The dictionary defines crossbow as a “medieval weapon,” but there is absolutely nothing archaic about the four new models in Barnett’s highly popular Core line of crossbows. These weapons are designed for the value-minded hunter who refuses to compromise on performance.

All four of the new Barnett Core crossbows feature lightweight composite stocks and CNC Machined 7/8-inch Picatinny rails-the military standard for mounting scopes. They also have “finger reminders” for shooting safety and pass through foregrips, plus the company’s proprietary CROSSFIRE String and Cable System.

The new Brotherhood is the most powerful weapon of the four new models, with a draw weight of 160 pounds that can deliver 109 foot-pounds of energy and shoot a bolt at 350 feet per second. It features a lightweight Magnesium STR Riser and high-definition camo pattern. The package includes a 4×32 multi-reticle scope and a quiver with three 20-inch Headhunter bolts.

The new Raptor FX and Lady Raptor FX have 150-pound draw weights and share the same cutting-edge design that includes custom composite limbs and a high-energy cam system capable of flinging bolts at 330 feet per second while generating 97 foot-pounds of energy. While they both feature high-definition camo patterns, the Lady Raptor incorporates the color pink for the female hunter who prefers to stand out from the boys. The package includes a 4×32 mulit-reticle scope, a rope, cocking device and three-bolt quiver with three, 20-inch Headhunter bolts. A Red Dot Sight is also available for these bows.

The new BCR Recurve is the classic design that can shoot a bolt at 245 feet per second (consider that a 20-yard shot delivers the bolt in about a quarter second) and generate 65 foot/pounds of energy. Costing $199.99, the package includes a premium Red Dot Sight and a three-bolt quiver with three, 18-inch Barnett Bolts.


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