New Crossbows Offer Expensive Engineering at an Affordable Price

Crossbows continue to create new opportunities for hunters. More states permit the use of crossbows and firearms hunters gravitate to these accurate, reliable weapons to extend and expand hunting experiences.

Barnett pioneered the modern hunting crossbow in 1962, and has been innovating better, faster and safer crossbows ever since. It has two new models with a lot of options for an affordable price.

Barnett Recruit Terrain

These two crossbows are in the value-laden Recruit Series. The Recruit Terrain and the Recruit Tactical are hardcore compound hunting crossbows with a modest MSRP of $299.99.

Recruit Series compound crossbows feature ergonomic, easy-handling lightweight composite stocks, magnesium risers, custom composite limbs and an anti-vibration foot stirrup. Each Recruit Series crossbow puts performance and safety first. A pass-through foregrip and finger safety reminders keep the hunter’s hands out of harm’s way, while nock sensors and ADF (anti-dry fire) keep a spring-loaded safety bar in place until the arrow is properly seated, protecting the user and the bow from accidental dry fire. A Soft-Lok floating bristle arrow retainer ensures that a loaded arrow remains safely in place.

The trigger is the same one found on Barnett’s most expensive performance models. It’s from TriggerTech, with Frictionless Release Technology creating a free-floating roller between the sear and the trigger. This can boost accuracy with its smooth, light three-pound pull and zero creep.

Barnett Recruit Tactical

Recruit Series crossbows weigh just 6.4 pounds and hit speeds to 330 feet per second with a modest 140-pound draw weight. They assemble with a single bolt right out of the box, and come equipped with everything needed to head to the field including quality optics mounted on a versatile 7/8” Picatinny rail, lightweight quiver with two Headhunter arrows, a rope-cocking device and lubrication wax.

Barnett Recruit Tactical
The Recruit Tactical appeals to hunters who prefer to fly under the radar with a matte black finish, and tasteful red and carbon fiber accents. A premium red dot sight allows users to quickly acquire targets.

Barnett Recruit Terrain
The Recruit Terrain features a solid desert tan stock. It has a 4×32 mm multi-reticle scope for effective targeting in any crossbow hunting situation.