Barnett Whitetail Hunter Str Crossbow Review

Barnett Whitetail Hunter Str crossbow is one of the most reliable and accurate crossbows available in the market. In this Barnett Whitetail Hunter Str Crossbow Review, I will cover every aspect of the product, which will help you to choose whether this crossbow is best for your shooting session or not. 

So let’s get started… But First have a

Quick Look Of What Barnett Whitetail Hunter Str Crossbow Offers

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BARNETT Whitetail Hunter STR Crossbow, Mossy Oak Bottomland
Speed
375 FPS
Power Stroke
15.7"
Kinetic Energy
118.06 ft. lbs.
Axle To Axle Distance
18.125"
Weight
6.6 lbs
Length
34.875"
Check Price
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BARNETT Whitetail Hunter STR Crossbow, Mossy Oak Bottomland
Speed
375 FPS
Power Stroke
15.7"
Kinetic Energy
118.06 ft. lbs.
Axle To Axle Distance
18.125"
Weight
6.6 lbs
Length
34.875"
Check Price

Last update on 2021-08-02

Barnett Whitetail Hunter Str Crossbow Review: Based On Field Test

Weight and Length:

Barnett designed this crossbow keeping in mind the hunter’s needs and made it lightweight with all-new features. With its affordable price tag of just under $400 and unbeatable value for money features, this crossbow is a great purchase.

This crossbow is lightweight and easy to carry. It weighs only 6.6 pounds, making it one of the lightest models on the market today. The reason behind being one of the lightweight crossbows is the use of fiberglass composite step-thru risers. With this design, Barnett able to reduce the length of the crossbow and make it easier to carry. As a result, the Whitetail Hunter STR is 34.875 inches long, while the pro version is 36.5 inches long.

Axle To Axle Distance:

The Barnett whitetail hunter str has an axle-to-axle distance of 18.125 inches and once cocked, it becomes 13 inches. As you know, the shorter the length of the right axle to the left axle, the more power a crossbow can generate.

Power Stroke: 

A crossbow with a longer power stroke will yield faster arrow speeds. This is because the acceleration of the arrows increases as they are drawn back, translating into a higher speed at the release point. Whereas shorter lengths mean lower accelerations and correspondingly slower releases.

Having a shorter axle to axle distance, it is obvious BARNETT Whitetail Hunter STR Crossbow can generate more speed and power. In addition, the power stroke of this crossbow is 15.4″.

Speed and Accuracy:

With a 185-pound draw weight and 15.7-inch power stroke, the Whitetail Hunter STR can propel arrows downrange with speeds of up to 375 feet per second. In addition, it delivers 118 ft pounds of knockdown power as well, capable of knocking deer out instantly from 60 yards away! 

With such features, this crossbow is not only highly accurate but also relatively quiet. Meaning you won’t scare off any nearby prey either way – perfect for big game hunters who want something powerful yet stealthy in their arsenal!

The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR has an incredible amount of punch behind it while still retaining accuracy at ranges that are common hunting distances on larger games like whitetails. For example, I was able to put 4 shots into 3″ groupings at 60 yards.

Design and Material:

Barnett is a leading manufacturer of crossbows in the United States, United Kingdom, and worldwide. For over 59 years, it has been providing innovative products to hunters, target shooters, 3D archers, and bowhunters with high quality at affordable prices.

With the help of STR (Step-Thru Riser) design, Barnett made this crossbow well compact and lightweight to hold and carry. This design makes this crossbow lightweight by bringing the front weight to the center. Barnett well managed the weight distribution, and the crossbow became less heavy. The construction is solid with a quality feel, which makes it sturdy.

Making this crossbow, Barnett used laminated limbs, which are constructed with custom composite material. With its sturdy and compact design, you can easily shoot arrows up to 375 fps with 118.06 ft. lbs. kinetic energy!

With this speed and kinetic energy, your prey will not escape you. And if they do, it will be a clean kill with little to no suffering!

The stock is a kind of AR-style; you can adjust its length according to your need. It also consists of a Picatinny rail for attaching a flashlight or additional quiver.

The compactness of this crossbow makes it easy to transport and maneuver. As a result, this crossbow is one of the most popular hunting weapons for deer, turkey, and other small game. In addition, this crossbow is easily manageable in a ground blind or even in tight spaces.

Scope:

You will get a scope with 4 mm magnification and a 32mm objective lens with the package. The scope is multi reticle and adjustable but very basic. However, I could manage it to hit targets up to 70-yards distance. Though the scope does not come with an IR feature, it is functional.

Trigger:

TriggerTech is a company that specializes in creating triggers for crossbows. The Whitetail Hunter STR comes with a 3 lbs trigger blending with the TriggerTech technology. This advanced trigger technology makes it very easy to pull the trigger without any creep or friction whatsoever. So if you are looking for an easy-to-use, smooth-pulling crossbow, then the Whitetail Hunter STR is perfect!

Anti Dry Trigger:

The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR crossbow also packs with Anti Dry Fire system. This safety system prevents unintentional firing of the costly arrow by warning you when your finger is not on the trigger and ready to shoot.

Cocking Mechanism: 

Thanks to its step-through riser design, the Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR is extremely easy to cock. You can easily use your rope-cocker or pull it back with an arm-brace and a set of pulleys for added leverage. You can also use the 17455 crank cocking device that is sold separately.

Arrows and Quiver:

Arrows are an important part of any crossbow package. This Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR comes with two 22″ HeadHunter arrows.

With the package, you will get a lightweight quiver that you can set under the limbs. Though the quiver is made with high-quality material, it is ok to use and can hold 3 arrows.

Assembly and Sighting-in:

The anti-dry fire trigger technology prevents the crossbow from firing when there is no bolt loaded. This will allow for safety and peace of mind during dry practice sessions where a cocking rope must be used to load an arrow.

Value:

The Barnett Whitetail Hunter STR is one of the most expensive crossbows in its class, but this should not deter you from purchasing it. Compared with other similarly priced bows, this model has a lot to offer and will serve you well for years to come if treated properly. The construction and materials

What I liked the most:

  • Price Value Ratio is just phenomenal 
  • Step through riser design
  • Performance cams and high-velocity arrows
  • Anti-dry fire trigger technology

What I liked the least:

Although the quiver is low-quality, it has a good amount of space for arrows. However, this package has no crank device, and the scope cannot be illuminated.

The Barnett Whitetail Hunter is the best crossbow for you if accuracy, ease of use, and affordability are your priorities. 

Few Final Words

I am always looking for my next hunting weapon, and I have been impressed with the Barnett str crossbow. I decided to take it out on a hunt with me last season and was pleased by its power. The arrows are lightweight, but this does not affect their accuracy or speed. This is perfect for hunters who want to spend less time carrying heavy weapons in the field without compromising on performance. 

The Barnett str crossbow also has an innovative design that sets it apart from other models currently available. It’s comfortable enough to use all day long and easy to maneuver in tight spaces like tree stands or blinds.

The Barnett str crossbow comes ready to shoot straight out of the box. 

If you choose to customize it, there are a number of accessories available for purchase. It’s an ideal model for hunters who like to add their own personal touch.

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