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Barnett 78610 Recruit Compound Crossbow Package Review

If you enjoy hunting just as much as I do (I come from a family of hunters), then you really need to go out and invest in an electronic predator calls for hunting. Mind you, you shouldn’t purchase the first crossbow you come across – this is something that will take quite a bit of research in order to make sure you pick the right one.


I’m the type of person who likes to keep up with the different types of crossbows that come out on the market – when I see one that catches my attention; I have a tendency to discuss it with my fellow hunting buddies. Recently, I came across the Barnett 78610 Recruit Compound Crossbow Package and just had to tell my buddy about it, because he had been looking for a crossbow for his wife.  What caught my attention with this crossbow is that it is perfect for small-framed hunters. Today, I am going to help you out by reporting my findings to you.


Perfect for Small-Frames


Like I previously told you, this crossbow right here is perfect for small frames, making it ideal for females. It is easy to handle, but don’t let that fool you, because it still has enough speed to hunt. With 300 FPS, 130 pounds draw weight and 80 foot pounds of energy, the Barnett recruit compound crossbow is fully capable of taking down any game you plan on pursuing.


Adjustable Butt Stock


The adjustable butt stock is great, because it gives you the option of keeping the bow as you grow. You can easily adjust it without going through a whole lot of trouble.


Is This Crossbow Good for All Game Types?


Since this crossbow is great for small-framed hunters, some people may be under the impression that it is only for hunting small game types. However, this crossbow can be used to hunt any game type in the book. Want to take down a buck? Using this crossbow, that will not be a problem. In fact, while I was reading reviews about this crossbow online, I found someone that had reported they took down a 100-pound buck using this crossbow.


Assembling the Crossbow


If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like putting stuff together, then this crossbow right here is going to capture your attention. I heard that the assembly is pretty easy for this x-bow. Many people have reported that it will only take ten minutes to have this x-bow up and running. All you have to do is attach the quiver and attach the riser to the stock. When that is all said and done, take the red dot sight (or the scope) and mount that and there you go, you’re all ready to shoot. Honestly, out of all the crossbows I have read about, I don’t think I’ve ever found one that is so easy to put together.


The Pros of This Crossbow


Quick and easy to put together


Perfect for women and smaller-framed hunters


Comes with a rope cocking device



The Safety and Design



Looking at the crossbow, it is obvious that Barnett did an amazing job. It features quad limbs, which make for great energy and an ergonomically designed pistol grip. As I previously stated, it has an adjustable butt stock, which makes it simple to tailor the crossbow to fit your body size. The fore grip is pass thru with finger reminders, which will help you keep your fingers out of the way of the cable and string.

Customer Testimonials



At the time of writing this article, there was a total of 156 customer reviews posted on Amazon – it had a total of 4.3 out of 5 stars, so many people obviously like the bow. A couple of people had some complaints, but it was nothing big. Here’s one of the small complaints, “Not as sturdy as expected.”



Yet, when I look through the other reviews, we don’t find any other customers that mention the crossbow not being as sturdy as expected.  Bill from Michigan stated, “The safety works good and the trigger pulls smooth. You have to put it together but it only took me about ten minutes and I was sighting it in. If you’re looking for the best crossbow for the money look no further.” Another customer stated, “I love this crossbow!!! 300 fps come with good bolts and a red dot scope.”



Seeing a variety of people mention that this is the “best” crossbow is a good sign.





In conclusion, if you are looking for a crossbow for a small-framed hunter and you want something that can take down any game on the block, the Barnett 78610 recruit compound crossbow package might just be worth looking into.  This crossbow was built with small-framed people in mind and is packed full of amazing features. Plus, if you’re on a budget and can’t really afford to pay a whole lot for a x-bow, but want a powerful one, this is a great choice.