started to hear about the new Barnett Predator at
the IWA show back in March 2007 and , from then
on, detail started to slowly emerge from various
Internet sources. At the same time curiosity
started to turn into excitement. The Barnett
Predator in fact promised to be both the fastest
Barnett ever and the most revolutionary.
Barnett crossbows also have always
positioned into an affordable price point:
new Predator able to continue this tradition?
How could it match revolutionary features with
top of the line performance and a manageable
price tag ?
Predator is the first crossbow to have a
magnesium riser . Magnesium is very light
material (lighter than aluminum) used for the
first time on a crossbow. The Predator also
introduces a new design for Barnett with short,
limbs that give this crossbow a very compact and
muscular look. The riser also has a patented
shoot trough foot stirrup that makes the stirrup
an integral part of the crossbow design as well
as a stressed structural element.
For your peace of mind the Magnesium riser is
designed and modeled using state of the art
computer software (CAD & CAE).
with great anticipation that we received one of
the first commercial samples out of the factory.
Barnett Predator AVI is packaged into a two
compartments heavy cardboard box slipped into a
colorful carton wrapper that summarizes many of
the crossbow features with a few product
pictures. It fits very well into the new Barnett
marketing trend that tries to differentiate
Barnett products also in the packaging.
open the package you find neatly arranged the
stock with arrows and optic in the first layer
and the riser with accessories in the lower
the complete list of included items:
4 Easton C2 Arrows 22”
with half moon nocks
4 125 grains field points
Four arrows quiver (quick
Quiver attachment kit
(base and screws)
Barnett red dot sight
(depends on package you choose)
Riser attachment screw,
washer and adapter