Barnett Predator 18035 Pistol Crossbow Review
Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by Bruce
Barnett Predator 18035 Crossbow Features
The Barnett Predator 18035 Crossbow is indisputably the most expensive of all the models manufactured by the company, Barnett. Nevertheless, the benefits incorporated into this crossbow are easily comparable with the speeds achieved by Desert Stryker that is manufactured by Bowtech. However, when you consider that the Desert Stryker retails close to the $1,000 mark, the Predator 18035 offers the purchaser excellent value.
The velocity of speeds achieved by the 22 inch arrows, from the crossbow, as well as from its competitor Desert Stryker, is 375Fps. Although the manufacturer’s recommended retail price for the crossbow is $699.99, you can obtain this model online at Amazon at its current price of $589.67. The quality and standard of the design and manufacture of the Barnett Predator 18035 really is excellent. All the shapes of the moldings have been well blended and reveal no sharp edges anywhere on the stock. The pistol grip has an ergonomic design, and the thumbhole grip ensures plenty of space for gloved hands, no matter how large the hands.
A front handguard keeps fingers away from the flight rail, offering the user with an excellent grip, even when the Barnett Predator 18035 Crossbow is being operated in damp conditions on the hunting field. Cable wear has been reduced with another innovation involving some Teflon tape that reduces direct contact between the cable and the slot on which it sits. Friction has been reduced through less contact being made between string and flight rail surface. This minimal contact also diminishes wear on the serving.
The stock of the Barnett Predator 18035 Crossbow is hollow as a result of the GAM molding process, achieved by injecting gas into the mold. The result of this process is a lightweight stock which has no sharp edges and a particularly dense plastic compound. The design of the stock includes the flight rail being molded integrally into the main body of the crossbow stock. The polymer stock is finished by an application of Realtree AP finish which is achieved by a process of water transfer dipping, resulting in a carefully applied camouflage pattern. Realtree APG is also the finish applied to the lightweight Magnesium riser, the ends of which are covered in rubber to prevent the metal stock being damaged during the time it might become in contact with the ground.
The trigger mechanism and thumbhole pistol grip are also integrally molded into the main stock of the crossbow, as well as the oversized forearm grip, shooting rail and adjustable cheek plate. The scope and scope mount, adjustable rear stock plate are also part of the continuous molding as an extension of the stock. More recent models have undergone various innovations to make this particular model a much more efficient and aesthetic design. This includes improvements made to the trigger pull mechanism to make it more effective such as an enhanced design to the transfer bar and e-clips holding the retaining pins. The Barnett Predator 18035 Crossbow is an excellent value weapon that is certainly one of the best quality crossbows you can buy for the price.
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