All-new Predator™ is Barnett’s fastest, most powerful Carbonlite™ crossbow ever
TARPON SPRINGS, FL (September 2018) – Sitting atop a field of seven elite crossbows in Barnett’s expanded Carbonlite™ Series for 2018, the standout Predator™ is Barnett’s fastest and most powerful crossbow ever. It features a full carbon step-through riser, one-off ventilated composite stock and a machined aluminum flight track. The lightweight Predator™ combines a 187-pound draw weight with a deep, 16.25-inch power stroke to generate blistering speeds up to 430 feet per second and a whopping 156 foot-pounds of kinetic energy.
Speed and power are nothing without accuracy. Powerful compound crossbows tend to be nose-heavy and challenging to steady during the shot. Barnett addresses this in the thundering new Predator™ with their step-through Carbonlite™ riser and RUCS (Retractable Underarm Counter-Balance Support) System.
The Carbonlite™ riser effectively shifts 53% of the Predator’s overall weight from the riser to the stock for greatly improved handling and balance, while the RUCS employs a clever foldable arm that extends from the stock and hooks under the user’s arm to provide maximum stability. While the weight at the front of the crossbow pushes down, the pressure from the RUCS pushes the back of the bow up into the user’s arm. These counteracting forces result in less fatigue, rock-solid shouldering, increased control and, ultimately, unmatched repeatable accuracy.
Barnett’s premium 1.5-5 x 32mm illuminated scope further enhances the Predator’s performance and accuracy, as does its crisp, three-pound TriggerTech trigger system – the finest available on any production crossbow. TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology™ employs a unique, free-floating roller between the trigger and sear, instilling confidence and boosting accuracy through an incredibly smooth and light three-pound trigger pull with zero creep. Nock sensors and ADF (anti-dry fire) keep a spring-loaded safety bar in place until the arrow is properly seated, protecting the user and the bow from accidental dry fire.
Predator’s apex features continue with string dampeners, a rubber butt pad, pass-through foregrip, four picatinny rails and a streamlined side-mount quiver that detaches with the simple press of a button. Best of all, the top-performing Predator™ comes out of the box mostly assembled, requiring the installation of just a single bolt to become range- and hunt-ready.
The all-new Predator™ comes clad in an understated-yet-deadly stealth-black finish – the perfect match for a precision crossbow with this much lethal power.
Barnett Predator™ Features
- Stealth black finish
- Carbonlite™ Step-Through Riser
- Soft-Lok™ Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer
- TriggerTech 3-lb. Trigger
- Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) Trigger System
- Metal Injection Molded (MIM) Trigger
- CNC Machined Aluminum Flight Track
- Four picatinny rails
- Crank Cocking Device-Compatible (not included)
- String dampeners
- Retractable Underarm Counterbalance Support (RUCS) System
- Finger safety reminders
- Pass-Through foregrip
- 1.5- 5 X 32 illuminated scope
- Rope cocking device
- Side mount quiver
- Two 22″ Headhunter™ arrows
Barnett Predator™ Specifications
- Model BAR78002 / UPC 0-42609-00003-6
- Speed: 430 fps (using a 380-grain arrow)
- Kinetic Energy: 156 ft. lbs.
- Weight: 7.6 lbs.
- Draw Weight: 187 lbs.
- Power Stroke: 16.25 in.
- Dimensions: 37.125″L x 19.75″W
- Axle to Axle Dimensions: 17.875 in.
- Made in the USA
- MSRP: $1,399.99
Experience the 56-year evolution of the modern hunting crossbow. Barnett’s all-new made-in-the-USA Predator™ provides crossbow hunters with the performance, features and advantages necessary to solidify their status as the apex predator.
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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