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06-08-2009, 01:04 PM
on here shoot barnetts. lets see the numbers. i shoot the predator and love it. the only issues i have with it are the trigger which is not that bad when you get used to it and it is difficult to find something to stop the arrows short of shooting a 2 by 4.

06-10-2009, 12:18 AM
anybody? hello, is there anybody in there? haaallllllloo, hey! nobody home, rats! i will come back tommorow.:confused:

06-11-2009, 12:23 AM
come on guys and girls! i know somebody has something to say. lets hear it, thats what this site is for. i see 17 veiws and the only responces are my own. this talking to myself is no fun.

06-11-2009, 06:28 AM
I shoot a Parker, that is why I did not reply. Could be the same for others.

06-12-2009, 07:50 PM
is what I shoot and its one awesome bow. Hunter2

06-13-2009, 12:06 AM
I shoot a Parker, that is why I did not reply. Could be the same for others.

sorry hank, just trying to stir up a little responce. i think i saw on another thread where tennesseminer said he shoots barnett. trying to wake him up. by the way how do you like that parker? hunter2 have you got to hunt with the rev. yet?

07-08-2009, 03:55 AM
Awesome crossbow, shoots really straight and fast :D

07-08-2009, 07:13 AM
What type and weight of arrow do you shoot? If you shoot a 425 or so you are probably shooting 345 FPS, thats a fast bow. Hunter2

07-08-2009, 11:38 AM
I'm shooting the Barnett supplied carbon bolts with screw-in steel tips - I'm not sure on the specifics (http://www.outdoorhobbies.co.uk/5-x-22-barnett-bolts-861-p.asp)

07-09-2009, 08:59 AM
They look thew same for the most part that came with my Rev Avi. Hunter2

07-10-2009, 12:43 AM
they are the same h2. same ones came with my predator. the only difference, if any will be the length of the arrows.

07-10-2009, 05:55 AM
All of the top Barnetts shoot 22 inch arrows> I could be wrong just off hand. Hunter2

07-11-2009, 01:02 AM
i think your right about that. all the same length.

07-11-2009, 07:22 AM
Barnett seems to cover alot with thoses long arrows, a longer arrow should be more stable. Hunter2

07-24-2009, 11:45 PM
Hello everybody .
I am waiting ,for my first crossbow ,wildcat c5. I have some rifle hunting experience,
My cousin has private land lots of wild pigs ,so I am thinking night crossbow hunting. I have night vision
Monocular and thinking take the original Barnett scope off and put one with the laser. What kind of broadheads should I use ,tipe of arrows? Any input will be appreciated .

07-25-2009, 07:02 AM
I would use carbon arrows, the broadheads are going to be harder to decide, everyone likes something different. I use Trophy Ridge meat seekers. Hunter2

07-25-2009, 11:45 AM
Thanks H2.
How many arrows in total I should have. Getting 4 with the crossbow,thinking to get 5 -6 more. 20" or 22"?

07-25-2009, 08:08 PM
Hi atakacorp,
I think you will like that wildcat C5 crossbow. It shoots the same speed of my parker and my Parker does great on deer. I use a open on impact broadhead that is 100grain. I am not sure how they would work on hogs. Cabelas brand has some broadheads that are nice and I know people that have taken some huge bucks with them. The Cabelas FX-3 realy looks nice. The slick tricks look real good also and should work on hogs. If you have some pictures of hogs,could you post us some. I would love to stick one but it will be awhile befor I get a chance. :D

07-26-2009, 12:19 AM
hi atakacorp, your going to love hunting pigs at night with a crossbow. i would use the arrows that come with your wildcat. they are very good arrows, and you can get more on e-bay or any barnett dealer shold be able to get you some. i use the easton power bolts, practically the same arrow as barnetts but just a few grains heavier. that may be an option for you, but you may have to try a few to find what your bow likes best. thats why i said to stay close to what came with your bow. as for broadheads, the slick trick work flawlessly out of my predator. also the muzzy mx 4, i have heard good things about those. those two are about the toughest fixed blade i could recommend you try. hogs are not as hard to shoot through as some may have you believe. i have not shot one yet that had armor plating. hunter2 uses a good dependable open on contact head, the meatseeker. if i were to use the open on contact head that would be the one. start a thread on the meatseekers and he will chime in with his experience with them. it is not difficult to get him talking. anything that will kill a deer will kill a hog. you just absolutely have to put the arrow in the right spot.

07-26-2009, 06:54 PM
Thank you guys .
Cant wait for my stuff to arrive :). Planning to go hunting in the middle of august.
Rookie has a question. I read a lot about KO Odorless Odor Eliminator. Any particular brand you can recommend, it so many of them I am just lost.
P.S. My cous, just ordered a “Predator” copycat :D

07-27-2009, 07:55 AM
I like either Hunters Specialty or Wildlife Research Scent killer. Hunter2

06-30-2010, 10:19 PM
I shoot the barnett wildcat now, accuracy is not quiet as good as I had hoped- I am now changing to excaliber.

Buck Buster
07-01-2010, 06:07 PM
I got a Predator 2 years ago and have taken 5 deer with it - the longest shot at 42 yards. I really like it exceprt for the weight.

07-14-2010, 11:42 AM
I just love this little bow. So far I have shot two good sized hogs and one deer. Using Easton xx75 2219 arrows tipped with Slick Trick 125 standard heads. Great bow.

Buck Buster
07-22-2010, 07:14 PM
Hey there OkieOutlaw - I'm an Okie too. I shoot the Predator and really like it, except for it weighing so much. I killed 5 deer with it the last 2 years.

07-24-2010, 06:56 PM
My bow is the Wildcat C5. I love it. The crank switch looks a little weak to me but other than that I have no complaints. It has been shooting great.:)

Wyoming T/A
08-11-2010, 06:53 PM
i shoot a Quad AVI and it shoots GOOOOOD


bald eagle
08-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Have had my PREDATOR for about two weeks now. I have shot over 300 bolts so far with NO problems. I love this Xbow and have buried bolts in a 3" bullseye out to 100yds. I wouldn't shoot a deer at this distance, but it sure is nice to toknow that TWO dfferent shooters where able to come up with the same results from 20yds to 100 yds from this bow.I would reccomend this xbow to anyone !!!!!!
String wear was not an issue,lube it up good and keep shooting!!!!!

08-28-2010, 01:10 PM
I want to get the buck commander to hunt with, what grain broadheads do you guys suggest

08-29-2010, 10:34 AM
I want to get the buck commander to hunt with, what grain broadheads do you guys suggest
125 Grain

As for the main topic of this post, I now have a Predator and before that I used a Quad 300 for about 10 years.

08-29-2010, 01:43 PM
thanks for the help!

10-08-2012, 03:43 PM
I shoot a Barnett Jackal and a Predator both are outstanding crossbows. I do favor the Predator for its power and accuracy.

10-08-2012, 06:09 PM
A week ago I took an 8-point whitetail at 32.5 yards with my Predator tipped with 125 grain Spitfires.

The deer was quartering away. I got a complete passthrough and the exit hole was just above his opposite shoulder. He went 20 yards and dropped. When I field dressed him the upper cavity was mush.