The Recruit crossbow from Barnett is the perfect way to introduce a new shooter to crossbow hunting or is the ideal choice for the crossbow hunter who wants a compact lightweight hunting crossbow. With an adjustable stock and cheek piece, the Recruit will fit any size archer. With arrow speeds up to 300 fps, this bow can take down any game.
Bought this as my first crossbow and I'll tell you, I am very pleased with it. Assembly was easy and quick. Bow shoots very well so far. Nice size, easy to point and shoot. Dialed in the red dot and I am dead on with my shots. The red dot scope that comes with it has 3 red dots, both red and green. So if you're a little low, you just adjust by using the 2nd or 3rd dot up, vice versa. Comes with cord wax. Very smooth action, easy to cock and it fires superbly. The butt stock only comes out maybe a 1/2 inch, was disappointed about that and that's why I took 1 star away. Would of been nice to have it extend a few inches. Every place else I looked at to buy this model wanted at least $70+ more. I do not hunt but this bow is small enough to sit in a tree with and still be able to move around comfortably. The mounts and grips make the bow very easy to hold and aim. Carry it is comfortable too. Comes with a decent sling. Very satisfied with my purchase!