Keeping heritage crossbows alive, Barnett has released its all new Blackcat and Wildcat recurves, offering a classic design with contemporary technology. Whether a new shooter, or simply one who prefers a simpler design, these crossbows offer a pair of extremely affordable options.
Rugged limbs and a sturdy-yet-simple single string provide plenty of speed and power, even for deer hunters. For safety, the bows are equipped with an Anti-Dry Fire trigger system, to ensure the bow only fires when you want it to. Barnett's Soft Lok Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer holds arrows securely against the flight track, while three Picatinny rails offer ample options for mounting optics and other accessories.
Blackcat and Wildcat recurve crossbows come mostly assembled in a ready-to-hunt package featuring two aluminum arrows, a lightweight quiver and lubrication wax. The Blackcat comes in Black Strike finish with a red-dot sight, while the Wildcat comes in Strike Camo with a 4X-32mm multi-reticle scope. With track-mounted string dampeners and anti-vibration foot stirrups, the bows propel a 380-gran bolt to 260 FPS with 57 ft.-lbs of energy, at a 195-lb. draw weight. Length is 32-inches without the stirrup, width is 28-inches uncocked, and the bows weigh in at 4.8 pounds. For more information on either, please visit barnettcrossbows.com. MSRP: $169.99 (Blackcat)-$199.99 (Wildcat)