise. It has a good scope sight to help the hunter have a better view of the animal and can shoot even when the hunter is 50 yards away. It’s recommended by hunters because it’s the best crossbow compared to others in its price range. It will make your hunting interesting, effective, and most importantly, safe.