So you are looking to step up your game to a more powerful crossbow? Barnett has all the power you could ask for in the Predator. Factor in the accuracy and brute force and this could be one of the best crossbows we have reviewed on this site.
Whether you are looking to hunt a Deer or a Grizzly Bear, the Predator will do the job for you. With this much power, you could hit the bear from 50 yards away and still have a clean kill. If you are curious, look up some videos of an animal getting hit with an arrow from a Predator on Youtube. You will not believe the amount of force you will experience.
There is no need for this much power unless you are trying to hit things from 100+ yards away. With 375 FPS, you are going to shoot clear through just about anything that you shoot at. Make sure that you are careful when you chose your targets. I have seen this shoot straight through a number of different targets that are commonly used by crossbow hunters.
Barnett is one of the best crossbow manufacturers on the market for very good reason. They have been around longer than anyone else and they know what they are doing, from experience. They cover this crossbow with a 5-year warranty on all of the main parts of the crossbow.
At 9 pounds, this is not the lightest crossbow that you are going to see us review. In fact, it is in the top third of crossbow weights. If you are looking for something lightweight, we recommend checking out the Barnett Jackal.
We did give this bow a bit of a boost here because of the adjustable cheek piece and butt pad. This makes it much easier to get in position to shoot when you are in a bush somewhere in the middle of the woods. Most people don’t consider that they are not on a range when hunting and will not be in that perfect position every time. When you see an animal, you need to get down in position as fast as you can to take the shot.
All Barnett branded crossbows are equipped with an automatic safety that is engaged as soon as you cock the crossbow. This ensures that you won’t accidently discharge the weapon at the wrong time. It works as a secondary trigger to keep you and everyone around you safe.
Barnet continues to produce great value across all price ranges and that remains true with the Predator. This crossbow has more power than anything near it when it comes to price. You just can’t get that much power for less than $600.
On top of the power, you get a great quality product that is built to last and backed up with a great warranty. It is going to be hard to find a better crossbow in the same price range as the Barnett Predator.