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The Barnett Recruit Crossbow

The Barnett Recruit Crossbow

Barnett Outdoors

Barnett Outdoors

Tarpon Springs, FL --(  Many crossbows are designed and marketed for the youth shooter, but few fill the gap between the youth and adult hunter.

The Barnett Recruit not only fits the smaller-framed hunter, but it offers enough adjustment to grow with that hunter.

The adjustable cheek piece and butt stock allows the shooter to keep the bow as he or she grows, while easily making needed adjustments.

Ideal for youth and small women, the compact Recruit is easy to handle, but it still provides plenty of speed and power for the hunt. At 300 fps, 140 lb draw and 80 ft lbs of KE, the Recruit can take down the game animal of choice.

With safety as a priority, the Recruit features the same 5-1 safety system and trigger system as other premium Barnett bows.

Barnett’s high-energy cam system and CROSSWIRE string and cable system contribute to a faster, quieter, more precise shot. The CROSSWIRE string and cable system blends Barnett’s fibers with the industry’s toughest serving materials, ensuring the shooter has the most stable and reliable string in the industry. The ADF (Anti-Dry-Fire) trigger system eliminates unintentional and costly dry fires. The system also boasts a 3.5-pound trigger pull and a revolutionary crank attachment built into the stock, allowing for the easy installation of the optional crank-cocking device. Thanks to the crank-cocking device, the shooter will never need someone else to cock the bow for him or her.

At a price of $299, the Recruit makes the perfect crossbow for the beginning hunter.

Features at a glance:

  • Barnett Custom Composite Laminated Limbs
  • ADF (Anti Dry Fire) Trigger Safety System
  • MIM (Metal Injection Mold) Tight Tolerance Trigger
  • Designed for Small-Framed Hunters
  • CNC Machined ⅞” Picatinny Rail
  • CROSSWIRE String and Cable System
  • Allows for the Integration of a Crank Cocking Device
  • Finger Guards Pass Through Foregrip
  • Comes Standard with Rope Cocking Device


  • 6.5 lbs weight
  • 34.5″ length
  • 16″ width
  • 20″ arrow length
  • 300 fps
  • 140 lb draw weight
  • 100 ft. lbs energy
  • 13″ power stroke

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From its inception over a half century ago, Barnett Crossbows has led the industry with pioneering innovations and patents to become the world’s number one manufacturer of crossbows. Barnett’s engineers have created its latest range of crossbows based on the changing needs and desires of today’s hunters. Lightweight, adjustable and powerful, Barnett has brought crossbow technology to the height it stands at today. Barnett is committed to delivering high quality performance products with unparalleled service and value for all that use the Barnett Range. Built for maximum speed, efficiency and Built for the Hunt!

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  • One User comment to “The Barnett Recruit Crossbow”

    1. THE cross bow silent and deadly at close range. They can drop game animals easily.

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